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Wakefern Food Corp.

Risk Management Intern

May - August 2018 • Edison, NJ

What I liked

The company has a very friendly and family orientated environment. They Don't try to just give Interns busy work, they try to help the interns grow and learn. Wakefern treats there Interns very well and are an amazing company.

What I wish was different

Advice

If your looking for any type of internship no matter what your major is, Wakefern is the best company to have a first Internship with.
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Marketing, Analytics, E-commerce Intern

June 2019 • Edison, NJ

What I liked

I loved the work environment - very relaxed, yet very professional. My team was very welcoming, friendly, helpful, and proactive and I learned a lot from each and every one of them.

What I wish was different

It was truly a great experience and I do not know what I would have liked to be different.

Advice

Always stay on top of your agenda. It is very easy to get distracted and lose track of emails, and it is very important to stay on top of emails in order to not lose important information on projects and meetings, etc. I found that making folders for each different type of email you receive was very helpful. Sometimes, when a lot of unopened would add up, I dedicated a half hour before work to sorting them.
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Procurement Intern

May - August 2019 • Edison, NJ

What I liked

I learned a lot about the industry just from being around it so much, especially since I was looking at sales figures, I started to really understand what items drive store traffic. The company culture is great.

What I wish was different

I wish that I was given some more meaningful tasks. I did a lot of sales analytics work which can be VERY repetitive.

Advice

Great people work at Wakefern, very friendly vibes. You will learn a lot about the industry.
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Data Governance Intern

May - August 2019 • Edison, NJ

What I liked

Mentorship program- each intern matched with a mentor who works at the company in a role that aligns with the intern's major/minor. Extremely nice employees, able to network, and given assistance and training when needed.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Warehouse Supervisor Intern

March - August 2019 • Allentown, PA

What I liked

I loved meeting new people from around the world and working with them.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have had more time to network with the other divisions in the company.

Advice

Keep your head up and on a swivel.
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Own Brands Marketing Coop

June 2019 • Edison, NJ

What I liked

Wakefern Food Corp has a strong summer intern program. There were about 90 summer interns from many different colleges. I was/am part of the Own Brands team, specifically the marketing team. There were many opportunities to build my network and attend events to further my professional career. My team is great and I learned a lot.

What I wish was different

I wish we had more notice and communication about upcoming events. There are many different locations where a summer intern can work, so doing the group "Big Idea" project was difficult getting everyone to participate and be at most meetings.

Advice

Wakefern is unlike any other company I have worked for because it is a cooperative and such a large company. The people are great, but since it is a cooperative, there is a learning curve to how the corporation operates.
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Digital Commerce Intern

January - August 2019 • Edison, NJ

What I liked

I enjoyed applying what I learned in my classes to enrich company projects and forge valuable relationships with my coworkers.

What I wish was different

I wish I moved around more in the organization to learn more about the company

Advice

I would advise an intern to ask questions, take on as much as possible, and save every project you do.
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Computer Programmer

June - August 2019 • Edison, NJ

What I liked

I loved the work environment and I felt like I actually had done work that mattered. Overall amazing experience.

What I wish was different

I wish i had been given more to do with more time to do it. I wanted to work on more database related projects.

Advice

Make sure to go in with a can do attitude and you will be fine!
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VMO and Pricing intern

May - August 2019 • Edison, NJ

What I liked

The one thing I enjoyed the most is that they put me on so many different projects. They didn't just makes me get coffee and do typical intern activities, rather I worked on multiple presentations that I got to present in-front of other Wakefern associates.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to go around to the different departments and see what they were like. I very much enjoyed the position that I was in, but I wish I went around and saw the marketing or category manager departments as well. this would have ultimately increased my knowledge in the different departments of the company.

Advice

The one piece of advice that I have is to always ask questions when you are confused about something. I would ask the other members on my team when key boss wasn't around and they were extremely helpful. they were very welcoming to answer my questions, and as a result improved my work.
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Social Media Intern

May - August 2019 • Edison, NJ

What I liked

What I loved most about Wakefern was the culture of my department. Everyone was so friendly, willing to help me with anything, and answered every question I had with respect and patience. I loved interning there in 2018 so much that I went back this past summer!

What I wish was different

My only complaint was that the Big Idea intern competition teams were assigned. I think choosing our own teams would've been a better system.

Advice

Be outgoing! When starting a new job, even just as an intern, it's so important to get your name out there and network with whoever you can. You'll often find that associates and higher ups are very willing to get to know you.
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Supervisor

May - September 2018 • Breinigsville, PA

What I liked

The good relationship between higher Management level with middle level management and also with employees. Supervisors are given all necessary tools to do their job efficiently

What I wish was different

Safety rules need to be reinforced

Advice

To better do your job, and learn more with your employees, do not try to show them you are smarter than them. Just behave sometimes as if you don't know their job as they do.
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Programming Intern

June - August 2018 • Edison, NJ

What I liked

Very learning focused

What I wish was different

Learned more unit testing

Advice

Be proactive with asking for assignments
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Warehouse Supervisor Intern

May - September 2018 • Elizabeth, NJ

What I liked

Training provided, workshops given, friendly atmosphere, cooperative teamwork, and learning about the supply chain throughout the grocery industry.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Business Intelligence Intern

May - August 2018 • Edison, NJ

What I liked

The exposure to real-world technology organization, the network, the experience, the skills I learned.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Digital Commerce and Analytics Intern

May 2018 • Edison, NJ

What I liked

The open communication that is encouraged between everyone made it easy to learn new things and work through any mistakes. My coworkers, supervisor and manager were all very enthusiastic with assigning new and challenging work that pushed me to learn new things almost every day.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to get to know people outside of my team better. I also wish I was able to attend more of the special intern events because the few I was able to go to were amazing!

Advice

The entire experience is about trying new things, and Wakefern does a great job at providing the opportunities to do those things. Say yes to everything, and take every opportunity you can!
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Cashier

May - August 2018 • Stirling, NJ

What I liked

got to interact with people and was a nice working environment

What I wish was different

the pay and hours

Advice

make sure your employer knows what you want just as much as what they want
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