Nexen Energy ULC

Internship/Co-op Title

5.0
Position title
R&D Co-op student
Work term type
Internship
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
5,000 plus
How long was your work term?
16 months
Work industry
Oil & Gas
Internship/co-op type
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?
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?
Skills for life
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

The whole internship was a great experience. I would say my team was the best part of the internship. We were working in technology development and it was always challenging. I have learnt a lot and my boss was a real mentor professionally and personally.

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

I do not think there was something that I did not like or like least.

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?
Regularly
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

My manager is a very knowledgeable person with more than 30 years of experience in industry. I feel honored for having him as a mentor in this internship, I definitely learned a lot during the internship, professionally and personally.

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?
Regularly
Describe the office environment/culture.

I did not share too much with people outside my team but that was a personal choice. My team was awesome, they were very supporting and I really enjoyed working with them. As per the office environment, everyone was always nice and they really care about each other.

It was nice seeing that they have little student communities that reunited every two weeks for a coffee and every week just to hang out after work.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Company gym Internal company sports teams-events Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Tickets to entertainment events Volunteering day

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?
100%
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Work types