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Hill AFB-SODO

Computer Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Hill Air Force Base, UT

What I liked

Fun people to work with. Laid back work environment. Great experience with using Git and Agile Scrum. Lots of potential to go places if you work hard. Meaningful work (depending on the project you are put on).

What I wish was different

A little too laid back. Lots of down time near the beginning especially. Poor recruitment process. Some lazy coworkers. Quality of experience is highly dependent on the project you choose/get put on. Low starting pay.

Advice

If you are closer to graduating, make sure to ask to be put on the GS-05 pay rather than GS-04. They will pay you more if you have the experience/credits but they didn't for me for some reason (after I started working there it was too late to change my pay). Choose a good team and big team that is more established. Even if they aren't using the same programming language you enjoy, the other skills you can improve like teamwork, git, agile, etc. will be great for you.
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Electronics Engineer

May 2019 • Clearfield, UT

What I liked

It was a good experience in electrical engineering with exposure to many different concepts

What I wish was different

A little more work with hardware and less work with software would have been nice

Advice

Give government jobs a chance they are better than people make them out to be.
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Computer Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Hill Air Force Base, UT

What I liked

Friendly people. A lot of options for projects to work on. Good experience with Git, Agile Scrum, pair programming, team work, and peer review. The team in charge of the Launchpad care about the interns and new hires and are trying to make it a better experience.

What I wish was different

Better work ethic among coworkers and selection of lower level coding and electrical engineering projects. They also need a better hiring process.

Advice

Make sure that you are on the pay scale that you deserve. For instance if you have a certain amount of credits then you should be on the GS-05 scale instead of GS-04. Work hard and do your best and you will stand out.
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