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

$4,333
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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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Ottawa, ON, Canada

$4,680
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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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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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Software Developer Intern

Ottawa, ON, Canada

$5,200
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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

$4,800
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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 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

Ottawa, ON, Canada

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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

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

Waterloo, ON, Canada

$4,760
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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 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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