IBM
Armonk, New York
IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and offers hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
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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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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

Markham, ON, Canada

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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

Markham

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Great experience!
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Software Developer

Ottawa, ON, Canada

$3,504
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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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Toronto, ON, Canada

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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

$3,700
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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 Engineer

Irvine, CA, USA

$6,666
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Interned at 2015 summer.
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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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Software Engineer

Mountain View, CA, USA

$7,397
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Worked on Google Research doing machine learning on my own project. Learned a ton and the team was really smart, I was playing catch-up the whole term. Culture is great, so even though I was the youngest person in the room by about 25 years we all go along great and imo Google does literally everything to make working there perfect. I'd highly recommend joining a club, as bjj during lunch was a lot of fun. I think the well-known perks are overrated (food, laundry) and the biggest perk is the communities inside Google that are super friendly and inviting. Didn't have that many intern events but I was also not there in the summer, so go in the summer if you can!
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Worked here in 2B. Mileage will vary depending on the team. Worked on the cryptography team. I was the only non-PHD. I love cryptography
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Software Engineer

Seattle, WA, USA

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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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Software Engineer

Toronto, ON, Canada

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All I did was fix bugs my entire internship. It was my first co-op but it seemed like this was the case for returning interns as well. The technologies that I used was also not very transferable to my later internships.
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Software Engineer

Waterloo, ON, Canada

$6,467
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Interned while this was still at the old office location in the Tannery. The facilities back then were great, so I'm sure the new office is amazing. This was my first taste at the "tech life" i.e. free food, and I'm pretty sure I gained at least 5 lbs by the end. In addition to salary, you get a housing and transportation stipend. As for work, the project I was on ended up being high priority for launch in that quarter, and so it was a great experience to work with a bunch of other engineers on the team and to launch it to real users in the end. Everybody is super smart and super friendly - a great internship experience overall.
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Software Engineer Intern

Irvine, CA, USA

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Interned during the summer of 2017. I was on the Google Help/Feedback mobile team (iOS) and had two semi-independent projects throughout my term, both of them fully launched! I also got to do a large amount of backend development despite being hired as an iOS developer. The office culture was very laid back, and my host/team was very helpful during the entire internship. Not included in the salary is a $9000 relocation bonus at the start of the internship.
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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

$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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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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