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Warehouse Operations Intern

April - August 2019 • Waukegan, IL

What I liked

I liked how clear their communication was regarding how much we had to finish. The transparency between the management and the interns was something I appreciated as a first-year intern.

What I wish was different

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Technology Sales Intern

June - August 2020 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Prepare well for the interview by studying the company culture!
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associate warehouse

May 2020 • Providence, RI

What I liked

I learned a lot of responsibility, time management, and how to be a hard worker. The pay was nice and the experiece was nice.

What I wish was different

The work was difficult, I wish I had more energy at the end of the day.

Advice

Make the best out of any situation no matter how difficult it is, because you might learn something valuble.
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central operations associate

June 2020 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

It works well which my schedule as a full time student.

What I wish was different

A job more applicable to the field I want to go into.

Advice

It is an awesome opportunity to get homework done!
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Accounting Financial Analyst Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The work I put into my project is being implemented in the team. I liked that they valued and appreciated my efforts as an intern. The flexible work schedule, frequent communication with manager and mentor, two performance evaluations during the 10-week internship, networking opportunities, free merch the accounting team mailed to us, and lots of events to learn about the team and opportunities in the company were other perks I enjoyed.

What I wish was different

More transparency within the team and with student programs about my project and how to handle certain situations working remotely.

Advice

Be prepared to put a lot of time and dedication into your intern project. Amazon is big on writing memos, so I'd make sure you're okay or comfortable writing frequently during your time here.
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Interviewee

January - February 2016 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Really good interview process, smart and caring interviews who wanted to get to know you as a person not just going through the motion

What I wish was different

I wish I had been hired

Advice

Be very prepared when you go into the interview process, not just case prep but also be able to justify your interest in the company. That was what tripped me up.
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Amazon online grocery shopper

June - August 2020 • Chappaqua, NY

What I liked

Got to pick your own hours.

What I wish was different

I wish there could have been a bit of a longer break.

Advice

Work for Amazon for the money.
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SDE Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Pretty good team, interesting work, company values

What I wish was different

Scope of the project could be greater

Advice

Always try to make the best out of any experience
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Area Manager Intern

June - July 2020 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

Amazon did a great job in developing its interns, instilling their leadership principles, and providing a learning experience that will be beneficial in my career regardless of which path I take.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to work in person, but with the pandemic, the intern program did a great job accommodating the virtual platform.

Advice

Living by Amazon's leadership principles is not only beneficial in the workplace but applicable to many different areas of life.
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Area Manager Intern

June - August 2020 • North Brunswick, NJ

What I liked

I really enjoyed receiving exposure to Amazon’s vast operations, leadership & skill training, immersing myself in case studies, and networking with Amazonians and interns globally! The virtual curriculum, moderated group discussions, Speaker Series webinars, and Amazon’s online resources for networking and professional development were extremely fruitful during these times as growing leaders are needed more than ever. It was a pleasure being a part of Amazon’s prestigious Programs & Campaigns and most importantly building trusted Relationships & Partnerships throughout the journey!

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship could have been at a physical fulfillment center, contrary to us interning from home. The actual Area Manager role is a very hands-on role that requires you to lead a team, facilitate managerial functions, and connect with individuals along with enduring physical labor. The online internship experience included discussions over Amazon chime, leadership curriculum presented through readings and speaker series from Amazon’s senior associates, as well as projects and case studies presented to us by our Team Lead; however, in the actual fulfillment center, we would be able to not only learn certain important managerial functions but also implement them and test strategies for raising employee engagement. The original internship also included relocation to a fulfillment center in Nevada, which would have been interesting considering I never interned in another state, let alone, that company being Amazon. Overall, I wish I could have performed the Area Manager Internship in a physical fulfillment center rather than online. I could have gained more hands-on experience being on-site.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share about this experience is that Amazon is a company that builds leaders and emphasizes their principles through obsessing over the customer. As the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon communicates its leadership principles throughout their company structure, and there is nothing more important in a manager role than leadership. I would encourage those who are not only interested in management and operations for this Area Manager Internship, but I also would like to encourage rising leaders in whichever field you may be in. In my cohort alone, there were only three out of 15 students who were pursuing a major in operations, where everyone else sought careers in supply chain, nursing, finance, and even myself in accounting. I would also encourage everyone, whether they are pursuing this position on-site or online, that this internship is very comprehensive. There are many leadership speaker series and discussions with your Team Lead that builds your knowledge of Amazon’s internal operations, so it is important to be attentive, cooperative, and proactive to get the most out of the internship and respect your peers. Some examples would be leading the discussions with your Team Lead, doing tasks timely, preparing for discussions the day before, etc. Therefore, I believe those who see themselves and want to build themselves as leaders to consider pursuing the Area Manager Internship.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I got to work on an interesting product (Amazon Freetime), and my team was incredibly nice and great to work with.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to work in the office and go visit Seattle.

Advice

Communicate with your manager and mentor as much as you can. It can be a bit scary especially as an intern to voice concerns or your own ideas.
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Warehouse Checker

April 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Bring comfy shoes !
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Warehouse associate

April - August 2020 • Caledonia, MI

What I liked

10 hour shifts were grueling but the pay was nice

What I wish was different

Managers were better

Advice

Don’t plan to work more than a month here
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2020 • Silver Spring, MD

What I liked

I liked the learning experience of the job. Although Amazon requires their employees to be highly knowledgable with the basic concepts of cloud computing and programming, your colleagues are willing to help you learn and teach you things. The company has an internal training platform where you can watch videos about the technologies the company uses. This is helpful so you can practice and become familiar with the job before hand. I also liked how welcoming the community was. I had never attended meetings, or written documentation about my technical projects before so I appreciated the fact that my mentor was willing to walk me though these tasks. The practice I gained from reviewing my work really helped me when it came time to give my final presentation out loud to the other teams.

What I wish was different

This was my first internship experience and I had to work from home due to the COVID pandemic. A lot of these cons are not fully controllable but I will share them anyway. I wish that I had more time to attend the virtual intern events. There were times where I was so consumed by my project that I was unable to focus on having fun and networking with other interns/engineers. I also did not like how the conflict in time zones made me feel like I had to work longer hours in order to "be on the same page" as others. There was not really much of a work life balance due to that. Finally, I wish I had spoken up more and asked more questions when I was confused or wanted to disagree with something.

Advice

I advise any future intern to not be afraid to ask mistakes. You're there at the internship to learn. You will have to ask a lot of questions in addition to asking for help. It may feel awkward at times doing so but in the end you will have gained more knowledge and experience. Accept as many new tasks as you believe you can handle and make sure to reach out to other people even if they are on different teams. They will remember you that way and it'll be a lasting impression!
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SDE Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked that the team I worked on had compiled a project for me to complete for the summer. I worked on backend and frontend and used AWS tools, which I feel like helped me learn a lot.

What I wish was different

Since it was remote, it was pretty hard for me to interact with anyone besides my manager and intern. It was pretty lonely working 8 hours a day in front of a laptop.

Advice

Don’t overwork yourself. I worked overtime trying to get my project done, but I stressed myself out unnecessarily.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

June - September 2020 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

The work was challenging since I had to understand the team and all the systems, design my project, and complete it all in the duration of my internship. The scale of my project was intimidating at first but once I started working, I surprised myself with how much I was able to learn and figure out. I also learned a lot from my teammates and mentor, especially from their code reviews. They were very supportive and encouraging throughout my internship.

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Software Engineer Intern

June - September 2020 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Team was very supportive and friendly, Amazon was very adaptable to online learning environment and didn't cancel the internship. They sent a laptop, monitor, and other materials. They had a planned out project for the summer which had a tangible impact and was feasible for me to complete.

What I wish was different

I wish they told me what team I would be on before I accepted the offer.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask your mentor/manager for help all the time, always work on unstucking yourself so you aren't blocked for long periods of time. It's their job to help you and they really don't mind!
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Warehouse Assistant

June - August 2020 • Redlands, CA

What I liked

It was a fast pace job that offered good pay.

What I wish was different

I wish my hours and flexibility was different.

Advice

Be prepared to work hard.
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Warehouse Associate

June - August 2020 • Eagan, MN

What I liked

I loved the morning shift so I had the rest of my day/nights free! The management was wonderful. The job kept me active and in shape.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have had more hours to earn more money.

Advice

Working in a warehouse is so different than retail or food, but in a good way!
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Software Developer Intern

June - September 2019 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

Valuable experience in team dynamics and practical skills

What I wish was different

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