CFO Group

5.0
Position title
Capital Policy and Interpretation
Work term type
Internship
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,501 to 3,000
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Toronto
Work industry
Finance
Faculty
Business

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Very impressed
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?

What I enjoyed best about my internship is my opportunity to work on large, complex projects that not only tested my quantitative skills, but forced me to think like a leader, and approach problems strategically.

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

The internship had no downsides. I was given autonomy, my manager was flexible, trusted in me completing my work on time, and regularly coached me on my performance.

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: 

I had a great time with how encouraging the management was with all the summer student social activities. They knew that a big part about the internship was networking, attending students event, and being a part of the broader RBC ecosystem.

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
Regularly
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
All the time
Describe the office environment/culture.

The culture was friendly and at the same hard-working. Deadlines were expected to be met, but any confusions, concerns, or questions were immediately answered and I was never made to feel like I could not raise concerns or ask for clarity in my duties.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Flex time Social activities Subsided gym membership 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?
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?
Reputation Recommendation Work types Cultural fit Location Benefits
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

When applying to RBC, I strongly suggest meeting/speaking with hiring managers before accepting an offer to ensure that the day-to-day responsibilities will match your expectations. If you do not like the work you do, you will not enjoy coming to work, and both you and the employer will have a more negative experience. Sometimes work gets difficult, and you have to do unpleasant due diligence when working with a project, which is okay, and part of the learning process, but overall, the broader expectations that you have and that the role entails need to be aligned.