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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The fast-paced culture and focus on customer obsession.

What I wish was different

Wish I could have worked on something I felt more personally connected to.

Advice

Ask lots of questions. Everyone is more than willing to answer.
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Hair and Makeup Designer

June - August 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

I like working and I liked the working environment.

What I wish was different

I wish my salary had been higher.

Advice

Make sure you are working for a fair person.
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part time seasonal warehouse associate

June - August 2019 • Crest Hill, IL

What I liked

Good pay

What I wish was different

If I could listen to music

Advice

Try to advance past scanning
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Sortation Associate

July - August 2019 • Crest Hill, IL

What I liked

The pay was good, and it was a good workout. I lost weight and built muscle from all of the lifting and moving around the warehouse that I did.

What I wish was different

I wish we would have gotten longer breaks. We were on our feet for 5 hours straight, and if you worked doubles, you were on your feet for 10 hours straight. We only got one fifteen minute break per shift, which included time walking to the break room to sit down.

Advice

Making friends makes the time go by faster.
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Marketing Specialist Intern

June - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

It was a really good learning experience to be able to see how the marketing teams work behind the scenes at such a large company.

What I wish was different

They didn't have good communication after the internship ended, esp for non-tech interns. Full-time return offers were unclear, and even if an intern "passes" the final interviews, it does not guarantee placement post-grad. Return internship offers are guaranteed though!

Advice

Networking is so important, and the major(s) that you have don't necessarily have to determine the career path you want to take!
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Delivery Associate

July - August 2019 • San Leandro, CA

What I liked

I liked the overall pay.

What I wish was different

I wish some of the managers treated me like a person. Their hours were also difficult since I would always be working 9-10 hours a day instead of a set time (although overtime pay was given). It was just a stressful experience since you never knew which city you were delivering in and not having a partner made the job a lot harder.

Advice

I only recommend this job if you wanted to make a decent amount of money quickly or if you feel like you could handle the stress of it. With the hours and pay, you could easily make over 40k a year.
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Area Manager Intern

May - July 2019 • Chester, VA

What I liked

I got an inside look at how an Amazon FC works from top to bottom. I met a lot of cool people, from other interns, to associates, and managers at my building. I was also trusted with a lot of responsibility for day to day activities that kept the department running. There were new challenges and I learned something new every single day.

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship had more guidance and more structure. More information up front about the role, relocation, and the timeline of the internship would have been nice.

Advice

Even if it doesn't sound like something you would want to do as an internship or full time, just do it. It's only 10 weeks, the pay is solid, and its an invaluable experience to have on your resume.
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Package Handler

May 2019 • Avenel, NJ

What I liked

Great staff.

What I wish was different

Longer breaks.

Advice

Never give up.
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Warehouse Associate

June 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The positions in Amazon are easy to learn, and with shorter shifts, time goes by very quickly there! Being a smaller warehouse allows workers to grow strong relationships and get a full understanding of every step in the process.

What I wish was different

I wish that shifts weren’t locked in place because it’s difficult to have a classes revolve around a strict four day schedule unless you’re working third shift. Workers should be able to pick and choose days, but they are locked.

Advice

Amazon provides a great opportunity to clear your head & knock out some hands-on work with generous compensation. Everything you hear about their poor working conditions is with larger facilities that are difficult to manage, but at DGR1 (Amazon in Grand Rapids), the conditions are top notch for a warehouse. Well worth the paycheck!
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Sortation Associate

June - August 2019 • Richmond, CA

What I liked

Great people and good pay. Gave me a lot of insight into what working in the warehouse is like.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Seasonal Fulfillment Center Associate

May 2019 • Newark, CA

What I liked

No interview, they hire anyone who can pass background and drug (saliva) test. Sick time, days off etc. all manageable from phone app. No need to call in sick, just punch it into your phone and stay home. Also easy to resign from the app and rehire next summer. If you stay for 90 days and convert to a permanent employee you get free dental and vision benefits.

What I wish was different

Sometimes the automated phone app and system of managing absences can feel impersonal and uncaring. Usually you can talk to HR to fix things if you had a serious emergency though.

Advice

It is what you make of it. Be positive and talk to people/network. You can progress and move up if you desire. There are plenty of opportunities to move up in the company. Otherwise if it’s just a summer job for you, it’s still a great place since there are no hard feelings if you need to quit and come back next summer. People do this all the time.
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Logistics Associate

June - August 2019 • Sewickley, PA

What I liked

I liked the pay and the other people working at Amazon.

What I wish was different

Shift time schedule

Advice

It is a great way to learn about the logistics of a huge and extensive corporation.
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Operations associate

May - August 2019 • Bethpage, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed learning and teaching all the steps a package takes to get to your front door.

What I wish was different

Efficiency Is something that could be worked on.

Advice

Work hard and it will be very rewarding!
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Sort

September 2019 • Robbinsville Township, NJ

What I liked

I like there working together to achieve the company's goals. I like the pay.

What I wish was different

I wanted to work as an intern in an internship.

Advice

Focus on your education first and get an internship while you are in college. Rider has so many options for everyone on the campus and the faculty is waiting to help everyone.
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Amazon Employee

June - August 2019 • Lenexa, KS

What I liked

They always treated me nicely, I was able to pick up a lot of shifts when I wanted, they also had a lot of free food

What I wish was different

I wish the hours we a little longer, I would rather work longer days

Advice

Its a really good replacement for not having an internship, and a lot of employers like it on resumes, during the career fair 9/10 employers were interested in that
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Amazon Warehouse Associate

June - August 2018 • Lexington, KY

What I liked

I liked how fast paced the job was; I learned how to meet deadlines and work efficiently.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Environmental Healthy & Safety Specialist

June - August 2019 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

The constantly changing environment & hands-off management style

What I wish was different

A little more structure in the intern program would have been nice.

Advice

Meet as many people as you possibly can. In addition to building a network, coworkers have tremendous influence over your personal experience as an intern, and having good relationships will greatly enhance it.
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Package delivery

August 2019 • Akron, OH

What I liked

Pay

What I wish was different

Hours

Advice

Don’t take this job
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Business Analyst Intern

June - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

There were a lot of fun activities and different events. There are plenty of good resources, help for interns, and they were flexible with start dates. It was a great learning experience and I grew as a person, leader, and analyst.

What I wish was different

You do not get to pick what team you are on, which would have been nice. However, I was lucky to work with other interns and I loved my coworkers.

Advice

If you are unsure what field you want to go into, this is a great place to start! There are various roles and departments. There is also opportunity to learn about different jobs. It also is an amazing opportunity to work at a big company.
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Logistics Associate

June - July 2019 • Lawrenceville, GA

What I liked

The corporate culture, fast-paced environment, and ethical managers were a key part in my enjoyment working at Amazon.

What I wish was different

The white badge and blue badge policy needs to be more flexible to support vacation days and promotions.

Advice

Time management and interpersonal skills are vital to succeeding in this fast-paced corporate environment. I understand getting up at 5 AM and driving 30 minutes to the fulfillment center, but managing your time early on is key to long-term success.
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