BlackBerry
Waterloo, Ontario
Formerly known as Research In Motion Limited (RIM), BlackBerry is a Canadian-based multinational wireless telecommunications software and mobile hardware company best known to the general public as the developer of the BlackBerry brand of smartphones and tablets, but is transitioning to becoming a worldwide provider of software for industrial applications and mobile device management.
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BBM Engineer

Mississauga, ON, Canada

$2,800
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Blackberry is as much as can be expected from a large company/ corporate work environment. The work is dependent on the team.
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Software Developer

Ottawa, ON, Canada

$3,200
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I was very lucky with the mentor I got at BlackBerry - he was very helpful and I learned a lot from him but the biggest issue is that there is not a lot of work to do in the first place. I sat around making myself look busy for at least 50% of the term and the work I was doing did not seem very meaningful. Kanata is a pretty boring place - would not recommend in the winter unless if you bring a car. The bus service needs work, it's hard to get around, and there's not much to do.
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Software Developer

Waterloo, ON, Canada

$3,287
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I worked with the enterprise solutions department. There's a lot of smart people at BlackBerry that provide excellent mentorship. There's no real perks/benefits to working there. There are plenty of other co-ops for you to socialize with. Overall, it's a good place to gain experience.
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I had a wonderful work term here, with the best team ever. The software I wrote here was open-sourced and now used by many. My desk was huge with 4 monitors, and the desk was adjustable in height (really expensive desk!). Cubical walls were low, so we can see everything when standing. Pay is low, but we do internships for experience, not money.
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I enjoyed it, but it really depends on your team. Morale is really low on some teams, so look out.
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Software Developer Intern

Ottawa, ON, Canada

$3,700
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Honestly, it wasn't the most exciting work. They did offer a one time relocation stipend to help with moving.
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Software Development Student

Waterloo, ON, Canada

$3,220
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Had a fantastic mentor, and a great opportunity to contribute to a new tool. Office was a bit depressing with the empty cubicles, but they're moved everything to the buildings up at Northfield now. Work is about as hectic as you let it be - there's always more work in this transition period.
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Software Engineer

Irvine, CA, USA

$6,666
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Interned at 2015 summer.
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Software Engineer

Mountain View, CA, USA

$7,397
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Worked on Google Research doing machine learning on my own project. Learned a ton and the team was really smart, I was playing catch-up the whole term. Culture is great, so even though I was the youngest person in the room by about 25 years we all go along great and imo Google does literally everything to make working there perfect. I'd highly recommend joining a club, as bjj during lunch was a lot of fun. I think the well-known perks are overrated (food, laundry) and the biggest perk is the communities inside Google that are super friendly and inviting. Didn't have that many intern events but I was also not there in the summer, so go in the summer if you can!
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Worked here in 2B. Mileage will vary depending on the team. Worked on the cryptography team. I was the only non-PHD. I love cryptography
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Software Engineer

Waterloo, ON, Canada

$6,467
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Interned while this was still at the old office location in the Tannery. The facilities back then were great, so I'm sure the new office is amazing. This was my first taste at the "tech life" i.e. free food, and I'm pretty sure I gained at least 5 lbs by the end. In addition to salary, you get a housing and transportation stipend. As for work, the project I was on ended up being high priority for launch in that quarter, and so it was a great experience to work with a bunch of other engineers on the team and to launch it to real users in the end. Everybody is super smart and super friendly - a great internship experience overall.
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Software Engineer Intern

Irvine, CA, USA

$6,667
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Interned during the summer of 2017. I was on the Google Help/Feedback mobile team (iOS) and had two semi-independent projects throughout my term, both of them fully launched! I also got to do a large amount of backend development despite being hired as an iOS developer. The office culture was very laid back, and my host/team was very helpful during the entire internship. Not included in the salary is a $9000 relocation bonus at the start of the internship.
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Software Test & Tools Developer (Co Op)

Toronto, ON, Canada

$3,379
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Working in the now defunct BB10 web browser team while it was on its last legs was a great experience. The team was wonderful, I was assigned a mentor/supervisor who took me under their wing and taught me a lot, but I found out that the work wasn't for me. I was doing a lot of testing and automation, which isn't really my thing but it might be for you!
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