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I have been working at DornerWorks as an intern (Less than a year)
DornerWorks has many extremely talented hardware and software engineers to learn from and work with, and I think it is a great place to start your career. As a Co-op you will get to work on a variety of different projects in both embedded software and hardware, and you get to see those projects at all different stages of the design cycle. Large amounts of independence and responsibility are given to Interns if the PMs think you can handle it, and this really facilitates a great environment for young engineers to learn and to thrive. DornerWorks has really made an effort over the last year or so to get more interesting and fulfilling projects to work on, and I think there is a very positive outlook for the type of projects they are hoping to land in the near future. Compensation is very competitive for the area, but the real value is all of the knowledge gained through working on such a variety of projects.
You have to advocate for yourself, especially as an Intern, in order to be put on the types of projects that you want to work on. If you tell the PMs what areas you are interested in, they will make an effort to place you on them, but it's not guaranteed. Also, Interns are at the bottom of the tech totem pole so you aren't going to have a nice PC or very much desk space, but you can work through it.
Advice to Management
Keep going after new and exciting work, and keep letting the Interns work on meaningful tasks. Also, maybe try to organize more events and activities to grow company culture and encourage collaboration. I think those sort of investments pay off exponentially over time, and DornerWorks should take better advantage of that as a whole.