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Amazon

Technical Recruiter

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Very hands on, didn't feel like a "coffee intern". Great work atmosphere, very healthy environment.

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't understand something. It's always better to know and be sure, then to not know at all.
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Area Manager Intern

June - August 2021 • West Jefferson, OH

What I liked

I loved the opportunity to be fully immersed in Amazon's culture and gained great experience in operations.

What I wish was different

I think the program could have used a little more structure.

Advice

Be a self-starter and be ready to do a lot of walking!
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Area Manager Intern

June - August 2021 • Fresno, CA

What I liked

Great management, lots of intern independence, several networking opportunities

What I wish was different

More projects/active work offered

Advice

Get to know as many colleagues there as possible for project ideas, future connections, and to build good work relationships.
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Area Manager Intern

May - July 2021 • Braselton, GA

What I liked

I met some really great people. I was able to learn a lot from this internship about the work force in general but also about Operations.

What I wish was different

There was very little insight to what the interns would be doing over the course of the internship and that led to a lack of productivity amongst the interns.

Advice

Don't be scared to ask for direction and guidance when you need it. Your colleagues want to help you.
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Data Center Manager Intern

June - August 2019 • Chantilly, VA

What I liked

The level of autonomy in my workplace. I was given goals and tasks, but left to schedule and prioritize as i saw fit.

What I wish was different

I wish the location I was working in was closer to home.

Advice

Wake up early, show up with a positive and present attitude.
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Warehouse Stocker

January - June 2020 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I liked the flexibility when choosing days off allowing for me to miss work for an assignment as long as I managed my days off correctly. This helped me focus on school and maintain a livelihood. Amazon also taught me how to multi-task and to push on even when I was tired and wanted to collapse. I persisted and was able to pay off my tuition including fees from a separate school to move down to Phoenix.

What I wish was different

I wish I did the shorter shifts because overnight ten hour shifts really took the wind out of my sails when I got off of work. I wish I didn't take on more on than I could handle. I would burn out fast after work. This did help me grow when it came to will power so maybe I'd keep things the same.

Advice

I advise that if a person were to take up the job to give yourself time to rest. I assumed I could survive on two hours of sleep and go to school which to my great surprise was not possible. I advise not to work too much labor in school to avoid this burn out. If you absolutely need to work then bring your own water bottle and work out shoes.
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Junior Software Developer

April 2017 • San Luis Obispo, CA

What I liked

Great way to learn how what you do in class applies, and great mentorship program.

What I wish was different

Nothing, it's great.

Advice

Take a good amount of time to try to understand and learn things yourself before asking other people.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Challenging work environment, hard engineering problems to solve, fast paced company with very smart engineers.

What I wish was different

Perhaps a little less work pressure!

Advice

Read this book: Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship!
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great office location, great work environment, fun and interesting project. Really great work culture, hilarious team.

What I wish was different

More input on picking my project, more intern-specific events.

Advice

Constantly be asking your mentor/manager for advice, but also know when to take liberties to solve problems by yourself. You are an intern and your main job is to learn, but also be aware that you are also an employee and will be treated as such.
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Yard Specialist

October 2017 • Breinigsville, PA

What I liked

Working Outside Company Atmosphere Interesting work Learn new skills

What I wish was different

The pay is not competitive. Truck yards can be dangerous and driving commercial trucks is one of the deadliest jobs in the US.

Advice

Amazon offers many opportunities. Take advantage of every one possible.
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Retail Associate

July 2020 • Skokie, IL

What I liked

Personalized, hands-on training and continuous support. Felt like collaborative environment where team members have actual interest in getting to know and assisting each other.

What I wish was different

Advice

Working retail isn't for everyone, but I have had an enjoyable enough experience even as an introvert working during the pandemic.
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Warehouse

June - August 2019 • DuPont, WA

What I liked

I liked the hours and times. I enjoyed the organization of mangement

What I wish was different

More clarification in my job and training

Advice

Make sure you are able to work 10 hours a day and rest the other days.
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Amazon Whole Foods Shopper

June - August 2019 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed the overall work environment. My coworkers were very kind and friendly.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've been given more hours per week as we had a limit of 20 hours a week.

Advice

Get close with your coworkers, no matter where you work because it becomes a much more enjoyable experience.
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area manager

June - September 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

There are many opportunities within the company

What I wish was different

I wish if it was a little bit longer

Advice

If you want a job that's challenging Amazon is a good fit for you
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Warehouse Stocker

August 2020 • Caledonia, MI

What I liked

The easiness.

What I wish was different

Allowed to listen to music. Not bending that much. Less repetition.

Advice

Dont work here unless you want to do monotonous things bending up and down over and over.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - July 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Very well designed internship program, especially for COVID times with the internship being remote. Worked on really interesting project that was designed to be finished by an intern and had impact within my team and across Amazon.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more opportunity to connect with my teammates. After work was done there were not many social events. There were not many events to connect with other interns either that were fun enough for me to consider attending.

Advice

Be prepared to work hard, but you will feel very rewarded for doing so.
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Area Manager

June - August 2020 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

I enjoyed the ability to network with top Amazon officials all over the world. It was interesting to get an inside perspective of Amazon operations and their efforts to combat the climate crisis. Finally, I enjoyed connecting with my co-workers daily from all over the world and learning about their cultural beliefs.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had been in person and gave me the opportunity to learn hands on what happens inside the fulfillment center. However, I am grateful Amazon adjusted to the pandemic and moved the internship online when other companies simply canceled their programs.

Advice

I would advise students who are looking into interning with Amazon to be extremely detailed. Amazon is ever changing and throws curveballs daily. Students should be detailed and engaged every day in order to maximize their experience .
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AWS Sales Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

try to not let the difficult of working from home environment take over your experience.
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Interviewee

January - February 2016 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Really good interview process, smart and caring interviews who wanted to get to know you as a person not just going through the motion

What I wish was different

I wish I had been hired

Advice

Be very prepared when you go into the interview process, not just case prep but also be able to justify your interest in the company. That was what tripped me up.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I got to work on an interesting product (Amazon Freetime), and my team was incredibly nice and great to work with.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to work in the office and go visit Seattle.

Advice

Communicate with your manager and mentor as much as you can. It can be a bit scary especially as an intern to voice concerns or your own ideas.
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