Software QA Engineer Intern

Position title
Software QA Engineer Intern
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
4,501 to 5,000
How long was your work term?
8 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Carrollton, Texas
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 started off as a QA but was also given development tasks which really helped me boost my programming and web development skills. I learned more about RESTful APIs and worked closely with .NET Web APIs. I stayed with them for two consecutive semesters and in my second one, I learned performance testing using Jmeter. There arose a requirement for a Java resource and I was given the responsibility to do the POC. The best thing was that they were patient with me and gave me more and more tasks and I thrived on them.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
All the time
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
All the time
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?

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.

They had great cultural events of different cultures. That included Indian, Asian and African American cultures. I participated in an Indian festival's event called Diwali and was in the team Dance performance. It was awesome to have fun in this way away from the usual work responsibilities and the computers.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Social activities Subsidized cafeteria Volunteering day 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?
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Recommendation Work types Cultural fit Location
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

My Manager was very helpful, patient and supportive. He really guided me well and now when I look back, I can feel proud of the tasks I completed and skills I learned.