Uber
San Francisco, California
Uber is a mobile app connecting passengers with drivers for hire.
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Backend Engineer

San Francisco, CA, USA

$7,000
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It was a very fulfilling experience, the work is sufficiently challenging and you are treated as a full time engineer. The project you work on will likely be high impact and definitely be in production before you depart. The company culture is very inclusive with a "work hard, play hard" mentality.
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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

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

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

San Francisco, CA, USA

$6,915
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Fun company to work at. Lots of social events and the average full time employee is pretty young so there was a lot to do as an intern. Work was cool due to the scale at which Uber operates. The work-life balance is lacking since most people stay late and there is an expectation to work overtime. Also, dinner is at 8:15 pm.
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I worked there in Fall 2016. This was the first time I got to work on real machine learning - I got to build a model and work on feature engineering. I had superb teammates who were technically strong, and the work I did at Uber had the most impact on the compared to all my other co-ops. The infrastructure at Uber is not as mature as companies such as Facebook but there are tons of challenges to solve and it is an exciting place to work at!
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I also received a housing stipend of $5000 USD and $400 worth of Uber credits every month (I believe they don't provide the Uber credits anymore though). I had a great experience here and learned a TON. Unfortunately, the workload was huge and the company moves at a very rapid pace, so I was incredibly stressed out. I don't think I've ever been more stressed out in my life.
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Overall, the company seems stingy. Dinner starts at 8:15 pm. The free rides program was changed from a credit based system to a ride based system, greatly reducing the usefulness. I personally did not get any transportation stipend. There were a handful of engineers that were without a doubt overworked. However, I did not have bad worklife balance. The work, the projects and the problems Uber is solving are very interesting.
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In terms of meaningful work, I think internships at Uber give their interns the meatiest projects, from technical and impactful perspectives. They really put a lot of trust in their interns to take on and deliver projects that are core to their teams. My team was very tight-knit and genuinely enjoyed each others company; I was very sad when I said goodbye on my last day. Mentorship was also very strong, my mentor would always point me in the right direction if I needed any help. Benefits are really great; they provide monthly housing stipends and Uber credits. Also, they paid hourly when I was there, so overtime pay was amazing! Really recommend this experience. :)
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I had a great internship at Uber, and loved the team I was on. There was a lot of meaningful work to do, and everything I worked on during my internship was launched. My team was a good mix of working and also having fun. I did have some weeks of very long hours, but I was never asked to do them - I just wanted to see my project succeed. You get a $1000/mo housing stipend, $50/mo cell phone stipend, and are paid for overtime work. The company itself has a few organizational issues that I've noticed, but overall not a hinderance on my experience.
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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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iOS Developer Intern

San Francisco, CA, USA

$8,500
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Very exciting company to work at.
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