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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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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

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Your experience is very dependent on the team you're placed in, and the manager and mentor you get. Mine was a horrible prick who had no experience working with interns, didn't set expectations and had basically no idea on how to mentor an intern. Was also sort of arrogant and totally not open to any opinions on how to do a task, and liked to boss around. My experience was pathetic and I would never return. Didn't get any meaningful work or learn much, through some other interns on better teams did have better experiences. Also compensation is very low given how expensive Vancouver is, and you will just be able to cover basic living expenses. Take their offer only if all your other intern offers are much worse, otherwise go elsewhere.
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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

Ottawa, ON, Canada

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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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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

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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Software Engineering Consultant

Toronto, ON, Canada

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I worked at Capco as a Software Engineering Consultant Intern from January 2018 - April 2018 in the Toronto office. I'd say that this experience was one of the best work experiences I've had so far. From a technical/educational perspective, I worked with Java Spring on the back end team. When I first started I was given the right resources to get myself set up and familiarised with the code base. My teammates were highly experienced in the field but were also very helpful and approachable. I first started off with some simple tasks, but as time progressed I got assignments that were as important as any other full time developer's. One of the best educational advantages was that I had top tier programmers reviewing my PRs and giving… Show More
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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

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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

San Francisco, CA, USA

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I was on iOS team, holy **** everyone on my team is super nice and super smart. They are just amazing people to talk to. The work was super meaningful, I was able to fully ship 2 major features to AppStore in the span of 4 Months. Asana really cares about your passion and make sure you enjoy what you work on. Asana has no doubt the best mentorship program for interns in the Bay Area. 11/10 would recommend. (I am a foodie, and Asana has one of the best in-house chefs, food is 12/10)
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Summer 2017 (May - Aug) Highlight: They really care about your mentorship and you as a person in all aspects! I worked on the iOS team without any previous experience in mobile at all, and everyone I spoke to made it very clear that doing something that you don't have experience in is completely and totally fine - and actually encouraged. In theory a lot of companies do the same, but in practice very few actually do that. Each person I spoke to have some crazy background story, like they were homeless for a few months and then biked across the USA for charity or studied food tasting science and then decided to go into data science. That made being there really interesting, and the company tries to be very transparent and very human all… Show More
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Great culture, tons of smart people to learn from and hang out with. Work wasn't boring.
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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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Software Engineering Intern

Toronto

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Best co-op to date. Company culture is fantastic, and your mentor will do their absolute best to support you and your learning. Since it is a mature startup, there is definitely some red tape and work you do might get re-prioritized, but your manager will do their best to shield you from it.
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