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AutoZone, Inc.

Accounting/Finance Intern

June 2022 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

Great people, real work, good experience. AutoZone Internship was a great business all-inclusive internship that introduced me to the corporate world and gave me real applicable business experience.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Be open to trying work in new places/cultures.
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Sales associate

August - September 2020 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

I liked the information that i acquired on a daily basis. It helped me understand more about vehicles and how they work internally. I learned about several different parts, how to diagnose them if they appeared faulty, and how to select the appropriate parts for vehicles depending on the situation.

What I wish was different

I don't wish anything was different. The moment I walked in they gave me a quick explanation of how everything worked and threw me in. If I had any difficulties they would help me and explain.

Advice

Working at Autozone is a great way to learn more about automobiles, and how they function.
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Sales and Customer Service

August 2018 • Yulee, FL

What I liked

The people I worked with

What I wish was different

The pay

Advice

Negotiate more for things that you want. Don’t just say “OK.”
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Merchandising Intern

June 2021 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

I liked that I was able to get a hands-on experience and I was encouraged to ask questions. I have an amazing manager that has helped me grow and learn so much.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have put myself out there more aggressively to network.

Advice

Never limit yourself, doubt yourself, or let fear hinder you from any opportunity.
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Commercial Driver & Retail Associate

July 2020 • Hackettstown, NJ

What I liked

I liked the flexibility

What I wish was different

I wish the pay was higher

Advice

I would recommend it for anyone interested in the car industry!
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Auto Parts Salesperson

May - August 2020 • Hammond, IN

What I liked

I was loaned out to work at a store back home and it was amazing to work with new people and meet new people and expand my knowledge

What I wish was different

Not a thing 🙂

Advice

Don’t be afraid to go and work at different stores in your place of employment
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Sales Associate

May 2020 • Indianapolis, IN

What I liked

I have the ability to learn new skills.

What I wish was different

To learn some skills before the job. I didn't enjoy being put on the spot.

Advice

To prepare yourself.
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Store Operations Intern

June 2018 - August 2019 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

AutoZone provides an excellent environment that allows an intern to feel as valuable as the full time employees. The work assigned to interns is meaningful and important, and interns gets real world experience within the Fortune 500 company. AutoZone has a Human Resource Specialist that does a remarkable job creating and managing events for the intern program, allowing interns to be fully involved with the organization and also the city of Memphis. They provides an amazing opportunity to network with interns and executives alike.

What I wish was different

I think there are 2 opportunities for the intern program at AutoZone. The first is I think that it would be beneficial to have group projects that are compiled of teams only interns. This would allow interns to collaborate on projects and have more cross-functional interactions The second is out of office activities could be implemented to get a stronger bond between interns. AutoZone partners with New Memphis for after hours Memphis experiences, but I think implementing events specifically sponsored by AutoZone will allow for a higher percentage of attendance from AutoZone interns.

Advice

It is very important to understand that internships are dependent on the effort put in. The more effort applied to an internship, the more valuable the internship becomes. Always participate in as many activities and projects possible. Another important piece of advice is questions are often welcomed by management. The fear of appearing incapable and incompetent often leads interns to act on their own intuition. This can sometimes create misalignments between the the expected project and the project produced. Always ensure a proper understanding of expectations before starting a project. Ask questions! Lastly, utilize the time spent as an intern to network. At AutoZone especially, interns are exposed to executives constantly. Introduce yourself and make an impression. These relationships can lead to amazing opportunities in the future.
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Manager

August 2018 • Waukee, IA

What I liked

Working with customers, solving problems and helping keep peoples cars in working order.

What I wish was different

Increased leadership opportunites for me.

Advice

You should stand up for yourself and try to achieve an honest conversation about contribution. Always steer conversations towards a productive end.
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Sales Associate

May 2019 • Denton, TX

What I liked

They have been flexible with my school schedule and it is a nice mix of helping customers and making deliveries

What I wish was different

Sometimes what they ask you to do is not worth the pay that you are receiving

Advice

Be positive about your surroundings.
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Auto Parts Salesperson

July 2018 • Grand Forks, ND

What I liked

Helping people with car issues and satisfying customers

What I wish was different

I wish that I didn't work for dining on campus freshman year so I could work here. Probably my favorite job

Advice

Take on the parts knowledge study material early in the job to make you prepared
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Marketing Intern

December 2019 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

I've just started my internship at AutoZone so I have yet to have a full conclusion of my experience. So far I'm enjoying how hands-on the work is and it's pretty cool to see how the creative team work their magic.

What I wish was different

I'm not familiar with anything automotive or even the branding so I am struggling to try to help with ideas on advertisements or social media copy.

Advice

It's fast-paced and a lot is expected of you when it comes to growth at the end of the internship.
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Auto Parts Salesperson

March 2019 • Denton, TX

What I liked

The people I work with are cool

What I wish was different

I wish the management would do more around the store instead of just bossing people around the whole time

Advice

Look for a store with good management
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Parts salesman

August 2017 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

Flexible hours, good management team, easy job

What I wish was different

Training wasn’t good

Advice

Best to come with prior knowledge but customer service is #1 skill to have.
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Auto Parts Salesperson

September 2018 - December 2019 • Rexburg, ID

What I liked

I like my coworkers, they are fun and most are very knowledge about the automotive industry. I saw enjoyed being able to help people figure out what the correct part was for the project they were working on.

What I wish was different

I wish that there was a steady schedule. I don't like rotating schedules every week.

Advice

The more one knows about cars and trucks they more they will like the job.
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Auto Parts Salesperson

April 2019 • Temple, TX

What I liked

I love the people I get to work with and my boss is amazing with my schedule with school!

What I wish was different

Nothing really

Advice

Go in eager to please and ready to do your part no matter what it is with a smile!
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Tax Intern

August 2019 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

The working culture and professional experience. I loved that my courses often coincided with what my internship was teaching me and vice versa

What I wish was different

Nothing! I love/loved everything about my experience.

Advice

Take a chance and don’t be scared to experience everything that you can. You are as capable as any other person to take on an internship, and often your excitement and enthusiasm will rub off on your potential employer and you will stand out! Be positive, optimistic, and confident always.
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Customer Service Representative

May - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I had the opportunity to help people and teach people new things about their cars. I also loved that I got to help people with a subject I love and find fun. Solving problems and finding parts was a fun part of the job because it was a puzzle with a great outcome. Learning new things from those that are already mechanics was always refreshing.

What I wish was different

Pay and scheduling. I was supposed to be part-time but I would work overtime to cover others schedules

Advice

Don't be scared to ask questions. The managers can be stoic but they are very knowledgable and you can learn a lot from them. Don't let people get to you, they are already upset because they have a car they need to work on. We have to be nicer and take some of that weight off of their shoulders.
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Compensation Intern

June - August 2019 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

I liked working with a team, all of the cool stuff the interns got to do, and my coworkers. They really treat their interns well at AutoZone! Your opinion matters; it's an awesome program overall.

What I wish was different

Honestly, I didn't have too many bad experiences with AutoZone. It was an amazing experience.

Advice

I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND AUTOZONE. Apply Apply Apply to internships to see what happens; they are totally worth it. :)
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Parts sales manager

April 2019 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

It had to do with automotive

What I wish was different

Better pay

Advice

Work less and enjoy summer vacation.
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