Good position; bad work environment

3.0
Position title
Analyst
Work term type
Co-op
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,501 to 4,000
How long was your work term?
Other
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Boston, Massachusetts
Work industry
Finance
Faculty
Business

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Some issues
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Not really
Was your work challenging and engaging?
Moderate
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Moderate
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

Market research; product management/governance

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

Writing meeting minutes

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?
Regularly
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy

Social experience

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

There's a lot of politics involved between the teams. It seemed as if no one wanted to work with each other, and most people practically said "not my responsibility" when asked to co-ordinate with other teams.

There were barely opportunities for non-work-related social interactions. Some teams would host small events in the cafeteria but never bothered to invite anyone outside of their own group.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Free coffee Work from home

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Occasionally
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Definitely not
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Definitely not
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Recommendation