RBC
The Royal Bank of Canada is a Canadian multinational financial services company and the largest bank in Canada.
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Android Developer

Toronto, ON, Canada

$3,700
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Decent place to work, especially in your early co-ops. Work in T&O, they actually seems to operate pretty separate from the bank and it feels like you're working at a tech company. RBC in general is doing a ton of things to adopt tech in as many spaces as they can. In terms of the work I got as an Android dev, it was pretty good. Was sitting idle occasionally even when I asked for work. Overall a pretty good place to work.
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While on the Android team at RBC, I was given a good amount of work, and was treated like a full time employee. My manager was quite good at managing co-op students, and providing support when needed. Everyone there was always very nice, and respectful despite being a co-op. There's also lots of other co-ops at RBC, and lots of organized student events to network and meet new people. Although the bank's dress code is usually business casual, anyone working in tech (Under T&O) can wear casual clothing.
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Audio Software Engineer

Vancouver, BC, Canada

$5,800
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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 Systems Analyst

Toronto, ON, Canada

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During your beginning 2 or so weeks at RBC, you may find yourself not doing much. When you do start doing more work, you'll notice that you're very involved with the company. RBC has evolved their coop program to give coop students meaningful work on interesting teams, because they're really looking for people that they would want to have come back, either full-time or for future coop terms. The culture in RBC is all about your development, making it a welcoming, unique, and student-oriented culture. I would definitely recommend RBC for a junior-intermediate coop student looking to build their skillset, or learn new and marketable skills.
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Data Engineer, Business Intelligence

Menlo Park, CA, USA

$6,800
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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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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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Project Control Officer

Toronto, ON, Canada

$3,020
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This was my second term with RBC and I feel I made the correct choice going back. Things in the first month were slow but there was a lot to learn. I quickly realized I got lucky as the full time Project Control Officer for my team was leaving and I got to do all the work. This included budgeting for a 5+ million dollar project for 2017! Even though I was doing the work of two people it never felt that bad and I rarely stayed past 5 on any given day except for month end. I probably got lucky as my manager and senior manager were both really nice to me and mentored me really well. I know friends who didn't have great experiences in other business roles at RBC. It all depends on your team. Overall great place to work but depends… Show More
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The work was really meaningful and I could see the impact it made to the projects I was working on. I was able to develop many useful technical skills in this role and made friends with many other co-ops (there was about 20 on my floor). Main issue is that your term was almost solely dependent on the team you were put on. I was very lucky because they were missing this role on the team. But it was really hard to sit down with my manager to get reviews on how I was doing or appreciation of any type in general - manager didn't really care about my work.
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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 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

Menlo Park, CA, USA

$8,000
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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

$7,425
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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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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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Technical Systems Analyst

Toronto, ON, Canada

$3,066
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This was my first co-op so I was just happy to be doing any programming. That being said, the applications that I worked on were very internal to RBC and not sure if they were too useful. I mainly worked on UI features, and bug fixes from time to time. There were definitely lots of times where I did not really have anything to do, and I'd just play games on my laptop or left early. My team was very small, one other co-op (which was nice considering how boring lunches would have been alone), one lead developer, and a project manager who was non-technical really. I'd say its a decent first co-op, no fancy perks or anything, but there were always events going on since I interned in the summer and they usually had free food and stuff at the… Show More
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I did my first coop here so for a starting position it was really good. Got to play around with new technologies and the work wasn't stressful. My team was 4 people with one other coop and the manager didn't program so there was a lot of confusion to start. I feel like I didn't get good mentorship/support but everyone was super friendly and I figured stuff out on my own so it all worked out alright in the end.
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Depending on what team you get, your experience can be meh, or very positive. I was given several independent tasks to do over my term, but it felt like no one really cared about what I was working on. The people were nice; although it there is a TON of red tape (it's a bank). RBC is very big on co-op/internships so there were meetings with other interns (~10 in Capital Markets), and some of them seemed to be working on really cool stuff. Although being into finance isn't required, it's something I would recommend as most of the stuff you are taught on the job revolves around that.
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This was my first coop experience so I didn't know what to expect. It started off smoothly with me having a decent sized devops project. Within a few weeks, we had completed most of it and at this point, my role was simply to provide support to teams as they onboarded onto this new project. I asked to be removed from this as I was told this was a developer job and not a technical support job. I was removed from that project and put onto testing some small app. This took 2 weeks. After this, I would work on small random proof of concept projects for 1-2 weeks which would end up getting scrapped. The last 3 weeks I had no project at all - I approached my manager at least 10 times during the whole internship asking for more work and was… Show More
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Your experience at RBC while vary with each team, however during my time there I found that I was given a lot of responsibility, and opportunity to learn and make an impact for the bank. The people there were always very nice, and are often used to being around co-op students. Managers are very helpful, and understanding at the same time. I would highly recommend this position for anyone who is entering their 1st or 2nd co-op term.
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iOS Developer Intern

Toronto, ON, Canada

$3,400
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Had a really hard time at RBC. First two weeks were very slow. Didn't get my own laptop, badge or even a project. Had to really press the manager to be put on a project, which was literally dead. The code was messy, old and mostly written by previous interns. I guess your experience is determined by how quickly you take action. But overall, the entire management is pretty bad from my perspective. Period.
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