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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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Bluemix Devop Software Developer

Markham, ON, Canada

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It is my third coop term. Great work-life balance. Mentorship needs to be improved. Projects are quite challenging. You need to take more initiative to really make an impact.
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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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Db2 QA Developer

Markham, ON, Canada

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It largely depends on your team but my work was not very interesting. My team had very little guidance and mostly consisted of 16 month interns from other schools. We were actually entirely trained by the previous year's interns during a 4 month overlap, we rarely saw a full time employee on our team.
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Extreme Blue Business Intern

Toronto, ON, Canada

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May-August 2015. Unique opportunity to have both autonomy and valuable guidance. Extreme Blue gives interns access to industry experts who are open and willing to helping you succeed in your project. We were able to reach out to senior IBM leaders to receive feedback and mentorship as well as had the chance to grow our own ideas and thoughts.
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Full Stack Developer

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Each team is VERY different, as one co-worker put it, IBM is essentially a massive company full of mini-startups (a.k.a individual departments or teams). My team had excellent mentorship/support, the team was very approachable and knowledgeable and were always willing to explain concepts to you. The work itself was somewhat interesting, but felt like IBM was trying to "catch up" to the data science hype. This is expected for a large company though. Similarly, the work hours are very flexible but some people work insanely long hours due to the large amount of work that can get handed to you. Finally, one of the biggest negatives to IBM is the workplace politics. There are so many different levels of management that information can get… 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

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Great experience!
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Software Developer

Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Highly dependent on the team. My team was very good and had an interesting project that I worked on. I learned a lot and there are a lot of bright people working there. Gave a one time flight stipend ($750 if you're from Waterloo).
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Worked on front end development. Overall project management seemed a little disorganized. At times UI design could significantly change from week to week, which caused a lot of code scrapping. On the other hand. The pipeline for development was very well organized. There were code reviews for every commit and you were required to write extensive and robust tests for all your code. Co-workers were very approachable and helpful though my supervisor was often away on meetings. However, all my work was reviewed by my supervisor before committing so it wasn’t much of a problem. Quality of work can be team dependent, but it can range from bugfixing to creating new features or UI components. There is a nice subsidized cafeteria at the… Show More
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I worked as part of the IoT/AI team from the 120 Bloor Location at IBM. Mostly built PoCs relating to IoT throughout the work term. Got to learn a lot as I was using cutting edge technologies involving AI (Computer Vision). The team was really small (3 co-ops) so we did a lot of fun activities together throughout the term. Work/life balance was great (super flexible hours). Overall a great experience!
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Software Developer Intern

Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Really team dependent. I was in a newly formed team so every person on my team had a lot of responsibilities. We were in charge of a lot of things so we learned a lot too. Our team had a start-up culture while being backed by a large corporation like IBM.
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Honestly, it wasn't the most exciting work. They did offer a one time relocation stipend to help with moving.
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I took this job during continuous round in 2014 and the interview was discussing past experience. It was essentially a walk-on job. My overall experience at the Ottawa branch left a lot to be desired of. Meaningful Work - Bug fixing for days with the occasional small feature - Eventually got to do a proof-of-concept that led to a patent - POC was fun to do - Proof-of-concept likely scraped a few months after I left and patent was finalized Mentorship - At first, I had no mentor but was eventually (luckily) paired up with one - Rarely got my code reviewed so I did not get as much constructive criticism as I hoped (POC only got design reviewed but not code) Worklife Balance - As an intern, you get to decide how much work you want to do -… Show More
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Software Development Engineer Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

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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

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Extremely fun and meaningful work. Worked at Cardiogram when there was only 4 fulltimes. You get to work on everything and anything that fulltimes work on. The team and cofounders are extremely talented and approachable. Food is great, usually restaurant food, or Uber eats and awesome drinks and snacks.
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Software Engineer Intern

Mountain View, CA, USA

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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

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

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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