A better career than meets the eye

Position title
Management Trainee Intern
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,001 to 2,500
How long was your work term?
12 months
Work industry

Work review

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

This is a customer service and sales job with lots of career development opportunities and support.

Wearing a suit is fun and the work is fast-paced and dynamic, always keeping you in your toes. The projects you work on are fairly specific to the rental car industry, but this job will teach you how to problem solve and please preople. It's a great experience for a student. Also, when you are not at work you are not expected to think about work, which is nice.

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

It's very long hours (7-6pm) and you will have to work weekends. It can at times be exhausting.

Manager experience

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

There is lots of training and the open door policy is great. You've taught me a lot.

Also, saying "don't miss damage" isn't very helpful. More practice in this area would be helpful as it's the most stressful part of the job.

Social experience

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

Very fun and competitive. Everyone there is driven and works hard, and there are frequent happy hours and employees are always having fun when it's not busy. Very fun place to work!

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Financial bonus Free coffee Social activities

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 Cultural fit Location
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

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