Amazing Coop Term

5.0
Position title
Embedded Systems Development Intern
Work term type
Internship
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,501 to 3,000
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Oakville, Ontario
Work industry
Software
Faculty
Engineering

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 very much liked the "Work hard, play hard" mentality that the entire company embraces. My colleagues were very passionate and knowledgeable about their area of work, and were always happy to help with any questions/comments I had.

The work I was doing, and the skills I learned along the way are things I'll take with me for life. The work was relevant and was being used in real time in their testing life cycle. I felt like a team player, even though I was there for only 4 months

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

The amount of virtual "hangouts" wasn't quite at the level that I had hoped, however they certainly did try. Working remotely, a downside was not having that personal touch that working in an office has.

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: 

Great job building up the campus community, and Geotab's internship program! Keep up the great work! Walking away this has been a great work term

Social experience

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

Work hard, play hard.

Do your absolute best with your work, then kick back and get to know the people around you.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
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 Work types Location Benefits Obligation
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Don't be scared to ask questions! The people here are eager to share what they know!

Take this internship as an opportunity, and make the best of it!