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Amazon

Software Developer Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

All the interns were housed together so the social experience was prime. Seattle also offered a lot of activities to do after work and on the weekends.

What I wish was different

Although the people on my team were fantastic, I wasn't very passionate about my team's product. I wish I had been placed on a team of my choice. One criticism I have of Amazon is the HR process is very obscure.

Advice

Your team, especially the people and work you do, is perhaps the most important factor of whether you enjoy your job or not. Find a team whose work you enjoy and a manager and mentor who will support you.
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Sales Ops Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I loved the versatility, and ability to talk to people from other teams whether it was within my org or outside. I loved that my management invested so heavily into my professional development, giving me challenging projects to stretch my realm of knowledge.

What I wish was different

I wish that this program was a little more structured from the University Recruiting side - they were disorganized, often didn't answer or gave incorrect answers to big questions.

Advice

Have an open mind. Amazonians believe STRONGLY in their leadership principles, and talk about them every day in every context. They also thrive in ambiguity: this could be with roles, projects, direction of the business; the most important part is to be flexible and to be hungry to learn.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Learned a lot

What I wish was different

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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The company and the city

What I wish was different

The corporate housing.

Advice

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Financial Analyst Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Amazon gave me great insight into working in corporate finance at a tech company. Everyone was so intelligent and willing to help. The hours were great and HR worked well with interns too.

What I wish was different

I wish that there was more choice on team placement. I chose to be under Retail but ended up working on the Transaction Risk Management Service team for digital products.

Advice

Amazon encourages self-service. While everyone is always willing to help, I liked having the responsibility of owning one project from beginning to end entirely by myself.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Working on real customer-facing projects

What I wish was different

I wish it had been longer

Advice

Put in the hours necessary to get your project done
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The offices were dog friendly :)

What I wish was different

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Floater

June - August 2018 • Tigard, OR

What I liked

The atmosphere was authentic and genuine. Everyone was for the most part trying to to a good job and deliver quality service and product to customers in a way that was helpful and friendly. I enjoyed getting to know my co-workers and working different shifts allowed me to gain experience in different departments as well as expand my knowledge of working with different customers/co-workers.

What I wish was different

I wish I had started sooner. While it was pretty busy work, it was stable and regular, giving me some much needed structure for my summer. I got to know some of the people I worked with, but if I had been given a longer contract I could have gotten to know them better.

Advice

Always put 100% into your work and interactions with people and they'll appreciate the effort (even if they're having a bad day). Some people won't think much about it, or will expect more from you, but doing your best will be your best witness when peer reviews and supervisor meeting come around. Not to mention being friends with people (like your supervisor/boss) is much easier than being enemies.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I lived in the University of Washington which had a beautiful campus and plenty of activities available. Seattle was an amazing city and had plenty of attractions and restaurants for me to explore alongside great bicycle infrastructure. I worked with a great team full of supportive people and learned a lot.

What I wish was different

I didn't get to deploy my product as I ran out of time before the internship ended. I wish I could have gone through the whole deployment procedure so I could learn about software development from start to "finish".

Advice

Network a lot! There were a ton of intelligent people for me to meet.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Learned various skills about Software Development. Worked with good coworkers and with autonomy. Did design, development, and test work.

What I wish was different

More job training.

Advice

Communicate expectations clearly.
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Software Devloper Eng.

May - August 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The city, having a mentor, the project

What I wish was different

going a different team.

Advice

apply for everything
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