Incredible Industry Experience

5.0
Position title
Dealer Relations & Industry Support
Work term type
Co-op
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,001 to 3,500
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Toronto, Ontario
Work industry
Customer Service
Faculty
Business

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?
Loved coming to work
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 best part about this company is the people. Fidelity has a great culture of making their employees happy and it creates an ideal work environment that perfectly balances work and play. This made it enjoyable to get out of bed and come to work.

Once at work, the best part about the internship here is that you are working in a role that could easily be filled by a full-time employee. Meaning you are doing real work not just twiddling your thumbs like at many other internships.

The experience is valuable and the culture is great.

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

Leaving to go back to school.

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
Openess to constructive criticism is an amazing asset. If you are not getting feedback, ask for it.
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

The best part of the internship is training week where you get to know all of the other interns. it is an amazing social part of the internship and it is accompanied by a week worth of great speakers that

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 culture is very balanced between work and play. Of course when there is a lot of work to do people are focused and get their work done. There is also time to enjoy the day and talk openly with coworkers which allows for strong work relationships to be created.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Flex time Free coffee Free products and electronics Free prepared meals/snacks Internal company sports teams-events Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Relocation assistance Social activities 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?
100%
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
100%
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Recommendation Cultural fit Location
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Come prepared to learn a lot and work a real job. always be open to constructive criticism and even ask for it. Always communicate with your manager as much as possible.