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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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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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Human Intelligence

June 2018 • Costa Mesa, CA

What I liked

I like the flexible hours and the ability to telecommute.

What I wish was different

I wish the pay was higher.

Advice

You definitely need to be open to doing widely different tasks.
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Junior Developer

February 2017 • San Luis Obispo, CA

What I liked

Very supportive environment, lots of resources, relatively laidback and understanding of school schedules.

What I wish was different

I don't like working in a cubicle. Also, every junior developer experienced a lot of stress during the summer.

Advice

Don't waste your time on corporate intro videos. Ask your mentor to give you a task as soon as possible. Finally, make sure to get the same setup that your mentor has (operating system, development environment, etc.); this will save you hours of trying to understand why the instructions in an out-of-date wiki aren't helping.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

It was a chill place to work. Everyone is very knowledgeable and motivated. No on micromanages you, and if you get your work done you pretty much have run over your own project/workday.

What I wish was different

Teams can be hit or miss. Mine had some minor issues. Team events were a bit lacking, but this varies across Amazon. No free food, but free coffee, snacks, and beer/happy hours made up for it.

Advice

Do it if you have a chance, it's worth it and they take care of their own.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2017 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

Nice people, chill atmosphere, semi-interesting work

What I wish was different

Wish I'd got to work on cooler stuff

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great experience

What I wish was different

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Advice

Practice CTCI and leetcode
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • Denver, CO

What I liked

Great community, great work/life balance, flexible working hours.

What I wish was different

I wish my office held more social activities for everyone to get to know each other.

Advice

Make sure to thoroughly plan out your intern project before starting it, and try to figure out what resources you need to finish the project.
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Area Maintenance Manager Intern

June - August 2017 • Sumner, WA

What I liked

The people i worked with and getting to see the behind the scenes of Amazon. I also loved living in the Seattle area

What I wish was different

I wish there was more of an intern community

Advice

Try to learn as much as possible because if you work for Amazon full time you will be doing what you learned at your internship/
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