COIN co-op Review

Position title
Business Analyst @ COIN
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
1,501 to 2,000
How long was your work term?
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
cambridge, Massachusetts
Work industry

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?

I was hired as a business analyst but the team at COIN was very flexible and organized and gave me the opportunity to work in a variety of fields doing different projects and working with different people every day.

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

As any other project under development, there was a lot of contradictions in decisions that slowed the process of the development of the product.

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: 

My manager was very helpful throughout the entire semester. He made sure I had something to do and included me in every possible meeting so that my skills would improve.

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.

COIN works in an open space which makes the relationship between coworkers very powerful. The team itself was great. They were always very kind and more than whiling to help me throughout the co-op experience.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Flex time Free coffee Free prepared meals/snacks Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Social activities Stocked fridge Subsidized cafeteria Tickets to entertainment events

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?
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Recommendation
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Be open-minded! When you are a student you are never 100% sure of what you want to do in the future. COIN gives you the great opportunity of exploring, take advantage from this and learn from everyone in the team!