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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Fast-paced environment, you will learn a lot

What I wish was different

Team placement can be hit or miss, but I have heard that is the case with any software company.

Advice

Identify what you want out of your experience and work at it.
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Area Manager

May - July 2018 • Hebron, KY

What I liked

The role as an area manger is to run an efficient shift and delegate your associates accordingly. As an intern, without the experience of managing a shift, my role was more project based. It was a great opportunity to develop my management skills and analytical skills. Professional development was a high priority of the 10 week program. I really liked the team I worked with. I believe that makes and breaks a lot of internship experiences across all companies.

What I wish was different

The only thing I wish was different was the lack of effort of bringing other interns from the surrounding fulfillment centers and putting on an event or two for all of us to get to know each other better.

Advice

Take advantage of the other side of the fulfillment center. As an inbound intern, I did not spend much time at all in the outbound process, but thats half of the whole job. I didn't necessarily need to master the outbound process as I did the inbound process, but getting familiar with the second half of the warehouse would have stretched my knowledge more.
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SDE Intern

May - August 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

The people were amazing

What I wish was different

More opportunities to see the other sides of Amazon - especially in Seattle.

Advice

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Data Center Manager Intern

May - August 2020 • Sterling, VA

What I liked

Getting to learn about the company culture at Amazon

What I wish was different

Opportunity to go into the office or interact with coworkers more I also wish there was more structure to the program for Data Center Interns (This is a relatively new internship within Amazon)

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions, it shows your interest in the field
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Amazon Driver

June - August 2019 • Milford, MA

What I liked

Worked by myself

What I wish was different

Less hours

Advice

Long days
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I got to learn a lot about writing extensible, clean code in the industry, and how to test it properly, which is not something taught in school much.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Warehouse Associate

May - July 2018 • Indianapolis, IN

What I liked

I liked that they had such flexible hours and paid weekly

What I wish was different

Better working conditions

Advice

It is not for everyone. It requires a lot of walking during long shifts, but the paycheck is work it.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Enjoyed the tools, and internal resources available to build and manage production level code

What I wish was different

I wish the mentoring and the support would have been better from my team

Advice

Over all it felt somewhat intense, and not the most conducive to fostering a learning environment. Employee benefits are okay.
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SDE intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

It was a great experience as a CS major as I was able to work in a industry and get used to agile development and see how working as a whole group worked.

What I wish was different

The program was great. Only wish I had participated in more events

Advice

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Software Development Engineer

May 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

Incredible job and opportunity.

What I wish was different

Advice

Seek out big internships in far away cities.
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Campus Associate

May 2018 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

The ability to interact face-to-face with Amazon customers, something that literally no other type of Amazon workers have the luxury to do. Understanding the business model they use for the pick-up points was also interesting.

What I wish was different

Pushing interactions that are not genuine between employees and customers is quite annoying and frustrating at times.

Advice

Take every opportunity to accept mistakes and build on them, as well as going above and beyond the normal clocking in, going through the motions and clocking out.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

The team and the internal culture. Everyone was super supportive and helpful.

What I wish was different

I wish the pacing had been better; I spent a lot of time in the beginning designing and not enough getting started writing code. That was a personal problem, though.

Advice

Be open and willing to take criticism to grow from. The most important thing Amazon looks for is the potential to grow.
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Packaging Engineering Intern

May - December 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Amazing opportunity, you really learn a lot in a short time period. Because of the principles of amazon it is an amazing place for an intern to thrive and demonstrate their skills for future job offers.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Technical Intern

June - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

The freedom given to all employees, as well as the opportunities to learn.

What I wish was different

More structure in terms of what to learn to best complete my project.

Advice

Learn Amazon's leadership principles, and do your best to embrace them in your work. It will lead to continued success in the company.
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Amazon Shopper

June - August 2019 • Commack, NY

What I liked

The job was fairly straightforward and troubleshooting things by myself wasn't difficult.

What I wish was different

I would have liked more support for when figuring things out on my own wasn't a viable option.

Advice

Make sure you are able to memorize things (such as store layout) quickly and efficiently.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - December 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Just about everything about the job! In fact, my issues were with the Intern Program managers rather than anything in the software department. My hours were really flexible, I felt that my project was rewarding, I got a lot of help from my managers and mentors, and I feel extremely grateful for the opportunity.

What I wish was different

I guess I wish the Boston location were bigger. I think I chose Seattle, but I was relocated to Boston. I enjoyed the city very much! But I wish Boston had more affinity groups / held more events.

Advice

Don't be afraid because they teach a lot of things on the job! You don't have to come in as an experienced software engineer. I would say the most important skill I learned was how to read someone else's code. Second to that is Git and command line.
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Data Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I enjoyed being able to be at a company that is working in so many different industries. I was empowered by having my own project and continually challenges by my managers and co-workers. I felt like I was valuable to my team and gained real applicable work experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be prepared to work hard and continually advocate for youself. Amazon won't hold your hand, but that gives you the best insight into what it is like to be a full-time employee.
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Jr. Developer

June 2021 • San Luis Obispo, CA

What I liked

The learning experience and all the full time devs that you work with have been super helpful.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been more open to help in the beginning. Initially I've just tried to do too much by myself without asking for help, which is different now but I wish I'd started that sooner

Advice

Get ready to learn! There's so many new things introduced that it might feel overwhelming but don't be afraid to reach out to other devs to help.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I had a great team and great project, there were lots of oppurtunities to develop my skills.

What I wish was different

Advice

I had a great expereince, but many other interns didn't. There were over 4000 interns in Seattle alone, your team placement has a huge impact on your expereince.
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Amazon driver

June - August 2019 • Cudahy, CA

What I liked

I love it

What I wish was different

I wish I was there longer. Easy Work, Good Money

Advice

If the job is offer to you, take it immediately!
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