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

$3,000
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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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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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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

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 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

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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Technical Systems Analyst

Toronto, ON, Canada

$3,120
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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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