Kabuni Technologies
Vancouver, British Columbia
Monetizing mood boards for designers and artisans.
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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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Business Analyst

Toronto, ON, Canada

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The work was really dependent on the team you were put on and if the manager had anything in mind for you. Unfortunately, the work I did there was really lacking purpose and although I continually requested for more work, I felt like I spent the term doing work that didn't really have an impact. However! The company overall has a really great culture: very young age group (for the most part) and so many perks! Just make sure you know exactly what you'd be doing in your role prior to accepting the job - the company itself is honestly great though.
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Business Intelligence Developer

টরন্টো, অন্টারিও, কানাডা

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The culture's amazing and there's good opportunity to move from one position to another and collaborate. Interns are treated like full-times, i.e. if you're doing good work, you'll be assigned to interestig projects over full times. The company has a recognition system where the completion of major projects get you Air Miles. Loads of Co op events starting from arcades to going to watch a Raptors Game, all sponsored by the company.
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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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Developer

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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This was my first developer internship. I was nervous that I wouldn't be good enough since I had never actually done any paid work before. Everyone was really nice and welcoming - most people were happy to answer questions. By the end of my time there I had learned a lot and was even able to help out some of my co-workers with their questions :)
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Innovation Developer

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Fun start-up like culture at zero gravity labs. A lot of the internship has to do with using new technologies to explore possible implementations. There's a lot of free food and co-op events. They also give you 20% time to work on any side-project. You also get a lot of perks like Uber, Netflix and ritual credits. The salary is standardized for waterloo coops regardless of term. (Unless you're a master's student)
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Product Design & Prototyping Intern

Mountain View, CA, USA

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Worked there summer of 2018 when it was under the banner of Oath, got to meet and work with really amazing people. Although there is some instability with the company due to all the restructuring, culture is very collaborative and freeing (at least in my experience).
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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

Sunnyvale, CA, USA

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Had a nice term at Yahoo. Great perks and nice people. Learn a lot.
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Internship greatly exceeded my expectations. There were a lot more perks than I was expecting and the full times on my team were great. The experience does seem to vary based on which team you are placed in (luckily I had an amazing team). Additionally nice if you are a Canadian or UWaterloo student as there is additional mentorship available from grads that work at Yahoo (about investing, building credit, etc). Work is not super meaningful (hence 4 out of 5), but still more interesting than other places I've interned at.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

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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 Development Engineering

Sunnyvale, CA, USA

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Interned here during Summer 2017, during the acquisition. Work was a lot of fun; got to work on a meaningful project and design/implement it from start to finish. Mentors were really helpful and patient. Not sure how the acquisition will change the culture... after becoming Oath things seemed to have a more corporate overtone, but the work I was doing was not impacted and there was still free food, so I can't take anything away for that.
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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

Sunnyvale, CA, USA

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Interned with Yahoo Finance. Great mentorship, learned a lot of new technologies and given impactful projects featured on the homepage. Manager was very involved with making sure I was working on things I found interesting and overall had a great time with great perks. Corporate culture could be improved - team was a bit boring but all in all a fantastic learning experience.
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Software Engineer

Tokyo, Japan

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The Office team in Microsoft Japan worked on docs.com and Office Lens while I was there. You'll be assigned an onboarding project to start off with, and then move onto a main project to finish off the term with. If you finish your main project quickly, then you'll probably end up working on regular engineering tasks. The projects were in different fields, and a couple of them were quite interesting (involved NLP, OpenGL), but a lot of them were fairly standard web/mobile-development feature tasks. Obviously, these choices will vary each term. Hours aren't particularly long, but they're pretty offset from the usual business hours (most people came in at 11 and left after 7). You're not pressured to commit to 11-7 at all though. Your… Show More
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Software Engineer Intern

Mountain View, CA, USA

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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

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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Software Engineering Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

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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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Software Engineering Intern

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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iOS Developer

New York, NY, USA

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Absolutely loved the entire Vine team. Everyone was supportive and you are treated like a full time employee rather than just an intern.
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