Fair Ventures
Fair Ventures is an investment and innovation unit of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.
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Bluemix Devop Software Developer

Markham, ON, Canada

$4,000
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It is my third coop term. Great work-life balance. Mentorship needs to be improved. Projects are quite challenging. You need to take more initiative to really make an impact.
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Data Quality Analyst

Toronto, ON, Canada

$2,900
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I worked there for my first co-op term in 2016, and I loved working there. It has a really good culture/environment with transparency. It is a fast growing company, and the office is located west of Toronto. They have a really nice office stocked with food and perks. However, I did not find my main tasks that rewarding because of the repetitive work. But you can definitely get involved in other projects outside of your department if you are interested. Highly recommend this company!
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Db2 QA Developer

Markham, ON, Canada

$3,400
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It largely depends on your team but my work was not very interesting. My team had very little guidance and mostly consisted of 16 month interns from other schools. We were actually entirely trained by the previous year's interns during a 4 month overlap, we rarely saw a full time employee on our team.
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Software Developer

Markham

$3,360
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Great experience!
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Software Developer

Ottawa, ON, Canada

$3,852
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Highly dependent on the team. My team was very good and had an interesting project that I worked on. I learned a lot and there are a lot of bright people working there. Gave a one time flight stipend ($750 if you're from Waterloo).
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Software Developer

Toronto, ON, Canada

$3,240
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I worked as part of the IoT/AI team from the 120 Bloor Location at IBM. Mostly built PoCs relating to IoT throughout the work term. Got to learn a lot as I was using cutting edge technologies involving AI (Computer Vision). The team was really small (3 co-ops) so we did a lot of fun activities together throughout the term. Work/life balance was great (super flexible hours). Overall a great experience!
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Interned here in the Winter of 2017. The work was interesting, but got a little repetitive over time. Coworkers and other interns were very chill and open to collaboration for the most part. Free snacks, weekly catered lunches, and other benefits are great. My specific team was lacking a clear leadership presence, but managed to make do with help from other teams' leads chipping in.
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Had a great time at Flipp. The people are really friendly and make an effort to make you feel part of the team. They have monthly company events that are lots of fun and free lunches on Friday, they also give you a Goodlife membership for the term and TTC passes. The work they give you is pretty interesting, although that depends on the team. You'll have an opportunity to work along full time employees and take on as much work as you feel comfortable with. Overall their expectations are pretty reasonable and they seem like they really want to see you grow. I would really recommend working there!
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Software Developer Intern

Ottawa, ON, Canada

$3,817
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Really team dependent. I was in a newly formed team so every person on my team had a lot of responsibilities. We were in charge of a lot of things so we learned a lot too. Our team had a start-up culture while being backed by a large corporation like IBM.
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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 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 Engineer Intern

Toronto, ON, Canada

$4,320
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Worked there recently, loved my time at Flipp. The work itself wasn't the most exciting (not the newest technologies, more refactoring work vs new stuff), but it got better as the term went on. That aside, what I really loved is the close rapport with most of your team. Everyone was open at any time to help, and we had weekly 1on1s to make sure everything is going well. My mentor was super knowledgeable about many topics, and it was really cool getting to know him and staying in touch in the future. Work life balance is great, the working hours are flexible and occasional WFH is also allowed. The company itself is also awesome, weekly town halls with the whole company to discuss goals, progress etc. Biannual overnight trips with the… Show More
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Software Engineering Consultant

Toronto, ON, Canada

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I worked at Capco as a Software Engineering Consultant Intern from January 2018 - April 2018 in the Toronto office. I'd say that this experience was one of the best work experiences I've had so far. From a technical/educational perspective, I worked with Java Spring on the back end team. When I first started I was given the right resources to get myself set up and familiarised with the code base. My teammates were highly experienced in the field but were also very helpful and approachable. I first started off with some simple tasks, but as time progressed I got assignments that were as important as any other full time developer's. One of the best educational advantages was that I had top tier programmers reviewing my PRs and giving… Show More
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Solutions Developer

Kitchener, ON, Canada

$3,400
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Working at FairVentures was definitely an awesome experience, getting to know a lot more about the insurance industry and team is super helpful and supportive. Environment is very open and you are encouraged to share your ideas.
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