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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 Consultant Intern

Toronto, ON, Canada

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I returned to Capco for a second work term due to the positive experience I had with them in the past & I absolutely do not regret that decision! Everyone at this company has such a great mentality to "work hard, play hard" which is why the culture is so great. I had amazing opportunities to take on responsibility well outside the realm of a co-op student, but with great mentorship and learning capabilities. My favourite co-op experience by far and would recommend to anyone who wants real experience and amazing co-workers!
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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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Data Engineering Intern

Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Great company with a fantastic environment to learn and grow as an engineer. I was given opportunities to work on high impact projects and the culture there was amazing.
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Full Stack Developer

Kitchener

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Company culture is great. There are 4 co-ops (2 fullstack, 1 mobile, 1 designer) each term. You get to take complete ownership with other co-ops and build projects from the ground up and learn pretty much whatever tech you want. The pay is fixed at $1100 which is a really good opportunities for lower years to earn more.
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PROS: -Management is good, no personality issues -100% project ownership: you can do things the way you think is good and you don't face a lot of resistance -You are almost always left to work in peace, meetings are minimal -Kitchener is close to Waterloo, you can still enjoy student life. -Communitech is nice -Pay is quite good CONS: -You work for the government. This sometimes entails some extremely boring meetings where no one knows what they are talking about. I'll emphasize that this is rare but it'll probably happen once or twice during a coop term based on the way they decide to take on projects. -LONG PERIODS OF BOREDOM. This is the biggest con. Sometimes you complete a project, and you won't have another one to do. You will… Show More
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Full Stack Developer

Kitchener, ON, Canada

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Pros: - Interesting work and projects that you can take complete control over - Projects are big in scope but move quickly so you work on multiple per term - The ability to experiment and try out new tech if there's a use case for it (e.g. Elastic Search, Redis, Rust, etc...) - Ping pong, Foosball and a Basketball Court as well as a culture that actually lets you use them during the day - Pretty sick looking workspace - Free shirt and sometimes free food in the cafeteria Cons: - Sometimes head office process' gets in the way and this can either affect the velocity of a project or forces you to get creative to solve otherwise very simple problems - Not very Agile (if you're in to that) - Most of the tasks and projects… Show More
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Full Stack Software Engineer

Santa Clara, CA, USA

$8,450
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Worked there from sept to dec of 2017. Great company to work at! I worked on full stack development for one of Nvidia's internal platform. I included the $2250 monthly housing stipend to the salary. The mentor is very willing to help and the general culture in very positive. Nvidia provides subsidized food, so that was pretty good. I would highly recommend this job to anyone!
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Full Stack Web Developer

Kitchener, ON, Canada

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TL:DR: If you want to build projects from the ground up with complete control over tech-stack and implementation, and are comfortable with self learning and having little to no mentorship, then LCBO next might just be what you are looking for. Pros: - Small team: just 4 coops + a non-technical manager (they did just hire a full time dev though). - No BS meetings: Once the specs were decided on, people were left to work distraction free - Many small projects: we had 3 different projects over the span of 4 months. - Full tech-stack & creative control: we started 2/3 projects from nothing more than a blank Git repo and a rough set of specs from the higher-ups. True 0 Technical Debt™ - Modern Development: The Frontends were SPAs build with… Show More
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Mobile Developer

Kitchener, ON, Canada

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Working at Communitech is great. It's probably been the most enjoyable co-op term in terms of the environment. Being the only mobile developer, you're kind of alone which could be both a good and bad thing. If you've done any sort mobile development before and you're comfortable holding your own then you get to take full control of the mobile projects. On the other hand, there isn't too much mentorship on the mobile side. We had more web apps to work on in my term so I learned a great deal about web development which was great. This openness is not just for the mobile developer but we had a full-stack developer work on an Android project so there is lots of freedom to work with technologies you're interested in learning about. The worst… Show More
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Product Designer

Ottawa, ON, Canada

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If you're a UX-er or product designer, Shopify should be on your list. They (are starting to) bring in some top talent from all over the world. Literally, I've got to work with designers from Facebook and Airbnb during my time here. The design work is really starting to get noticed globally, and Shopify is one of those companies who deeply care about their design. You will come out of this co-op feeling as though you became a better designer for sure. - Lots of opportunities for growth. Your lead will take care of that for sure. - They actually give a shit about their design work - Amazing designers to talk to, lots of talent coming in - Intern housing in Ottawa is nice - Projects are super fun and there is lots of transparency so… Show More
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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

Montreal

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While a solid tech company to work for overall, your experience at Shopify is largely dependent on which team you're placed on. Shopify is also a great launchpad is you're looking to coop in the states next.
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Software Developer Intern

Ottawa, ON, Canada

$5,200
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Worked there in Fall 2017. Environment was super hyped and everyone is happy to help you with anything. Company covers your moving cost, and half of your housing. Catered breakfast and lunch are provided, and they are indeed fascinating and tasty. Good: - You'll be assigned with a mentor, and usually have a weekly checkup. - Intern retreats, and sometimes team offsite. - Good working environment where you can make a lot of friends in your field. - Pay is good. Ehhh: - Ottawa is just not for me, I felt kind of bored. But with all the interns it was not that bad. - I joined in a special time when everyone is pressured with releasing date. Do expect some overtime.
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Software Developer Intern

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Worked as a front-end developer intern for Fall 2017. The people and environment are really nice and I had a great term here. You get treated like a full time member of the team rather than an intern. Nice office, catered lunches mon-thurs
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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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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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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

$7,200
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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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Solutions Developer

Kitchener, ON, Canada

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Only 4 coops and a full time who is not a dev. Tasks are given but there's not much organization
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