Capital One

Great experience. Totally recommend.

Position title
Software Engineer
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,501 to 4,000
How long was your work term?
4 months
Work industry
Computer Science

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Very impressed
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Very helpful
Was your work challenging and engaging?
Loved coming to work
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Skills for life
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

I was part of a great team and was treated as full-time. Throughout the term I had the opportunity to acquire experience for existing skills and to learn new ones. The work involved software development with more than one project while adhering to Agile and continuous improvement practices. The fact that the projects were not all on the same platforms or using the same programming languages allowed for an even greater learning experience.

What did you like least about your internship/co-op?

Had a great experience so can't think of a downside. Time went by quickly and unfortunately the term had to come to an end.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

Keep up the good work. I appreciate the effort management demonstrated on making this a good experience and that they are continuously seeking to make it even better.

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
Like family
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
All the time
Describe the office environment/culture.

Great work culture and environment with a casual dress code. Weekly optional learning sessions with internal and external speakers on varied topics. There were team specific events, Software Studio wide events and Capital One wide events. Among these were opportunities for the teams and the co-ops to showcase their projects to other employees (executives included). The Fun Committee is always looking to organize fun activities such as Easter egg hunt and Foosball tournaments.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Financial bonus Flex time Free coffee Free prepared meals/snacks Internal company sports teams-events Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Social activities Work from home

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Work types Cultural fit Location
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

The work term was great and I felt valued. Capital One earned all its employer awards and rankings.