Westar Energy Internship Program

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4.5 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (7 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars

Great Culture and learning experience
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I enjoyed the employees and the jobs associated with the internship.


Downers

There was nothing bad about the internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to take in and learn a large amount of information.


Would You Recommend

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4.7 of 5 stars

It was a great learning experience.
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Working with engineers, working on actual projects, seeing equipment in the field


Downers

There was some downtime every once in a while, but I understand it is difficult for coworkers to do their work along with finding work for an intern.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to learn. You learn a lot of things in school, but an internship is a completely different experience.


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4.6 of 5 stars

Real Job Experience
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Obtained all of the necessary job experience to attract the attention of Big Four accounting firms.


Downers

Sometimes the auditing subject is boring.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you want to get job experience so that you can easily get a job upon graduation, choose this internship. I learned a lot and every company I interviewed with for post-graduate employment or other internships wanted me to come back. It did not matter that I was not in clubs or leadership roles at school. All the companies really truly cared about was job experience. Once I started talking about all of my experiences, everything else went out the window. They could tell that I really had gotten true job experience. I am not staying at Westar, because I want to get a public accounting experience.


Advice to Management

Compensation is great. It would be nice to have some training opportunities like the other auditors. I really wouldn't change much.


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4.5 of 5 stars

Relevant, real-world experience.
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The opportunity to perform tasks that full-time employees would otherwise be doing, a variety of different types of projects within the department, flexibilty in hours, and pay,.


Downers

I did not work with as many different departments as I thought I might get to.


Advice to Potential Interns

In order to experience other departments, be sure to be very active about it.


Advice to Management

Make it more well known that you are open to interns working in various departments (after they are comfortable in their position).


Would You Recommend

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4.6 of 5 stars

Successful and Challenging Opportunity
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The group I was working in, the ability to complete important/meaningful assignments, the work environment, the change in work groups to experience new areas of the company


Downers

The initial lack of interaction with other interns


Advice to Potential Interns

It is a great place to work in a meaningful field and be a productive employee. The company treats you fairly and rewards hard work. The people are friendly and care about you as more than just an intern. It is an opportunity to gain great work experience and create a network of field related references.


Advice to Management

It was a great opportunity. You fairly treat all interns in terms of flexibility around school and in compensation. One tip might be to be more proactive in terms of letting interns know if they are going to be asked to stay on for longer based on their hard work earlier, rather than later.


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4.2 of 5 stars

Summer in learning about coal and gas energy centers and compliance with EPA regulations that govern those facilities
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

pay, opportunity to meet other engineers and see their day-to-day routines


Downers

lack of structure, but sometimes the freedom was nice


Advice to Potential Interns

great company, great atmostphere


Would You Recommend

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4.2 of 5 stars

Learning experience
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people I worked with and the projects I was working on.


Downers

I didn't have enough work to stay busy all of the time.


Advice to Potential Interns

Great company with great people. Do not hesitate to take an opportunity with them.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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