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Amazon

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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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked that they gave me creative freedom when it came to design. It felt like they trusted me, which I felt like fostered a good communicative relationship between me and other developers on my team.

What I wish was different

I wish that it was easier to come to an agreement about design decisions. The design portion of the development lifecycle felt like it took a long time.

Advice

Don't be discouraged when your ideas are criticized. The developers around you are there to help you and challenge you to think like a full-time employee, which means that you'll have to step out of your comfort zone every once in a while.
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Area Manager Intern

June - August 2019 • Sacramento, CA

What I liked

It was a great experience and I learned a lot on the job. I loved the fast paced environment and being in a fulfillment center is a one of a kind opportunity.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to work on a few more projects while interning.

Advice

One piece of advice I always share is that to never say no to an opportunity. If there is a project or work to be done, I would always advice to jump straight in and figure out how to solve that problem. By doing this you will learn a lot more and get more out of the internship.
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associate

June - August 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

The people I worked with

What I wish was different

Not as much pressure

Advice

Bring water
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Stow

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the people there, they were nice

What I wish was different

I wish the company cared more about their employees like they say that they do.

Advice

If you’re not mentally okay to be in silence for 12 hours do not take the job.
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Warehouse Stocker

July - October 2019 • Richmond, CA

What I liked

Very flexible work hours and good hourly pay for a non-internship summer job

What I wish was different

I wish I had a schedule rather than made to pick up shifts as an alpha employee. You have to work 30 days before you are even able to apply for a set schedule.

Advice

If you plan on working at an Amazon warehouse as a part time job be in shape and ready for repetitive busy work.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Fast paced work environment, smart engineers, motivated people

What I wish was different

Longer internship

Advice

I would recommend any future intern to get familiar with your teams tech stack as soon as you can, it will help a lot.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

My team played a social deduction board game at lunch every week!

What I wish was different

I can't think of anything substantial that I wish would have been different.

Advice

Don't be afraid to talk to senior developers or full-timers, they are very friendly and have cool stories to share.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

It taught me a lot about professional software development processes.

What I wish was different

The location

Advice

Make sure to not be afraid to ask questions to coworkers, it will save a lot of time and avoid wasted effort.
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Warehouse associate

May - August 2019 • West Deptford Township, NJ

What I liked

I liked the fast pace environment and flexible scheduling

What I wish was different

Advice

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Package Handler

June - August 2019 • Columbia, SC

What I liked

The fast pace environment and the incentives for doing well in the company.

What I wish was different

The hours

Advice

Give your job all that you have with no expectation of return and in due time you will reap the benefits.
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Data Analyst Intern

November 2018 - March 2019 • Shanghai, People's Republic of China

What I liked

Data analysis, team-working and propel data-driven business

What I wish was different

Advice

Turn down some requests.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

I was on a fantastic team of talented software engineers that were casual yet effective. I learned a lot from them throughout my internship. Also, we travelled to Seattle twice, one week each, which was a blast. The overall work atmosphere was pretty chill and conducive of learning.

What I wish was different

Honestly can't think of anything.

Advice

For one, really try to get an internship at Amazon over Summer, it's great. Second, don't be scared to ask a bunch of questions and take notes while doing so. I literally had a list of questions and their answers by the end of the first couple of weeks, which proved helpful. Your mentor and manager actually like it when you are expanding your understanding as much as you can.
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Loss Prevention Specialist Intern

May - July 2019 • Hebron, KY

What I liked

My manager was very dedicated to making sure I had all of the resources I needed to get the best experience.

What I wish was different

There was a gap in communication as far as with the intern recruiting team at Amazon.

Advice

Always ask for what you need and never be afraid to ask questions. Amazon is all about new ideas.
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Picker

July - August 2019 • Troutdale, OR

What I liked

Decent pay

What I wish was different

Better training, more in depth training

Advice

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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - July 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Learning a lot and the company culture

What I wish was different

That I had a more exciting project on a team that was doing exciting work (instead of falling apart)

Advice

Have fun, ask lots of questions
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

Fantastic team, ability to work directly on real, customer-facing projects, full ownership of project and vested involvement in decision-making process, excellent compensation, fun intern social/networking events, frequent intern-exclusive presentations from senior leadership and career-relevant leaders, beautiful campus, transportation accommodations, generous housing assistance

What I wish was different

More support in finding housing

Advice

Amazon is very driven based off its 14 leadership principles and emphasizes self-actualization, so if you want to ensure a successful experience there be sure to know and use as many of the leadership principles as you feasibly can. Additionally, for most tasks or problems, the onus is on you to come up with a solution however you can, so be sure that you are your own agent in networking and talking to others, using the plethora of internal and external resources at your disposal, and not being afraid to speak up if you need support. This certainly doesn't mean that you are on your own, but rather that the onus is on you to get the help that you need in completing a project.
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