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Salesforce

Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I had the opportunity to work on the Heroku team inside of Salesforce. I am happy to say that out of all the internships I have completed, my internship at Salesforce was by far the best. Engineers on the Heroku team were always willing to lend a hand in terms of pair programming, code reviews, and being a knowledge center. I learned so much, and many of the engineers I met there I still keep in touch with them. Not only did the company pay us very well (around 50 per hour), but they also provided us free housing in San Francisco.

What I wish was different

Heroku's engineering team is about 90% remote internationally, and so it took a little adjustment getting used to working on a fully remote organization. The company made it very easy to deal with this by creating an environment of constant communication through daily standups, frequent code pairing sessions, and all-hands meetings. Although I never met my manager once over the whole Summer since he lived on top of a mountain in Colorado, he was always there for me for work and personal matters.

Advice

Salesforce is a company that is rapidly growing, and all they are looking from candidates is a strong eagerness to learn and being open to fail fast. I learned through this experience to never take criticism personally and to always grow from it.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - September 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

The project I was assigned to was relevant with my interests. I played an active role within my team and it was an amazing experience working with such motivated individuals. My manager was incredibly supportive of all of my work and gave me honest feedback.

What I wish was different

A more engaging internship experience with other teams / other interns.

Advice

Always go on coffee chats with as many people as possible. It's always interesting learning more about other people's experiences within Salesforce.
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Backend Software Engineer

May - August 2019 • Indianapolis, IN

What I liked

I love the company culture: Ohana!! Everyone here is sooo friendly and they helped me from the first day to the very last second. My director really gave me a lot of useful advice through the summer that really made me grow.

What I wish was different

The machine setup could be done by the day we arrived. :)

Advice

As the first internship, don't be afraid to ask questions even it maybe bothers your teammate a lot. They all are willing to help!
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Team, people

What I wish was different

more impactful project

Advice

be self motivated
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Software Intern

May - August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I did my internship at Salesforce as part of the Futureforce program in 2019. My experience has been great. One of the best things of interning at Salesforce is the chance to interact with people from different orgs. The company is very transparent and highly encourages team switching. Another great thing about the futureforce program is how they make sure that interns are comfortable at organization and have a great time. Its a perfect balance of good work and fun at the same time. Would highly recommend if someone wants to work for a company that values and cares for you and the society as a whole.

What I wish was different

Nothing that I can think of. The only thing is that people in the industry don't consider Salesforce to be as Tech as other big players which sometimes don't give you that great feeling.

Advice

Amazing Experience at Salesforce : Give it a try!
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Business Operations Intern

May - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Outstanding company culture; organized internship program with many C-level speakers, programs, events, lots of company gear; company really focuses on leadership development and giving back to the community with VTO

What I wish was different

increasing networking beyond personal team/department, business interns do not have as many benefits compared to CS

Advice

Be ready to balance work and adapt to the fast-paced environment. Always ask questions and take advantage of the networking opportunities.
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SMTS

March 2017 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

The technology stack

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

A keen desire to learn new things/technology takes you a long way
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

My mentor, my co-interns and company culture.

What I wish was different

More input and guidance on my project.

Advice

Be open minded about introducing new features to your project. Also, try to have a good presentation so that your co-workers can understand what you have worked on.
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Software Engineer

February 2017 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Work Culture

What I wish was different

Commute distance

Advice

Best place to work
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Salesforce Marketing Cloud software Engineering intern

May - August 2018 • Indianapolis, IN

What I liked

- Dedicated team to help interns and schedule events - Futureforce - Worked as part of an actual team working on projects that matter - Dedicated mentor and "trailguide" for guidance - Friendly work environment

What I wish was different

Nothing. It was pretty much perfect.

Advice

For prospective interns, don't be afraid to ask questions and learn!
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Product Management Intern

June - September 2018 • Indianapolis, IN

What I liked

Meaningful work. Worked with design, customers, and tech. Opportunity to code and build a prototype. A lot of executive exposure.

What I wish was different

I hope to have worked in the SF office. I hope to have worked with AI related products.

Advice

A PM internship is what you make of it. Don't feel scared to ask your manager for clarity and for more work. Communication skills help a lot.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Salesforce was a great experience at a very innovative and fast paced company. My team was incredible and very supportive of my interests. I grew and learned an immense amount while working there.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sales Intern

June - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

The company culture is fun and competitive. I was challenged every day to do my best.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had gotten to meet some more executives.

Advice

If you are competitive then you would do well. You've got to love networking and learning about people/companies.
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Marketing Campaigns and Operations Intern

June - September 2017 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Amazing company, lots of growth and energy, very friendly people.

What I wish was different

More full time opportunities for non-tech interns.

Advice

Network; make as many connections as you can in your 12 weeks.
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accounting intern

June - August 2017 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

the team and the open and flexible corporate structure.

What I wish was different

More guidance and instruction on assignments.

Advice

Look for backup opportunities in different departments within the company or with another company. In the accounting department in SF, it's very difficult to get a full time offer from an internship.
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Summer Treasury Analyst, Capital Markets & Investments

June - August 2017 • San Francisco, Zulia

What I liked

Great integration into full time, fun intern events, interesting work

What I wish was different

More direction from superiors

Advice

Everyone is willing to help out; reach out as much as you can to whoever you can!
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Excellent, user-facing intern product - will be shipped to customers in the next patch.

What I wish was different

Team dynamic was somewhat antisocial.

Advice

Don't live in the Tenderloin if you end up in SF.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Advice

Be proactive about your internship experience: let your manager/mentor what you hope to get out of the intenship
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Technical Program Manager Intern

May - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

The internship events were amazing, they treat their interns very well. The work was also very interesting, a mix between development and sitting in technical strategy meetings, as well as convincing and communicating with engineers on high level initiatives.

What I wish was different

It would've been nice to know of my team or project earlier

Advice

TPM / PM / APM internships can be very valuable for building product and soft skills, and can be a great change of pace from conventional SWE internships. Definitely worth checking out!
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Strategic Events Intern

June - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Being at such a large corporate environment opened a lot of doors for me, from meeting hundreds of other interns to the endless flow of events, networking, and volunteering opportunities.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would say for summer internships, don’t be afraid to apply to positions that don’t “match” your specific major or studies. As long as you are interested and committed to be a great intern, all of your social and technical skills are much more needed than you may think.
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