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American Eagle

Brand Ambassador

July 2020 • Merrimack, NH

What I liked

I love my coworkers and the fact that we are one big family. Even if I wake up in the morning dreading the fact that I have to get out of the house and go in when I really just want to relax all day, the second I get there, my mood changes. It is such a fun environment to work in and there are so many opportunities to do well.

What I wish was different

Although I have learned a lot working there so far, both about the company and myself, I do wish that more of the skills I'm learning there would be applicable to my future career in a STEM field. It obviously was my choice to start working a retail job as a bio major, so I don't regret it in the slightest and I don't blame AE for not teaching me STEM skills. I just think that if I could take this same job experience and environment, and move it to my field, that would be amazing.

Advice

I would say that whenever you start somewhere new, just immerse yourself into the company and the environment. And ask a lot of questions.
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Lead Cashier and Sales Associate

May 2019 • Geneva, IL

What I liked

I loved being able to work with fashion every day. The best part of the job was picking out items I felt the customers would like.

What I wish was different

Retail is hard to work in just because the sales floor can get crazy. There can be 40 people in your store and 4 associates, that's a lot of people to meet and great.

Advice

Go in with an open mind, I was expecting to just work there for the paycheck and now I really enjoy it!
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Corporate Finance

May - July 2020 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I loved the culture and the people.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

To always ask questions and reach out to others, show initiative.
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Sales at Apparel outlet

July 2020 • Vancouver, WA

What I liked

I loved interacting with people at the store.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have continued consistent work throughout the school year.

Advice

Watch what other workers do so you don’t have to learn things twice.
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Sales Associate

June - August 2020 • Merrimack, NH

What I liked

Being in a customer facing role

What I wish was different

The schedule varied a lot

Advice

Be outgoing and friendly to everyone
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Retail Salesperson

July 2019 • Irving, TX

What I liked

Working one on one with customers is always fun and helps with experience in sales!

What I wish was different

I wish the pay was better, workers deserve a higher pay for what jobs they do.

Advice

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Sales

April 2019 • Boca Raton, FL

What I liked

Very interactive and positive environment

What I wish was different

Nothing the company is great and accommodating to students

Advice

Make sure you manage your time well
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Sales Associate

May 2018 • Milpitas, CA

What I liked

Friendliness of coworkers, flexible schedule

What I wish was different

Advice

Be outgoing and energetic, stay consistent
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Retail Associate

April - August 2019 • Orem, UT

What I liked

The community feeling among coworkers

What I wish was different

Better/Different management

Advice

Trust your gut feeling when it comes to future employers.
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Brand Ambassador

June - December 2019 • La Crosse, WI

What I liked

Really fun co-workers and management team.

What I wish was different

Better variety of men's clothing.

Advice

Be open to learning and helping others.
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Brand Ambassador

May - August 2019 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

The company was amazing and really cared about all their employees. They want you to succeed. Was able to talk to the marketing director of So Cal when she came into the store.

What I wish was different

None

Advice

Really be assertive in retail and talk to the executives in your area to gain experience.
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Cashier

June 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Interacting with customers

What I wish was different

The shifts, they’re a bit short (4hours) wish they could be a little longer.

Advice

Smiling is key, always bring a smile to work you’ll never know what can come of it!
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Sales Associate

August 2016 • Owensboro, KY

What I liked

I like the strong personal connection I’ve build with coworkers and managers. I’ve learned a lot at this position including the importance of a positive work environment and customer service, as well as marketing and sales skills.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Selling manager

January 2019 • Broomfield, CO

What I liked

Flexible hours, opportunity to move up, fair wages

What I wish was different

Work period obligation (holidays, late night shifts)

Advice

Always stay in touch with supervisors, ask for constructive criticism and highlights of positive work habits, and keep open conversations regarding wage, work load and tasks.
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Sales Associate

May 2018 • Erie, PA

What I liked

The managers and fellow employees are great to work with, and if you do your job right, they offer you plenty of hours. They also are very understanding when you need time off.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sales Associate

June 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Management, coworkers, money

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sales Associate

May 2019 • Lynnfield, MA

What I liked

great team!!

What I wish was different

more money/ hours

Advice

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Brand Ambassador

August 2019 • Grove City, PA

What I liked

The welcoming and kind atmosphere and the inclusive attitude of my coworkers.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Staffing Supervisor/Sales Lead

April 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

I like the community because I work with a lot of people my own age that struggle with the same things I do.

What I wish was different

I wish I worked in a field closer to my interests, less sales-based, less time consuming, and less stressful.

Advice

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Brand Ambassador

June - September 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

The schedule was flexible, I got lots of hours for a good pay rate, and the work environment was friendly and supportive.

What I wish was different

I wish I could’ve had more time to work there longer!

Advice

Sales floor experience helps build people skills and confidence more than you would think.
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