Shopify
Ottawa, Ontario
Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses.
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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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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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Developer (Intern)

Ottawa

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Great company, highly recommend. Great office, work environment and coworkers. Work is interesting enough, tooling is great, lunch is great. Despite the fact that sometimes I was working on CRUD Ruby on Rails apps, I actually really enjoyed my job. The fundamentals of the work didn't seem to matter when the tools, coworkers and everything else were perfect. One thing I really liked is having the opportunity to be just a normal team member. There's little structure and no sandboxing, you get a lot of autonomy and get to basically be like any other member of your team.
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Developer (Intern)

Ottawa, ON, Canada

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I worked at Shopify in the winter and fall 2016 term. The nice thing about Shopify is that you're treated like any other full-time member. You all do work from the same pot. The culture is also amazing. They give you a lot of flexibility for what team and office you want to be in, if you ask. Also free lunch, amazing office, nice housing, etc.
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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

Montreal, QC, Canada

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Really great experience! Pay includes a $500/month housing stipend.
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Software Developer Intern

Ottawa, ON, Canada

$5,300
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Definitely one of the best places in Canada to work. Great pay, culture, and development seems pretty well run. Great opportunities for mentorship, but you may need to actively seek it out. Learned a huge amount from the various engineering talks as well as chatting with teammates.
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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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I worked for Shopify in the Ottawa office on my first co-op. Overall, it was a great experience, and it was especially exciting to be there during their 2015 IPO. Pros: - Downtown Ottawa, not Kanata - Really fun work environment - Good dev environment/tools - Zero pressure to work long hours - Meet lots of other interns - Snacks, smoothies, espresso bar - Hack Days (internal hackathon) Cons: - Culture is too hipster for my taste - Most likely only use Ruby on Rails
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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

Ottawa, ON, Canada

$5,200
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Shopify has a cool blend of startup culture and having a lot of people (well, it's getting there.) I only worked on a small piece of the product, but everyone there is really excited about the parts they work on and happy to teach you things and help you out. Also the office and kitchen is hella rad, they have a book wall that you can just take interesting things to read from and they resupply it every week.
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Software Engineer

Waterloo, ON, Canada

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Free breakfast is pastries and fruit. Free lunch is catered by local restaurants, and is usually really good. The company is really good at accommodating dietary preferences and allergies, too. The company subsidizes housing for interns - I believe they pay 50% of your rent if you're working in Ottawa, not sure if the situation is the same elsewhere. I'm only three weeks in, but really enjoying it so far. Cool problems to work on. Great coworkers and a supportive team. All interns did a three-day onboarding in Ottawa, and spent another three nights in Ottawa for the annual corporate summit (usually scheduled in January, I gather). Plenty of free clothing, if that interests you. Shopify is growing really fast, too - it seems like a great… Show More
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Such a great company :) There's an intern retreat, they fly you out to Ottawa for onboarding, which is super fun, and there's Hack Days every semester. The people in the Waterloo office are lovely, can't speak for the other offices. The company culture overall is very open and I think they'll be growing a lot! Definitely worth interning for.
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Great place with lots of things to do, and a lot of excitement around the product. The company is moving super quickly, so naturally there are a few growing pains here and there. Overall, the engineering team is world class and I would not hesitate to come back again.
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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

$7,425
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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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