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Fareway Stores, Inc.

Retail Intern

May - August 2021 • Sioux City, IA

What I liked

I liked that it was offered at the store I was already employed at, which allowed me to gain experience while also being in my hometown

What I wish was different

Advice

Although my ending career goal is not in retail, I feel that gaining this kind of experience helped open sorts of possibilities and make my resume stronger.
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Part Time Full Timer (Market Clerk)

June 2018 • Geneseo, IL

What I liked

I love that this job had so many things to do and that the environment is fast. I constantly was busy with things to do and hardly ever get bored.

What I wish was different

I wish my boss would care about his employees more than the customers, as our field is difficult to deal with. People always have something to complain about, I've had multiple scenarios with other coworkers and customers that could be considered violations of privacy and gender equality. The manager always depends on the "better" workers to do everything and constantly berrates them to do better but the others who don't care get away with their high pay and laid back attitudes.

Advice

Stand up for yourself. NO MATTER WHO TO. If the boss doesn't seem like he/she/they will care, go to the next tier in the business. Especially if it's something serious (such as pro quid pro or harassment). Your comfort and feelings are valid and more important than what actually is followed as guidelines in your department.
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Grocery Stocker

February 2014 • Faribault, MN

What I liked

Easy job, it's just boring.

What I wish was different

More pay

Advice

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Meat Counter Worker

June - August 2019 • Tama, IA

What I liked

I enjoyed my coworkers

What I wish was different

I wish there was less cleaning involved

Advice

Memorize the meat numbers
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Cashier

April 2016 • Council Bluffs, IA

What I liked

Fun environment!! I enjoyed being around my coworkers and boss.

What I wish was different

I wish I was offered more hours.

Advice

I think it is smart to have experience in a grocery store. It is a fun experience that can introduce you to a lot of new people.
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In-store retail management intern

June - August 2019 • Papillion, NE

What I liked

Learned the day to day responsibilities of a Fareway store manager. Learned a lot more to further myself in the management program they have.

What I wish was different

Advice

Always ask when you have questions
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Retail Sales Intern

June - August 2019 • Boone, IA

What I liked

I met so many amazing people and I had the opportunity to meet many of the corporate employees. This was a great way for me to get my name out into the company and make connections to help me in my future. While working in the store I also had the opportunity to learn so much more about the company and how a day-to-day goes for a manager.

What I wish was different

Nothing at all. Every day was a learning experience and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Advice

Put yourself out there. Meet as many supervisors, regional presidents, and buyers as you can. They are there to help you grow within the company and have the best experience as possible over the course of your internship.
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Cashier

July 2015 • Cedar Falls, IA

What I liked

I really enjoy working with people and engaging in conversation. This position allows me to do this not only with customers, but coworkers as well.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Having a part time job while in college/high school is extremely beneficial. It provides a sense of responsibility, holding you accountable for being at your scheduled shifts.
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Grocery Clerk

January 2016 • Council Bluffs, IA

What I liked

I really enjoyed how fun the work environment was. My boss was always trying to make us happy because a happy employee makes a happy customer. The people working there also made Fareway a second home to me. It is a small store so I liked that aspect.

What I wish was different

I wish that two or three people who work there didn't. I think the store would do a lot better without them. Other than that I liked how the process of the interview and working went.

Advice

Don't be afraid to go in and ask if they're hiring! Look nice and ask to meet the boss, it will reflect better than a piece of paper saying that you want to work there.
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Cashier

November 2015 • Waukon, IA

What I liked

The coworkers and the friendly atmosphere of the store.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have scheduled myself for different hours.

Advice

Working with a positive attitude makes the shift go by faster.
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