Fidelity Investments Canada Review

5.0
Position title
Student, Advisor Sales
Work term type
Internship
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?
Vancouver Office - Working from Home, British Columbia
Work industry
Sales
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?

I really enjoyed the culture at Fidelity. Everyone is so friendly and ready to help you with any questions you might have. Some of the work is a little boring but some of it is really fun too. I liked how no day at Fidelity was the same. People from all the sales teams would send assignments that are similar but they would also send assignments that you have never done before and you just have to figure them out.

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

Some of the work does get a little repetitive from time to time but that happens with any job. My co-op was entirely online so I was working from home which was nice but it had its cons as well.

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: 

Patrick is the best manager I have had at any job without a doubt!

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.

Patrick did a great job of simulating the culture of the office in a virtual setting. I haven't been in the office to experience the full culture but I've heard its really fun. However, working online the culture was still really fun to be a part of!

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Travel — National Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Relocation assistance Social activities Tuition reimbursement Work from home

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Regularly
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
100%
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Probably
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Recommendation Work types Location
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Make your resume, cover letter, etc. stand out. If you get an interview respresent the person everyone in the office wants to go to work with everyday (hard working but fun to be around).