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Warehouse Stocker

April 2021 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

Really nice work environment, easy to get along with fellow co-workers, and ease of access to the technology they use.

What I wish was different

Could have better communication with bosses, and the building needs a phone number (SAZ1)

Advice

I would recommend working with Amazon if you need a flexible job with a busy school schedule.
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data enigeer

June - September 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

good

What I wish was different

intense work culture

Advice

good to have experience in one of the major companies
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SDE

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Like moving to Seattle, the work was challenging but fun, and the team was very nice.

What I wish was different

Wish I was able to change start date after learning information about housing but it worked out in the end

Advice

Talk to your team mates get to know them
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Flex team member

May - August 2021 • Shepherdsville, KY

What I liked

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to pick up more shifts when full time took most of the spots

Advice

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Area Manager

May - July 2021 • Spartanburg, SC

What I liked

Working with a team of hard working colleagues.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Work hard, think fast, and listen to associates.
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It

September 2021 • Reston, VA

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Training

Advice

Keep searching
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Hybrid work format no pressure to work more than 9-5 learned A LOT team let me be independently productive while also supporting my growth

What I wish was different

wish I worked more with data structures and algorithms/math. My project was developing software not building algorithms, which I expected but would like to work more with algorithms in the future.

Advice

you do not need to know AWS going in, you will learn as you work
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Area Manager Intern

May - July 2021 • Arlington Heights, IL

What I liked

I loved working with the associates and my managers! I built strong bonds/friendships/connections with them. This work environment was completely different for me but I learned to adjust and grow as both a person and a leader. I can easily say I left as a better all-around person. Furthermore, my summer project was very interesting and I managed to put together a presentation that was able to help my site increase one of their operations rates.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer! I left some unfinished projects and ran out of time to continue to work on them. My leadership team carries it on but I wish I was there to help see it through.

Advice

Working at Amazon challenged me due to the hours (12:30 am - 11 AM), but that didn't discourage me and I left more confident, learned a lot, and built a stronger network. Don't be afraid of uncomfortable, embrace it.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I learned a lot

What I wish was different

Work-life balance was bad

Advice

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Amazon Factory worker

June - October 2021 • Franklin, NJ

What I liked

-The opportunity to see what it is like to work for Amazon and fully dedicate oneself to raw factory work with goods to be shipped out to consumers around he state and country -Starting salary for new workers who could choose the days to work -Occasional free gifts and food offered by Amazon to their workers after or during work hours

What I wish was different

-There should have been more breaks besides one 25 minute break by your choice at whatever time for the rest of the 5 hour work day -More communication needed from managers to new employers with equipment usage and general concerns like salary, sick-days, additional benefits, etc.

Advice

Hard work is not always paid off, but if you do your best, be friendly, keep looking forward, and concentrate on the task(s) at hand, you will be assured every situation will go well in not just your job, but life.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - September 2021 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

It was a high-energy work environment, and the project itself was fairly interesting. I also felt like I was actually contributing meaningfully to my team, and that my work had impact.

What I wish was different

A little more ramp-up time. I struggled in the beginning because I did not fully understand the system I was working with but still was expected to present some deliverables in a short span of time.

Advice

Be proactive, particularly with your mentor and manager. Ask for feedback as soon as possible, and don't get blocked by any issues for too long (my mentor was generally very willing to help me when I was blocked). Amazon values people who can deliver results.
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area manager

May - July 2021 • Coppell, TX

What I liked

I loved the people at Amazon, I have built a great relationship with my fellow senior managers and I have learned a lot about myself.

What I wish was different

I would have wished I had more 1 on 1's with my manager.

Advice

Do not be intimidated by the company or the people working there. Once you open up to others the amount of knowledge you can take in is surprisingly a lot.
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Area Manager Intern

June - August 2021 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

I really enjoyed the project Senior Operations assigned me for the internship. I got the work on discovering the three root causes for their attrition and come up with three recommendations to reduce the attrition. Additionally, I really enjoyed my department, my manager really cared about my learning experience and ensuring I was comprehending a lot of aspects that go into Amazon warehouses.

What I wish was different

Making the onboarding experience a little more entertaining, not going to lie the first couple of days were very boring since you need to watch many videos regarding the warehouse, how it operates, safety protocol, and more.

Advice

This position is a 4 day 10-hour work schedule. I personally really liked this schedule because I got three days off. But for others, if you're not used to standing for 10 hours in a day with no sitting this will be an adjustment. I recommend buying comfortable shoes with extra padding. Utilize Amazon's communication channel, Chime, I wish I reached out to more people to learn about their Amazon experience. Also, this is a fast pace environment, so be ready to learn quickly and adjust to the business needs.
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Seller Partner Support

June - August 2021 • Cape Charles, VA

What I liked

The pay and hours were great. I really enjoyed both.

What I wish was different

I wish it wasn’t located in certain areas of the United States of America.

Advice

Just take it one day at a time. And enjoy my the ride.
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Package Handler

June - August 2020 • Brooklyn Park, MN

What I liked

The Atmosphere

What I wish was different

I wish that I could work longer.

Advice

Do something over the summer.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great experience with an agile team working on my own project the whole summer. Worked with AWS and learned a lot about the intricacies of that software as well. Great overall experience.

What I wish was different

The virtual aspect was definitely not super great because it prevented me from really getting to know my coworkers.

Advice

Reach out and network with as many people as possible, especially if you are virtual.
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Area Manager Intern

June - July 2020 • Patterson, CA

What I liked

It was a virtual internship experience and the best part was getting to hear from some of Amazon's top executives now and from founding members of Amazons massive growth in its starting years. Even not being onsite we got a good idea of what goes on and what will be expected of us in our full-time roles.

What I wish was different

I wish we could have at least visited a FC for a day, however, safety was their priority which is good. I wish we had the chance to make a more significant impact on the company during our internship.

Advice

Throughout the internship be your authentic self. Amazon is very passionate about its leadership principles and if you fit in with that culture you will thrive but if you don't it may be better for both parties that you be honest about it.
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Program Mangement Intern

June - August 2020 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

Given real-world project and owned it. Was responsible for delivering it, figuring out what to do, and making sure it was sustainable

What I wish was different

I liked the amount of autonomy I had, however some additional guidance would've been nice.

Advice

Speak up! Amazon is a self-service company, but don't be afraid to reach out to your peers, other interns, coworkers, and other team members.
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Amazon Associate

May - August 2020 • West Valley City, UT

What I liked

I really enjoyed learning how Amazon and mailing works. I also enjoyed the people that I met and the relationships I made.

What I wish was different

I wish that this job would have been more personal. I felt as though I was just a number.

Advice

It is very easy to get discouraged at an hourly 9 to 5 summer that's just for money but it was important for my to keep my end goal in mind. I am going into the professional CPD program at USU this semester which does not allow you to work, so I had to make enough money to live off of this summer. When I got discouraged I would just remember that I was working hard this summer to enjoy the year in my professional program.
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Engineering Intern

May - July 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

My management was amazing and really care about my personal development

What I wish was different

I wish there was more of a culture of collaboration between departments instead of silos

Advice

Take ownership and pride in your work and don't be afraid to ask questions
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