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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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SDE Intern

Seattle, WA, USA

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Mentorship - Smart, kind, helpful mentors and teammates Work/life Balance - If project is scoped correctly and you're qualified for the job, then this is 5/5. Meaningful Work - I worked on Amazon Echo during the term it was launched for Beta (invite-only). Being part of the launch and seeing all those unboxing videos and the positive feedback of the community and customers with your team is an experience I'll always cherish. Perks - Really nice housing stipend. Downtown City life. When you get a return offer, you can choose any team and any location to work on (they have offices in pretty much every major city in the world. Seattle, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, SF, and so on)
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SDE Intern

Vancouver, BC, CAN

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Mentorship - This is my third internship at Amazon so the mentorship was minimal as I was driving the project by myself. Teammates are chill and helpful if you have questions. I've never come across any smug arrogant engineer or manager working at 3 different teams and locations and most of the people are chill and nice. Work/life Balance - This depends on how qualified you are for the job tbh. Most of the time, teams will give you an independent project that is scoped correctly. And if it wasn't, then well, the complexity of the project and any mis-scope is taken into account when deciding upon giving you a return offer. Meaningful Work - Amazon is really big on Ownership. I sort of worked like a 1-man-startup to deliver my project.… Show More
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Search Experience SDE

Seattle, WA, USA

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The co-workers on my team were all very helpful and extremely smart, and the hours were not as bad as I'd thought they'd be, but I disliked having a single intern project to work on for the entire term.
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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

$5,300
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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 Development Engineer Intern

Seattle, WA, USA

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I had an absolutely amazing time for my SDE internship at Amazon in summer 2016. My mentor and manager were both really great at making me enjoy my time there and getting me to work better - I had daily talks with my mentor as well as weekly one-on-ones with my manager. Interns typically get to work on their own project over the summer, which they present to other teams at the end of the term. You're expected to take a lot of ownership over your project during the time, so you get to make a lot of the decisions when it comes to your design and deliverables. My project was scoped out well, so that I knew what I had to do at what time. The project was fun and challenging while still manageable. There's a lot of other interns around and… Show More
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I think the culture highly depends on the team that you work at. Out of the big companies, Amazon is definitely the most frugal in terms of taking care of their employees. There is not much random perks but the work is definitely challenging and rewarding especially when placed on the right team. Amazon, as I see it, is definitely an innovator and will see success for future years to come.
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The work was demanding and challenging which was exciting. Amazon emphasized a lot on taking ownership of your own work and spear-heading your own project by yourself. I did not like the company culture as much. Working at such a large company makes you feel like you are not as important. My project itself was being used by vendors so the work was fairly meaningful. The biggest disappointment was the perks available, especially compared to other companies in the Seattle area like Microsoft and Facebook (Amazon emphasizes a lot on being frugality). The corporate housing was quite generous, bi-weekly cleaning comes in clutch.
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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 Engineer Intern

Seattle, WA, USA

$7,167
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I had a great experience interning at Redfin. The compensation package is pretty standard and fair - housing stipend, relocation bonus and transportation subsidy. There are many incredibly smart people who have worked at other top companies before coming to Redfin. On my team, the work life balance was excellent - I had an extremely good manager who hit the perfect balance between pushing the team to work while giving enough flexibility to allow the team to work. The internship program is fairly well structured and they try their best to provide meaningful mentors, but it does depend a bit on personality types. To me, Redfin is the perfect size for a company - large enough to give comfortable compensation and in house infrastructure,… Show More
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Redfin is a real estate tech company headquarted in Seattle. On the first day, I got to meet all the execs and they were super nice. All the recruiters and managers I worked with were approachable as well. I was an intern in the Notifications Team. I worked with engineers who were from great schools and who had worked in Amazon and Microsoft before Redfin. They let you choose any team and project you want based on your interest. I loved the flexibility. The work culture is great and there is a lot of great mentorship and work-life balance. We also had team events to increase team morale. Overall, I would highly recommend Redfin as an internship, especially someone who is interested in Big Data problems and the Real-Estate business.
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Redfin was a great place to work as an Internship. You are surrounded by incredibly smart people who like to get stuff done. Through the mentorship program I was able to grow and really learn some new concepts and try different things. Everyone is very friendly and wants to help you. The company is small enough that you could strike up a conversation with the CEO or CTO.
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Software Engineering Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

$7,425
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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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