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Audio Software Engineer

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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[Fall 2017] I worked at The Coalition, a game studio owned by Microsoft best known for the Gears of War series. They have an office in Downtown Vancouver (15 mins away from "Big Park," the other MSFT office) WORK: Game development is hectic and haphazard, and unfortunately, I came in during a particularly busy time for my team. I didn't really have a chance to sit down with someone and "learn the ropes," and I was instead thrust head-first into a task and told to "figure it out." Now, Unreal Engine 4 is a BEAST, and is not something that easily lends itself to "self learning." Pile-on all of the game-specific things you need to know, getting started in the codebase was incredibly difficult... Regardless, one of the (few) nice things… Show More
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Backend Engineer

San Francisco, CA, USA

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It was a very fulfilling experience, the work is sufficiently challenging and you are treated as a full time engineer. The project you work on will likely be high impact and definitely be in production before you depart. The company culture is very inclusive with a "work hard, play hard" mentality.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

$7,100
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The Microsoft intern program is well-organized with lots of special intern events (eg game nights, Mariners games, hiking etc). You get lots of perks with your salary including subsidized corporate housing, gym membership, and lots of gifts/swag. Microsoft is large and fragmented, so your experience will depend a lot on your specific team and manager. Overall, the people are smart, the culture is laid back, and the company mood is optimistic. There is lots of interesting stuff going on at Microsoft, but 4 months is not enough to ramp up and fully take advantage of everything. Your internship will likely be project-based and you shouldn't expect your intern project to be something cutting-edge. Return offers are relatively easy to get… Show More
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Software Engineer

Redmond, WA, USA

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The quality of the internship really depends on these three things: - The team you end up on - The manager/mentor/lead you end up having - The project you get assigned These things can vary greatly and I lucked out with fantastic team, manager/mentor/lead, and project. When interviewing, make sure to make it perfectly clear what your interests are. They'll try their best to put you on something that matches your interests.
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Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA, USA

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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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I also received a housing stipend of $5000 USD and $400 worth of Uber credits every month (I believe they don't provide the Uber credits anymore though). I had a great experience here and learned a TON. Unfortunately, the workload was huge and the company moves at a very rapid pace, so I was incredibly stressed out. I don't think I've ever been more stressed out in my life.
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Overall, the company seems stingy. Dinner starts at 8:15 pm. The free rides program was changed from a credit based system to a ride based system, greatly reducing the usefulness. I personally did not get any transportation stipend. There were a handful of engineers that were without a doubt overworked. However, I did not have bad worklife balance. The work, the projects and the problems Uber is solving are very interesting.
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In terms of meaningful work, I think internships at Uber give their interns the meatiest projects, from technical and impactful perspectives. They really put a lot of trust in their interns to take on and deliver projects that are core to their teams. My team was very tight-knit and genuinely enjoyed each others company; I was very sad when I said goodbye on my last day. Mentorship was also very strong, my mentor would always point me in the right direction if I needed any help. Benefits are really great; they provide monthly housing stipends and Uber credits. Also, they paid hourly when I was there, so overtime pay was amazing! Really recommend this experience. :)
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Software Engineer Intern

Mountain View, CA, USA

$7,800
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Worked at Microsoft in summer 2017. Despite not being at the HQ in Redmond, there were intern events every week or two (paintball, baseball games, cruise, etc), and we also got flown to Seattle for a week for the famous signature event. In terms of work, I was put on a great team where my project was actually critical for the team. I became good friends with my mentor and manager, but with a company as big as Microsoft, team culture can really vary. The team asked for my preferences on the type of work I want beforehand and gave me something that matched them exactly, despite me not having any experience in that domain beforehand. However, I did find that intern expectations here were noticeably higher than the other companies I worked… Show More
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Software Engineering Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

$7,425
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As mentioned in other reviews, Microsoft is the biggest software company in the world and your internship experience varies drastically depending on what team you are assigned. I would like to emphasize the compensation in this review. Microsoft literally makes it rain for interns. For first time Microsoft interns (not explorer), you will get paid $7200 per month (per tax). If you were to return to Microsoft as an intern, your salary will get bumped to $7650 and you will receive a one-time bonus of $5000. On top of the base salary and bonus, you can either choose to live in a corporate housing (hella fancy one, with bi-weekly cleaning service) or a one-time $9000 housing stipend for your 4-month internship. So if you are a returning… Show More
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Mentorship and work/life balance were great. Work was not that meaningful because I was assigned to a product that no one ever heard of and I was working on an intern project (meaning my work probably end up in the garbage right now). The intern events are probably the best out of all the big companies. Microsoft invited Daya and the Chainsmokers to perform in front of 2,000+ interns and gave out free xbox one to every intern. Overall, it's a very big company and your experience varies drastically depending on what team you are assigned. HR is also flexible on switching team/organization for your next co-op, though sometimes they are very unresponsive and unhelpful.
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Special Projects Group

Cambridge, MA, USA

$3,500
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It was lIT
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iOS Developer Intern

San Francisco, CA, USA

$8,500
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Very exciting company to work at.
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