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September 2019 • Robbinsville Township, NJ

What I liked

I like there working together to achieve the company's goals. I like the pay.

What I wish was different

I wanted to work as an intern in an internship.

Advice

Focus on your education first and get an internship while you are in college. Rider has so many options for everyone on the campus and the faculty is waiting to help everyone.
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Sortation Associate

June - August 2019 • Milford, MA

What I liked

Numbing monotony of the work distracts from the complexities of everyday life

What I wish was different

That I hadn't chosen to work the overnight shifts

Advice

Stay hydrated and caffeinated
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Software Development Engineer

May - August 2019 • Reston, VA

What I liked

The team was very supportive and the scope of the project was reasonable

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more opportunities for day to day intern interactions

Advice

Building software in a business environment is completely different from that of a school environment, leave most of your preconceived notions at the door.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

I was able to learn a new language while also practicing Java, which was what I learned at UB.

What I wish was different

I wish I was more prepared for writing industry standard code that was seen by engineers on my team.

Advice

I would suggest that Juniors prepare for a CS internship as soon as possible by practicing coding problems.
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Seasonal Fulfillment Center Associate

May 2019 • Newark, CA

What I liked

No interview, they hire anyone who can pass background and drug (saliva) test. Sick time, days off etc. all manageable from phone app. No need to call in sick, just punch it into your phone and stay home. Also easy to resign from the app and rehire next summer. If you stay for 90 days and convert to a permanent employee you get free dental and vision benefits.

What I wish was different

Sometimes the automated phone app and system of managing absences can feel impersonal and uncaring. Usually you can talk to HR to fix things if you had a serious emergency though.

Advice

It is what you make of it. Be positive and talk to people/network. You can progress and move up if you desire. There are plenty of opportunities to move up in the company. Otherwise if it’s just a summer job for you, it’s still a great place since there are no hard feelings if you need to quit and come back next summer. People do this all the time.
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SDE Intern

June - August 2020 • Manhattan Beach, CA

What I liked

The experience of working in a large company.

What I wish was different

I wish this can be an on-campus internship instead of a virtual internship.

Advice

Ask questions, do planning, start early :)
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I like the location and the people who were on my team.

What I wish was different

There were some areas of my work that were extremely confusing at times. There were places where a bit more structure and guidance would have been helpful. Also my mentor was not always the best advocate for me.

Advice

Make sure to thoroughly document your progress and when presenting be sure to set expectations about what you are sharing and be clear and concise when explaining your work.
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Customer Service Representative

September 2016 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

If you have patience it’s definitely a good job. Flexible hours. Great pay.
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2019 • Herndon, VA

What I liked

It was great working enviornment, with very knowledgeable people. I was given good tasks that challenged me and helped me to build new skills.

What I wish was different

There were some scheduling issues but nothing that majorly got in the way

Advice

Talk to people about their experiences both at the company and before it.
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recruiter intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The responsibility

What I wish was different

location

Advice

Make sure to live with others in your program
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Operations associate

May - August 2019 • Bethpage, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed learning and teaching all the steps a package takes to get to your front door.

What I wish was different

Efficiency Is something that could be worked on.

Advice

Work hard and it will be very rewarding!
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Warehouse associate

June - August 2019 • South San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Fast job acceptance

What I wish was different

Advice

Very labor intensive. Be prepared for heavy lifting
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Warehouse

June 2019 • Rialto, CA

What I liked

I guess the safety office (AMCare) which is basically on-site nurse and the fact that they make so easy for us to call off and fix our time card using a mobile app.

What I wish was different

The workload, the constant monitoring and negative interaction with lead and management in general, they ask for too much but never listen to us. Even Human Resources doesn't really feel any type of empathy towards the workers.

Advice

Is good for a temporary job, Don't make it a career!
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Factory

July - August 2019 • Rialto, CA

What I liked

The work was easy.

What I wish was different

The workload, was literally too easy as i got bored easily; it was extremely repetitive.

Advice

Go to college to get a degree, cause jobs like those found in manual labor are extremely inconvenient.
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Package Handler

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Pay, Casual work setting

What I wish was different

Hours/Schedule

Advice

Any shipping/warehouse job will be challenging so be ready!
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Prime Now Shopper

June 2019 • Lake Grove, NY

What I liked

Freedom to pickup shifts as I was available. Merch rewards and ability to pickup shifts 2 weeks in advance if over 90 hrs were worked a month

What I wish was different

Stable, regular shifts, not the hunger games of getting shifts each day at 6:15pm that i had

Advice

bit of a learning curve but gets really easy afterwards
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Recruiter

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

There was a lot of mentorship available and people really wanted to see you succeed.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had more structure in terms of what was expected from the intern.

Advice

Do your research on the job before you enter the interview.
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packer

July - September 2019 • Redlands, CA

What I liked

The job was easy, there was always opportunities for overtime, it was a nice environment the people were easy to get along with

What I wish was different

For my station you could get in trouble for using the bathroom, it would be considered time of task

Advice

I would say make sure you pick the right schedule for you, I worked night shift which was difficult to adjust to but once I did I preferred working at night.
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Amazon driver

June - August 2019 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

Great job. Better pay

What I wish was different

The amount of stops

Advice

Good/great experience for summer Job
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Being surrounded by very talented engineers who helped me grow as a person and an engineer.

What I wish was different

I wish I worked more efficiently and was able to learn even more than I did.

Advice

Work hard. Don't procrastinate, and enjoy the experience while it lasts. If you're not from the city, take some time to explore. Especially if it's an internship during the summer months.
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