Student Spotlight: Allen Hancock, Amazon

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Allen HancockAllen is an MIS senior graduating this May. Some of his prior experiences include being a Logistics Operator/Supervisor for the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as an Enrollment Specialist in Veteran Affairs, and now working as an iOS Advisor for Apple. He will be an Area Manager for Amazon (location TBD) upon graduation.

Can you tell us more about the position that you’ve accepted?

As an Area Manager, one of my responsibilities will be to review the work forecasts and determine productivity requirements to meet the overall building objectives. I will also be partnering with other Area Managers to balance labor ensuring, that we are each operating a balanced and efficient shift while meeting all of our goals. In addition, Area Managers provide support for all safety programs and OSHA compliance to ensure a safe work environment for all associates and proactively identify and lead process improvement initiatives and Lean tools.

What was the application and interview process like for Amazon?

I had my first interview with amazon on campus. They ask a lot of questions about leadership and have a short math test. Then Amazon flew me out to Dallas Texas for my other Job interviews. It consisted of another math test and four more interviews, all in one day.

What do you look forward to most about the experience?

Amazon is loud and fast-paced, just the way I like it. I think I will do well in the company.