Intern looking for advice

Amazon peculiar98
Aug 30, 2018 15 Comments

Wrapping up my internship and trying to consider what to do with my future. I read a lot on here about TC and all that and I’m trying to understand it and use it to decide what to do if I get a return offer at Amazon. It would be for another internship, I’m assuming if I take it I will most likely get a full-time return offer. If I don’t, I am assuming I’ll be able to get another internship somewhere nice. But I don’t know if I should play it safe and stick with Amazon, or go try out something different... I enjoyed my summer with Amazon, I could see myself working there for a couple years. I was wondering if any one here had thoughts based on their experience? or if anyone had any suggestions/more things to consider?

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  • Amazon cnnm16
    Blind mob doesn't like Amazon but it's because they're all LE anyway. I like Amazon, if you enjoyed your summer and like the offer you should come back
    Aug 30, 2018 3
    • Amazon peculiar98
      OP
      sorry what is LE?
      Aug 30, 2018
    • Amazon cnnm16
      It's the lowest tier performers. Accounts for 5-10% of employees and 95% of the participants in Blind discussions
      Aug 30, 2018
    • Amazon peculiar98
      OP
      That’s interesting I had no idea about that, thanks for mentioning that!
      Aug 30, 2018
  • Amazon? LoL
    Aug 30, 2018 1
    • Amazon peculiar98
      OP
      do you want to elaborate lol
      Aug 30, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Fo ods
    I was an Amazon intern and returned full time. I really like it here, and I came from an Ivy+ school with a strong resume

    That being said, I think you’re better off seeking out another internship regardless, *if* you want to maximize your options / money and long term potential. What I mean is, if you don’t return for another internship, you gain the upsides of:
    - more and different experience
    - an internship-in at another top company, hopefully

    And sacrifice:
    - no end of internship full-time offer *at amazon*
    - more stress interviewing to find an internship
    - more stress if you decide you want back at Amazon

    So: if you want the easy route, stay at Amazon, and go right into full time. You will never have to do another interview until at least a year after graduation. You will have a relaxed senior fall. If you want the adventurous and more difficult route, go somewhere else. You *can* always come back to Amazon, you’ll just have to interview. If you want to hedge your bets, get a lonnnnng offer deadline extension on your amazon internship. Like, November (this is easy if your school has a policy about it, Amazon will honor even if they don’t recruit at your school). Spend the intervening time interviewing other places, and use Amazon as the fallback
    Aug 30, 2018 1
    • Amazon peculiar98
      OP
      Yeah this is what i’m most likely going to do. My school’s policy gives me till November 30th with the Amazon offer if i get it. My plan was just to throw my resume out and go to career fair and see what comes before that deadline and hopefully by then i’ll make up my mind whether I want to stick w the easy and safe route or take a risk for the benefit of a new experience. Thanks for going into such detail, it’s reassuring to know what I was thinking is reasonable 😊
      Aug 30, 2018
  • Amazon Gentrified
    Bezos slave welcome
    Aug 30, 2018 0
  • Yes. Consider leetcode till land next internship at FB for 100k in cash. You'd be insane to do anything else
    Aug 30, 2018 5
    • Microsoft / Eng
      6ixGod

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      6ixGodmore
      Is Lyft hiring new grads? I’ve applied 5 times for summer/fall internships and never heard back.
      Aug 30, 2018
    • No but interns yes
      Aug 30, 2018
    • Amazon peculiar98
      OP
      I actually have a friend who got hired full time out of college last year w no prior internship w them
      Aug 30, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng
      6ixGod

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      6ixGodmore
      For the fall? Are they still hiring? I’m super interested in iOS dev at Lyft. Really love the app and the fact that the codebase is in swift. I’ve been very passionate in the prompts in the applications for the internships and my resume seems pretty good (top 15 CS school, Big N internship) but I guess they’re just too competitive
      Aug 30, 2018
    • Amazon peculiar98
      OP
      Sorry not sure if they’re still hiring out of college
      Aug 30, 2018