Flexible work hours; many people to work with and learn from if their time is available
There seems to be a lack of training and/or information to understand Symantec and its products at the beginning of my internship. Most of what I learn about the Symantec organization and its products were through workplace interaction; which was a good experience.
Advice to Potential Interns
Don't waste other people's time at work.
That means to consider what your work responsibilities are and what other people's responsibilities are before suggesting a course of action that may go against it.
Take the time to learn and know what an organization can do and how they work. It is an internship, you're paid for your work and time, make the best of it.
Advice to Management
I don't mind having fun people at work but seriously, what is with a lead intern wasting the workplace resources on cameras and balloons during the middle of a work day? Too much free time I suppose.
As copied from the original message:
Header: BALOON CAMERA yeah!!*%$! don't tell managers =)
"YO DOGS – I bought several huge helium balloons (they’re in my car) and we’re going to launch a small video camera, tied to these balloons, RIGHT NOW near the volleyball net.
The more people who are in the video the better, so if you could come outside within the next ten minutes, it would make me happy on the inside.
Baloon gets launched 1:50"
This was done with workplace resources. There should have been no cause for it. Please have the interns provide a daily summary of what they are doing if they are incapable of managing their own time and shared workplace resources.
At the very least, management should provide guidelines for what is expected from the interns they hire.