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Software Development Engineer Intern

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The dogs.

What I wish was different

I wish Seattle were not so expensive.

Advice

Try your hardest and don't be afraid of your plans not working out.
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Package Handler

May - August 2019 • Bristol, CT

What I liked

I worked with my friends so that made it fun and time will go by quick.

What I wish was different

I wish we had more hours.

Advice

Make sure you make friends while at work and it will be better.
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Warehouse Associate

June - August 2019 • Sussex, WI

What I liked

The community and other employees was the best part of this job. People are kind and willing to help. Daily tasks often are repetative and continuous, but it is easy to have an enjoyable time at work.

What I wish was different

Supervisors have a difficult time training and assisting new employees. Supervisors will rarely learn employees names, since there are so many workers.

Advice

You must be physically fit or willing to put work into this job. Employees are required to lift up to 50 lbs and work without air conditioning in the summer and without heat in the winter.
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Loss Prevention Specialist Intern

August - December 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Interview process was online.

What I wish was different

Reason why I wasn’t selected

Advice

Be confident in yourself, especially when applying for a job that may become a career
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Deliver Associate

July - September 2019 • Everett, WA

What I liked

It was a very active and innovative environment. Everyone was very friendly and easy going. One would get lots of exercise while traveling to different locations to deliver packages.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Recruiting coordinator

April - July 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Working downtown seattle

What I wish was different

Better work life balance, clearer expectations, better communication

Advice

Bad Managers make your job difficult
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Sortation associate

October 2018 - July 2019 • South San Francisco, CA

What I liked

The job was physical and didn't require a lot of thinking, it was a good workout. There were a lot of different tasks that you could perform, so never a dull shift. There was also a lot of overtime available because most people would leave at their eight hour mark.

What I wish was different

The hours, it was a weird time in-between swing and graveyard shift. My hours were 8:15pm to 4:45am three days in a row. It messed up my sleep schedule and I was always dead on Sundays.

Advice

Listen to what the floor supervisors say and do your job to the best of your ability.
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SDE Intern

June - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The learning experience provided and the tools you are able to explore are unmatched. Fellow engineers are extremely supportive and are always willing to help you learn!

What I wish was different

Advice

Meet as many people as you can and ask them questions about their work.
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Warehouse Associate

June - August 2019 • Lisle, IL

What I liked

Rewarding manual labor. Gave me a good workout. I enjoyed learning their bar code-scanning system and using technology to get the job done.

What I wish was different

I wish I had had more interactions with my manager/with other people in charge. It was very hands-off most of the time.

Advice

Be ready to do a lot of physical labor, and anticipate a lot of exertion. Eat a hearty meal before your shift and get plenty of rest after your shift is over.
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Representative

May - September 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I liked that I could choose my own hours.

What I wish was different

I wished I worked in the warehouse that sent packages off.

Advice

Working in a warehouse is a lot of work, but never give up & work hard to get the job done
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Warehouse Stocker

August 2018 • San Bernardino, CA

What I liked

I liked making friends there! I met some really great people!

What I wish was different

I wish we were able to talk more and do a job that helped us to not feel like robots. We came to work every day and were forced to quietly move boxes. It was pretty bad.

Advice

Don’t work here if you’re a social person that wants to make connections.
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Warehouse Manager

May - August 2019 • Thornton, CO

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Great experience in a new environment hands on learning
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Warehouse Floor Lead and Team Member

May - August 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I felt like I was a part of a team and that the company really valued me and the work that I did. The management were really friendly and were always there to help and do what they could to help you succeed at your job.

What I wish was different

I wish they had been a little clearer about what I would be doing for the job (it was a little vague and so when I did it, it was a bit different than what I expected).

Advice

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Warehouse Stocker

June - August 2019 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

high wage, great managers, HR cares about your concerns, simplistic tasks

What I wish was different

better air conditioning

Advice

If you can handle moderate to high physical labor, you will do amazing physical labor, you will do amazing.
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Marketing Intern

June 2019 • Herndon, VA

What I liked

The atmosphere!

What I wish was different

The amount of hours worked

Advice

Tests you every way possible!
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2019 • Herndon, VA

What I liked

It was great working enviornment, with very knowledgeable people. I was given good tasks that challenged me and helped me to build new skills.

What I wish was different

There were some scheduling issues but nothing that majorly got in the way

Advice

Talk to people about their experiences both at the company and before it.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

June - August 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

Incredible support from my team and manager. I learned more than I ever could have from any class that I have taken at CSU. I highly recommend this experience.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Don't listen to the comments about Amazon. The culture in Denver is different and unique. There was no toxic work/life balance and everyone supported and collaborated with each other well.
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Environmental Health Safety Intern

June - August 2019 • Jacksonville, FL

What I liked

The environment that I came into. The people I met and the connections I made. I learned a lot of valuable skills. I had a heavy work load because they saw potential in me. I had a mentor the whole time, he helped me every step of the way and encouraged me when I needed it. I never felt out of place they are very welcoming. I met so many people from around the country with different backgrounds and I even met a handful of interns from around the country.

What I wish was different

My manager was away a lot because he was the district manager . he was responsible over a big portion of the state. I did not get to work with him as much as I would have liked. The work was very hard and receiving any negative feedback was really hard for me. However that would only help me improve. The only thing I would change is perhaps going during a longer semester. I did not want to leave it felt like I just got there.

Advice

The company is very competitive and if you get an interview congratulations! If you don't keep trying. It is a very driven environment. Do the best that you can and someone even if its not you're manager will notice the hard work. NETWORK! I met people from all around the country that had so many different backgrounds. Do not get discouraged if you get negative feedback, use that as fuel for the next step. Talk to as many people as you can because its scary being in a new company where you do not know anyone. Make friends with the area managers they will help you a lot. Do not be afraid of the management, they only want to help. Go the extra mile whenever you can, they will thank you for it. Even it the internship is not in you're major apply for the experience. I only took 2 supporting classes in safety and got the environmental health and safety internship. The experience I got has helped me so much. At the career fair, companies I talk to always want to ask me about my experience at Amazon.
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Project Management Intern

June - August 2019 • London, England

What I liked

The values of the company called leadership principles

What I wish was different

Integration

Advice

Go for it, try out different areas and be proactive!
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Backend Software Engineer

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

What I wish was different

I wish I could choose the team I was a part of

Advice

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