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Amazon

SDE Intern

June - August 2022 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

I was treated like a full member of the team and was given challenging tasks that allowed me to display my skills.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have made more connections during my time there.

Advice

Attend as many of the lunch and team events as you can because you will get to meet great people who are on a similar career path as you.
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Sophomore Area Manager Intern

June - August 2022 • Tampa, FL

What I liked

I loved the team that welcomed me. I appreciate the diversity in the work I was able to do and learn. It was a job that challenged me and I enjoyed it.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more of an opportunity to interact with other interns.

Advice

Prepare to work long hours
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Fulfillment Associate

August 2021 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Everything relies on technology and scanners, so employees are unlikely to make mistakes. Once you get the hang of it, everything is routine. Every week there are events for employees to win prizes, and sometimes they have little treats to give at the end of shifts. I also like the managers there! They are reasonable and friendly.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a way for employees to set a preference for a route. Some employees like staying consistent in one area in either the chiller, produce, or ambient, while others would rather rotate. Some days, I have rounds for the chiller my entire shift and my hands are freezing off. I wish I could have a round of chiller, then produce, then ambient, or somewhere in between so I have some time to warm up in-between chiller rounds. Also more ladders please-- we need to go searching between the aisles sometimes.

Advice

One overarching advice is to say hi and bye to the managers before and after your shifts; they are people too. They will remember you, and you will feel less nervous to come to them later if any issues arise. Bonus: Don't rush/run while doing rounds and put back the ladders when you are done with them, even if it is cumbersome.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2022 • Arlington, VA

What I liked

I really like my team. The people really added more value to the fun of the work and my time there at the company.

What I wish was different

I was remote because my team is located in a different state than my assigned location. Hence, I was not able to interact with them for the most part of my internship. The in-person aspect was really helpful when I got to meet them for 2 days.

Advice

Be proactive in your learning! Ask questions, and a lot of them. It is a way to connect with your managers, peers, colleagues, and see your own learning curve :) -- enjoy!
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Environmental Safety

May - July 2022 • Teterboro, NJ

What I liked

Fast role to learn. Lots of physical activity. Access to a branch of different fields to learn in spare time if thinking about changing roles and sectors

What I wish was different

That this was an established internship experience beforehand. There were a lot of hiccups and miscommunications.

Advice

Just because it says engineering majors are encouraged to apply doesn't mean you shouldn't look into the role or consider other options. This was a fake out in terms of expectations and work environment. I'd say Amazon is a predatory employer when they attach these labels to a role. This did not correspond to engineering in any way.
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Area Manager Intern

June - August 2022 • Lakeland, FL

What I liked

The internship was structured very well. I got to start off by shadowing each department and then was placed in ICQA, where I got to learn in depth about the quality assurance processes in the warehouse.

What I wish was different

I wish I had gotten to choose which department I was assigned to, so that I could have worked according to my expertise.

Advice

Ask a lot of questions and try to shadow as many people as possible.
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2022 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I was able to learn many valuable technical skills. And I was solely responsible for the success of the project, which allowed me to display my skills. My team was amazing and supportive.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Definitely apply for any job/internship you're interested in, even if you don't think you're qualified!
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Software QA Automation Engineer Intern

May - August 2022 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

I loved the technologies I learned and that I built web tools using React and Vue. It truly felt more like a developer job rather than QA.

What I wish was different

That my team was on-site instead of spread across the globe.

Advice

If you are stuck, reach out to people. Do not stay stuck -- I finished my project and got a return offer, but those who didn't were unable to receive one. Make sure to communicate clearly with your mentor and manager, and get them to help you reach people as well.
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Workplace Health & Safety Specialist

May - July 2022 • Riverside, CA

What I liked

Everything was paid for, great experience

What I wish was different

More organization

Advice

Be assertive
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Software Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2022 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

I learned a lot of new skills while developing a useful product and enjoyed working with my team.

What I wish was different

Better project planning

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask questions.
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Warehouse worker

May - July 2022 • Mesquite, TX

What I liked

Fast-paced working environment with supportive and nice leadership

What I wish was different

More help and support from HR and Human Resources

Advice

Working here is a lot of exercise so hard work and standing for long periods of time is to be expected
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2022 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The environment, where everyone was encouraged to speak up and collaborate. It was a great opportunity where I felt empowered to make a difference.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Learning Ambassador

November 2014 • Kenosha, WI

What I liked

Teaching new material to associates.

What I wish was different

Leadership supporting learning.

Advice

Working hard leads to more opportunities.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2022 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Nothing not to like.

What I wish was different

More engagement with the final project.

Advice

Don't slack on your code reviews.
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Area Manager Intern

June - August 2022 • Monroe, OH

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Advocate for yourself, network, and don’t be afraid to try something new!
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2022 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

The program included a lot of other interns around the same area. It was very helpful to have other students around the same level with internship experience to help out with unfamiliar situations.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Program manager

May - August 2022 • Nashville, TN

What I liked

How organized it was

What I wish was different

Earlier notice of relocation

Advice

Be ready to relocate and I would have a car. I was required to visit multiple locations
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Workplace Health & Safety Specialist

November 2021 - May 2022 • Carlisle, PA

What I liked

The culture and team environment. I also enjoyed the critical thinking skills needed to create projects and conducting incident investigations.

What I wish was different

More support from Leadership. Training was "learn on your own". There was no set "universal and uniform" training. Each person's training was different.

Advice

Even though the training experience was subpar, the job was exciting and rewarding. My success in this position came from listening from my peers in Operations and being there to support them.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2022 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I enjoyed the opportunity to be able to learn so much in the field. Being able to learn what the industry was like and its practices allowed me to further my coding abilities and problem solving.

What I wish was different

I did wish that there was better communication between the company and I when I was first starting out. The lack of communication did bring some difficulties along the way but it was later resolved.

Advice

It is going to be difficult at first but don't stop trying. You will at first feel defeated but as long as you keep pushing through, you'll excel in your endeavors.
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Bilingual Associate Customer Service

May - August 2022 • Monterrey, Nuevo León

What I liked

Employee and Customer centric, people were kind helpful, nice environment although it was remote

What I wish was different

More opportunities to engage with our crew, more breaks within calls

Advice

Amazon is a great company to work for, but it might be too tech, so it all falls on your preference.
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