IBM Canada Ltd.

Great Experience

Position title
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
4,501 to 5,000
How long was your work term?
4 months
Work industry
Computer Science

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Some issues
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Very helpful
Team was very good at integrating me into the work flow in suitably incremental steps.
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?

The team was great to work with, both personally and professionally. They were very good at ramping up and providing constructive feedback in such a way so as to steadily increase my familiarity with the codebase and their development practices, which allowed for a steady and continual increase in productivity and the challenge of the work.

Mostly defect fixes on a large software product geared towards business analytics.

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

It would have been nice to do some feature work in addition to bug fixes, but other than that I can't think of anything to complain about.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?

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?
Describe the office environment/culture.

Steady but fairly relaxed work ethic with a good focus on collaboration.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Company gym Free coffee Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Social activities 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?
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Would like to consider working in area more closely related to my studies, but otherwise I would seriously consider returning
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Location Benefits