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Amazon

Delivery driver

July - September 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Flexibility, wage, full time and opportunity for over time

What I wish was different

Advice

Make sure you’re fit, drink enough water and prepare to work hard!
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Wholefoods shopper

April 2019 • Edgewater, NJ

What I liked

Get to choose your schedule, flexible, have to work atleast once a month.

What I wish was different

Personal training rather than just watching videos.

Advice

Try to learn the store
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Amazon does a great job of integrating their interns as part of the company even for the short time that they are there! From Day 1, I felt like a true part of my team and an "Amazonian". The work I put in was valued among my team and organization. Amazon thrives off of feedback, and as an intern it can be hard to have the courage to point out things that you feel need improvement, but the environment at this company does not make it feel that way. It was enriching to work at a company that is having such a strong impact on the world today, with so many customer facing products that affect millions of people around the world. Not only were my technical skills challenged, but so were my business skills (communication, collaboration, etc.) Getting to improve both skill-sets while surrounded by some of the most intelligent individuals I have met made for a fully rounded internship experience here at Amazon.

What I wish was different

Advice

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SDE Intern

June - August 2019 • Santa Cruz, CA

What I liked

I loved the fast paced environment and the independence I was given to change the codebase

What I wish was different

I wish my location had been different, Santa Cruz is pretty small and a little isolating.

Advice

Don't be nervous, the onboarding process will bring you fully up to speed on how to work in industry!
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Rotational Summer Intern

June - August 2019 • Crest Hill, IL

What I liked

Being on my feet all day and working with other college students

What I wish was different

Advice

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Leadership intern

November 2018 - May 2019 • Pensacola, FL

What I liked

I liked my manager and the group experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been more vocal.

Advice

Be involved with the group.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The pay was really competitive, and the company did a lot to make sure interns felt like part of the team.

What I wish was different

I wish my specific team was ready for an intern. They were new and did not have standard in place to allow an intern to thrive.

Advice

Network as much as possible! So many Amazonians are great to talk to and have plenty of wisdom for new hires.
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SDE Intern

June - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked the fast-paced environment of Amazon and the feeling of being apart of something important. Additionally, my internship was pretty self-contained, so I was able to ideate and implement my own project with the help of my mentor and team. This internship pushed me pretty hard and challenged me in ways that I would never have experienced otherwise in school.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more say in choosing which team at Amazon I was placed into, because I was not asked about my preference before my placement. Amazon is also very big and I wished there were more activities to make the interns feel really included. Lastly, my mentor was not the most present and was not as available as I wished he was.

Advice

It sounds cliche, but you'll get out of it what you'll put into it. Take initiative and speak to your manager and mentor frankly, don't be afraid to ask questions, and try your best.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

June - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Good pay, impactful project

What I wish was different

More perks, such as free food

Advice

Don't let yourself get overwhelmed by everything you have to learn. Take things one step at a time.
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Associate

August 2019 • Milford, MA

What I liked

Decent pay for a job that did not require much experience.

What I wish was different

Very physically demanding, and random changes made by the corporate team caused a variety of issues for the workers who were on the floor. High turnover rate of new employees made it difficult to find anyone who had been there long enough to know the answers to problems.

Advice

Memorize the various menus and shortcuts in the package scanning system in order to make your life easier and your scanning speed much faster. Open the package bags as soon as you start your shift so that you are not behind when the conveyor belt starts. If you're feeling overwhelmed, just keep working through your aisle until you have cleared away some space and then move to another overfilled aisle, which will make it so that no aisle looks as though it is falling apart and overflowing.
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Stow

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the people there, they were nice

What I wish was different

I wish the company cared more about their employees like they say that they do.

Advice

If you’re not mentally okay to be in silence for 12 hours do not take the job.
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associate

June - August 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

The people I worked with

What I wish was different

Not as much pressure

Advice

Bring water
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Software Engineer

June - August 2019 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

People I worked with

What I wish was different

Advice

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Warehouse

June - August 2019 • Shawnee Mission, KS

What I liked

I had the opportunity to work in an amazon warehouse and see how the magic works. we often times click and buy and our product just shows up and we don’t put much thought into it. But being on the inside really showed me how much goes into getting everyone their packages on time.

What I wish was different

There are many parts that goes into that job. a lot of times i found myself working the same job everyday, i would’ve like to switch it up and learn a new role that goes it to getting the job done

Advice

I had a great time, the environment is fun and amazon like to make sure their workers and getting the most out of the job just a they are getting the most out of their workers
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Warehouse Clerk

May - September 2019 • Closter, NJ

What I liked

I like the freedom and the ability to do my work without much supervision. It gave me a sense of responsibility and accountability.

What I wish was different

I wish I started working there earlier.

Advice

Since you're working for Amazon no matter how Low the job position is you should always have a mind to look up towards working at the top
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Stock Associate

June - August 2019 • Avon, MA

What I liked

Competitive Pay, ability to pick up extra hours and to leave early as well, quick and easy hiring process

What I wish was different

The environment working in a warehouse is very indsutrial

Advice

Look into different positions to choose which you would prefer.
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Area Manager Intern

June - August 2019 • Sacramento, CA

What I liked

It was a great experience and I learned a lot on the job. I loved the fast paced environment and being in a fulfillment center is a one of a kind opportunity.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to work on a few more projects while interning.

Advice

One piece of advice I always share is that to never say no to an opportunity. If there is a project or work to be done, I would always advice to jump straight in and figure out how to solve that problem. By doing this you will learn a lot more and get more out of the internship.
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Amazon delivery

July - October 2020 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

The flexibility and the good/decent pay.

What I wish was different

For the pick up stations to run smoother and more efficiently instead of cutting into my delivery time block even though I’d get there early.

Advice

Organize your packages either by size or packaging material, have a full tank and have a phone charger.
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Junior Software Developer

April 2017 • San Luis Obispo, CA

What I liked

Great way to learn how what you do in class applies, and great mentorship program.

What I wish was different

Nothing, it's great.

Advice

Take a good amount of time to try to understand and learn things yourself before asking other people.
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warehouse worker

June - August 2019 • Aurora, CO

What I liked

coworkers, pay

What I wish was different

more hours

Advice

only take part time if you don’t want a lot of hours (i got 16 each week)
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