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Delivery driver

June - August 2019 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

I made new friends and enjoyed driving and walking in summer time

What I wish was different

more organisation in Amazon's delivery station

Advice

drive safe
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fulfillment associate

July - December 2019 • Shelby Township, MI

What I liked

the relationships built through obtaining facility goals

What I wish was different

How employees were treated

Advice

Sometimes you have to motivate yourself to do things that you may not feel like doing that day/week
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Delivery Associate

June - August 2019 • Wantagh, NY

What I liked

While working as a Amazon Delivery Associate, I experienced what it was like to work within an Amazon factory. It was interesting to see how Amazon the company actually treated it employees, and how much precaution is taken each day to deliver each package.

What I wish was different

I wish the Amazon warehouse managers had a more diverse work experience. For example, all of the managers within the warehouse only came from working within the warehouse prior, and none of them have had any experience actually delivering packages. So when something went wrong on the road, it was hard for them to help the delivery drivers because they have never been in any situation like that.

Advice

Yes, while the pay is good, the hours are long and grueling, and often times the whole operation seems a bit disorganized. It appears that people from corporate give little heads up to the managers in charge, which makes it hard to adjust in an efficient and effective way.
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Warehouse Associate

August 2019 • San Bernardino, CA

What I liked

It is a straight forward job and they train you how to use equipment and be safe! There is opportunity for growth and the part-time days/times are flexible with my full-time school schedule.

What I wish was different

Advice

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DevOps Engineer

June 2018 • Herndon, VA

What I liked

The experience and mentorship

What I wish was different

Faster ramp up for project details

Advice

Don’t be afraid to excel
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shopper Amazon

July 2018 • Lynnwood, WA

What I liked

good hourly pay, but learn nothing

What I wish was different

internal transfer

Advice

it is a flexible job, earn some extra money while at school
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Problem Solver

October 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Many hours

What I wish was different

Always on your feet

Advice

Be ready to always move and work, little downtime and must be on time.
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Finance Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Working in a high-impact, fast-paced environment.

What I wish was different

I wish I was given more direction with regards to my project. Initially, I had none. Moreover, I wish Amazon had hosted more intern events for finance interns. There were two, compared to the dozens provided for engineering interns.

Advice

Always leverage managers in your organization when verifying findings, framing a proposal, and developing a roadmap. Do more and work more than asked ALWAYS.
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Sortation Associate

July - August 2019 • Sterling, VA

What I liked

I liked how friendly and approachable everyone was and how most of the assistant managers and ambassadors made it clear that they were there to help and not just boss you around. Although the work was a bit demanding at times, there was plenty of help for anyone who needed it.

What I wish was different

I wish a better job was done explaining how to do certain functions, like stowing, which is essentially required for every new employee. Going in to the first shift, there was a lot of confusion among my new coworkers and I; none of us really had a clear idea of what we were supposed to do. Eventually, we asked and got the answers we needed but I think a better job could have been done when it came to explaining what we had to do and how to do it.

Advice

Starting off, it can be confusing at times so don't be afraid to ask questions. They genuinely want you to succeed and grow when you are there so take advantage of everyone there to help you. Confusion at a job like this is normal so ask questions!
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Warehouse

June - August 2019 • Mundelein, IL

What I liked

Flexible hours

What I wish was different

I wish there were more hours available.

Advice

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Amazon Warehouse Employee

June - August 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Very physical and fun, a great work environment with friendly people.

What I wish was different

I wish more hours would have been available.

Advice

Make sure to follow safety procedures.
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Team Member

June - August 2019 • Las Vegas, NV

What I liked

The company really cares about the employees! Offering water, ice cream, and fun treats every day, for FREE!

What I wish was different

Amazon hires anyone who can pass the assessment online. This results in a mix of people. I wish some of people would be more understanding and work harder.

Advice

Amazon is an amazing company, but not for the frail. It was a lot of heavy lifting, but overall it was very much worth it!
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Team manager

June 2016 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The flexibility to complete the work was more than I could expect.

What I wish was different

I wish they had less focus on metrics and reports and more focus on people leadership and engagement

Advice

Don’t settle for the current state of a position, you don’t have to have a manager title to be a leader of your peers and make change.
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Flex Driver

June - August 2019 • Chandler, AZ

What I liked

That I could pick the days that worked for me to work

What I wish was different

I wish there was an easier way to get bids for students that are only working during the summe

Advice

Wake up early to get a bid or try to get bids for upcoming days when they drop them on Friday nights.
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Warehouse

July - August 2019 • Sacramento, CA

What I liked

The pay. You don't need a resume at all. As long as you are at least 18, pass the drug test and graduated HS then they will accept you.

What I wish was different

That they had air conditioning and a better system when it came to packaging

Advice

I advice people to make sure they can stand for 10+ hours consistently for 4-5 days before applying to the job. Get comfortable shoes, bring food.
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Associate

July 2019 • South San Francisco, CA

What I liked

The people - friendly and helpful

What I wish was different

The work load...

Advice

Come physically and mentally prepared.
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Warehouse worker

May - August 2019 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

The money and the flexibility. I also met a lot of cool people and coworkers.

What I wish was different

I wish the work wasn’t as strenuous but overall it was a good experience.

Advice

Rack up as much Overtime as possible and take advantage of the flexibility they have.
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Leadership intern

November 2018 - May 2019 • Pensacola, FL

What I liked

I liked my manager and the group experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been more vocal.

Advice

Be involved with the group.
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Amazon Shopper

July - August 2019 • Venice, CA

What I liked

Flexible hours, able to pick on shifts. Great team and management.

What I wish was different

The availability of the shifts. Not a lot of slots open.

Advice

Try to get as many shifts as possible.
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Amazon Shopper

May 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

It's an easy to do job that requires little to no real experience. I can set my own schedule within the flexible parameters of the job. The evenly paced environment makes for maneuverability. I've made several friends that i enjoy seeing when I clock in. I can freely move between store locations that are open to availability.

What I wish was different

A more stable work schedule, without having to compete with coworkers for availability for hours. A pay increase for part time employees. More concrete communication between the Corporate management and the workforce at specific times. More space to effectively work.

Advice

Prepare for competition between coworkers. Prepare for incredibly intense workouts depending on the layout of the store and the number and type of items per order. Prepare for clashes between coworkers, managers, delivery drivers, and most Whole Foods employees. Always learn the atmosphere of each specific store. Always pay attention to the time, when hours drop at 6:17 they will immediately be taken if you're not quick enough. Always worry about the job first, and keep an air of ambivalence. Always get to know your manager.
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