Financial Planning and Analysis Co-op Experience

5.0
Position title
Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst
Work term type
Co-op
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,001 to 3,500
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Toronto, Ontario
Work industry
Finance
Faculty
Business

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?
Loved coming to work
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 thing I liked best about the position is the team that I worked with. The financial planning and analysis team were friendly and treated me as a full time employee, which allowed me to gain experience in a very professional working environment.

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

Although my position had the opportunity to work on big projects, many of my responsibilities dealt with preparing monthly reports and presentations at the end of every month. This meant there was a down time in the amount of work that I would be doing.

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: 

While due to the COVID pandemic my work term was remote, the financial and planning analysis team tried making my experience more social by hosting an end of week meeting to just talk and socialize amongst ourselves. This made my experience feeling less independent and more collaborative.

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?
All the time
Describe the office environment/culture.

Due to the COVID pandemic, I was not able to experience the office environment.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Flex time Social activities

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?
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?
Work types
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Do not be afraid to ask questions, and be patience when following up with other workers.