Amazon Discover: Spring Insight Participant

by Amazon


  • Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Covered a series of topics within the workshops, such as information on Amazon's hiring practices and the interviewing process, what the everyday life of one of their software engineering employee's is like and a panel focusing on the employees and information regarding Amazon's culture and values, this had a focus on affinity groups and the diversity on the company. There was also several technical workshops based on coding exercises that might be faced in an interview.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Yes, I have developed a far more in depth ability within coding and debugging, specifically through the debug bingo exercise and hash table exercises, which focusing on increasing program speed and efficiency. My collaboration abilities with others have also vastly increased, as we had several group / duo exercises that encouraged communication and collaboration between us. I feel more comfortable sharing my ideas with others now. Furthermore we also had a in depth discussion on the interviewing practices and common errors made in interviews.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 5/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • There was a lot of information on the various different roles and careers within amazon, and how I might achieve those careers. I found this section very useful and it helped me gainer a deeper insight into what potential roles I would like to look into in later life. The business itself is clearly very welcoming and there are many ways to progress into a career even if you lack coding / computer science expertise, so it is very open.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The employees were very nice and clearly very enthusiastic. I found their opinions very informative. The company culture seems to be very welcoming to people from all walks of life and all backgrounds, which is very admirable. I especially thought that Amazon's many affinity groups were very interesting. It was also good to hear that the employer's will allow for time off in order to go and attend different conventions across the world.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I very much enjoyed the insight due the breadth and depth of the knowledge offered within the three day amazon insight placement. This was very useful and will be integral for advancing my career as both an intern and hopeful an eventual employee for amazon. The staff within the placement were very nice and encouraging, but also gave me necessary criticism in order to develop my abilities. I will be applying for an internship later on.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Amazon
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Amazon to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Amazon
  • Amazon is a very welcoming company and will allow for people from all walks of life, all educational backgrounds and every different group. There are many opportunities for computer science and general students within the technology section, so applying for it is a very good idea. I would recommend researching the company in order to find a specific role that suits you best, but as a whole the tech force is a very good place to work in.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Computer Science

South West

April 2022

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