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Warehouse Manager

May - August 2019 • Thornton, CO

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Great experience in a new environment hands on learning
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Area Manager

June - July 2021 • Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture

What I liked

Pay

What I wish was different

In-person internship

Advice

Always thinking about the LPs.
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Software Development Engineer

May - August 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great work environment, housing is set up by Amazon, the city is beautiful and entertaining, the work is real and fulfilling.

What I wish was different

Wish that some of my friends had done the internship with me.

Advice

Be polite, be able to take constructive criticism, be friendly with your coworkers, work hard, and make sure you are prepared before you go to get the return offer.
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Sortation associate

June - September 2019 • Everett, WA

What I liked

I like the $15 per hour wage

What I wish was different

I wish I did not work overnight shifts.

Advice

Be careful
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Software development engineering intern

June - September 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great compensation, Great housing package, worked on a great team (Kindle)

What I wish was different

Buying lunch everyday ended up costing quite a bit. Many companies offer free meals to employees, which isn’t the case at Amazon. Also, the criteria for a satisfactory performance was not well defined.

Advice

Try to get past the ramp-up phase as quickly as possible so you can’t start real work on your project. Many people who don’t get return offers spend several weeks on ramping up and planning and dot have time to deliver results. Also, be very conscious of the team you end up on, as experiences vary greatly across teams.
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Amazon Seasonal Sortation Associate

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

good pay, pretty low mental effort!

What I wish was different

the hours were a little rough and sometimes it was boring

Advice

the four-hour shifts at amazon warehouses are a lot more manageable than the 8-hour ones, because you often do the same task for an entire shift. The experience is also very dependent on the culture of the warehouse you're at, I had a good warehouse so it was pretty fun!
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Area Manager Intern

June - August 2017 • Joliet, IL

What I liked

Full immersion into Amazon Operations

What I wish was different

Better location

Advice

Do not be intimidated by the other people at the site
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Delivery Associate

June - August 2019 • Wantagh, NY

What I liked

While working as a Amazon Delivery Associate, I experienced what it was like to work within an Amazon factory. It was interesting to see how Amazon the company actually treated it employees, and how much precaution is taken each day to deliver each package.

What I wish was different

I wish the Amazon warehouse managers had a more diverse work experience. For example, all of the managers within the warehouse only came from working within the warehouse prior, and none of them have had any experience actually delivering packages. So when something went wrong on the road, it was hard for them to help the delivery drivers because they have never been in any situation like that.

Advice

Yes, while the pay is good, the hours are long and grueling, and often times the whole operation seems a bit disorganized. It appears that people from corporate give little heads up to the managers in charge, which makes it hard to adjust in an efficient and effective way.
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Data Analyst

June - August 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Work hours were reasonable. Smart team that treated me just like any employee - did not feel like "the intern" once and had an amazing manager who helped me achieve personal goals. Tech was everywhere and I could attend tech talks that were happening daily to learn more from different teams.

What I wish was different

More intern events to meet people. The class was huge so it wasn't very tight.

Advice

It's a "you get what you put in" culture.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The people I worked with, the area, and the projects I was assigned. I learned a tremendous amount and all of the resources I could've possibly needed were at my disposal.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've stayed longer, but I needed to go back for school.

Advice

Look for answers to questions you have, but don't spend too much time looking. And socialize with the people you work with!
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Software Development Intern

June - September 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Smaller company feel while having all of the resources of Amazon. Project was meaningful and full stack so I experienced what it was like developing for about four different teams. Project was deployed to production and is consumer facing.

What I wish was different

More experience with what actual team members do such as reviewing others' code.

Advice

Treat it like your actual full time job. Do not be afraid to ask questions and also do not be afraid to question existing code and practices.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Work content, environment, pay.

What I wish was different

Stress level.

Advice

Be self-motivated.
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Stow

August 2015 • Carteret, NJ

What I liked

Working tech products.

What I wish was different

Spending a short amount of time on the job.

Advice

Follow through and work hard.
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Area Maintenance Manager Intern

June - August 2017 • Sumner, WA

What I liked

The people i worked with and getting to see the behind the scenes of Amazon. I also loved living in the Seattle area

What I wish was different

I wish there was more of an intern community

Advice

Try to learn as much as possible because if you work for Amazon full time you will be doing what you learned at your internship/
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • Denver, CO

What I liked

Great community, great work/life balance, flexible working hours.

What I wish was different

I wish my office held more social activities for everyone to get to know each other.

Advice

Make sure to thoroughly plan out your intern project before starting it, and try to figure out what resources you need to finish the project.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great experience

What I wish was different

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Advice

Practice CTCI and leetcode
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2017 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

Nice people, chill atmosphere, semi-interesting work

What I wish was different

Wish I'd got to work on cooler stuff

Advice

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Package Handler

June - August 2019 • Columbia, SC

What I liked

The fast pace environment and the incentives for doing well in the company.

What I wish was different

The hours

Advice

Give your job all that you have with no expectation of return and in due time you will reap the benefits.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

It was a chill place to work. Everyone is very knowledgeable and motivated. No on micromanages you, and if you get your work done you pretty much have run over your own project/workday.

What I wish was different

Teams can be hit or miss. Mine had some minor issues. Team events were a bit lacking, but this varies across Amazon. No free food, but free coffee, snacks, and beer/happy hours made up for it.

Advice

Do it if you have a chance, it's worth it and they take care of their own.
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Junior Developer

February 2017 • San Luis Obispo, CA

What I liked

Very supportive environment, lots of resources, relatively laidback and understanding of school schedules.

What I wish was different

I don't like working in a cubicle. Also, every junior developer experienced a lot of stress during the summer.

Advice

Don't waste your time on corporate intro videos. Ask your mentor to give you a task as soon as possible. Finally, make sure to get the same setup that your mentor has (operating system, development environment, etc.); this will save you hours of trying to understand why the instructions in an out-of-date wiki aren't helping.
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