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

$3,680
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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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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

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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 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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Facebook has a great culture and everyone treats each other really well. Team-matching does a pretty good job finding a team that would interest you. With all big companies, there is a concern with the amount of impact one can have, but aside from that, I can't think of any other cons.
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I worked here during Summer 2015. I was assigned a team, but they are very flexible with regards to what you actually end up working on. For instance, I was put on a back-end team, but ended up doing mostly Javascript because of the project I chose. Everyone around you is pretty eager to help and support you learn. There's generally a lot of cool things to work on, but because of sheer size of the company, it may be difficult to make meaningful impact. Overall, Facebook has amazing perks and is great place to grow and learn as a software engineer.
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I worked at Facebook in Fall '16. The compensation and perks speak for themselves. The work will vary depending on the team you'll end up on (based off your preferences and skill set to a certain degree). Your intern project and its impact will largely determine how successful the internship will be. For me personally, I've always preferred back-end a bit more, but my main project was a front-end one (ironically, my team was almost entirely backend and infra-related). That being said, I was still fine with getting more front-end experience, especially with React. After expressing my interest in doing more back-end stuff, I'd help with some back-end items after finishing my main project. Admittedly, the stuff I was working on wasn't going… Show More
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Unlike many other interns, I was not given an 'intern project' but rather tasks after tasks from my mentor. Therefore, I didn't really feel like I owned anything substantial. So for me, the work wasn't meaningful. Also, the mentorship/support from my mentor wasn't great. I told my mentor many times that I want some more tasks that involve much more coding. However, I was given tasks that had very little coding but require a lot of manual A/B testing done through web ui. I love Facebook culture and food though. 3 buffet meals a day every work day is too awesome. Not only there are a lot of variety of food but the taste of them are indescribable. I really miss their food. Also, intern life is great. Intern events, corporate housing, etc.
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Software Engineer

Seattle, WA, USA

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I had a great time as an intern at Facebook 1) Work: This varies heavily with team, but you do have some say in what team you're assigned. In the Seattle office the bigger teams are Ads and Messenger. I was on Ads and the work was impactful and challenging but fun. Facebook also has amazing internal tooling, processes, and support; meaning we get to spend more time on meaningful work rather than dealing with trivial setup and issues. 2) Perks: FB definitely has one of the best perks among the top tech companies. There's the usual free food, mini kitchens, pingpong/foosball, and gyms, but FB also provides free housing on top of your salary, professional laundry on-site (includes dry cleaning), bike stipend, wellness stipend, a phone with… Show More
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I worked at Facebook in Fall 2016 on Infrastructure. Work-wise, Facebook's internship program is very well structured; they really focus on providing mentorship and tools that allow developers to come in and ramp up quickly. I had a great relationship with my team and a lot of respect for both my team manager and internship manager; they were all very keen to make sure I was enjoying my time there. Dev experience is very polished, I was never blocked on infrastructure not being available for me to work on my project. Benefits are probably top-tier in comparison to other tech-internships, you also really bond with other interns outside of work. This is a great choice!
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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

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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