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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

The work was very interesting, and I was able to learn a lot by working on the codebase alongside other engineers, building applications and systems which are still being used. I learned a lot about product design, code architecture, and industry practices. The people were also really nice and helpful -- every engineer and manager was willing to lend a helping hand when I needed it.

What I wish was different

The location wasn't great, but I think that has more to do with personal preference because I did not have a car and I'm also used to being in a city where I can get around using the subway. Additionally I think the team was too recently created to have carved out defined projects or roles for interns. I think we all dealt with the ambiguity as well as we could have, but it would be better to intern on a slightly more established team.

Advice

Take charge! They were very big about interns setting up meetings and making their voice heard. I would set up meetings with managers, engineers, other interns to drive forward my project goals and dealing with the ambiguity head on instead of waiting for others to clear it up for me. I think that kind of initiative not only helped me get much more out of my internship, but came across to the members of my team in showing that I cared and wanted to make a meaningful impact.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great location, nice offices (though there were no snacks), manager was pretty chill

What I wish was different

I would have preferred to work with my team in-person more. Also, my team was not at all diverse (in my team of 10, there was no STEM minority representation).

Advice

Reach out to team members early and often.
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Software Development Engineer

January 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I like the transparency at various levels and across various departments. Amazon works on so many technologies and there is always something new to learn every single day. The company encourages its employees to pursue different career tracks.

What I wish was different

On-site benefits are below par compared to other tech giants.

Advice

Prepare well for the interview. Every company has its own style and looks for different things. One size does not fit all. Do your research on Glassdoor and learn more about the company's interview format. Talk to your recruiter if you have any doubt. They want to help you get hired. It makes their life easy if you ask for advice, follow it, and nail the job interview! Good luck!
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Software Development Engineer

January 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Amazing place to work. I work at Amazon Web Services and the scale at which we operate is mind blowing.

What I wish was different

Probably more fun at work.

Advice

I would say, do what you love. Early in your career, compensation is not important. The work you do, how much you learn everyday sets your path for your life.
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Area Manager

May - July 2017 • Chattanooga, TN

What I liked

They really rolled out the red carpet and were extremely accommodating taking care of all arrangements. The experience was invaluable and I made a few friends along the way.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had been longer. I would have like more time to spend on my project.

Advice

Be willing to take the chance and get out of your comfort zone. It was intimidating at first but I am so glad I took the chance.
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Robotics Deployment Engineer

May - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I loved working with cross functional teams and learning about the different teams in Amazon.

What I wish was different

My internship was remote, so I wish I had more opportunities to go to an office or more fulfillment centers in person.

Advice

Always push to raise the bar.
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Delivery

July 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

The flexible hours, personal work ethics depends on you.

What I wish was different

Gas compensation, efficient organization system for packages

Advice

Be prepared to be on the lookout for shifts day and night. Be prepared to pay for the upkeep of your vehicle.
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fulfillment associate

July - December 2019 • Shelby Township, MI

What I liked

the relationships built through obtaining facility goals

What I wish was different

How employees were treated

Advice

Sometimes you have to motivate yourself to do things that you may not feel like doing that day/week
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Logistics Associate

June - August 2019 • Sewickley, PA

What I liked

I liked the pay and the other people working at Amazon.

What I wish was different

Shift time schedule

Advice

It is a great way to learn about the logistics of a huge and extensive corporation.
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Area Manager

May - July 2021 • Spartanburg, SC

What I liked

Working with a team of hard working colleagues.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Work hard, think fast, and listen to associates.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Herndon, VA

What I liked

Despite the work being very challenging, the environment is surprisingly very relaxed and comforting and the people there are extremely knowledgeable and always eager to help.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Herndon, VA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Be prepared to be independent and take initiative to ask questions on your own.
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Delivery driver

June - August 2019 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

I made new friends and enjoyed driving and walking in summer time

What I wish was different

more organisation in Amazon's delivery station

Advice

drive safe
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Environmental Healthy & Safety Specialist

June - August 2019 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

The constantly changing environment & hands-off management style

What I wish was different

A little more structure in the intern program would have been nice.

Advice

Meet as many people as you possibly can. In addition to building a network, coworkers have tremendous influence over your personal experience as an intern, and having good relationships will greatly enhance it.
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Delivery Associate

July - August 2019 • San Leandro, CA

What I liked

I liked the overall pay.

What I wish was different

I wish some of the managers treated me like a person. Their hours were also difficult since I would always be working 9-10 hours a day instead of a set time (although overtime pay was given). It was just a stressful experience since you never knew which city you were delivering in and not having a partner made the job a lot harder.

Advice

I only recommend this job if you wanted to make a decent amount of money quickly or if you feel like you could handle the stress of it. With the hours and pay, you could easily make over 40k a year.
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Operations Manager

May - July 2021 • Euclid, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed meeting and networking with so many different people. I also enjoyed learning the operational side of such a big company.

What I wish was different

There wasn’t much I would change.

Advice

Definitely go in this role open minded and ready to learn.
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Logistics Associate

June - July 2019 • Lawrenceville, GA

What I liked

The corporate culture, fast-paced environment, and ethical managers were a key part in my enjoyment working at Amazon.

What I wish was different

The white badge and blue badge policy needs to be more flexible to support vacation days and promotions.

Advice

Time management and interpersonal skills are vital to succeeding in this fast-paced corporate environment. I understand getting up at 5 AM and driving 30 minutes to the fulfillment center, but managing your time early on is key to long-term success.
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Business Analyst Intern

June - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

There were a lot of fun activities and different events. There are plenty of good resources, help for interns, and they were flexible with start dates. It was a great learning experience and I grew as a person, leader, and analyst.

What I wish was different

You do not get to pick what team you are on, which would have been nice. However, I was lucky to work with other interns and I loved my coworkers.

Advice

If you are unsure what field you want to go into, this is a great place to start! There are various roles and departments. There is also opportunity to learn about different jobs. It also is an amazing opportunity to work at a big company.
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Amazon warehouse

May - August 2019 • Sterling, VA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Better management style

Advice

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Warehouse

June - August 2019 • Mundelein, IL

What I liked

Flexible hours

What I wish was different

I wish there were more hours available.

Advice

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