An excellent internship, if not a little unrelated to my chosen profession
Project Manager Trainee (Current Employee) – Brossard, QC – 3 December 2012
Schneider Electric is an internationally known and respected company, involved in many projects around the world. I was, however, part of what is called the EAS division (Energy Automation Systems), a fairly small entity operating out of Brossard, QC. I therefore had the opportunity to experience both the large corporate life, as a well as the challenges of a small business.
Typical days at work were what I would describe as "putting out fires." I handled problems the other project managers (PMs) needed help with, be it with orders, suppliers, or project transmittals.
The management is competent and driven by results, and the atmosphere can be a little tense at times, but the coworkers are friendly and the hours are very flexible.
I did get to learn a lot about project management from my experience here, and the best part of my day is when I can get ahead of the curve.
hours can get long if there is an emergency