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Amazon

Area Manager Intern

June - August 2021 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

I really enjoyed the project Senior Operations assigned me for the internship. I got the work on discovering the three root causes for their attrition and come up with three recommendations to reduce the attrition. Additionally, I really enjoyed my department, my manager really cared about my learning experience and ensuring I was comprehending a lot of aspects that go into Amazon warehouses.

What I wish was different

Making the onboarding experience a little more entertaining, not going to lie the first couple of days were very boring since you need to watch many videos regarding the warehouse, how it operates, safety protocol, and more.

Advice

This position is a 4 day 10-hour work schedule. I personally really liked this schedule because I got three days off. But for others, if you're not used to standing for 10 hours in a day with no sitting this will be an adjustment. I recommend buying comfortable shoes with extra padding. Utilize Amazon's communication channel, Chime, I wish I reached out to more people to learn about their Amazon experience. Also, this is a fast pace environment, so be ready to learn quickly and adjust to the business needs.
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area manager

May - July 2021 • Coppell, TX

What I liked

I loved the people at Amazon, I have built a great relationship with my fellow senior managers and I have learned a lot about myself.

What I wish was different

I would have wished I had more 1 on 1's with my manager.

Advice

Do not be intimidated by the company or the people working there. Once you open up to others the amount of knowledge you can take in is surprisingly a lot.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - September 2021 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

It was a high-energy work environment, and the project itself was fairly interesting. I also felt like I was actually contributing meaningfully to my team, and that my work had impact.

What I wish was different

A little more ramp-up time. I struggled in the beginning because I did not fully understand the system I was working with but still was expected to present some deliverables in a short span of time.

Advice

Be proactive, particularly with your mentor and manager. Ask for feedback as soon as possible, and don't get blocked by any issues for too long (my mentor was generally very willing to help me when I was blocked). Amazon values people who can deliver results.
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Amazon Factory worker

June - October 2021 • Franklin, NJ

What I liked

-The opportunity to see what it is like to work for Amazon and fully dedicate oneself to raw factory work with goods to be shipped out to consumers around he state and country -Starting salary for new workers who could choose the days to work -Occasional free gifts and food offered by Amazon to their workers after or during work hours

What I wish was different

-There should have been more breaks besides one 25 minute break by your choice at whatever time for the rest of the 5 hour work day -More communication needed from managers to new employers with equipment usage and general concerns like salary, sick-days, additional benefits, etc.

Advice

Hard work is not always paid off, but if you do your best, be friendly, keep looking forward, and concentrate on the task(s) at hand, you will be assured every situation will go well in not just your job, but life.
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Area Manager Intern

May - July 2021 • Arlington Heights, IL

What I liked

I loved working with the associates and my managers! I built strong bonds/friendships/connections with them. This work environment was completely different for me but I learned to adjust and grow as both a person and a leader. I can easily say I left as a better all-around person. Furthermore, my summer project was very interesting and I managed to put together a presentation that was able to help my site increase one of their operations rates.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer! I left some unfinished projects and ran out of time to continue to work on them. My leadership team carries it on but I wish I was there to help see it through.

Advice

Working at Amazon challenged me due to the hours (12:30 am - 11 AM), but that didn't discourage me and I left more confident, learned a lot, and built a stronger network. Don't be afraid of uncomfortable, embrace it.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Hybrid work format no pressure to work more than 9-5 learned A LOT team let me be independently productive while also supporting my growth

What I wish was different

wish I worked more with data structures and algorithms/math. My project was developing software not building algorithms, which I expected but would like to work more with algorithms in the future.

Advice

you do not need to know AWS going in, you will learn as you work
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Flex team member

May - August 2021 • Shepherdsville, KY

What I liked

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to pick up more shifts when full time took most of the spots

Advice

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Financial Analyst Intern

May - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

My manager and team members were very supportive. They gave me great feedback and were very helpful. I also love the culture at Amazon.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time over the summer to take my project a step further.

Advice

Something may look intimidating but that does not mean you can’t conquer it.
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Area Manager

May - July 2021 • Rialto, CA

What I liked

I really liked gaining leadership experience and being able to grow as a leader in the workplace.

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship was more organized and there was more information from the start about what I would do.

Advice

My advice is to get known. Work with everyone and network with all people of all levels in the comapny. I really learned so much about the company for just talking to people.
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SDE Intern

June - August 2021 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the good work-life balance, being able to design the project and complete it end-to-end, and the helpful, collaborative team.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had been in-person.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions and draw on the knowledge of others on the team.
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SDE intern

June - September 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Organization of intern program. My team. The focus area I worked on. Being able to interact with a lot of other interns. Having a lot of intern resources and support. Freedom to work at my own pace.

What I wish was different

My preparation for the internship itself. It took me some time to acclimate to certain technologies.

Advice

Learn Java foundations and working with large code bases. You should also have experience with version control and spend a bit of time with learning system design.
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data enigeer

June - September 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

good

What I wish was different

intense work culture

Advice

good to have experience in one of the major companies
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Warehouse team member

May - August 2021 • St. Peters, MO

What I liked

Was a friendly work environment

What I wish was different

The way I picked up shifts

Advice

It is hard work but it is worth it
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Warehouse

May 2021 • Orange, CT

What I liked

The People the Environment and manager

What I wish was different

The hours

Advice

Stretching is key to perform well and maintain a ten hour shift
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Supply Chain Intern

June - July 2021 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Everyone was so friendly and willing to help you. If you asked a question they wanted you to learn. It felt like more than a job, we even had service opportunities.

What I wish was different

It was very unorganized because it was the first year they did the sophomore program.

Advice

It is what you make it, the more you put in the more you will get out.
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SDE

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Like moving to Seattle, the work was challenging but fun, and the team was very nice.

What I wish was different

Wish I was able to change start date after learning information about housing but it worked out in the end

Advice

Talk to your team mates get to know them
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Senior HRA Intern

May - July 2021 • Bessemer, AL

What I liked

I loved the hands on experience and the fact that I was given real tasks and responsibilities.

What I wish was different

Advice

Network, network, network!!!! and have fun, work hard, and make history!!!!
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Warehouse Stocker

April 2021 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

Really nice work environment, easy to get along with fellow co-workers, and ease of access to the technology they use.

What I wish was different

Could have better communication with bosses, and the building needs a phone number (SAZ1)

Advice

I would recommend working with Amazon if you need a flexible job with a busy school schedule.
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Warehouse work

June - August 2021 • Beloit, WI

What I liked

The extra shift opportunities

What I wish was different

The shifts shorter

Advice

Be prepared to work hard
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SDE Intern

June - August 2021 • Austin, TX

What I liked

Excellent team & company

What I wish was different

Advice

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