TextNow
Waterloo, Ontario
TextNow is the world’s first all-ip cloud-based phone carrier.
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Android Developer

Waterloo, ON, Canada

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Overall a pretty good co-op term, catered lunch every day is great. There were some growing pains during the time I worked there so the organization of teams and the prioritization of projects were still being figured out.
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Lots of responsibilities (and fun to match it). Great team and culture.
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Android Engineer

Waterloo, ON, Canada

$3,520
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Excellent company to work for. Excellent work environment and great mentors.
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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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Fullstack Software Developer

Waterloo, ON, Canada

$4,467
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There are definitely some organizational pains that come with a company trying to grow. They were aggressively hiring full-time employees when I worked there for both the San Francisco and Waterloo offices, as there was an extra signing bonus for new employees going on. However, at least 5 full-time employees left the company or were fired in the 4 months I was there, so take that how you will. Most of their old monolithic application is still written in PHP, with most of the newer services written in Ruby on Rails and Golang. Mobile applications are written in Java (Android) and Objective C (iOS), although they’re planning on rewriting in Swift at some point. Some custom firmware and other things are written in C, although for the most… Show More
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You'll get a lot of responsibility and make your own features, but the culture is a bit dull. Not very diverse and not really any company events.
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Was given a lot of responsibility and room to grow. However, the company culture seems to be very superficial. The company undeniably has very good perks for Waterloo, free lunch, breakfast, monthly events, etc... But that does not make up for some of the more serious issues with TextNow. The company seems to have a large problem with work life balance, as a co-op this probably won't affect you too much, however be prepared to see some very stressed, overworked full time employees. There's also a lot of politics for a company of this size (~100 people) and the management team seems to push for things like unlimited vacation as a means to make up for the lack of work life balance. But as most people know in practice that does not lead to… Show More
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Mobile Developer Intern

Waterloo, ON, Canada

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A quickly changing company going through a lot of growth. When I was interning, teams were still being figured out, but working at such a company will provide a neat learning experience. Would recommend at least one internship in this kind of environment. People at TextNow were super friendly, and the work that they were doing was interesting and is becoming more interesting term after term as they face new challenges.
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Product Marketing Analyst

Toronto, ON, Canada

$5,000
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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 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

$8,000
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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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Web Developer

Waterloo, ON, Canada

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Great people and culture - there's lots of socials (interns and company-wide). Lots of mentorship, responsibility, and opportunity to develop.
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iOS Developer

Waterloo, ON, Canada

$4,320
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A pretty fast-paced co-op, but that was very enjoyable for me. Was given a lot of freedom as to what I wanted to work on and how I managed my time. Also I was able to switch to more of a back end role in the latter half of the co-op which was great! Would definitely recommend TextNow; one of the better places to work for in the KW area.
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