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Warehouse Dock Worker

May - August 2020 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Good pay and a consistent job.

What I wish was different

Not a very personal job and also not a great way to gain experience.

Advice

Great for a summer job to earn money, but if you want experience, look at a different job.
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SDE Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked that the team I worked on had compiled a project for me to complete for the summer. I worked on backend and frontend and used AWS tools, which I feel like helped me learn a lot.

What I wish was different

Since it was remote, it was pretty hard for me to interact with anyone besides my manager and intern. It was pretty lonely working 8 hours a day in front of a laptop.

Advice

Don’t overwork yourself. I worked overtime trying to get my project done, but I stressed myself out unnecessarily.
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Warehouse Associate

September 2020 • Chino, CA

What I liked

In the crazy times we have now, it's nice to be able to get out of the house and do something. Not being all cooped up.

What I wish was different

I wish there was better communication between managers because one will say one thing and the others will all say something else from that.

Advice

The training at first is overwhelming, but if you just keep practicing and looking through handbooks and videos it becomes super easy. Also don't be afraid to talk to people and ask questions.
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SDE Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Pretty good team, interesting work, company values

What I wish was different

Scope of the project could be greater

Advice

Always try to make the best out of any experience
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Newspaper Delivery Driver

April 2020 • Elizabeth, NJ

What I liked

Working on my own. Paid for full 10 hour day even if I finish early.

What I wish was different

The amount of time we have to load the van in the morning. The rabbit (the phone they give us to make deliveries on) needs to go back to the original charger port where I can plug the charger in. The magnetic port keeps disconnecting from the charger.

Advice

Have the camera ready before you get out the van. If its one package, scan it on the way to the address to move faster. Move steady, walk fast, put the oversize boxes in order so that you can get to them quicker. Use any trick you can to keep the job and move at a quicker pace to get home sooner and have a good day!
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Warehouse Associate

April - August 2020 • Kenosha, WI

What I liked

Helpful managers and associates.

What I wish was different

Closer to Milwaukee area.

Advice

Physically demanding but the time goes by fast and the work isn’t too tedious.
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Warehouse Assistant

June - August 2020 • Redlands, CA

What I liked

It was a fast pace job that offered good pay.

What I wish was different

I wish my hours and flexibility was different.

Advice

Be prepared to work hard.
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Customer Service Representative

June - August 2020 • San José, San José

What I liked

It was a good opportunity to develop more interpersonal skills and communication

What I wish was different

I wish it was in person instead of remote because teamwork is easier when you have the opportunity to share face to face

Advice

I learned to be patient with clients and to listen actively to other necessities. It was also a great opportunity to develop a solution-oriented mentality.
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Packer

July - August 2020 • St. Peters, MO

What I liked

I liked the community of people that I worked with. The environment was also fast paced, so time would pass quickly whenever I worked.

What I wish was different

I wish that the management had been a little different. There wasn't any room for errors, that kind of pressure made many of the employees feel belittled and defeated.

Advice

It was physically demanding job. Wear a back brae and arch supporting shoes!
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Fulfillment Associate

April - August 2020 • Teterboro, NJ

What I liked

Decent pay and consistent work

What I wish was different

Hot environment, very repetitive, no utilization of skill

Advice

If need to make money, this is a good short term job
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FC Associate

October 2019 - August 2020 • West Valley City, UT

What I liked

The pay

What I wish was different

I could have kept my job

Advice

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Process Guide

April - August 2020 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

The opportunity I had every day to talk with people who could help me further my career at Amazon.

What I wish was different

My time there.

Advice

Don’t wait! Make the most out of your experience.
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Amazon

May - August 2020 • Columbia, MD

What I liked

Not a whole lot honestly

What I wish was different

More management interaction

Advice

Don’t do it unless you need easy money
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Warehouse Checker

April 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Bring comfy shoes !
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Area Manager Intern

June - August 2020 • North Brunswick, NJ

What I liked

I really enjoyed receiving exposure to Amazon’s vast operations, leadership & skill training, immersing myself in case studies, and networking with Amazonians and interns globally! The virtual curriculum, moderated group discussions, Speaker Series webinars, and Amazon’s online resources for networking and professional development were extremely fruitful during these times as growing leaders are needed more than ever. It was a pleasure being a part of Amazon’s prestigious Programs & Campaigns and most importantly building trusted Relationships & Partnerships throughout the journey!

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship could have been at a physical fulfillment center, contrary to us interning from home. The actual Area Manager role is a very hands-on role that requires you to lead a team, facilitate managerial functions, and connect with individuals along with enduring physical labor. The online internship experience included discussions over Amazon chime, leadership curriculum presented through readings and speaker series from Amazon’s senior associates, as well as projects and case studies presented to us by our Team Lead; however, in the actual fulfillment center, we would be able to not only learn certain important managerial functions but also implement them and test strategies for raising employee engagement. The original internship also included relocation to a fulfillment center in Nevada, which would have been interesting considering I never interned in another state, let alone, that company being Amazon. Overall, I wish I could have performed the Area Manager Internship in a physical fulfillment center rather than online. I could have gained more hands-on experience being on-site.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share about this experience is that Amazon is a company that builds leaders and emphasizes their principles through obsessing over the customer. As the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon communicates its leadership principles throughout their company structure, and there is nothing more important in a manager role than leadership. I would encourage those who are not only interested in management and operations for this Area Manager Internship, but I also would like to encourage rising leaders in whichever field you may be in. In my cohort alone, there were only three out of 15 students who were pursuing a major in operations, where everyone else sought careers in supply chain, nursing, finance, and even myself in accounting. I would also encourage everyone, whether they are pursuing this position on-site or online, that this internship is very comprehensive. There are many leadership speaker series and discussions with your Team Lead that builds your knowledge of Amazon’s internal operations, so it is important to be attentive, cooperative, and proactive to get the most out of the internship and respect your peers. Some examples would be leading the discussions with your Team Lead, doing tasks timely, preparing for discussions the day before, etc. Therefore, I believe those who see themselves and want to build themselves as leaders to consider pursuing the Area Manager Internship.
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associate warehouse

May 2020 • Providence, RI

What I liked

I learned a lot of responsibility, time management, and how to be a hard worker. The pay was nice and the experiece was nice.

What I wish was different

The work was difficult, I wish I had more energy at the end of the day.

Advice

Make the best out of any situation no matter how difficult it is, because you might learn something valuble.
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Warehouse Process Assistant

November 2018 • Jacksonville, FL

What I liked

I enjoyed the fast paced business setting and many opportunities I got to learn and promote.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't wait until you finish school until you start your employment. Having real life experiences to link school material with while learning it is a great way to grasp the material.
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Area Manager

May - August 2020 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

All of it

What I wish was different

None of it

Advice

Try hard
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Amazon team member

April - August 2020 • Gresham, OR

What I liked

The pay was very nice

What I wish was different

Hours

Advice

Takes getting used to physical
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Software Developer Intern

June - September 2020 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

I liked the close knit team and ability to make real software that positively impacted people.

What I wish was different

I wish that it hadn’t been virtual. I wish that perhaps there had been a bit more direction.

Advice

I would say that you get out what you put in. If you put pride into your work and make good design choices and write well-tested code, you will get a lot out of it.
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