John Hancock Acturial Review

4.0
Position title
Acturial Co-op
Work term type
Internship
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,001 to 2,500
How long was your work term?
Other
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Boston, Massachusetts
Work industry
Accounting
Faculty
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
Was your work challenging and engaging?
Challenging
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?

I liked the freedom that John Hancock provided me with my work. it allowed me to accomplish and learn at the same time. I was getting a lot fo excel work to do mostly, which is great learning experience for office jobs down the line.

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

As the internship went on, I found my work repetitive

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: 

Fantastic manager, friendliest guy I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Helped guide me throughout the company and industry, teaching at every opportunity.

Social experience

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

The culture is a lot older than myself and I did not find the opportunity to make friends. I was friendly with a few coworkers I see through out my day, but that is as far as my social interactions went.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Company gym Flex time Free coffee Social activities Volunteering day Work from home

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?
Maybe
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Work types Location Benefits
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

When working for John Hancock, your work and experience varies greatly from team to team. Each one is very different and can be good fits for different people. Be ready for a pretty anti-social work environment, but that is standard of any corporate office job.