Fidelity Investments Canada Review

Position title
Project Management Student
Work term type
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
Project Management

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?

I really liked the inclusive environment that Fidelity demonstrated for all co-op students throughout the term. All co-op students were provided a full week training which included a variety of helpful workshops and bonding activities. Roughly once a week, all co-ops would be invited for an overview of a specific team within Fidelity (i.e. marketing overview, finance overview, etc). During my co-op term I helped create and manage my own project, calculate a team's velocity/productivity, and coordinate/lead weekly meetings with the senior management team.

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

Work was relatively slow at the beginning of my term but gradually began to escalate.

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 at Fidelity was great. Continuous encouragement and constructive feedback was tremendous.

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 at Fidelity was incomparable to other companies. Everyone is willing to help and provide clarity whenever needed. Fidelity really shows how much they care about their co-op students.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Free coffee Free prepared meals/snacks Social activities Volunteering day

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
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Fidelity will be an amazing experience. Make the most of your co-op experience (Network, develop, etc) as four months goes faster than you think.