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Amazon

Cloud developer intern

June - August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed the company and the location a lot

What I wish was different

A little disorganized at first.

Advice

Go for it if you can.
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Amazon Warehouse Associate

July - September 2019 • Sussex, NJ

What I liked

The pay was really good. Some of the staff were nice.

What I wish was different

They wouldn't have been so strict and it wouldn't have been the third shift. Also, more hours would've been nice.

Advice

If you're going to work here, you're going to work very hard and for every $ you earn. You'll be sore and sweating the entire time cause of how fast-paced it is.
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Amazon online grocery shopper

June - August 2020 • Chappaqua, NY

What I liked

Got to pick your own hours.

What I wish was different

I wish there could have been a bit of a longer break.

Advice

Work for Amazon for the money.
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Accounting Financial Analyst Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The work I put into my project is being implemented in the team. I liked that they valued and appreciated my efforts as an intern. The flexible work schedule, frequent communication with manager and mentor, two performance evaluations during the 10-week internship, networking opportunities, free merch the accounting team mailed to us, and lots of events to learn about the team and opportunities in the company were other perks I enjoyed.

What I wish was different

More transparency within the team and with student programs about my project and how to handle certain situations working remotely.

Advice

Be prepared to put a lot of time and dedication into your intern project. Amazon is big on writing memos, so I'd make sure you're okay or comfortable writing frequently during your time here.
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Data Center Manager Intern

May - August 2020 • Sterling, VA

What I liked

Getting to learn about the company culture at Amazon

What I wish was different

Opportunity to go into the office or interact with coworkers more I also wish there was more structure to the program for Data Center Interns (This is a relatively new internship within Amazon)

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions, it shows your interest in the field
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central operations associate

June 2020 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

It works well which my schedule as a full time student.

What I wish was different

A job more applicable to the field I want to go into.

Advice

It is an awesome opportunity to get homework done!
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Technology Sales Intern

June - August 2020 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Prepare well for the interview by studying the company culture!
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Area Manager Intern

June - July 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I really loved the virtual lectures I attended with Amazonian speakers. I also liked how I was able to connect with other college students who were also interning for various positions and create bonds with them, so I would say the people I encountered was probably my favorite part about this internship experience.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a bit more clarity between the Amazon staff and the student interns. Sometimes, interns felt in the dark about what to expect (i.e. the shipping of equipment). Other than that, I can't think of anything else that I wish would have been done differently.

Advice

I would say prepared to go with the flow. Anything could happen at any moment, you just have to know how to tap into your adaptability and flexibility skills.
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Amazon Shopper

May - July 2020 • Rocky River, OH

What I liked

I liked how we were able to make our own schedules and pick hours that worked best for us.

What I wish was different

I wish the scheduling process was easier since we were only given a 5-10 minute interval to sign up for shifts.

Advice

Take advantage of the relationships you build with your other coworkers.
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Box Sorter

June 2020 • Brooklyn Park, MN

What I liked

The managers, the shift length, just showed up and did my job and left. Nice and simple.

What I wish was different

Less strict on listening to music

Advice

Just do your job, work hard, don’t slack off. They’ll take notice.
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Associate

June 2020 • Chino, CA

What I liked

Flexible job for anyone looking for a second job

What I wish was different

Increase hour wages

Advice

A good place to work for anyone thats wants to gain experience and skills to add on their resume
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2020 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

The team I was in for the internship is absolutely amazing. The manager is really caring, and was giving feedback each week. My mentor did a great job to direct me during my internship project. Although I made a mistake which caused a sev-2, the manager is kind enough to give me chance to correct my mistake, and gives me a return offer after the internship.

What I wish was different

I wish I will be more caring about my project, as I caused a small trouble during my internship. But it is a great experience to correct your mistake overall.

Advice

Do your own research before asking questions to the manager and the mentor. They are busy, especially during this special time, the COVID19 makes the communication a lot harder, but make sure to speak up when you cannot handle the problem on your own. But the most important thing is, you need to enjoy your work, and learn from your mistake.
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AWS sales internship

June - September 2020 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I really enjoy working and networking in such a big company, I loved learning about cloud services and how impactful enterprises can be for small and medium businesses.

What I wish was different

Because of COVID-19, I was unable to go to the headquarters. I wish I could, I still was able to go to their offices in Atlanta.

Advice

Be ready to speak up and network. Especially in an online environment, you need to take the initiative and manage your time properly to meet the deadlines and exceed expectations to standout.
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Warehouse

April - July 2020 • Lawrenceville, GA

What I liked

I liked the people, and the pay

What I wish was different

I wish that we weren’t in a middle of a pandemic. Working with masks, can be hard.

Advice

If you do not like hard labor or a job that is really physical, this is not for you.
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Paradigm Delivery Driver

May - August 2020 • Everett, WA

What I liked

Easy job. Good pay. Good hours.

What I wish was different

Nothing. I really liked the job.

Advice

Be coachable and have a good attitude. Of course, there's a small learning curve, but if you have a good attitude and are teachable, you'll get the most out of it.
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Order Filler

June - August 2020 • Austin, TX

What I liked

I could create my own schedule

What I wish was different

The managment

Advice

Dont assume amazon cares about you
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Accounting Intern

June - September 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Salary was great, as well as the relocation bonus Amazon gave us. We still got the relocation bonus even though we interned virtually due to COVID. I obviously liked the fact that Amazon didn’t cancel the internship, and kept it a 12-week internship as previously accorded. I also liked how Amazon gave us real meaningful projects, which really impacted the company and the accounting organization.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had been in person, but we all know this was not possible due to COVID. I did miss the human interaction part, and I think that made the internship a bit more challenging. Also, I wish my project was more focused on operational accounting or technical accounting, rather than in project management.

Advice

Amazon is a very different and peculiar company. It is unlike anything you have seen or heard before. That being said, people are there to help you. Amazon assigns mentors to every intern, which is great. Do take advantage of your mentor, your buddy, as well as your manage. Ask for help. People understand you’re an intern and you probably have no clue what you are doing or should be doing. It will take you some time, or at least it took me some time, to adjust to Amazon’s fast paced culture. It’s normal, and it’s totally fine.
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Warehouse Clerk

June 2018 • Richmond, CA

What I liked

The staff

What I wish was different

More perks of working there

Advice

Super easy
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Amazon Warehouse Employee

June 2019 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

Fast paced.

What I wish was different

N/A.

Advice

Be willing to do physical labor and be able to walk for long periods of time.
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Delivery Driver

May 2019 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

Flexible hours, worked on my own

What I wish was different

More consistent money making opportunities. It was a first come first serve type of job for work.

Advice

It is not worth the time honestly, better off finding something with more hours if you need the money.
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