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Whole Foods shopper

May 2019 • Rochester, MI

What I liked

Very flexible job. You are allowed to choose your own hours and cancel shifts 24 hours ahead of time with no questions asked. Must work only 4 hours a month minimum. Pay can be raised at any time and while the hours are capped to 25 hours in any 7 day rolling period, we do raise our hour cap frequently if needed. The job is simple as well. If you can grocery shop, you are already qualified for this job.

What I wish was different

Our work area can be a tad unsafe sometimes. We work around people coming in and doing their normal grocery shopping, so we must be on alert at all times. We do have a standard of 60 items per hour, so we must be quick on our feet. Plus our staging areas for orders can be a bit hectic if many people are in our small room. The size of the room is just a problem for my location though. The other locations have much bigger rooms.

Advice

This job is incredible for students with a heavy course load and not much time to work. Since you only need to work one 4 hour shift a month, it is easy to take most of a month off to study while still keeping your job.
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Amazon Associate

May - August 2020 • West Valley City, UT

What I liked

I really enjoyed learning how Amazon and mailing works. I also enjoyed the people that I met and the relationships I made.

What I wish was different

I wish that this job would have been more personal. I felt as though I was just a number.

Advice

It is very easy to get discouraged at an hourly 9 to 5 summer that's just for money but it was important for my to keep my end goal in mind. I am going into the professional CPD program at USU this semester which does not allow you to work, so I had to make enough money to live off of this summer. When I got discouraged I would just remember that I was working hard this summer to enjoy the year in my professional program.
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Warehouse Stocker

January - June 2020 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I liked the flexibility when choosing days off allowing for me to miss work for an assignment as long as I managed my days off correctly. This helped me focus on school and maintain a livelihood. Amazon also taught me how to multi-task and to push on even when I was tired and wanted to collapse. I persisted and was able to pay off my tuition including fees from a separate school to move down to Phoenix.

What I wish was different

I wish I did the shorter shifts because overnight ten hour shifts really took the wind out of my sails when I got off of work. I wish I didn't take on more on than I could handle. I would burn out fast after work. This did help me grow when it came to will power so maybe I'd keep things the same.

Advice

I advise that if a person were to take up the job to give yourself time to rest. I assumed I could survive on two hours of sleep and go to school which to my great surprise was not possible. I advise not to work too much labor in school to avoid this burn out. If you absolutely need to work then bring your own water bottle and work out shoes.
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Sales Intern

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Rapidly moving environment, exciting innovation all around you, and great cohort of intern peers. Excellent two week bootcamp with World class speakers and phenomenal training. So many resources at your fingertips and an incredible network if you leverage it.

What I wish was different

More interaction with management, at times it was difficult to know if I was doing a good job because it is a very "self-sufficient" style culture.

Advice

Soak it all in! Learn as much as you can and experience the new city to the maximum. After long work days, it can be hard to go be social or explore new areas, but it will be worth it! :) Meet as many people as possible and always be looking for a mentor.
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Warehouse

June - August 2019 • DuPont, WA

What I liked

I liked the hours and times. I enjoyed the organization of mangement

What I wish was different

More clarification in my job and training

Advice

Make sure you are able to work 10 hours a day and rest the other days.
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Information Technology Professor

December 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

gain learning everyday

What I wish was different

the time schedule

Advice

always be on time
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Denver, CO

What I liked

Flexibility and interesting people

What I wish was different

In person and better culture

Advice

They expect you to hand your life over to them for money
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - September 2020 • Cambridge, MA

What I liked

I built technology that was actually going to change customers' experiences

What I wish was different

Advice

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Business Analyst Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The work, the people, the community, the culture, the work life balancr

What I wish was different

It was remote and I wish it could have been in person

Advice

Reach out and network with as many people as possible
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SDE Intern

May - August 2020 • Cambridge, MA

What I liked

They actively made me feel like a part of the community and made sure that the work that I did was meaningful.

What I wish was different

It was online due to COVID 19, and there were many things about that which made the experience not as amazing.

Advice

Put yourself out there and apply to every job that you think you're qualified for!
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Warehouse Stocker

June - August 2019 • Kenosha, WI

What I liked

Good pay, flexible hours, lots of overtime.

What I wish was different

CLoser to home, more managerial training.

Advice

Find something you really want to do and then do it.
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Data Center Manager Intern

June - August 2019 • Chantilly, VA

What I liked

The level of autonomy in my workplace. I was given goals and tasks, but left to schedule and prioritize as i saw fit.

What I wish was different

I wish the location I was working in was closer to home.

Advice

Wake up early, show up with a positive and present attitude.
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Warehouse Clerk

May - August 2019 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

The pay, the team

What I wish was different

The hours of work

Advice

Its heavy lifting
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Business Analyst Intern

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I loved living in Seattle - it's a great city. Coming to Amazon, I loved being able to go to many different tech talks in different buildings. I really felt involved in the company community via the different groups and participating in beta-testing.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to experience different ongoing projects, rather than focusing on one project.

Advice

Make sure to put yourself out there in your internship. Form those connections and develop your network.
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Customer Service Representative

May - August 2020 • Denton, TX

What I liked

good pay

What I wish was different

more flexible schedule

Advice

would not recommend this job to students
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Process Guide

April - August 2020 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

The opportunity I had every day to talk with people who could help me further my career at Amazon.

What I wish was different

My time there.

Advice

Don’t wait! Make the most out of your experience.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - July 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Very well designed internship program, especially for COVID times with the internship being remote. Worked on really interesting project that was designed to be finished by an intern and had impact within my team and across Amazon.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more opportunity to connect with my teammates. After work was done there were not many social events. There were not many events to connect with other interns either that were fun enough for me to consider attending.

Advice

Be prepared to work hard, but you will feel very rewarded for doing so.
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Amazon Delivery Driver

July - August 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Fast pace job that paid well.

What I wish was different

I wish it wasnt in Portland so I could have worked there longer.

Advice

Make sure to work well with others.
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area manager

June - September 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

There are many opportunities within the company

What I wish was different

I wish if it was a little bit longer

Advice

If you want a job that's challenging Amazon is a good fit for you
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Warehouse

April - July 2020 • Lawrenceville, GA

What I liked

I liked the people, and the pay

What I wish was different

I wish that we weren’t in a middle of a pandemic. Working with masks, can be hard.

Advice

If you do not like hard labor or a job that is really physical, this is not for you.
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