Good company, but room for improvement
Intern (Former Employee) – Brown Deer, WI – January 30, 2017
Manager was a hoot, always had your back. The job I ended up doing was not at all what I expected based on the job description. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of responsibility that I was given. I learned a lot while I was there and would gladly go back to my former team if the occasion presented itself.
As a company I was not impressed with all the red tape surrounding my possible transition from Intern to full time employee. This is an area where they may want to work on smoothing out the rough edges. Also, there were no benefits for Interns, and the pay was very little compared to similar jobs at other companies.
They try hard to promote a sense of community and togetherness, at least at the location were I worked. Other locations did other activities and sometimes did them better, but the sentiment was still there.
The Intern program was done well. I heard that it had been done better in the past and that some of the perks were missing when I went through it. I was satisfied with the experience as it was, but once aware would have loved to have been able to take part in some of the previous year's activities.
In my department there was talk of some programs coming down the pipeline that would make a stronger team and a better working environment. Again, I'm sorry that I won't get to see that either.
Like I said, it's a good company with room for improvement, but it seems like they already know that and are taking steps to make positive changes.
Fun team. Learned a lot.
Low pay compared to similar jobs at other companies, and no benefits for Interns.