Syncrude Canada Ltd.

10/10 Experience

Position title
Public Affairs
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
Public Relations
Public Relations

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?
Loved coming to work
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Skills for life
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

Being able to create my own projects with the support of my team. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of people all over site that taught me more than I ever thought I would learn about Syncrude's operations

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

Started off slow, but I was told that roles in my department always do. Once I had the ball rolling, I was always busy and loved what I did.

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: 

Had an incredible team there. They all welcomed me and treated me as if I was a full time employee. My position finished a week ago and I miss them all a lot.

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?
Describe the office environment/culture.

Very casual. Very safety focused

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Travel — National Paid vacation time Public transit subsidy

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?
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Jump at the chance to do any work. Say yes to the different opportunities they give you. Bring your CP style books, even if you dont use them it looks good to have