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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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Amazon warehouse associate

August 2019 • Bethpage, NY

What I liked

The pay

What I wish was different

Advice

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Floor Manager

January 2017 - September 2018 • Mineola, NY

What I liked

Organizing and learning

What I wish was different

More people to be there

Advice

Just make sure that even knew item have value
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Amazon Warehouse Associate

June - August 2018 • Lexington, KY

What I liked

I liked how fast paced the job was; I learned how to meet deadlines and work efficiently.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Package Handler

May 2019 • Avenel, NJ

What I liked

Great staff.

What I wish was different

Longer breaks.

Advice

Never give up.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

My team, my project

What I wish was different

Advice

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Technical Recruiter

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The broadness and experience that came with the opportunity.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more information prior

Advice

Be ready to learn and get the most.
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Software Development Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I was given an individual project working on backend and infrastructure development, which was large enough to challenge me while also taking advantage of my existing skills. My team manager and mentors had excellent communication skills and were consistently encouraging and motivating, meeting with me daily / weekly to go over my progress and help with planning. The biggest strength in my experience at Amazon was the lengths that the team went to ensure good team communication and productivity; a large amount of time was spent documenting and testing your code and working with others to integrate the project I built into a larger system. It was exciting to see a project take shape that would be used in the real world, and Amazon seems to do a good job placing interns with practical projects that will create a real value for the team. My manager was clear early on about expectations for a return offer and provided guidance along the internship to help me progress towards this goal.

What I wish was different

At times the project itself was tedious; I'd wish I had the opportunity to work on more than one project since working on a single long-term project only provides a limited amount of experience and can be hard at times. Working on a single project has advantages as you will build skills significantly in one area, but can be discouraging at times as the long-term work on a single project is significantly different from what you experience as an undergraduate and takes adjusting to.

Advice

Take the time to explore the location that you work - If you get a return offer, you'll most likely be returning to the same city. The internship is not only an opportunity for you to build your skills and work towards a full-time job, but also a valuable time to explore the software industry lifestyle and find a place that you would be comfortable living long-term after college.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Structured process.

What I wish was different

Shuttles/transport from intern housing.

Advice

Work with your manager.
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Area Manager Intern

May - July 2019 • Chester, VA

What I liked

I got an inside look at how an Amazon FC works from top to bottom. I met a lot of cool people, from other interns, to associates, and managers at my building. I was also trusted with a lot of responsibility for day to day activities that kept the department running. There were new challenges and I learned something new every single day.

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship had more guidance and more structure. More information up front about the role, relocation, and the timeline of the internship would have been nice.

Advice

Even if it doesn't sound like something you would want to do as an internship or full time, just do it. It's only 10 weeks, the pay is solid, and its an invaluable experience to have on your resume.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Extremely nice and helpful coworkers + managers, my given project was insanely fun to complete, and I learned so much during the entire experience

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

The real world is very different from college in terms of experience, however the skills you acquire in college help out immensely for solving complex problems in the workplace
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Real world experience

What I wish was different

Advice

A lot of work, but you get a lot out of it
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Amazon logistics

May - August 2019 • Easley, SC

What I liked

I liked the set schedule, working four days out of the week, the pay and being paid weekly.

What I wish was different

The long distance driving.

Advice

Stay hydrated, sleep early, pack a good healthy lunch and to study alert.
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Deliver

May 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It really good working there, not only for the money but you also exercising while working there. Interact with other people.

What I wish was different

Non. I honestly enjoy working there

Advice

Great place to be consider when looking for job. Meet a lot of different people.
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Amazon Flex Driver

July 2018 • Chino, CA

What I liked

You create your own schedule and get paid every Tuesday and Friday.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be open to commuting with your own vehicle.
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Sortation Associate

June 2018 • Hebron, KY

What I liked

Flexible work schedule

What I wish was different

I wish they allowed us to listen to music or podcasts while we worked

Advice

If you're dedicated, there are plenty of opportunities for advancement
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Customer Service Associate

June 2019 • Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

What I liked

The work environment, My colleagues and just the satisfaction of helping others as much as I can

What I wish was different

Some customers are frustrated and angry which is understandable but I wish they understand the fact that we are trying our level best to help them out and we are not the reason for their anger

Advice

No job is simple every job has its complications
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I enjoyed living somewhere new, meeting new people with similar interests as me, and exploring my future career.

What I wish was different

I wish the recruitment and interview process had gone smoother. At the end of my interview process, I was told I did not get the internship, so I looked at my other options. Then, a few weeks later, I was told that an Amazon internship spot had opened up. I heard from my fellow interns that quite a few had similar experiences.

Advice

Don't be afraid to try new things.
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Advertising Sales Intern

June - September 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Learning about the advertising industry.

What I wish was different

Getting an offer.

Advice

Be as proactive as possible. Don’t be intimidated by the ambiguity. Take the initiative, it’s the number one thing they’ll be judging you on. Max prepare for the stand and deliver, it’s the number two thing they’ll judge you on.
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Associate Worker - Seasonal Hire

May - September 2019 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

Weekly pay schedule, no dress code, consistent hours

What I wish was different

expectations need to be lowered, general organization needs to be improved, an increase in the variety of shifts available is overdue

Advice

one must be fully mentally and physically committed to the workload at Amazon. If you work at Amazon solely for the above-average hourly wage, you will be worn out by the end of your first week. Since you have a set schedule it's easy to mentally prepare yourself for work in the future, not to mention the work is always consistent, meaning you're constantly moving packages and not dealing with unpredictable costumers.
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