A Thinking Ape
Vancouver, British Columbia
A Thinking Ape owns and operates Chatterous, a communications service that allows groups of friends to stay in contact with one another.
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Data Engineer, Business Intelligence

Menlo Park, CA, USA

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I was given the opportunity to work on projects that i was most interested in. The team was extremely helpful and the work/life balance is awesome. I've interned with Facebook for 2 terms and both terms have been very exciting.
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Product Marketing Analyst

Toronto, ON, Canada

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The toronto office is great! I got to work with a lot of nice people. Particularly my manager and mentor Blake was very helpful. He gave me a lot of room of freedom that I can decide what projects I want to work on. The job itself is very hard to explain. It's kinda a combination of later stage pm and marketing on a scale (through the sales pods). Food can be a surprise sometimes. I've had alligator and rabbit there. Gym and wellness expense are subsidized as well and you get $300 something everything on ad credits. Overall it's a very cool experience.
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Software Developer Intern

Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Interned in Winter 2019, overall it was a great experience, learned a lot from it. Team was great, lot's of smart and chill people to learn from.
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Definitely one of the best places in Canada to work. Great pay, culture, and development seems pretty well run. Great opportunities for mentorship, but you may need to actively seek it out. Learned a huge amount from the various engineering talks as well as chatting with teammates.
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Software Engineer

Menlo Park, CA, USA

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I co-oped for Facebook twice: first time in Summer 2015, and second time at Instagram in Winter 2016. Both times I had excellent mentors, and who coached me during my term. Facebook really does not differentiate between interns and full-times, so the work you get to do will be real and meaningful. They are also really flexible, and try to accommodate to your interests; I was initially assigned an Android project, since my resume has a lot of Android experience. However, I really wanted to learn something new, and my manager was able to accommodate to my learning needs. The corporate housing is luxurious and EVERYTHING at work is free!!!!! (Food, tech, snacks, etc...) The team and managers really try to ensure you have a good work-life… Show More
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I worked here during Summer 2015. I was assigned a team, but they are very flexible with regards to what you actually end up working on. For instance, I was put on a back-end team, but ended up doing mostly Javascript because of the project I chose. Everyone around you is pretty eager to help and support you learn. There's generally a lot of cool things to work on, but because of sheer size of the company, it may be difficult to make meaningful impact. Overall, Facebook has amazing perks and is great place to grow and learn as a software engineer.
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Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Best internship I have ever had. I highly doubt companies at the size and scale of Uber are willing to give interns real work that has impact, but Uber definitely doesn't shy away from that. The work is very very interesting and challenging. You'll definitely enjoy your time here. Perks include breakfast, lunch, dinner, $200/month Uber credits, 17% Uber discount, fresh fruits, snacks, overtime salary, housing stipend, monthly phone stipend, fitness discount (Fitness SF). Overall, fantastic company to work at, great culture, WLB, and most of all the work is definitely something that will allow you to grow as an engineer. I'm very strongly considering Uber for full-time over places like Google just because of the growth opportunities I… Show More
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Lots of perks like corporate phone, health insurance, 17% off Uber and Eats, Uber credits, free breakfast, lunch, dinner, overtime pay, new tech (new macbook pro), free headphones/earbuds. Mentorship depends on team but my mentor was great. Work was really interesting and impactful as well. I worked a lot by choice and got paid overtime. Monthly salary worked out to roughly $11000. HR is a mess though
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Overall, I really enjoyed my time at Uber. I thought that the work I was given was really meaningful and I could see the direct impact it had on my team and the company's OKRs. I loved that I was treated just like any other engineer. I was invited to all my team's meetings, my thoughts and input were actively sought out, and I got to work with some really smart people both on my team and across the company. The bad stuff: Now that Thomas (the old UW recruiter) left for Lyft, the recruiting team is a complete mess. They don't seem to care at all about the current interns, most of the recruiters seemed to forget we even existed and they didn't even respond to emails. The food is free, but not great. The internship program also doesn't seem… Show More
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I worked at Uber during Fall '17. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I went to Uber as I had consistently heard from previous interns that they got really impactful projects. I was not disappointed - I could actually show off my work to my friends and family! There have been a lot of changes since some of the negative press that the company has received. Under the new leadership, the company is on an upward trend. Also, dinners are at 7pm now.
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Fun company to work at. Lots of social events and the average full time employee is pretty young so there was a lot to do as an intern. Work was cool due to the scale at which Uber operates. The work-life balance is lacking since most people stay late and there is an expectation to work overtime. Also, dinner is at 8:15 pm.
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I worked there in Fall 2016. This was the first time I got to work on real machine learning - I got to build a model and work on feature engineering. I had superb teammates who were technically strong, and the work I did at Uber had the most impact on the compared to all my other co-ops. The infrastructure at Uber is not as mature as companies such as Facebook but there are tons of challenges to solve and it is an exciting place to work at!
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Software Engineer

Seattle, WA, USA

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I had a great time as an intern at Facebook 1) Work: This varies heavily with team, but you do have some say in what team you're assigned. In the Seattle office the bigger teams are Ads and Messenger. I was on Ads and the work was impactful and challenging but fun. Facebook also has amazing internal tooling, processes, and support; meaning we get to spend more time on meaningful work rather than dealing with trivial setup and issues. 2) Perks: FB definitely has one of the best perks among the top tech companies. There's the usual free food, mini kitchens, pingpong/foosball, and gyms, but FB also provides free housing on top of your salary, professional laundry on-site (includes dry cleaning), bike stipend, wellness stipend, a phone with… Show More
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Software Engineer

Vancouver, BC, Canada

$5,383
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Great workplace environment and culture. People are very friendly and you get complete ownership of a feature. Highly recommended
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Honestly, hands down the best co-op i have ever had. Lots of smart people and I was given an insane amount of ownership!
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ATA tries to get you to push code to production within 48 hours! They definitely treat you like a full-time engineer and are willing to give you interesting work. At first I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do, but narrowed it down over the course of the term. Teams are about 4-6 people (including co-ops in my case). While I was working there, the office was fairly close - there were several intramural teams (Dodgeball, Hockey, etc).
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A Thinking Ape is by far the best workplace I've worked at. Work time is very flexible that I can come to the office at 1 pm. Working from home is also a common thing. You can also bank statutory holidays by working on a holiday and increasing your vacation day. A very flexible working environment. Since it's in Canada, you don't get free food like in the Bay area. However, you still get a catered lunch every Wednesdays. There are many companies in Van that don't even give you one free lunch a week. Support was also great. Both my mentor and my team lead tried their best to give me tasks/features that I want to work on and that are meaningful. The features I worked on are being used by actual people all around the world right now… Show More
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A Thinking Ape is a really great company! Everyone there is incredibly intelligent- if you end up working there you will learn a lot. I personally had a suboptimal relationship with my mentor at ATA which somewhat took away from the experience but after talking to other past interns at ATA it did appear to be an anomaly and so was more than likely an issue on my end.
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ATA is great! A small company with an awesome culture and very talented people. They put a high value on interns and my team and HR were very supportive. Even now, ATA consistently invites me to dinners/lunches when they come to Waterloo to interview. On the topic of meaningful work... I thought that what I worked on wasn't technically exceptional/challenging most times. However, it had a large impact because of a very large userbase. Overall, highly recommend ATA, you meet great ppl, learn a ton, and Vancouver is an amazing city :D
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Software Engineering Intern

Menlo Park, CA, USA

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I worked as an intern in the winter term in 2017. The culture was surprisingly awesome for such a huge company - everyone is friendly and the company is very open. The perks were top notch - housing was luxurious, buffet of great food every day for three meals, fitness stipend and snacks. I had the opportunity to work on some pretty impactful projects and was treated like a full-time employee. At work, you're surrounded by really smart, driven people. There's excellent infrastructures and tools in place for developers.
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Seattle, WA, USA

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It really depends on your team. I didn't feel connected to my team at all, and they didn't seem that interested in me or what I was doing. The test environment broke all the time and people didn't care. I was stuck with an underpowered dev server for the first 2 months which made everything very slow and flaky. Sometimes it took weeks for people to review my code. When planning my project, one teammate kept harping on the fact that it's "an intern project" and "Maybe he doesn't know how to code." My manager was not a good mentor. One of the first things he told me was how his previous intern's project is no longer used in production at all. He often acted as if things could be done in a "few hours" or "a day" when it would obviously be… Show More
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