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HR Intern

June - August 2018 • Aurora, IL

What I liked

Very interesting research project that involved problem-solving, a lot of surveying associates, presenting, and writing a professional paper.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more experience working with managers, more personal interaction with my manager and others for guidance and help on my project.

Advice

The work is very different from office work. You are working with a lot of diverse people (ethnicity, education, work history, etc.), and you will get a lot of varying opinions on the company, your role, and management. There is naturally a lot of conflict that you will be subject to.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great location, fun intern events, engaging project.

What I wish was different

Advice

Personal projects and a passion for learning new things goes a lot further with Amazon than past experience.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

My team was pretty chill and had good work-life balance, and I was fairly close to my mentor.

What I wish was different

Advice

ASK QUESTIONS!
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Financial Analyst Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

all of the growth opportunities, networking opportunities, and being given a challenging project that was impactful

What I wish was different

I would have loved more networking opportunities

Advice

never doubt yourself and your abilities
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The new technologies, and procedures.

What I wish was different

Wish I had known about the posting earlier.

Advice

Make sure to keep your time zones straight and apply yourself.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I was treated more than "just a intern". I was treated as a full time on my team and given the same responsibility as a full time engineer. It was difficult but I learned more than I could ever learn in just 3 months. It was much more than just learning how to code, but how to design, to take leadership of the project, to dive deep, and to challenge.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more bonding and networking activities among the interns. For my project, I wish that I was given a little bit more resources in the beginning to jump start. I had a hard time figuring out the resources in the beginning.

Advice

One piece of advice is to not be afraid to express as an intern but just be ready to defend and to own your project.
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Software Engineering I

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Focus on solving any problem you have with the use of technology. Amazon tackles many different spaces and the reason why they succeed is because it understands that technology is a set of tools it can use to rebuild the retail sector.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The work was interesting and I learned a lot.

What I wish was different

I wish that the program had been more structured.

Advice

Be ready to ask a lot of questions!
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

My team was great. I learned a lot about how software development is done in the industry but also had a bunch of fun getting out of Nebraska and having new experiences.

What I wish was different

I felt a bit under prepared when I first started. There us a disconnect between school and industry

Advice

Dont be afraid to leave your comfort zone be that leaving your home town or not applying for jobs because you feel inadequate. All that dies is limit your oportunities.
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Area Manager Intern

June - August 2017 • Indianapolis, IN

What I liked

Working in a fast pased environment.

What I wish was different

Better treatment of emoloyees and less overtime. More of a focus on learning.

Advice

Sometimes doing something you do not like can lead you to something you do truley enjoy.
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Amazon Associate

June 2018 • Hebron, KY

What I liked

Learning new skills and people

What I wish was different

I wish I had started earlier

Advice

Hard will eventually pays off!
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Financial Analyst

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Amazon

What I wish was different

Rain

Advice

Do it
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Manhattan Beach, CA

What I liked

The team was tightly knit, knowledgeable, and experienced.

What I wish was different

I wish I had focused more on the team's primary mission, rather than a separate intern project. This is the nature of internships, however.

Advice

Amazon is a great company. It gives much autonomy to the various teams, so each team operates independently, which gives the experience a start-up feel (although the infrastructure is that of a large company, obviously). That said, your experience will vary depending on your team.
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Operations Financial Analyst Intern

May - August 2018 • Kent, WA

What I liked

- My work as an intern was appreciated and considered. - I learned in abundance. Learned high standards, ownership, and accountability from the teams I worked with. I also learned technical skills that I was required to perform. - Met brilliant people. Not only made professional connections, I built strong relationships and friendships in my time there. - My team was great. My teammates were brilliant and made sure to give me a warm welcome to the team. - I loved the culture of Amazon Fulfillment, we needed to work at the highest level while having tons of fun. - My work was valued and respected, and I feel it had a positive impact for the company which translates to a better experience for the customers.

What I wish was different

Nothing to change.

Advice

- Network. Go to career events and connect with people. Connect – don't just ask "the right question"; meet and learn about the other person, and make sure he/she gets to know you. Build relationships – you never know if that person you met will land you a position at a nice place or can become a friend. - Be ready, and not afraid, to learn. I had to learn a lot to do a good job, but that learning was mostly driven by myself. As an intern I was empowered, but that also comes with the responsibility to learn, in a great part by yourself, from the vast resource library provided by the company. Don't be afraid, you'll learn as you go. - Take action, fast. In school we have sometimes an entire semester to finish a paper. We may start early, and spend a lot of time planning, perfecting, and revising it to get that A. In my role it was different; while we had to take informed actions, we had to act quickly and not suffer from "paralysis by analysis". Sometimes you don't need to have 100% of the answers before starting to implement a project.
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Seasonal Fulfillment associate

July - September 2018 • West Sacramento, CA

What I liked

It is a very active job and for better pay than fast food/ retail. The workplace environment was wonderful thanks to my coworkers.

What I wish was different

DSM-1, the Amazon distribution center I worked at, is exclusively part-time, meaning you would only be scheduled for at most 20 hours a week. You do have many opportunities to pick up extra shifts and to change location to a Fulfillment center which is full-time.

Advice

I worked 2:30a-7:30a in weekends for the added pay differential. Even though I only worked the few summer months, it definitely takes a toll if you don’t get adequate and quality sleep. My tip, create “black-out” curtains in your room by hanging dark blankets over your window.
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delivery

June - September 2018 • San Leandro, CA

What I liked

autonomy

What I wish was different

higher pay

Advice

don’t be lazy
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Software Development Intern

May - August 2018 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

Interesting to work at a company with a big focus on leveraging technology, and lots of tooling used to do things like version control, continuous deployment, testing, etc. Was also good to be given a lot of ownership and responsibility over my work.

What I wish was different

Would have been nice if there were more intern programs and events at my location

Advice

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Software Development Engineer Intern

June - September 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Loved the team, learned lots of new technologies, loved the city.

What I wish was different

Been more involved with the other interns there that summer.

Advice

Nothing in school can prepare you for what it's like to work in the industry.
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Software Engineer

February 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Learn a lot, challenging, related to what I studied in school

What I wish was different

Location closer to illinois

Advice

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SDE Intern

June - September 2017 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

They give you a lot of freedom to implement the project your are given. They give you an overall goal to reach and you are expected to build an effective solution on your own in a manner similar to that of a full time SDE.

What I wish was different

I wish I had selected Seattle as my residence location as I feel like I would have gotten a more full Amazon experience by being at the headquarters.

Advice

Manage your time effectively as you are in charge of your project. Ask for help when you need it. Try to go to Seattle if you can to check out everything Amazon has to offer. It is more difficult than most internships but the extra work pays off in terms of what you learn.
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