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Amazon Software Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Meeting other interns

What I wish was different

Get placed on a team which I had more interest in

Advice

Work hard but don’t forget to have fun because Seattle is a great city!
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Warehouse Associate

March - September 2019 • Hebron, KY

What I liked

The pay, and flexible schedule

What I wish was different

The shift options that were available

Advice

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Warehouse Clerk

May - August 2019 • Sunrise, FL

What I liked

the pay

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

Easy job just tiring, good pay & great hours!
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Sales Associate

June - July 2019 • Lynnfield, MA

What I liked

I loved the location where i worked and being able to work for amazon.

What I wish was different

i really wish that there weren’t competitive hours as i think that ruined the whole experience for me and led me to not desire to return.

Advice

one piece of advice i would give would be to do as much as you can in the little time you have, you will see a return in your work.
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Program Manager Intern

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Location and pay were great. Really good people to work with. Able to explore a variety of roles.

What I wish was different

Internship program is a mess: it's difficult to get in contact with anyone. I didn't know when I had to be in Seattle until a week or two before. I was told 3 different answers to any question if they were answered at all. I know most other interns have similar stories.

Advice

Get past the on-boarding process and it will be smoother sailing. Take the opportunity to explore other branches of the business, meet/talk with other managers, and go to company learning events.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Developing software at the scale at which Amazon operates has more challenges than what you learn in school. I was surrounded by smart people, making this summer a great learning experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't stop asking questions. The people on your team can have so much valuable knowledge.
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Warehouse Associate

July - August 2019 • Hamilton, OH

What I liked

good pay, set schedule, extra hours if you wanted them, good breaks, very accommodating.

What I wish was different

The software and the device quality that the facility used was lacking and led to a big loss of time when working just waiting or troubleshooting a very unintuitive system.

Advice

If you like being able to walk around do repeated labor tasks that you get on a little device, then this is the job for you. It is very nice to zone out and work without having to interact with others too much.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

My team was able to bring a project through from design to implementation to testing. We were able to work with a wide range of different technologies that are applicable beyond the Amazon programming ecosystem. I learned a lot this summer!

What I wish was different

My location — I was unfortunately placed in my last choice location.

Advice

Take this opportunity to make mistakes and ask questions so you can learn as much as possible! The mentors and managers want you to succeed and will do everything they can to help you make your internship worthwhile.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great work culture Interesting project Awesome people

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't forget to have fun :)
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Campus Ready Associate

June 2018 • Lubbock, TX

What I liked

My favorite thing about working at Amazon are my co-workers. They always manage to make work fun and make it feel like we aren't actually working. Every time I come into work I am actually excited to go because of my co-workers.

What I wish was different

I wish I was off on the weekends. I use to work on campus before I got this job and I was always off on the weekends. So it was kind of huge adjustment that I work basically every day of the week.

Advice

One piece of advice I can about this experience is to make it known that you want a job by going up there and trying to talk to the manager. The more face time you are able to get the better the chance they will hire you.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - July 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Amazon has a great design process for engineering products that is centered around detailed document writing. It was a great skill to learn. My project was challenging yet doable and provided experience that would help a full time hire hit the ground running. The work-life balance was very good.

What I wish was different

Advice

You have a lot of control and say over what you think is doable and how high you set your goals. Establish clear milestones with dates and set the bar high.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Intern events, large company environment and plenty of opportunities to meet new people.

What I wish was different

Better corporate housing and more intern events.

Advice

Explore the city!
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SDE Intern

May - July 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Loved working with extremely talented and amazing people. Made meaningful contributions to the service.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Challenging, big company and tech industry experience, lots of exposure to best practices and how agile development works in teams and company settings and the setting (Seattle) was awesome to explore

What I wish was different

I wish I was given more to prepare for the tools I'd be using at the start of the internship. It was a bit of a learning curve.

Advice

Take your internship seriously from start to finish, and be smart about things. Ask questions often but make sure you've done your due diligence in trying everything before asking it.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Very supportive team and a really interesting project. Amazon did a fantastic job making the internship enjoyable, from the work, to after-work activities, and to housing and travel arrangements.

What I wish was different

I couldn't have wished for much more.

Advice

Try to get ahead of your project as quickly as possible and make it a point to seek feedback. I also found it helpful to document what I wanted to do, and what I accomplished, on a day-to-day basis.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

Great amount of opportunity, but get ready to work hard to be successful. There is a great support network but you have to put in effort. Amazon rewards effort handsomely.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great learning experience. I got to work with cutting edge technologies on AWS Lambda. I also had pretty good flexibility in terms of work and I loved to explore Seattle as a city.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more guidance initially as there was a huge learning curve for my project specifically

Advice

It's ok to not know something. Ask questions
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

- interesting tech stack - room built into internship to learn new technologies

What I wish was different

- didn't feel like project was very impactful - diversity and inclusion at Amazon are subpar (e.g. maybe 5 women engineers total in 70-engineer org, and almost no engineers that are not white or Asian)

Advice

- good internship experience if you're interested in learning about specific technologies, but bad company culture, especially for underrepresented groups
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

New technologies, passionate people.

What I wish was different

Not much free food or amenities like in other big tech companies.

Advice

Ask for feedback regularly.
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Customer service intern

September 2017 • Tallahassee, FL

What I liked

It is virtual so I am able to work at my apt which is great and it's nice helping people.

What I wish was different

Change hours from night to morning

Advice

Great opp. Definitely work here if you want to help others.
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