Summer Student Suncor Energy

Position title
Summer Student
Work term type
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?
Fort Mcmurray, Alberta
Work industry
Skilled Trades

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Poorly organized
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Not really
Was your work challenging and engaging?
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Waste of time
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

I liked the people in my same area. Other than that, there is not much to like about this job. It made me feel unnecessary and like a cast off. Don't think because its such a large company it will be a good job.

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

The lack of planning and organization at Suncor is appalling. Almost everyday I watched the clock constantly. My supervisor never gave me direction or a list of expectations.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?

Social experience

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

The workers were very kind and welcoming.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Free coffee

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?
Definitely not
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Definitely not
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Find another summer job. Life is too short to dread getting up in the morning to feel unneeded.