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Gordon Food Service

Marketing Intern

May - August 2022 • Wyoming, MI

What I liked

The company culture is awesome. I met so many great people outside of the marketing department who will definitely continue to support my career. Everyone loves to network and help each other. It's common to sit with a different person at lunch and just get to know them. I also really enjoyed the HR internship program. They hosted great events like an etiquette dinner and presentations about how to have courageous conversations.

What I wish was different

The job listing was extremely vague and only said "Marketing Intern" with general responsibilities. I had no idea what I was signing up for nor did my hiring manager in the interview. I was placed in a marketing role I had 0 interest to do (event planning / management). I wish I could've known the responsibilities before accepting the internship so I could gauge if the primary responsibilities would further my career. I found out what I would be doing on day 1 and was not able to switch responsibilities or take a different role. Also, there were too many marketing interns and not enough work to be done. Oftentimes I would be forced to come to work and literally do nothing but refresh my inbox (which they knew) because nobody had a project for me to work on.

Advice

Go introduce yourself to everyone and anyone. You will find awesome mentors who will uplift you and give you advice. This is a great networking opportunity.
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Grocery Stocker

August 2019 • Niles, IL

What I liked

Everything. Chilled back job. Work at your own pace as long as everything is done at night

What I wish was different

Pay

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask for help
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Customer Associate

June - August 2021 • Racine, WI

What I liked

Nice people to work with.

What I wish was different

Not having to carry heavy items over my head. I'm too weak.

Advice

Memorize item locations.
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Sales associate

August 2018 • Mentor, OH

What I liked

The co workers

What I wish was different

Pay

Advice

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Credit Intern

May - August 2019 • Wyoming, MI

What I liked

I valued the opportunity to work in a large corporation setting and gain insight into how the credit department operates.

What I wish was different

Advice

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associate

August 2017 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

Welcoming Environment

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

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Grocery Stocker

October 2018 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

Flexible Hours

What I wish was different

Paid more hourly

Advice

Be prepared to be required to know many skills and task depending on what is needed for that day
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Route Delivery Clerk

May - August 2019 • Mobile, AL

What I liked

Talking to and helping customers

What I wish was different

Organization of routes

Advice

Great position to work just make sure your in shape
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Sales Associate

June 2019 • Jackson, MI

What I liked

The people and experiences were great! Good experience and company for a resume

What I wish was different

I wish pay had been higher but I wasn't unsatisfied.

Advice

The support from GFS team leader and managers is incredible!
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User Experience Designer Intern

May - August 2019 • Wyoming, MI

What I liked

I learned so much about this new field and gained experience in a corporate design environment which has really set me up well for a job after college. This internship also helped me feel so much more confident about what I want to do after college, which is UX design.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more opportunities for the GFS interns to have social events and get to know each other better, we were kind of separated within each of our departments.

Advice

I would tell anyone that’s currently in college to try as hard as you can to find an internship before you graduate. I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know, but having an internship helps you figure out what you like or don’t like and gives you a taste of what the rest of your life could be like.
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Corporate Tax Intern

May - August 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Good experience, fun and welcoming company

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Take initiative and don't be afraid to ask for work or participate in projects
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Sales associate

May - August 2018 • Kalamazoo, MI

What I liked

It was an easy summer job.

What I wish was different

It was less physically demanding.

Advice

It was a good summer job that paid well.
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Accounting Intern

May - August 2018 • Wyoming, MI

What I liked

Environment was super cool. All the people were more than willing to help in any way possible and involve you in decisions for the company.

What I wish was different

Ran out of tasks to complete at times. This really only applied to my specific role, but allowed me to reach out to other departments.

Advice

Awesome chance to build relationships within a company, reach out to those outside your department.
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Marketing and Content Intern

May 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved the company culture. Everyone I worked with was very nice and wanted to help me in any way they could. I loved the corporate campus, big and beautiful.

What I wish was different

More work to do

Advice

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Category Analyst Intern

May - August 2018 • Wyoming, MI

What I liked

I loved how much I was able to learn from my mentor and boss throughout the summer because I learned so many valuable things on Microsoft Excel that I can take home with me and use in my classes at school. I learned so much about how high level food service works and can't wait to return to this next summer!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Tax Intern

May - August 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Empowering, meaningful work

What I wish was different

Sometimes I didn’t have enough to work on

Advice

Network as much as you can at a job. You never know what kind of doors it can open!
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Software Development Intern

May - August 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I got the oppurtunity to learn and use new technologies to make Web Applications and Android Apps. I learned skills that they dont teach at school. Thousands of employees are using the apps I wrote. Their headquarters is amazing too.

What I wish was different

Honestly nothing, it was a great experience for me.

Advice

Even if you have never used a technology like Spring framework or AngularJS, do not just sit around waiting for someone to help you. Take charge and ambition and go get help through your coworkers or online tutorials. I didnt know these technologies before my internship, but now I do.
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