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Hy-Vee

Certified Pharmacy Technician

August 2018 • Iowa City, IA

What I liked

The schedule flexibility

What I wish was different

Stronger management decisions

Advice

Be ready to work hard and be able to multi-task
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HyVee Checker

May - August 2019 • Ames, IA

What I liked

I liked helping people the most by working as a checker.

What I wish was different

I wish I was given more opportunities to work different jobs around Hyvee.

Advice

It’s difficult, but be patient and caring with everyone. It opens up a different perspective on how you communicate with people.
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Deli Clerk

August 2020 • Cedar Falls, IA

What I liked

Flexible Hours

What I wish was different

Better pay

Advice

Hy-Vee is a solid company, make sure to give the customers a good experience and working towards making their lives better. This outlook makes the position much more enjoyable.
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Bakery Clerk

June 2020 • Council Bluffs, IA

What I liked

I love everything about it. I get along with almost all of the people I work with and even consider some of us friends. I got to do some hands on stuff with packaging baked goods, icing donuts, cookies, and cakes, labeling and putting out product, as well as putting together orders for other stores. I also got to help customers at the donut and bread cases, and my manager was super flexible!

What I wish was different

It would be nice to have a full-time dish washer because doing the dishes isn't the most fun part of the job. Some of us forget to keep the dishwasher going, too, so having someone back there for their whole shift would be helpful. Also, one of our donut fryers wasn't very nice and didn't really listen to our manager, so I think firing him sooner would have been a good idea.

Advice

Just go in and spark up a conversation with someone (or everyone). We all are going to be working together, and it's a lot more fun when you're talking and connecting. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't know how to do something; I ask a million questions every shift!
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Personal shopper

November 2018 - August 2021 • Fitchburg, WI

What I liked

The pace of the job

What I wish was different

Things were more organized

Advice

A personal shopper tends to be a faster pace
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Personal Shopper

March 2020 • Ankeny, IA

What I liked

There is a great mix between interacting with customers, working with a team of employees, and working independently.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Barista

August 2019 • Springfield, MO

What I liked

The welcoming atmosphere and department managers that care about their employees

What I wish was different

Higher management giving more priority to their employees

Advice

Be willing to learn new things and help out other departments!
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Human Resources Intern

May - August 2020 • West Des Moines, IA

What I liked

I enjoyed gaining real hands-on human resource experience in a professional business setting in the corporate office. I enjoyed having my own cubicle, having responsibilities, and the general workday schedule of 8am-4pm.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to contribute to more meaningful projects in the office. I oftentimes was just sitting and staring at a double monitor all day doing tedious tasks, such as scanning, processing terminations and data entry. It would have been nice to meet other interns in the office too.

Advice

My piece of advice would be to always have a willing and helpful attitude no matter what taks you're given. Sometimes you have to do tasks that aren't your first choice, but work hard and you will grow in leadership and skills.
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Deli Clerk

October 2017 • Lee's Summit, MO

What I liked

What I wish was different

the manager

Advice

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Courtesy Clerk

June - August 2019 • Indianola, IA

What I liked

I enjoyed my coworkers and managers.

What I wish was different

I wish I had worked more hours.

Advice

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Customer Service Representative

October 2018 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

Meeting new people, learning new skills, advancing my career

What I wish was different

More time to learn about postal

Advice

Always be punctual, ask questions, and don't be afraid
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Retail Stocker

June - September 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

It was an easy job that paid well so I could save up for my study abroad in the fall.

What I wish was different

It wasn't retail.

Advice

Pace yourself, it gets tiring.
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Bakery Wrapper

May 2018 • Lakeville, MN

What I liked

The variety in the types of jobs and how everyone worked independently alongside each other.

What I wish was different

I've had a different manager every time I've returned and I wish they'd be consistent.

Advice

Find something you enjoy as your summer job! You can focus on money and a professional job after you graduate, but in between your college years do a job you enjoy and do it often.
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Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2019 • West Des Moines, IA

What I liked

I loved the company culture and attitudes of my coworkers! Such a fun and relaxed environment.

What I wish was different

I had the same routine of tasks every day. Some days were different, but most days I did the same repetitive tasks.

Advice

I loved working for Hy-Vee!! Get to know your coworkers because they're great people and don't be afraid to ask questions!
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Caribou Barista

March 2016 • Rochester, MN

What I liked

I love the atmosphere and how collaborative people are.

What I wish was different

We have had a lot of manager changes over the past three year I worked there. I have seen three new department managers and 2 different assistant mangers.

Advice

You get what you put in. They offer a lot of room for growth if you are willing to work.
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Delivery Driver

June 2018 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

It had a lot of freedom.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Chinese Cook

June 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

I didn't due the exact same thing everyday. They accommodate hours to the best of their ability.

What I wish was different

Some of the training felt slighted. There were parts that I wish were explained more fully.

Advice

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Customer Service Correspondence Clerk

May - August 2019 • Kearney, NE

What I liked

I liked how it was very easy and did not require a lot of beforehand knowledge to do the job effectively. Most customers were good and my co-workers were fun to interact with. Also, there were a lot of things I was required to do so the shifts went relatively fast.

What I wish was different

Overall, customer service wasn't too bad but I also worked at self-checkout so I wish I would've gotten more sifts at customer service.

Advice

Make sure you learn to be patient because there will be some customers who will be frustrated and just not in a mood to deal with someone. While most customers were very kind and understanding some will not be.
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Produce Clerk

June 2017 • Pella, IA

What I liked

All employees were kind and caring. It felt like I mattered to them. They're very flexible with your school schedule and social life as well.

What I wish was different

I wish management had not be showing favoritism or trying to push drama in the store.

Advice

I would share that no matter what job you have, if you are being mistreated do not be afraid to stand up for yourself. However, I would also say don't be afraid to take risks. Employers love employees who take risk!
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Grocery

May 2019 • Liberty, MO

What I liked

Simple job, easy to learn and do. Making people happy was nice.

What I wish was different

HR and my managers were not as good/coordinated as they could've been.

Advice

Just show up and get into it a little bit, you'll find the time goes by quickly.
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