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TJX Companies

Software Engineer Co-Op

January 2021 • Marlborough, MA

What I liked

I loved the culture and my team. They all cared deeply about my progress and my development into a professional.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have gone in person, but COVID didn't allow.

Advice

Ask questions and go out of your way for more tasks to learn as much as possible.
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Homegoods

October 2020 • Fort Lauderdale, FL

What I liked

I liked that I was able to work on own stocking shelves and checking out customers and getting to have small talk with them

What I wish was different

Something I wish that had been different is customers are always waiting at the door at opening so maybe having earlier opening times

Advice

The work you put in is what will help you to advance yourself when it comes to promotion
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Cashier

May - August 2021 • Chicago Ridge, IL

What I liked

I liked the skill I gained from working over the summer and the responsibility I held over the change drawer which allowed me to learn how to be more responsible.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to use these skills working other departments instead of being confind to just one department.

Advice

Every experience is going to have it's ups and downs, just remember to always take the good and learn from the bad.
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Distribution Operations Intern

May - August 2021 • Indianapolis, IN

What I liked

I loved that TJX sees internships as the start of a career rather than just one summer. It was clear that they were willing to give us the time and resources to feel comfortable in the role. I was given job duties that directly impacted business operations, and I got to see the results of the decisions I was involved in. I loved working at TJX in the HomeGoods distribution center so much that I’ll be returning full-time after graduation.

What I wish was different

I wish that I would have heard about a return offer sooner. It took them about 6 weeks to contact me after the internship, which was pretty nerve wracking.

Advice

Walk in ready to small talk. You will be pulled aside about concerns on your cultural fit if you don’t small talk around the office everyday with everyone you see. Your second and third days are just meet and greets for 8 hours straight and they do expect you to talk and actively listen the whole time.
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Distribution Operations Intern

May - August 2021 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

The pay and other interns

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more structure

Advice

If you're looking into Operations Opportunities, know that this is basically an assistant manager job for their distribution center working Monday through Thursday, from either 2am-1:30pm or 1pm-1:30am. They expect you to show up early, and stay late with no overtime pay because it's not in budget.
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Merchandise Associate

April - September 2021 • Murrieta, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Get to know the merchandise and the store so that you are able to help customers faster
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Security Intern

May - July 2021 • Marlborough, MA

What I liked

Super welcoming company - I loved that it was almost guaranteed that you would recieve a full time offer.

What I wish was different

Not much - just wish it was in person (was remote because of covid)

Advice

Connect with others! Network, network, network!
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sales associate

July 2020 • Burlington, VT

What I liked

Flexible hours and great managers

What I wish was different

Wish less people working there were students it makes scheduling hard and results in managers always asking if we have any more hours

Advice

Good place to improve customer service skills
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Associate

June - September 2020 • Hanover, PA

What I liked

Flexible hours

What I wish was different

More understanding managers

Advice

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sales associate

August 2019 • Cumming, GA

What I liked

Able to create a schedule I can work around and job in general is an easy task.

What I wish was different

More hours

Advice

It is a great starter job for someone who has never worked before. You learn about money, retail, and customer service.
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HR Assistant

June - August 2019 • Bridgewater, VA

What I liked

I learned a lot about the structure of HR and distribution centers.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more to do

Advice

Don't be afraid to share your ideas or take on something you may not know exactly how to do. The team is very supportive and wants you to do well
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Cashier

June 2019 • Meriden, CT

What I liked

Very face paced and helped me gain experience with customer service and getting better with transactions and sales.

What I wish was different

Communication among coworkers and management was a mess so more clear instructions from both parties can make this workplace more efficient

Advice

Patience is the key with any job, especially jobs that are customer service driven where one has to deal with all kinds of people. If you are able to interact with a variety of different people, then that is definitely a valuable asset for any future endeavor
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Sales associate

November 2015 - October 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Meeting new people,and helping customers.

What I wish was different

Advice

This job taught me to open up more to people and not be as shy.
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Retail Salesperson

June - August 2019 • Meridian, ID

What I liked

People I worked with, understanding scheduling, managers were nice

What I wish was different

Didn't really like selling credit cards, but it's just part of the job so I don't know if I'd really change it.

Advice

It's a good way to get to know people and learn how a store operates.
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Retail Salesperson

June 2018 - August 2019 • Paramus, NJ

What I liked

The other staff were extremely friendly and all treated me like family.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more associates to work to carry furniture. We would always struggle carrying items from the floor to outside and scramble to fill positions if someone was not able to make it to work. I would say we were extremely understaffed.

Advice

Remember to speak your mind and advocate for yourself. If you take on too much work that you know you can't handle, you will burn yourself out. Also, wear comfortable shoes. Walking around all day in cushion-less shoes is horrible.
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Cashier

May - August 2019 • Nashville, TN

What I liked

I loved the environment of the workplace. The workers treat each other so kindly as if we are one big family. It doesn’t matter what you’re assigned, because everyone helps everyone.

What I wish was different

I wish we had a little less people just so that some people could get more hours. It’s so many people so hours have to be spread out.

Advice

One piece of advice I would like to share is to just be a hard working person.
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Customer Service Representative

July 2019 • Liverpool, NY

What I liked

It’s good for a resume

What I wish was different

I wish it was in my field. Retail sucks

Advice

Only apply if you’re patient
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Cashier

June 2019 • Wilmington, DE

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Helped learning to work with different kinds of people and enhanced people skills
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Retail Salesperson

October 2018 - December 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

I liked how i can know my schedule 2-3 weeks in advance

What I wish was different

that they would be more understanding to my school and competition schedule

Advice

to be more communicative with employers
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Merchandise Associate

November 2018 • Christiana, DE

What I liked

Flexibility of schedule. Was able to take time off to enjoy my summer

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

Working during the summer is beneficial because it can allow you to save money so you don’t have to work as much during the school year.
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