Great Coop term

5.0
Position title
Product Designer Intern
Work term type
Co-op
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,001 to 3,500
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Toronto, Ontario
Work industry
Telecommunication
Faculty
Engineering

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?

My team was extremely supportive and integrated me into their practices and learning right away. I felt comfortable asking for help and critiques at any time, and they always gave thoughtful feedback.

I worked as a product design intern, so my work heavily involved working with my PM and developers to build products and MVPs. In terms of design skills, it was a lot of data visualization and product thinking, which were the areas that I was looking to grow in.

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

There's really not much to say here. Sometimes, there'd be misalignment on what was required for a certain feature of a product, but all was solved through quick communication.

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: 

Would not change, great feedback style and clear and consistent communication to ensure I was comfortable/had work to do.

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 UX team had a lot of weekly rituals, events and workshops that created an atmosphere that was fun while learning tons. Social events that they planned were amazing, and rituals like weekly critiques and lightning talks helped me become more comfortable with giving and receiving feedback, a huge skill for all product designers (or anybody, really).

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Flex time Free prepared meals/snacks Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Social activities Subsided gym membership Work from home

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Regularly
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
100%
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Probably
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Work types Cultural fit