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Amazon

Area Manager Intern

June - July 2020 • Patterson, CA

What I liked

It was a virtual internship experience and the best part was getting to hear from some of Amazon's top executives now and from founding members of Amazons massive growth in its starting years. Even not being onsite we got a good idea of what goes on and what will be expected of us in our full-time roles.

What I wish was different

I wish we could have at least visited a FC for a day, however, safety was their priority which is good. I wish we had the chance to make a more significant impact on the company during our internship.

Advice

Throughout the internship be your authentic self. Amazon is very passionate about its leadership principles and if you fit in with that culture you will thrive but if you don't it may be better for both parties that you be honest about it.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

June - August 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

Incredible support from my team and manager. I learned more than I ever could have from any class that I have taken at CSU. I highly recommend this experience.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Don't listen to the comments about Amazon. The culture in Denver is different and unique. There was no toxic work/life balance and everyone supported and collaborated with each other well.
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Software Development Engineer

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Amazon treated me like a full-time employee from the very first day of the internship. I worked on high-impact projects by architecting new software features and contributing production level code. Additionally, the company provided me with housing in Seattle and hosted many events to ensure I was enjoying my time there.

What I wish was different

Advice

Finding a mentor is extremely important. Mentors can fast track your onboarding process and help you improve your skill set.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The culture was terrific, I really enjoyed going to work every day. The team that I was on was wonderful to work with and full of very smart individuals. Seattle was nice, good weather and the city was fun to explore.

What I wish was different

Advice

Just have fun, don't stress too much and enjoy your work.
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Software Engineer

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked what I worked on

What I wish was different

I wish I had more friends in the area. Or knew about other BYU students that were also in Seattle for the summer.

Advice

Start looking early for an internship
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Software Development Engineer Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Very supportive team and a really interesting project. Amazon did a fantastic job making the internship enjoyable, from the work, to after-work activities, and to housing and travel arrangements.

What I wish was different

I couldn't have wished for much more.

Advice

Try to get ahead of your project as quickly as possible and make it a point to seek feedback. I also found it helpful to document what I wanted to do, and what I accomplished, on a day-to-day basis.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Intern events, large company environment and plenty of opportunities to meet new people.

What I wish was different

Better corporate housing and more intern events.

Advice

Explore the city!
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked the independence of the job. It was also fun to experience a 9-5.

What I wish was different

I wish I was put on a different team or a different project.

Advice

Use it as a learning opportunity.
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Marketing Intern

June 2019 • Herndon, VA

What I liked

The atmosphere!

What I wish was different

The amount of hours worked

Advice

Tests you every way possible!
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Financial Analyst Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

1. Working with a group of smart and hard working individuals. 2. Challenging and impactful work even though the company is large. 3. Honest coworkers who offer constructive and unfiltered advice. 4. Learning about a company in the news from the inside. 5. Friendly and cooperative intern class.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Area Manager Intern

May - August 2021 • Madison, WI

What I liked

I really enjoyed the projects I was able to complete. I was able to design and operate projects that will be continued after my departure and will save the location over $800K annually.

What I wish was different

I wish my management team was more prepared and more involved with my experience. I hardly talked to my manager, and he was not even aware I would be his intern until the day I showed up.

Advice

Large corporations are not always the best place to work. I thought I would like it, but there was not much feeling of belonging anywhere because it was such a large corporation. I felt like another number.
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Data Analyst

May 2019 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

I loved the experience of working at a large corporate office, the work environment is very vibrant and rookie-friendly, also the people that work at Amazon are nice too. I'm really impressed and like the principles that Amazon follows to deliver unmatched customer satisfaction. The functionality, communication and teamwork here are outstanding and superb, a lot of things are performance based which I like a lot and motivates me to work harder. I absolutely love their leniency in dress code, where you can come to work wearing casual clothes (work appropriate) and feel just as comfortable as at home. The employee engagement at Amazon is very versatile and fun, on weekdays, they'd bring in food trucks around lunch time, how awesome is that?! Last, but not least, the 10% off selected Prime products.......

What I wish was different

I wish I had prepared myself better in school and done a better job at networking, I was a bit timid when I started working at Amazon. Also, I wish I could have learned more about the entire Amazon operations on the job.

Advice

Most importantly, abide to the corporate policy and not run into any HR issues. Network and build a good relationship with your supervisors and co-workers on both a professional and personal level. Just meet as many people as you can, because you never know when that reference is going to come in handy one day; people at Amazon are really cool anyway, despite of career-related purposes.
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Yard Specialist

October 2017 • Breinigsville, PA

What I liked

Working Outside Company Atmosphere Interesting work Learn new skills

What I wish was different

The pay is not competitive. Truck yards can be dangerous and driving commercial trucks is one of the deadliest jobs in the US.

Advice

Amazon offers many opportunities. Take advantage of every one possible.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - July 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Amazon has a great design process for engineering products that is centered around detailed document writing. It was a great skill to learn. My project was challenging yet doable and provided experience that would help a full time hire hit the ground running. The work-life balance was very good.

What I wish was different

Advice

You have a lot of control and say over what you think is doable and how high you set your goals. Establish clear milestones with dates and set the bar high.
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Campus Ready Associate

June 2018 • Lubbock, TX

What I liked

My favorite thing about working at Amazon are my co-workers. They always manage to make work fun and make it feel like we aren't actually working. Every time I come into work I am actually excited to go because of my co-workers.

What I wish was different

I wish I was off on the weekends. I use to work on campus before I got this job and I was always off on the weekends. So it was kind of huge adjustment that I work basically every day of the week.

Advice

One piece of advice I can about this experience is to make it known that you want a job by going up there and trying to talk to the manager. The more face time you are able to get the better the chance they will hire you.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I really liked the exposure I received to such a huge company like Amazon. It was really impressive to me how there were so many employees yet every software engineer worked in teams of 5-10 people. Overall, the exposure and knowledge I gained from the experience was priceless.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been given more support from my team prior to beginning the internship. The on-boarding experience was long and there was so much to digest in so little time. I wish I could have come more prepared, having maybe reviewed the project or been aware of what sorts of tasks I would be asked to do. That would have really put my time there to better use.

Advice

I would say that there are a lot of people out there who do not like these big tech companies, but at the end of the day, working at one (even just for a summer) is the best way to know if you like it or not. It's a glimpse into a completely different world, especially at companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. It is 100% worth the work, experience, connections, and knowledge gained, and it comes with a very competitive salary. Although I did not get a return offer, a majority of interns are asked to return full-time!
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great work culture Interesting project Awesome people

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't forget to have fun :)
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Area Manager Intern

June - August 2021 • Fresno, CA

What I liked

Great management, lots of intern independence, several networking opportunities

What I wish was different

More projects/active work offered

Advice

Get to know as many colleagues there as possible for project ideas, future connections, and to build good work relationships.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

My team was able to bring a project through from design to implementation to testing. We were able to work with a wide range of different technologies that are applicable beyond the Amazon programming ecosystem. I learned a lot this summer!

What I wish was different

My location — I was unfortunately placed in my last choice location.

Advice

Take this opportunity to make mistakes and ask questions so you can learn as much as possible! The mentors and managers want you to succeed and will do everything they can to help you make your internship worthwhile.
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Warehouse Stocker

June - August 2019 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

high wage, great managers, HR cares about your concerns, simplistic tasks

What I wish was different

better air conditioning

Advice

If you can handle moderate to high physical labor, you will do amazing physical labor, you will do amazing.
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