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Amazon

Software Development Engineer

May - August 2019 • Reston, VA

What I liked

The team was very supportive and the scope of the project was reasonable

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more opportunities for day to day intern interactions

Advice

Building software in a business environment is completely different from that of a school environment, leave most of your preconceived notions at the door.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

I was able to learn a new language while also practicing Java, which was what I learned at UB.

What I wish was different

I wish I was more prepared for writing industry standard code that was seen by engineers on my team.

Advice

I would suggest that Juniors prepare for a CS internship as soon as possible by practicing coding problems.
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Software Engineer

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Impactful project, great team, work/life balance (eg flexible hours)

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more intern events in the New York offices

Advice

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Data Science Intern

June - August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

It was fun having flexibility and responsibility over a customer’s project and needs.

What I wish was different

I wish the company was more organized in their internship process and offer process.

Advice

Amazon is great as a big tech company, but I’d much prefer other companies that offer more perks (less to worry about), are more personable and more organized. They didn’t confirm my internship location until 1.5 weeks before starting, and they didn’t respond to any emails or requests to call prior to starting either.
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AFE Software Development Engineer Intern

June - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I got to see how programming happens at the scale of such a massive company that Amazon is. I worked on my own project with assistance from my team members and I really enjoyed that.

What I wish was different

More opportunities to meet people at Amazon

Advice

Take advantage of what the company has to learn as much as you can
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Yard Auditor

June - August 2019 • Sewickley, PA

What I liked

The work environment was never the same and it always offered a new challenge.

What I wish was different

A more established line of communication regarding policies.

Advice

Be open to ideas and suggestions.
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HR Intern

June - August 2019 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Loved the autonomy, HR team, and all of the areas of HR I got to see!

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer than 10 weeks!

Advice

Take advantage of all the autonomy given. Really put a lot of effort into your intern project and make an impact!
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Stock Associate

June - August 2019 • Avon, MA

What I liked

Competitive Pay, ability to pick up extra hours and to leave early as well, quick and easy hiring process

What I wish was different

The environment working in a warehouse is very indsutrial

Advice

Look into different positions to choose which you would prefer.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The pay was really competitive, and the company did a lot to make sure interns felt like part of the team.

What I wish was different

I wish my specific team was ready for an intern. They were new and did not have standard in place to allow an intern to thrive.

Advice

Network as much as possible! So many Amazonians are great to talk to and have plenty of wisdom for new hires.
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Financial Analyst Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I had the opportunity to have significant ownership over my project and learn how to develop a project from start to finish. I was able to have a significant business impact and work across many functions of the business workflow.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be assertive and learn as much as you can.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I enjoyed the fact that hours were not enforced. Everyone was expected to complete their work every week, but could do so in any way and at any time that they liked.

What I wish was different

Being a large company, Amazon has a lot of bureaucracy when it comes to moving code into production.

Advice

Experience greatly varies based on the team that you are in.
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Sortation Associate

May - August 2019 • Bellmawr, NJ

What I liked

The schedule was very nice and the work made time go quick.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Developer In

June - September 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Beautiful city, nice area of SF, really interesting complex problems

What I wish was different

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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Boulder, CO

What I liked

Wonderful experience, tons of great people that helped me learn.

What I wish was different

Advice

Work hard, ask questions.
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Amazon delivery driver

May - August 2019 • Smyrna, GA

What I liked

The hours only worked 4 days a week 10 hrs a day

What I wish was different

Communication between management

Advice

Be prepared to work hard and be consistent
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Vendor Management

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the fast pace culture, my extremely talented team, and the location. I liked that I was always kept busy whether it was my intern project or other little projects. I also liked that amazon gave interns a stipend for living and the overall pay was sufficient as well.

What I wish was different

I wish the intern program was a little more put together. It would've been nice to get actual help when it comes to finding a place to live.

Advice

I advise most people going into inernships to not be so hard on themselves. At amazon you're never going to know everything so just get use to the feeling of constantly learning.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - July 2019 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

I had an Amazing experience at Amazon, because I learned to write better code, create and present high level designs, while working with a diverse group of people.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have been there longer.

Advice

I saw this job in Handshake and got a recommendation from an alumni that I found on LinkedIn. All of these are things that were taught to me by the Career Service Center. My advice would be to always visit the Career Service Center for the best opportunity to land a job/internship.
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warehouse worker

June - August 2019 • Aurora, CO

What I liked

coworkers, pay

What I wish was different

more hours

Advice

only take part time if you don’t want a lot of hours (i got 16 each week)
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Associate

June - August 2019 • Sewickley, PA

What I liked

I liked the organized and respectful work environment, the flexible hours, and the variety of tasks to do while working.

What I wish was different

I wish the position wasn't limited to part-time.

Advice

Make sure to be willing to do physical labor and be quick to learn new technology.
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Warehouse

June - August 2019 • Shawnee Mission, KS

What I liked

I had the opportunity to work in an amazon warehouse and see how the magic works. we often times click and buy and our product just shows up and we don’t put much thought into it. But being on the inside really showed me how much goes into getting everyone their packages on time.

What I wish was different

There are many parts that goes into that job. a lot of times i found myself working the same job everyday, i would’ve like to switch it up and learn a new role that goes it to getting the job done

Advice

I had a great time, the environment is fun and amazon like to make sure their workers and getting the most out of the job just a they are getting the most out of their workers
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