QA Coop - Messy Team Management

4.0
Position title
Automation QA
Work term type
Co-op
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,501 to 4,000
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Fredericton
Work industry
Software
Faculty
Computer Science

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?
Moderate
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Moderate
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

I really enjoyed the environment while on my coop. The office was full and friendly, and had many other coop students which made it easy to feel part of the team. They also provided plenty of coffee and offer a full hour paid lunch which was really accommodating.

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

My main complaint about my internship was the management of the team that I was on. During my coop term my team members slowly transitioned to other teams while our work was being relocated to cities across the US. Due to this I felt a bit isolated and rarely had contact with my team members outside of our morning meetings. I was able to socialize frequently with the other coops but other than that for the most part I was on my own.

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?
All the time
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy

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?
Regularly
What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Free coffee Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Social activities Stocked fridge Volunteering day 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?
Probably
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Probably
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Recommendation Location Benefits