Great role to dive into the world of real estate and mortgages!

Position title
Junior Credit Analyst
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,001 to 2,500
How long was your work term?
8 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Vancouver, British Columbia
Work industry

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Very impressed
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Very helpful
Was your work challenging and engaging?
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Very helpful
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

The Junior Credit Analyst role exposed me to credit through the analysis of a variety of mortgage products. The role was flexible enough that I could begin with easier to analyse 'conventional' product and move up from there to more challenging products and clients. This was a great way to learn about the mortgage and credit analysis world.

What did you like least about your internship/co-op?

At times the role can become a little repetitive, especially when working on vanilla deals over a longer time period. Thankfully, there is usually a variety that is available to work on and can be assigned by the full-time analysts upon requests. In addition, special projects are always available as the internship goes on.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
All the time
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
All the time
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

Management was supportive along the way. It is always possible to ask questions and provide feedback. Management also fosters a very healthy culture with plenty of social activities throughout the term.

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
Like family
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
Describe the office environment/culture.

The Mortgage Analytics Group is known company-wide for having a great culture and work environment. Activities take place on a regular basis - both in and out of office. Depending on the term, there are winter and summer events that are held by the group and by the company. The culture fosters a flat organizational structure that allows everyone to have a say and provide feedback.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Free coffee Free prepared meals/snacks Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Social activities Stocked fridge Subsided gym membership Tickets to entertainment events

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Recommendation Work types Cultural fit Location