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Amazon

Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The team and support structure.

What I wish was different

The location. Not a big fan of Seattle.

Advice

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Customer Returns Associate

May - July 2020 • Lexington, KY

What I liked

The pay was better than the other available options. The process of getting hired was straightforward and not frustrating. The benefits were generous.

What I wish was different

The job was physically demanding; if there was a way for Amazon to design its work to be less stressful, I would have appreciated it.

Advice

Wear compression leggings and wear good shoes for the physical demand of the job; you have to be on your feet for all of the jobs.
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AWS Sales Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

try to not let the difficult of working from home environment take over your experience.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2020 • Austin, TX

What I liked

My boss and teammates were very accommodating and made sure to include me in meetings. I was able to develop a service that would be deployed, and I was in charge of my own project. The work was challenging, but Amazon provided as much help as I needed to ensure I was successful. Compensation and benefits were very good.

What I wish was different

The only issue was that it was remote; everything was good otherwise.

Advice

Apply early, the interview process took me 2-3 months total.
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Warehouse

June 2018 • Kenosha, WI

What I liked

They are very accommodating for students. And I had a part time shift so i wasn’t over loaded with hours either.

What I wish was different

Nothing. It was great!

Advice

It’s a lot of moving around, but if you go in with that expectation you will enjoy it.
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Information systems

November 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

all

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

keep applying
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Seasonal Warehouse Associate

May - July 2020 • Gary, IN

What I liked

The pay, Learning Ambassadors, and Human Resources Professionals.

What I wish was different

Offering internships for college students.

Advice

Working at Amazon helped me grow as a person.
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Sortation Associate

July - August 2019 • Sterling, VA

What I liked

I liked how friendly and approachable everyone was and how most of the assistant managers and ambassadors made it clear that they were there to help and not just boss you around. Although the work was a bit demanding at times, there was plenty of help for anyone who needed it.

What I wish was different

I wish a better job was done explaining how to do certain functions, like stowing, which is essentially required for every new employee. Going in to the first shift, there was a lot of confusion among my new coworkers and I; none of us really had a clear idea of what we were supposed to do. Eventually, we asked and got the answers we needed but I think a better job could have been done when it came to explaining what we had to do and how to do it.

Advice

Starting off, it can be confusing at times so don't be afraid to ask questions. They genuinely want you to succeed and grow when you are there so take advantage of everyone there to help you. Confusion at a job like this is normal so ask questions!
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Warehouse Checker

June - August 2020 • Aurora, CO

What I liked

It was good experience for a hard working job.

What I wish was different

Shorter hours in a row.

Advice

It is hard work but the pay and 3 day weekends are worth it.
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Program Manager Intern

May - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I loved that I was given real work that made an impact on the organization and not intern busy work. My project involved mostly external stakeholders (outside of my organization, not outside of the company), which gave me exposure to different roles, potential mentors, and a thorough look into the culture within the company. The compensation and relocation lump sum was also great. I had a really great onboarding buddy and mentor who were really instrumental in the success of my project.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more onboarding and training surrounding the role and the team I was on. I think that if there was more information surrounding expectations and how to meet them, success can be reached more efficiently. My internship was remote, due to COVID-19 and I wish there were more opportunities to interact with interns that took the time differences into account.

Advice

Understand that you may not be given the tools or training in the beginning, but don't let that discourage you from putting forth your best effort. Continue to ask questions until you get the answers that you need. Utilize the tools that you have to connect with people and network. Most people don't mind you sending an email just asking to have 15-30min chat and you can gain so much insight from those conversations. Even if they are not in your organization, still make those connections; it is highly beneficial in the long run.
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Operations Finance Analyst Intern

June - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

It was good

What I wish was different

It was good

Advice

None
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Amazon Prime Shopper

April 2020 • New Albany, OH

What I liked

I like the flexible schedule and high pay.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more contact with my manager and general supervision on-site

Advice

Get as many hours as you can in the summer!
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Backend Software Engineer

January - February 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

testing posting a review

What I wish was different

testing

Advice

more testing
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Finance Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Working in a high-impact, fast-paced environment.

What I wish was different

I wish I was given more direction with regards to my project. Initially, I had none. Moreover, I wish Amazon had hosted more intern events for finance interns. There were two, compared to the dozens provided for engineering interns.

Advice

Always leverage managers in your organization when verifying findings, framing a proposal, and developing a roadmap. Do more and work more than asked ALWAYS.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The people at Amazon are very sharp and very knowledgeable. They've always taken the time to mentor me, and I learned more in my three months there than I did in six months of class.

What I wish was different

I wish Covid didn't happen so I got to actually live in Seattle.

Advice

Being able to get straight As in school is easy compared to staying on top of work at Amazon. No matter how industrious you think you are, you're going to learn how to work harder.
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Problem Solver

October 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Many hours

What I wish was different

Always on your feet

Advice

Be ready to always move and work, little downtime and must be on time.
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Area Manager

May - August 2020 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

All of it

What I wish was different

None of it

Advice

Try hard
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software intern

June - August 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

The depth of the project.

What I wish was different

I wish it hadn't been remote.

Advice

Spend less time on design and more on development.
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Warehouse Member

April - June 2020 • Romulus, MI

What I liked

I liked the pace of the work, it was quick and there was always something to do. I also enjoyed my co-workers, all of them were great to work with and very helpful.

What I wish was different

The management and organization was not great, there were times I wasn’t completely sure on what I was supposed to be doing, especially when I first started, and had to get help from co-workers.

Advice

I would give the advice of preparing yourself mentally, as you will be doing repetitive tasks most of the time which can sometimes become a lot.
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Warehouse Dock Worker

May - August 2020 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Good pay and a consistent job.

What I wish was different

Not a very personal job and also not a great way to gain experience.

Advice

Great for a summer job to earn money, but if you want experience, look at a different job.
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