Overall decent

Position title
Reliability - Trucks
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
5,000 plus
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Work industry

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?
Was your work challenging and engaging?
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

I've always heard about working in the Alberta oil sands industry, and this job really gave me an understanding of what its really all about. I was exposed to many different areas on site during tours and was able to learn and ask questions about pretty much anything. My work focused on the trucks - reliability side of Suncor, which basically deals with reliability on the mine haul trucks. I was put on many different projects that involved applying skills I have learned in school while also learning new concepts. The best part I would say would be actually working on and seeing the mine haul trucks.

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

The location. Being in Fort McMurray, I was very far from home, making travel to pretty much anywhere a journey. If you don't mind living on your own far away from home, this shouldn't be too much of an issue. I was also at the desk for almost 85% of the time, which for me is not ideal as I prefer more field work.

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?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

Everyone was very kind and supportive, but also busy. There's lots of work to be done and it can be tough to try an catch someone to clarify a calculation or something.

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.

Lots of Suncor hosted community events, which give good opportunity to engage with your co-workers outside of work, potentially making work more enjoyable. Its also a good way to make friends, something needed if moving from elsewhere.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Free coffee Social activities Public transit subsidy Volunteering day

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
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Great co-op position as it will let you know if this industry is for you. Suncor is great for upgrading within the company as well. Suncor is all over the world with many different engineering positions,