Good introduction to the team and instantly started to network with others off-team, but work laptop was not ready day one.
I believe I came in pretty prepared and learned more work-life skill than technical
The people and culture. It is promoted that growth is the most important thing for RBC employees and I can see that. I was never restricted to pursue work/projects outside of my team and was encouraged too, as long as I put the teams work first when it came. The other teams that I've worked with were extremely welcoming and had lots of interesting tasks to complete.
The downtime, sadly my team didn't actually have a lot of work for me to do day-to-day. The things that I did receive from them were easily completed so I had a lot of downtime. I decided to volunteer myself to other departments/team so I could consistently have work to do rather than sitting around. It filled up some time but there are still moments where I would have nothing to do.
Was always available for a meeting/talk and checked up on me weekly.
Anytime I made a mistake, I was told in a professional manner and given feedback on how to improve.
Never once did I feel uncomfortable talking to my manager or other staff
I had an amazing time working at RBC, while some days I did struggle to find work to do you were open to me giving up my time to assist other teams and department. That is something I truly respect as I understand that my time is being paid with your limited transit but you were still open to me doing work for others, as long as I put our team's work ahead of others.
Very open and friendly, we had an open space office so we could sit anywhere we liked and no matter who sat beside me, they were always open for a quick chat and or help if I had questions.
Take matters into your own hands, if you feel like you aren't getting enough work, or meaningful work, don't hesitate to talk to your manager about it. If you have problems and you don't tell anyone, no one is going to know about them.