Licensed Insurance Representative Co-op

Position title
Licensed Insurance Representative Co-op
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
1,000 to 1,500
How long was your work term?
12 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Mississauga, Ontario
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?
Skills for life
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

What I liked most about my co-op was the fact that I was treated no differently than the full-time employees of the company. I was doing the exact same work that the full-time Licensed Insurance Representatives were doing, receiving the same experience and addressing the same challenges. This allowed me to learn the most I could during my co-op term.

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: 

My manager did an amazing job at supporting me along my way. The feedback was constructive and I would never hesitate to approach my manager with a concern.

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?
All the time
Describe the office environment/culture.

The environment and culture was the part I enjoyed most about my co-op. There is a definite community spirit with many opportunities to get involved socially in the workplace. There is a real focus on work-life balance.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Flex time Free coffee Health/dental benefits coverage Internal company sports teams-events Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Paid vacation time Social activities Subsided gym membership Tickets to entertainment events Volunteering day Work from home

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Just as advertised
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 Cultural fit Location Benefits