Review: Innovation Co-op

Position title
Innovation Co-op
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,501 to 3,000
How long was your work term?
4 months
Work industry
Financial Services
Internship/co-op type

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?
Very helpful
Was your work challenging and engaging?
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 team was very welcoming. My manager took time to help me get settled into the co-op role. The type of work that I was doing though was not directly related to my major but still provided me with a great understanding of the Fintech landscape in Canada and throughout the world. I was allowed to attend internal events at the company to build on my skills. Costs were covered for external events I attended as part of my job to gain a better understanding of Fintech companies up and coming. There was the weekly show and tells by different business lines in the bank to update on their progress and upcoming initiatives which were great.

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

Not many in general, but it took me a little time to get used to the environment. The only thing lacking on the office floor was a space to eat lunch, due to which most people ended up having lunch at their desks.

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

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.

The culture was great and one of the biggest selling points if I was to do an internship again at Scotiabank I know the culture is amazing.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Flex time Free coffee Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Paid vacation time Social activities Work from home

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Recommendation Location