Hydro one review

2.0
Position title
ADET COLLEGE COOP STUDENT
Work term type
Co-op
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?
Fenelon falls, Ontario
Work industry
Utilities
Faculty
Engineering

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Fairly Basic
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Was okay
Was your work challenging and engaging?
Kid's work
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Waste of time
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

Enjoyed going out with the line crews and observing their work. I was rarely alowed to go out with them. My co-op was spent sending locate faxes daily, calling customer disconnects and weeding the gardens in the yard. When i was in the field i wasnt aliud to touch anything or work. In case i got hurt.

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

I was stuck doing alot of paperwork and observing. Not much hands on or learning.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
Never
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
Never
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Occasionally
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

Be a little more clear on the posting and not so broad. It would also br nice to get exposed to some handson learning and getting into the field. I did alot of landscaping, and paperwork. Wasnt exactly in the job description

Social experience

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

Alot of gossip.

Worse then my highschool.

Alot of guys wouldnt look at me, nevermind talk to me

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Rarely
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Definitely not
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
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

I am sure there are good areas of hydro one to work for. And it is a large company with good benefits, but as a co op i would look into other utilities if you want to learn. My co op was spent doing faxing, calling disconnet customers and landscaping the unwell kept yard(as in gardening, weeding). Not exactly anything to do with electrical engineering. Unfortunatly my experience was bad.