An inspiring place for life-long learning

Position title
DevDegree Intern
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,501 to 3,000
How long was your work term?
Line of business
engineering development
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?
Lots of autonomy. The flip-side of that can be uncertainty, even for full-timers. So you need to be proactive!
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 did several placements and in each one I was amazed how much I was treated as a full member of the team. And how much I was encouraged to own my learning. The whole place is really full of life-long learners, both professionally and as human beings.

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

I'm in a 'work-integrated learning' program called Dev Degree - which is amazing, but as you do the internship alongside school, it's also stressful and can be overwhelming

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?
You're not necessarily going to be told what to do - that's part of the learning!!
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

Awesome. I met so many amazing people - fellow interns, as well as old hands! Shopify makes it really easy to get connected to lots of different people.

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?
Describe the office environment/culture.

Every team is different, but because you are not limited to your own team, like in other companies, you really can find your own 'crowd', no matter what you are into. The office is an inspiring and welcoming space and the people are all really open and supportive.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Flex time Free coffee Free prepared meals/snacks Internal company sports teams-events Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Paid vacation time Social activities Stocked fridge Subsided gym membership Tuition reimbursement Work from home

Final notes

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

Start a Shopify shop and try to put yourself into the shoes of a merchant - that's how you'll really know who you'll be working for