IBM IoT

4.0
Position title
Support Dispatch
Work term type
Co-op
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,001 to 2,500
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
London, Ontario
Work industry
IT
Faculty
Computer Systems Technology

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Went smoothly
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Good/Useful
Was your work challenging and engaging?
Challenging
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?

Being placed into the field and seeing real world issues was a huge difference for me. In class we can build environments and mimic stuff using products but until we are in the real world it is hard to get a sense of how they are being used and what they are being used with and for. Also adding people to the mix creates interesting outcomes that you dont see in textbooks or lectures.

The best part was the branding, I can now tell and say people I have worked for IBM a globally known company in the top tiers of business.

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

There has been some lack of documentation in training manuals and procedures. Yes you can have someone verbally explain it to you but then you have nothing to look back on and read over if there are ever any problems.

Manager experience

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

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
Occasionally
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
Rarely
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?
Probably
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Location