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Warehouse Operations Intern

April - August 2019 • Waukegan, IL

What I liked

I liked how clear their communication was regarding how much we had to finish. The transparency between the management and the interns was something I appreciated as a first-year intern.

What I wish was different

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Program Manager Intern

May - November 2020 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

I discovered how innovation is created in the tech industry firsthand. My team was very supportive of a few initiatives that I was spearheading and it was a very welcoming culture.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Operations Financial Analyst Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Everyone in the company was super kind and helpful! Always willing to set up a meeting, answer a question, or point you in the direction of someone who may know more. Learned a lot on the job, no pre-work necessary for the internship. They had tons of great resources for you to learn new skills. Gave lots of flexibility and ability for you to learn and grow in whatever way you wanted.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out to people!
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Customer Returns Associate

May - July 2020 • Lexington, KY

What I liked

The pay was better than the other available options. The process of getting hired was straightforward and not frustrating. The benefits were generous.

What I wish was different

The job was physically demanding; if there was a way for Amazon to design its work to be less stressful, I would have appreciated it.

Advice

Wear compression leggings and wear good shoes for the physical demand of the job; you have to be on your feet for all of the jobs.
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Amazon

May - August 2020 • Dedham, MA

What I liked

What I wish was different

I wish Amazon had been a more caring and ethical company.

Advice

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Shopper

March 2020 • Lake Grove, NY

What I liked

flexibility in scheduling options

What I wish was different

appreciation for employees and benefits. The scheduling system is really annoying to work with unless you have gold status

Advice

get gold status so you can schedule your shifts 2 weeks in advance instead of 3 days in advance.
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Software Developer Intern

June - September 2019 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

Valuable experience in team dynamics and practical skills

What I wish was different

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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2020 • Silver Spring, MD

What I liked

I liked the learning experience of the job. Although Amazon requires their employees to be highly knowledgable with the basic concepts of cloud computing and programming, your colleagues are willing to help you learn and teach you things. The company has an internal training platform where you can watch videos about the technologies the company uses. This is helpful so you can practice and become familiar with the job before hand. I also liked how welcoming the community was. I had never attended meetings, or written documentation about my technical projects before so I appreciated the fact that my mentor was willing to walk me though these tasks. The practice I gained from reviewing my work really helped me when it came time to give my final presentation out loud to the other teams.

What I wish was different

This was my first internship experience and I had to work from home due to the COVID pandemic. A lot of these cons are not fully controllable but I will share them anyway. I wish that I had more time to attend the virtual intern events. There were times where I was so consumed by my project that I was unable to focus on having fun and networking with other interns/engineers. I also did not like how the conflict in time zones made me feel like I had to work longer hours in order to "be on the same page" as others. There was not really much of a work life balance due to that. Finally, I wish I had spoken up more and asked more questions when I was confused or wanted to disagree with something.

Advice

I advise any future intern to not be afraid to ask mistakes. You're there at the internship to learn. You will have to ask a lot of questions in addition to asking for help. It may feel awkward at times doing so but in the end you will have gained more knowledge and experience. Accept as many new tasks as you believe you can handle and make sure to reach out to other people even if they are on different teams. They will remember you that way and it'll be a lasting impression!
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Area Manager Intern

June - July 2020 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

Amazon did a great job in developing its interns, instilling their leadership principles, and providing a learning experience that will be beneficial in my career regardless of which path I take.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to work in person, but with the pandemic, the intern program did a great job accommodating the virtual platform.

Advice

Living by Amazon's leadership principles is not only beneficial in the workplace but applicable to many different areas of life.
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warehouse shopper

May - August 2020 • Mundelein, IL

What I liked

I loved that it was relatively easy to pick up shifts and get them taken.

What I wish was different

The job would’ve been more enjoyable if COVID weren’t a thing.

Advice

Work hard and the time will pass by fast. Show up and do your job and it’ll be rewarding in the end.
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software intern

June - August 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

The depth of the project.

What I wish was different

I wish it hadn't been remote.

Advice

Spend less time on design and more on development.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The people at Amazon are very sharp and very knowledgeable. They've always taken the time to mentor me, and I learned more in my three months there than I did in six months of class.

What I wish was different

I wish Covid didn't happen so I got to actually live in Seattle.

Advice

Being able to get straight As in school is easy compared to staying on top of work at Amazon. No matter how industrious you think you are, you're going to learn how to work harder.
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Operations Finance Analyst Intern

June - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

It was good

What I wish was different

It was good

Advice

None
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Warehouse

June 2018 • Kenosha, WI

What I liked

They are very accommodating for students. And I had a part time shift so i wasn’t over loaded with hours either.

What I wish was different

Nothing. It was great!

Advice

It’s a lot of moving around, but if you go in with that expectation you will enjoy it.
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Amazon Prime Shopper

April 2020 • Upper Arlington, OH

What I liked

flexible hours

What I wish was different

more supervisor assistance

Advice

sign up for shifts quickly
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Amazon assoiate

May 2020 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

I am able to work independently to accomplish my task.

What I wish was different

There was more interaction with corporate for changes that are made.

Advice

I would advise that you are motivated and have a strategic recover schedule so you don’t burnout.
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SDE Intern

May - August 2020 • Cambridge, MA

What I liked

They actively made me feel like a part of the community and made sure that the work that I did was meaningful.

What I wish was different

It was online due to COVID 19, and there were many things about that which made the experience not as amazing.

Advice

Put yourself out there and apply to every job that you think you're qualified for!
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - September 2020 • Cambridge, MA

What I liked

I built technology that was actually going to change customers' experiences

What I wish was different

Advice

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Seasonal Warehouse Associate

May - July 2020 • Gary, IN

What I liked

The pay, Learning Ambassadors, and Human Resources Professionals.

What I wish was different

Offering internships for college students.

Advice

Working at Amazon helped me grow as a person.
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Information Technology Professor

December 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

gain learning everyday

What I wish was different

the time schedule

Advice

always be on time
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