Great Job for the right person

Position title
Manegement Trainee Intern
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,501 to 3,000
How long was your work term?
4 months
Work industry
Customer Service

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?

The amount of skills you get that are transferrable to any business is amazing. You get a broad sense of customer service, management, sales, some finance, etc. Its a great internship that lets you experience different types of business sectors, which is what an internship is for.

The harder you work, the faster you'll move up. Your sales statistics get ranked within the branch and the group, and if you're competitive it will be great for you.

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

The hours are very long depending on your branch. My branch I was working 11 hour days, 4-5 days per week. Although most internships you work a lot so it does not differ much from other internships. One nice thing about this year was they implemented Wednesday's off for interns which allows you to enjoy your summer more.

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
Weekly meetings going over goals
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Asking questions is recommended
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

Make sure to ease new hires into the selling process. I was lucky enough to shadow my manager for the first couple of days as they rented cars, and it really helped me when I got to rent solo.

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
Like family
great family atmosphere, branch dinners/happy hours normally at least once per month
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
Describe the office environment/culture.

Great family atmosphere, everyone has fun in the office & is social outside

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Flex time Free coffee Travel — National Social activities Volunteering day

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Just as advertised
Do much more than get coffee and be someones assistant like some internships
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
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

If you are competitive and okay working some overtime, you'll get rewarded and have a great experience. Work hard on your selling and try to get familiar with the business and you'll do great.