Great Experience

4.0
Position title
Java Developer intern
Work term type
Internship
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,001 to 3,500
How long was your work term?
4 months
Line of business
TD Insurance
Work industry
Software
Internship/co-op type
Computer Science

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?
Good/Useful
There was a lot of training that wasn't directly related work, However the training we had about our line of work was top tier
Was your work challenging and engaging?
Challenging
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?

We were working on JAVA APIs.

What I like the most about the internship is that we got to work alongside four senior developers who we could go to whenever we got questions, and who provided up with really significant information, insight, and advice.

Manager experience

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

Social experience

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

There were a few lunches and special activities throughout the summer which were enjoyable.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Company gym Employee discounts/rewards Free coffee Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Stocked fridge

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Just as advertised
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Probably
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
100%
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Recommendation Location
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Be prepared to research a lot. No one is constantly looking over your shoulder, thus it requires a certain degree of autonomy. But the biggest would definitely be not to be afraid to ask questions, there are no dumb questions.

The advice that I would give to the next intern facing a problem would be to seriously try solving it once. If what you tried did not work, instead of stalling looking for a solution, would be to go explain the problem that you're facing and explain whatever you tried to do to solve it. This is how we dealt with the question that we asked, and they were always glad to help us.