Asset Allocation Review

3.0
Position title
Asset Allocation Co-op
Work term type
Internship
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,501 to 3,000
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? 
Went smoothly
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Was okay
Was your work challenging and engaging?
Boring
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?

My internship was a great experience for learning about the markets and how they work, how we interact with them, and how companies and individuals invest their money, I was involved with making attribution and cash flow sheets for many of our funds, which I found to be an interesting way of learning about the industry.

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

The work is pretty simple, for the most part I wasn't doing much more than copy-pasting info in and out of excel, with some exceptions, it felt like most of the work I was doing could have been automated.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
Rarely
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
Rarely
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Occasionally
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

I had two managers, one of them I did not get along with personally, we just did not work well together. The other manager was pleasant and polite and helpful.

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?
Occasionally
Describe the office environment/culture.

My area/team is relatively quiet compared to the rest of the office, so it never really felt like I knew them all very well, but they were always polite and kind to me, and overall I would say the culture is pretty relaxed and friendly.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Flex time Free coffee Social activities Stocked fridge 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?
Maybe
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Doubt it
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Work types Location Obligation
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Express your intent to actively learn, and take advantage of the social events.