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Performance Food Group

Sales Intern

May - August 2022 • Montgomery, IL

What I liked

PFG created a well put together program that allowed us interns to connect with one another, while giving us the opportunity to meet executives throughout the PFG companies. I tell everyone that my experience was different, not only did I work closely with the sales department but I got the opportunity to sit with majority of the departments that they offer and experience the whole cycle of getting an prospect to the cases to the product arriving at the customers doorstep.

What I wish was different

The only things I had wish was different was a brief description of what we would be doing in our roles at the OpCo. Along with, introducing the interns to one another before going to Richmond just to create a sense of comfortability.

Advice

Go into the internship with an open mind and say yes to everything! You may feel out of your comfort zone but that is the best way to learn in an industry like theirs. As well as, ask questions because it is the only way to understand a large company and why they do things the way they do.
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Operations Intern

May - August 2022 • Fontana, CA

What I liked

I loved meeting my fellow PFG interns and getting to know them. During the orientation event, we were all able to connect and network with each other while doing fun events like volunteering or going on a food tour in Downtown Richmond. I also enjoyed connecting with my co-workers at my OpCo location who were all so easy to talk too and inclusive. I also love seeing the work that I put into everyday affect people in the real world!

What I wish was different

I wish that the program had more concrete structure concerning the interns role, duties, and responsibilities throughout the duration of the 11 week program.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share about this experience is that you should make the most of it. The company fosters a culture of inclusivity and open perspective. They allow you to be flexible and independent with your work. This means you should constantly be making a proactive effort to improve!
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Business Process Documentation

May - August 2022 • Englewood, CO

What I liked

The culture at PFG is great, everyone is so helpful and they really do put people first. The internship program was extremely well organized and provided the interns many opportunities for learning from guest speakers, to meeting with executives, and going on relevant 'field trips' when it comes to internship job title. Amazing experience overall and would highly recommend.

What I wish was different

Before beginning my internship at PFG, I wish I had a bit more information about what to expect when beginning. Though I had an amazing experience here this summer, I just came into it without knowing anything prior to the orientation.

Advice

Take initiative! If you're an intern you should be curious, always be asking questions, and never just be sitting and waiting to be handed your next task.
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Sales intern

May - August 2022 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

The entire experience helped me grow as an individual and it has also helped me get an idea of what I want to do as a career. It was highly interactive and a lot of fun.

What I wish was different

I wish we had one last intern get together.

Advice

Make the most of your experience and if you have any questions, ask! Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
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Operations Intern

May - August 2021 • Oakwood, GA

What I liked

I was able to learn a lot in a short amount of time. Great experiencing Virtual meetings with other locations around the US. We had many fun interactive meeting. Everyone was willing and taking the time to train me. I felt very valued by PFG.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more of a set schedule with Corporate and the OPCO I was at because there was many conflicts between schedules.

Advice

Be willing to learn anything and everything so you can grow.
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Human Resources Intern

May - August 2019 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

Had the opportunity to learn a lot of meaningful things in HR as well as other departments. Met wonderful people.

What I wish was different

My overall experience was amazing. Maybe an increase in tasks or training would’ve been ideal.

Advice

This is a wonderful company to intern / work for. Great work culture, caring and knowledgeable employees!
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Sales Intern

June - August 2021 • Temple, TX

What I liked

The PFG Sales Internship was an incredible opportunity and experience. I was able to not only learn the business of food sales, but also learn about each part of the company that comes together to operate as a whole. The employees of PFG are family-like and truly follow servant leadership to help their customers.

What I wish was different

Advice

Even if you do not see yourself in the business of food distribution, this internship is an incredible career building opportunity!
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