From my team, absolutely. The onboarding from IT and other HR related tasks could be unhelpful.
My co op was an incredibly unique position at John Hancock because I worked with the Government Relations and Corporate Responsibility teams. I supported our community investment strategy as well as our work with local, state, and government officials. Day-to-day, this translated to helping plan volunteer events, working on non-profit and community sponsorship, creating briefing reports for meetings, managing a Sneaker Drive, running one of our employee volunteer programs, and so much more. Every day was different, every project had a purpose and was valued, every thing I did was so interesting and exciting to be a part of.
On boarding is a slight nightmare with the external consultant.
This structure meant that I worked with the whole team on different projects. One of the best things about this is to witness different working and leadership styles in action, while also being able to learn from everyone. The best thing about this was my team's willingness and openness to working with me.
To be fair, I feel completely comfortable with my team; "like family" doesn't necessarily translate to every professional sphere
My team is the best, but it literally is the only team like it in the company. John Hancock is such a large place, I feel all teams are different even in a large department.
For those interested in either the government affairs or corporate social responsibility spaces, this is the best co op you could have.