Metroland Media
Mississauga, Ontario
Metroland Media Group is a large media, publishing and distribution company operating in the southern part of the Canadian province of Ontario.
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Program Management Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

$7,100
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This was my second year as an intern. I started as part of the Explore Program, chose to come back as a PM and will be returning this upcoming summer for my 3rd internship. I know others have talked about unenthusiastic teams, bad mentors, and bad managers. I understand. My first summer, my manager was horrible, chastising my abilities and my work. I expressed my concerns with my mentor, and thankfully, she was able to help me. The CEO said "people don't quit companies, they quit teams", which struck a chord with me. I decided to return the next summer as part of a different team. (I also found out that summer that my previous manager had been moved down to the position of Individual Contributor) I was also able to connect with someone… Show More
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QA Analyst

Toronto, ON, Canada

$2,320
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Worked here for my first co-op term as a QA Analyst manually testing websites. The work itself wasn't super interesting but the hours were really flexible and the team members were really nice. It was a good learning experience for my first time working though.
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Software Developer Co Op

Toronto, ON, Canada

$2,850
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The people there were friendly and always willing to help. Strong mentorship from one of the senior developers there who was always willing to help. Only downsides were that direction of the product is unclear and the salary was low for the amount of work that was being done.
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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

$7,367
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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

$6,915
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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

Tokyo, Japan

¥325,000
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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

Toronto, ON, Canada

$2,600
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I really liked this term because I got into mobile programming through what I learned at Metroland. I had a wonderful mentor who really helped me learn a lot. The pay was not good though so I would recommend this as a 1st or 2nd co-op term just for the experience.
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Software Engineer Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

$7,100
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Mentorship - shitty team with shitty engineers = shitty mentorship Work/life Balance - this is where old people with kids work because work life balance is top notch Meaningful Work - depends on the team. My team was really bad but some of them can be really good. Perks - $300 for transportation - $1200 or you can get a car for the term instead - Subsidized cafeterias. Their cafeterias are the best in the world! Really good food and super cheap!) - Corporate housing - Free starbucks coffee and drinks (pop, juice, etc) - Signature event where you receive a laptop worth $2k+ - $5k signing bonus if you're a returning intern (this $5k signing bonus is for an internship NOT for full time) - Best recruiters in the world. *NOTE: I had a… Show More
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