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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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Software Engineer

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked what I worked on

What I wish was different

I wish I had more friends in the area. Or knew about other BYU students that were also in Seattle for the summer.

Advice

Start looking early for an internship
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Software Engineering Intern

May - July 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Free bananas

What I wish was different

Onboarding was rough. There's a lot to learn, so make sure to clarify your project goals as early as possible.

Advice

Don't let yourself fall behind and utilize the people you meet if you need help. Most will be happy to help out an intern.
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Software Development Engineer

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Amazon treated me like a full-time employee from the very first day of the internship. I worked on high-impact projects by architecting new software features and contributing production level code. Additionally, the company provided me with housing in Seattle and hosted many events to ensure I was enjoying my time there.

What I wish was different

Advice

Finding a mentor is extremely important. Mentors can fast track your onboarding process and help you improve your skill set.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Great team, great compensation, friendly but professional environment, got to work on Alexa which was super cool

What I wish was different

Honestly? nothing

Advice

Work hard but not too hard. Make sure to be the driver behind your own project
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Amazon Stower

July 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The pay per hour and the environment.

What I wish was different

The pay rate can always be a little higher and want more hours.

Advice

It’s a very good hands on experience.
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Area Maintenance Manager Intern

June - August 2019 • Haslet, TX

What I liked

- Fast paced environment - Opportunity to learn lots - Opportunity to be in a management role - Fun culture and very nice, smart people

What I wish was different

- Worked long hours (partially an individual choice) - Did not have a lot of say in location placement

Advice

- Great chance to learn lots at a big company - dive in, ask questions, and work hard, and it will pay off
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Business Analyst Intern

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I loved the city and the company culture. It was great working and spending time with other interns.

What I wish was different

I wish I had utilized more technical skills. Such as Excel and SQL.

Advice

Really put yourself out there in a new city and in the company. Try to be involved in meetings and go to tech talks.
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Area Manager Intern

May - July 2019 • Robbinsville Township, NJ

What I liked

I loved my team and the job in general

What I wish was different

More structure

Advice

It is really challenging but you learn a lot
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Picker and stager

July - August 2019 • Bethpage, NY

What I liked

The experience to work for Amazon and that pay was above minimum wage. The staff was also mostly friendly and helpful.

What I wish was different

The research and development higher up. They changed systems to one that was intended to be more efficient but actually made it much more difficult and tedious.

Advice

Don't let yourself get stressed or overwhelmed and when you do remember that if you're working hard its logistical problems that are hindering you.
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Area Manager Intern

May - July 2019 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

I like the people and the work environment. It was great experience in operations and fulfillment.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to learn in different departments.

Advice

I would say to soak up as much knowledge as you can. Be an eager learner and talk to the associates.
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Amazon associates

May - August 2019 • Eagan, MN

What I liked

Hands on experience

What I wish was different

Find something with a little less labor intensive.

Advice

It's a good workout
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Factory

July - August 2019 • Rialto, CA

What I liked

The work was easy.

What I wish was different

The workload, was literally too easy as i got bored easily; it was extremely repetitive.

Advice

Go to college to get a degree, cause jobs like those found in manual labor are extremely inconvenient.
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Recruiter

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

There was a lot of mentorship available and people really wanted to see you succeed.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had more structure in terms of what was expected from the intern.

Advice

Do your research on the job before you enter the interview.
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Amazon Team Member

June - August 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I loved the entire team, everyone was really kind

What I wish was different

How often they scheduled me to work at certain locations of the building

Advice

Make sure to stay hydrated!
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packer

July - September 2019 • Redlands, CA

What I liked

The job was easy, there was always opportunities for overtime, it was a nice environment the people were easy to get along with

What I wish was different

For my station you could get in trouble for using the bathroom, it would be considered time of task

Advice

I would say make sure you pick the right schedule for you, I worked night shift which was difficult to adjust to but once I did I preferred working at night.
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Warehouse

June 2019 • Rialto, CA

What I liked

I guess the safety office (AMCare) which is basically on-site nurse and the fact that they make so easy for us to call off and fix our time card using a mobile app.

What I wish was different

The workload, the constant monitoring and negative interaction with lead and management in general, they ask for too much but never listen to us. Even Human Resources doesn't really feel any type of empathy towards the workers.

Advice

Is good for a temporary job, Don't make it a career!
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