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Workforce Staffing Ambassador

September 2020 • Avenel, NJ

What I liked

It’s just amazing to help get other people job!

What I wish was different

Nothing yet

Advice

Either you are in or out, but you can’t be not sure! If you are working anywhere if you think that’s place is your piece of cake then give your 100% not 99.99%
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Warehouse Associate

April - August 2020 • Kenosha, WI

What I liked

Helpful managers and associates.

What I wish was different

Closer to Milwaukee area.

Advice

Physically demanding but the time goes by fast and the work isn’t too tedious.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

June - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Worked with really cool technologies, everyone on the team was really smart and kind and helpful. I learned a ton.

What I wish was different

I had a poor work/life balance trying to keep up with the demanding pace of my internship. But I'm happy now that I sacrificed over the summer to receive a return offer.

Advice

In a virtual work environment, it is very important to maintain a relatively structured schedule. Also, at least at Amazon, there is a ton of documentation on pretty much everything you would need. I found it much more useful to scour documentation than asking someone for help directly.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked being given the chance to take ownership of my project from beginning to end, including designing it and developing it

What I wish was different

My internship was virtual, and so I had to work on Pacific time despite being in Eastern time. I wish I had some more flexibility in my work hours, but understand why it made sense to work based on the team's hours.

Advice

Be realistic with your expectations, and flag issues ahead of time
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Area Manager Intern

June - August 2021 • West Jefferson, OH

What I liked

I loved the opportunity to be fully immersed in Amazon's culture and gained great experience in operations.

What I wish was different

I think the program could have used a little more structure.

Advice

Be a self-starter and be ready to do a lot of walking!
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Program Manager Intern

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the tools/skills that were provided for exploration and use during the internships. However, the biggest opportunity that was given was the intern project, an opportunity to spear head a true project that had the potential for impact.

What I wish was different

I wish my team had been more ready for an intern, I was their first and at times there was very little scope given on work, and at one point I had a random project created that pulled me down.

Advice

Become the master of time management, work with every individual on the team at least once and get to know their value in the team. Also, be open to learning and taking on bigger tasks beyond the ones that are prescribed, but always ensure that what has been prescribed is completed.
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Technical Recruiter

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Very hands on, didn't feel like a "coffee intern". Great work atmosphere, very healthy environment.

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't understand something. It's always better to know and be sure, then to not know at all.
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Software Developer Intern

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I loved the level of trust and independence they gave me. Additionally, I enjoyed working with my mentor and feeling like I was part of the team.

What I wish was different

I wish my training would have been more geared towards what I was gonna be doing in my team.

Advice

Follow the leadership principles and you will be alright.
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Operations Manager Intern

May 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed the friendliness of the company making me feel welcome and helping me to prep for the role months in advance. Very informative team and internship.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would share that it is a great way to network and gain experience.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

June - August 2021 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

Great opportunity. Nice coworkers, interesting subject matter

What I wish was different

Advice

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Area manager intern

May - July 2021 • Beaumont, CA

What I liked

The challenges I was faced with. Everyday brought a new barrier I had to over come and made me learn a lot from these experiences. I also enjoyed my managers and they were extremely helpful and showed me a lot.

What I wish was different

Some days were very unorganized. I worked at a new fulfillment center that was still getting broken into. This made some days challenging but I over came this through asking questions and being resilient even when things didn't go my way.

Advice

I would highly recommend applying to jobs out of your comfort zone. I was nervous for the job being a manager in a completely different state but ended up being the best experience of my life.
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Area Manager Intern

May - July 2021 • Lewisville, TX

What I liked

I liked how I got to learn about operations and further my knowledge in supply chain. I was also given a lot of responsibility and autonomy, which was great because I got to make actual change within the delivery station.

What I wish was different

This shift schedule was pretty brutal (I worked 12:30 am to 10:30am), but that's just kind of the nature of Amazon operations.

Advice

Placements take a while to come out after you get hired, so be ready to wait a while. Also be prepared to work the night shift.
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Picker packer

May 2020 - September 2021 • Houston, TX

What I liked

Very fast paced environment and every one is nice

What I wish was different

The random picking system

Advice

Try to beat your last round of picking
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Operations Intern

June - August 2021 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

Strong internship program, prepared us well and very professional experience.

What I wish was different

High pressure environment

Advice

You are in charge of your own success, own it!
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Amazon Associate

July - August 2021 • Fall River, MA

What I liked

Good Pay

What I wish was different

Better Working Conditions

Advice

You will not be rewarded for putting in the extra effort. Just keep your head and do your job.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The employees were all very helpful. great learning experience

What I wish was different

I wish in the beginning there was a bit more guidance

Advice

Keep an open mind and be ready to learn!
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amazo

May - June 2021 • Hebron, KY

What I liked

Amazon was very interesting in terms of management and organization. I had a fun experience.

What I wish was different

The shift hours. It's very early I think.

Advice

Get ready to stand up for hourse. BUT it's fun when you make friends!
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Data Center Technician

January 2020 • Manassas, VA

What I liked

People are nice and mostly smart.

What I wish was different

Management is full kool-aid corpo. AKA they don't care about you or your career in the slightest, and calling them out on poor management will put you in the dog house forever.

Advice

Don't take this internship. You come in as L3 at 32/hr if you are hired. You want to do something else so you come in as L4, which might be 85k+ a year salary. Project engineer Technical project manager data center manager Anything. DCO tech is not appreciated in the slightest.
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Fulfilment Associate

May - August 2021 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I liked the people! Everyone were super friendly, from coworkers to the highest managers.

What I wish was different

I wish I could work alongside school, but the hours would not have worked.

Advice

Definitely be prepared to work hard, it’s a physical job, but if you’re motivated to earn and have a growth mindset you’ll thrive.
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Warehouse Stocker

June - August 2021 • Monroe, OH

What I liked

The pay, the independence while on the job, coworkers

What I wish was different

more flexible hours that could have allowed me to continue working at amazon when i returned to school for the fall semester

Advice

Applying for an amazon warehouse position requires you to be able bodied, have high tolerance for long hours and manual labor, 40+ hours a week minimum, etc. It is a time and labor consuming job that requires adjustment and high tolerance.
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