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Amazon

SDE Intern

June - September 2017 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

They give you a lot of freedom to implement the project your are given. They give you an overall goal to reach and you are expected to build an effective solution on your own in a manner similar to that of a full time SDE.

What I wish was different

I wish I had selected Seattle as my residence location as I feel like I would have gotten a more full Amazon experience by being at the headquarters.

Advice

Manage your time effectively as you are in charge of your project. Ask for help when you need it. Try to go to Seattle if you can to check out everything Amazon has to offer. It is more difficult than most internships but the extra work pays off in terms of what you learn.
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amazon warehouse associate

March - August 2019 • Brownstown, MI

What I liked

very friendly enviornment

What I wish was different

Advice

make sure you stay hydrated it is a very fast pace job
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Warehouse

October 2019 • San Bernardino, CA

What I liked

Many hours

What I wish was different

More consistent time schedule

Advice

Networking is very important
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Area Manager Intern

May - August 2021 • Madison, WI

What I liked

I really enjoyed the projects I was able to complete. I was able to design and operate projects that will be continued after my departure and will save the location over $800K annually.

What I wish was different

I wish my management team was more prepared and more involved with my experience. I hardly talked to my manager, and he was not even aware I would be his intern until the day I showed up.

Advice

Large corporations are not always the best place to work. I thought I would like it, but there was not much feeling of belonging anywhere because it was such a large corporation. I felt like another number.
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Warehouse employee

June - July 2020 • Irving, TX

What I liked

The pay and the short shifts.

What I wish was different

They did not explain my role very well. I had to do a range of things and I did not know what I was supposed to do alot of the time. The shifts were weird hours and I had to stay late or leave early each time.

Advice

This was not a very good job
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Data Center Technician

January 2020 • Manassas, VA

What I liked

People are nice and mostly smart.

What I wish was different

Management is full kool-aid corpo. AKA they don't care about you or your career in the slightest, and calling them out on poor management will put you in the dog house forever.

Advice

Don't take this internship. You come in as L3 at 32/hr if you are hired. You want to do something else so you come in as L4, which might be 85k+ a year salary. Project engineer Technical project manager data center manager Anything. DCO tech is not appreciated in the slightest.
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Area Manager

June - August 2021 • North Randall, OH

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Ask questions! The internship includes a lot of data and numbers, which can get very confusing when learning about for the first time. Don't be afraid to reach out to managers and employees, ask questions in order to learn more, and be curious! This will also help when completing the final project.
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Backend Software Engineer

January - February 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

testing posting a review

What I wish was different

testing

Advice

more testing
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Workplace, Health & Safety Intern

May - August 2021 • Shelby Township, MI

What I liked

I loved the opportunity to work on a small team, complete a project relatively independently, and the ability to connect with site leadership on a regular basis. I found myself learning more and more from my team members, as well as coworkers from other departments. The assignment to create and implement a project was exciting, and it was interesting to watch it come to life! Finally, site leadership (my manager as well) was available all the time - I made lasting connections within the leadership at my site.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more opportunities to connect with the Amazon intern cohort I was a part of. We mostly ran into each other by chance, but never really got the chance to connect and form friendships. I would have really enjoyed a chance to meet people outside of my site as well!

Advice

Go in expecting a driven, exciting internship! It was definitely an active learning experience up until the very end, so I recommend embracing this and making the most of it!
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FC associate

June - August 2021 • Oklahoma City, OK

What I liked

Pay was nice, the labor was hard but consistent, I was rarely bored. I also really like my coworkers which led to multiple friendships that lasted after I left.

What I wish was different

More freedom when it came to phones, masks, etc.

Advice

If you work the night shift like I did, make sure to sleep when you get the chance or you won’t last long.
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Area Manager Intern

June - August 2021 • Kansas City, KS

What I liked

I loved the people I worked with! The other managers were all very friendly and helpful. They were amazing resources when learning the job.

What I wish was different

Advice

It was something I was initially apprehensive, but I am forever grateful that I took it. Always take opportunities when they are put in front of you!
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Supply Chain Intern

June - July 2021 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Everyone was so friendly and willing to help you. If you asked a question they wanted you to learn. It felt like more than a job, we even had service opportunities.

What I wish was different

It was very unorganized because it was the first year they did the sophomore program.

Advice

It is what you make it, the more you put in the more you will get out.
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SDE Intern

June - August 2021 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the good work-life balance, being able to design the project and complete it end-to-end, and the helpful, collaborative team.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had been in-person.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions and draw on the knowledge of others on the team.
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Account Executive Intern (PR and Marketing)

June - November 2021 • Kansas City, MO

What I liked

I liked how flexible the schedule was with my time.

What I wish was different

I wish I did not come on board halfway through the internship schedule

Advice

I would tell people its what you make it and if you want your experience to be great stick out and work hard.
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AA

April 2020 • Theodore, AL

What I liked

The friendly experience

What I wish was different

More teachable moments

Advice

Work as much as you can there
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Area Manager Intern

May - July 2021 • Nashville, TN

What I liked

Everyone was so friendly and helpful! They all wanted me to do well during the internship.

What I wish was different

The direction and planning of what an intern should do could've been clearer.

Advice

Be ready to learn CONSTANTLY
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Amazon

June - August 2021 • Jefferson, GA

What I liked

I liked the flexibility and opportunities to work overtime.

What I wish was different

I wish HR would have been more available and approachable.

Advice

This is a good summer job however, the position I worked in required hard physical labor.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

High salary, challenging work

What I wish was different

Better work-life balance, more focus on career development

Advice

Amazon is very team-dependent...your mileage may vary
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Fulfillment Associate

June - August 2021 • Teterboro, NJ

What I liked

Loved the hours.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Make sure to come on time and have a good mentality when working.
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AWS Identity Software Intern

May - August 2021 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

Everyone on my team was very kind. The HQ2 building was very nice.

What I wish was different

I wish I had reached out more to my mentor and manager and asked for more assistance with my project. I felt very lost throughout the process.

Advice

Try to take ownership of your project to bring it to the next level.
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