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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Lots of cool projects to work on. My mentor was awesome and helpful. I never had any issues with asking him really noob questions. My manager and team made me feel like they wanted me to succeed. Also, I learn how to write good quality code. Most importantly, I learned how to take ownership of a product that matters. From design to implementation to upkeep, my project was a great experience and impacted the org.

What I wish was different

I wish that there were more people I could relate too. I felt that the interns I met came from the typical background of having parents in tech.

Advice

Personal projects aren’t the same as work experience! Work holds you to a higher standard and more advanced workflow.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Learned various skills about Software Development. Worked with good coworkers and with autonomy. Did design, development, and test work.

What I wish was different

More job training.

Advice

Communicate expectations clearly.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Onboarding process was smooth

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

My team in particular was a group of witty, hard-working individuals who were very knowledgeable and busy, but still took time out of their day to help me when I needed them. We also went out for lunch every day. The team really makes the experience in my opinion. Also the pay was as high as a full-time so that's cool.

What I wish was different

I encountered a few issues with permissions at Amazon, but that was mostly team-specific due to a way that their pipeline was configured. Otherwise, I'd wish that I was on a different team, application-wise, not people-wise. By that I mean I wish I could've been on more new, up-and-coming technologies (even though I still loved my team).

Advice

Get to know your team and you will find your place at Amazon. And never think you are the smartest guy in the room. Also, remember that there is always room for improvement and to absorb people's advice and criticism.
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Yard Auditor

June - August 2019 • Sewickley, PA

What I liked

The work environment was never the same and it always offered a new challenge.

What I wish was different

A more established line of communication regarding policies.

Advice

Be open to ideas and suggestions.
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Associate

June 2020 • Chino, CA

What I liked

Flexible job for anyone looking for a second job

What I wish was different

Increase hour wages

Advice

A good place to work for anyone thats wants to gain experience and skills to add on their resume
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Software Development Intern

May - July 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

My team was awesome -- I had a supportive manager and friendly, helpful teammates. I really enjoyed my project with Amazon Alexa.

What I wish was different

Advice

Figure out your boundaries -- how much work you can handle, how to maintain a work-life balance, etc.
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HR Intern

June 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great company, culture, and team

What I wish was different

More projects

Advice

Have great communication skills
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Software Devloper Eng.

May - August 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The city, having a mentor, the project

What I wish was different

going a different team.

Advice

apply for everything
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Data Analyst Intern

November 2018 - March 2019 • Shanghai, People's Republic of China

What I liked

Data analysis, team-working and propel data-driven business

What I wish was different

Advice

Turn down some requests.
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Sortation Associate

July 2019 • Akron, OH

What I liked

I still work there. I like getting work done and getting paid for it.

What I wish was different

Nothing that I can come up with that won't have the possibility to be remedied on the future.

Advice

Having one jobs gives you the experience to know what you need to do in life and just about how to do it.
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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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Delivery Driver

June - August 2019 • Amherst, NH

What I liked

Great hours, fun experience, awesome pay.

What I wish was different

More opportunities to switch shifts with co-workers.

Advice

Find a system that works well for you.
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Warehouse associate

May - August 2019 • West Deptford Township, NJ

What I liked

I liked the fast pace environment and flexible scheduling

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Fast paced work environment, smart engineers, motivated people

What I wish was different

Longer internship

Advice

I would recommend any future intern to get familiar with your teams tech stack as soon as you can, it will help a lot.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

My team played a social deduction board game at lunch every week!

What I wish was different

I can't think of anything substantial that I wish would have been different.

Advice

Don't be afraid to talk to senior developers or full-timers, they are very friendly and have cool stories to share.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

It taught me a lot about professional software development processes.

What I wish was different

The location

Advice

Make sure to not be afraid to ask questions to coworkers, it will save a lot of time and avoid wasted effort.
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SDE intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Relaxed office, flexible work schedule, great team.

What I wish was different

I found the offices kinda boring compared to some other tech company offices

Advice

Be proactive and ask questions (although not too many questions)
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Warehouse Stocker

July - October 2019 • Richmond, CA

What I liked

Very flexible work hours and good hourly pay for a non-internship summer job

What I wish was different

I wish I had a schedule rather than made to pick up shifts as an alpha employee. You have to work 30 days before you are even able to apply for a set schedule.

Advice

If you plan on working at an Amazon warehouse as a part time job be in shape and ready for repetitive busy work.
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Whole Foods Shopper

March 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Extremely flexible hours (only need to work 1 shift per month), occasional pay surges, calm and relaxed atmosphere

What I wish was different

Make us more connected with the Whole Foods locations we work at. It seems like all the Whole Foods team members hate us for no valid reason.

Advice

Good luck getting shifts.
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