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Amazon

Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Amazon has some really excellent software engineers and it was a privilege to work with them, I learned a lot. The company has a reputation as a sweat shop but it's not well deserved in my opinion; I didn't work too much and my team didn't either.

What I wish was different

There weren't too many intern events or opportunities to meet other interns.

Advice

Amazon has a lot of internal tools that are difficult to learn. Try to get familiar with using them as fast as possible, I wasted a lot of time working through issues related to poor knowledge of those tools. Also go to the tech talks, they're usually pretty interesting.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

Great project to work on and brilliant people to work with!

What I wish was different

Would like to have worked on other projects with the team during the time there.

Advice

Be ready to hit the ground running and keep running throughout the experience.
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Delivery Associate

May - August 2019 • King of Prussia, PA

What I liked

Good pay, good benefits, friendly coworkers

What I wish was different

Better software for drivers

Advice

Expect the unexpected, be cautious, be kind to everyone
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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The culture was terrific, I really enjoyed going to work every day. The team that I was on was wonderful to work with and full of very smart individuals. Seattle was nice, good weather and the city was fun to explore.

What I wish was different

Advice

Just have fun, don't stress too much and enjoy your work.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Austin, TX

What I liked

It was really fun and challenging

What I wish was different

Advice

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Data Analyst

July 2019 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

The working environment and challenges that i experienced. Overall, it’s being a great internship as i’ve been ramping up and learning a lot about the Public Sector and Data Mining.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Try to learn and sharpen up your pc skills and take the lead in every assigned project.
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Amazon Future Engineer Software Development Engineer Intern

June - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great mentors, interesting projects, learned to work on professional team and challenges of using code in production

What I wish was different

Advice

Use your first few weeks to understand the tools, keep track of work done and manage your code well; make sure to learn how to debug, etc.
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amazon prime now associate

June 2019 • Springfield, VA

What I liked

That You can create your own schedule, work whenever you like and pay is good. Walk around which I didn't mind.

What I wish was different

Advice

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DKY1 Associate

June - August 2019 • Louisville, KY

What I liked

The pay was pretty nice and the hrs were flexible. All of my coworkers were somewhat friendly

What I wish was different

Lot of hard labor, but I expected that

Advice

Don’t be afraid of asking for help, and don’t try to show off (nobody cares and even worse you might hurt yourself)
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Warehouse associate

May - August 2019 • Walker, MI

What I liked

The pace of the job went by fast and we got a lot of breaks in between.

What I wish was different

The hours. I worked 9:15pm to 5:45am

Advice

Be prepared to be sweating and sleeping through the day if you work nights
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Software developer engineer Intern

July - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Fun, and productive work environment with like-minded people

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sr. Human Resource Assistant Intern

June - August 2019 • Moreno Valley, CA

What I liked

I was able to learn so much. I was able to grow tremendously within 10 weeks as well as learn a lot more about the business and how Amazon runs. My building was also filled with super amazing and smart individuals! I had an awesome mentor that actually was a UC Davis alumni that was in the same major as me.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more guidance through my manager but I was able to struggle and learn more through it.

Advice

Every experience is how you make of it. I definitely recommend students to try their best and push their-selves out of their comfort zone in order to learn and grow.
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Shift Assistant Manager

October 2018 - September 2019 • Walker, MI

What I liked

It was fun and I made a lot of friends. Hard work sometimes, but definitely worth it for the money.

What I wish was different

Only part time was available for me. Also had to jump through a lot of hoops with other management.

Advice

If you're in college, don't do this as anything more than a summer job. They aren't flexible with your school schedule at all.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

I had a great support system between my manager and mentor that allowed me to thrive. My work was very challenging and I was forced learn a lot on the fly. Lots of great intern events as well

What I wish was different

Better housing for interns

Advice

Don't be afraid to make mistakes and ask questions; that is when you will learn the most.
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Amazon delivery driver

May - August 2019 • San Antonio, TX

What I liked

the hourly wage was for a 10 hour timespan and if you finish your route early you are able to get the same 10 hour pay.

What I wish was different

the location and amlunt of driving to and from

Advice

wear athletic clothes
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Software Developer Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Good Codebase Great Location Interesting Problems

What I wish was different

More grounded expectations for the intern project (i.e. don't reassign quarterly projects from the engineers) More employee benefits More accountability to the interns from the bar raisers and managers

Advice

The internship really depends on what team you work on, which you don't really know until you start working.
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HR Assistant Intern

May - July 2019 • Moreno Valley, CA

What I liked

I loved the people I worked with and the fast-paced environment! There was something new each day!

What I wish was different

I wish Operations Interns were treated on the same level as Corporate interns did. There was a clear distinction and that made the experience a little less enjoyable.

Advice

Embrace the leadership principles because you will see it every day you’re there! Don’t be afraid to THINK BIG and DEEP DIVE everything as well as LEARN AND BE CURIOUS!
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Safety intern

May - July 2019 • Kansas City, KS

What I liked

Meeting people and working with associates

What I wish was different

I wanted to intern longer

Advice

Internships are a great way to see if the field you’re going into is for you!
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Warehouse Associate

April 2019 • West Valley City, UT

What I liked

Good pay. Part time. Simple tasks.

What I wish was different

The schedule (graveyard shift).

Advice

Give it time. It gets easier and you do different jobs after being there for awhile.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - July 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

The work and the challenge.

What I wish was different

I didn't like that my team was split between multiple locations.

Advice

Plan out your benchmarks in advance.
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