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Amazon

Area Manager Intern

June - August 2021 • DuPont, WA

What I liked

I loved the opportunity to travel and learn more about the operations and industrial fields. I also loved working for a company that had so many resources.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a better internship program. This was the first time Amazon had hired sophomores and it was a rocky start.

Advice

Try to network at every chance you get and don't be afraid to mess up! You will learn the most by failing fast. Also, don't think you are better than everyone else. Even the hourly associates. They sometimes know more than managers. Also, they will be able to teach you!
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FC associate

June - August 2021 • Oklahoma City, OK

What I liked

Pay was nice, the labor was hard but consistent, I was rarely bored. I also really like my coworkers which led to multiple friendships that lasted after I left.

What I wish was different

More freedom when it came to phones, masks, etc.

Advice

If you work the night shift like I did, make sure to sleep when you get the chance or you won’t last long.
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Software Developer Intern

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked the experience of moving to a new city and working in the industry, I liked the projects that I was assigned to and learning to work with a team within the industry

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Internships really illuminate what industry is like in comparison to university education which can be two entirely different experiences, with the internship it was a really great place to learn how things are outside school and you really get out of it what you put in, so apply to as many internships as you can, run through interviews with companies for good practice and opportunities.
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Software Developer Intern

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I learned a lot in this internship

What I wish was different

Wish it wasn't virtual and wanted to go to Seattle

Advice

Learn and be curious. Don't be afraid to tell your team if you don't understand something and learn about it.
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AWS Identity Software Intern

May - August 2021 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

Everyone on my team was very kind. The HQ2 building was very nice.

What I wish was different

I wish I had reached out more to my mentor and manager and asked for more assistance with my project. I felt very lost throughout the process.

Advice

Try to take ownership of your project to bring it to the next level.
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Fulfillment Associate

June - August 2021 • Teterboro, NJ

What I liked

Loved the hours.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Make sure to come on time and have a good mentality when working.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

High salary, challenging work

What I wish was different

Better work-life balance, more focus on career development

Advice

Amazon is very team-dependent...your mileage may vary
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AA

April 2020 • Theodore, AL

What I liked

The friendly experience

What I wish was different

More teachable moments

Advice

Work as much as you can there
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Amazon

June - August 2021 • Jefferson, GA

What I liked

I liked the flexibility and opportunities to work overtime.

What I wish was different

I wish HR would have been more available and approachable.

Advice

This is a good summer job however, the position I worked in required hard physical labor.
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Account Executive Intern (PR and Marketing)

June - November 2021 • Kansas City, MO

What I liked

I liked how flexible the schedule was with my time.

What I wish was different

I wish I did not come on board halfway through the internship schedule

Advice

I would tell people its what you make it and if you want your experience to be great stick out and work hard.
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Software Developer Engineer Intern

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

My project was interesting and relevant to the team I was with. I was working within the AWS section of Amazon, and doing so requires you to learn a lot very quickly. My manager was super nice and supportive, as with the rest of the team. Working at Amazon widely depends on the team you are with, and mine happened to be great.

What I wish was different

The internship was virtual, so with that came a different experience in itself. All of my meetings were virtual, and I would have to use slack as a main form of communication. I do believe that if I was able to go to office and work in person, it would have been easier to ask for help / easier to bond with the rest of the team.

Advice

If your internship is virtual, definitely try to spend the summer in the area that your team is located in--it'll help you decide if you would like to work there full time or return back in future years. Take advantage of the perks provided and make good connections during your time there.
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