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Radio Flyer

Brand Ambassador

November 2020 - March 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The atmosphere within Radio Flyer company would have to be the main pro. Though I had a virtual internship, my coworkers (Flyers) were very welcoming. I felt connected and needed as soon as I joined the company. I received assistance from 5+ flyers throughout my training who were willing to guide me along the way. Getting a personal LinkedIn message from the CWO ( Chief Wagon Officer) welcoming me to the company made me feel like an essential part of the team. I learned a lot over my internship time that can be useful to me forever.

What I wish was different

I would have loved to see the Radio Flyer office to get that grasp of the company. I am aware of the conditions of COVID and understand why I was not able to come into the actual workplace.

Advice

There is a lot of student/employee lead work, meaning you have to be responsible enough to meet those deadlines and goals. Find ways to be creative and push the vision of Radio Flyer in everything you do.
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Sales Analyst Intern

May 2022 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Radio Flyer invests so much of their time and resources into the intern program. As an intern, I grew so much personally and professionally through my work and the WagonU courses I participated in over the summer. The work I completed was directly impactful to the business, and the company culture is unmatched. Everyone at Radio Flyer embodies the company's vision, mission, and values. Everything I learned was relevant to where I saw my career progressing, and this was definitely the best internship I've ever had.

What I wish was different

I wish the office was more accessible by public transportation, but the drive isn't terrible and definitely worth it for the experience I've had.

Advice

Be ready to work hard! Radio Flyer sets high expectations for their interns, so I enjoyed being pushed to perform at my best. Also, be open to feedback (and feedforward). Radio Flyer places a large emphasis on continuous feedback and improvement.
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HR Intern

May - August 2022 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The amazing workplace culture is unlike any other organization. People want to support and develop you, it’s incredible! You actually do meaningful work where you can see the direct impact on the business. The work can be challenging, but definitely one of the most rewarding experiences.

What I wish was different

The commute was a bit difficult for me due to office location, but there really isn’t much that can be done about that!

Advice

Bring your authentic self and become a sponge to absorb all the learning you can. Since there are ample amount of opportunities for growth, ask questions, reach out, and don’t be afraid to speak up and share ideas! Challenge yourself to really lean into everything and be open, that’s how you can really get the most of this incredible experience.
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Prototype Shop Intern

May - August 2022 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

This internship was seriously the internship of my dreams. I have been a part of 3 other intern programs and this one tops them all! I loved the culture within the company and I love how much the company trusted the interns with serious and meaningful tasks.

What I wish was different

I only wish that the company was closer to the city so that there would be more housing options. Other than that it was amazing!

Advice

Be as outgoing as possible. The city is filled with so many great people, events, and adventures, and it's all up to you to experience it all while working for a Radio Flyer. My recommendation for applying to any position at Radio Flyer is to make sure you have a very solid portfolio, and show them what you can do.
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Design Research Intern

May 2022 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Radio Flyer is fun. I glided through the office on a scooter, bonded during monthly company socials, and explored all over Chicago with the best intern cohort ever. Radio Flyer is fulfilling. From testing toys with children to e-bikes with entire families, I felt so connected to end users. Radio Flyer is diverse and inclusive. The outside of the building lights up rainbow for Pride Month, and inside you'll find the team putting on events and trainings to help everyone continue to learn and to build a sense of belonging. Best internship ever!

What I wish was different

I honestly wouldn't change a thing. Radio Flyer surpassed my expectations.

Advice

Jump right in and get involved. The summer will fly by and there's not a moment to waste! Connect with your fellow interns to try all sorts of fun things in Chicago. I highly recommend visiting the many street festivals throughout the summer, renting Divvy bikes to go to the beach, and planning a day trip out to Starved Rock state park to get your nature-fix!
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Accounting Intern

May - August 2022 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The welcoming work environment made me so excited to come into work every morning. Radio Flyer did such a great job at pairing each intern with a manager that matched their abilities very well. I felt like an important part of Radio Flyer and the projects I worked on spoke to that. Radio Flyer offers a top notch internship opportunity that really encourages all their interns to reach their full potential through events, perks, and pay.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to be who you are and go out of your way to ask as many questions as possible. I have never been in such an honest environment and I feel like I am a better person coming out of this summer.
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Industrial Design Intern

May - August 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

When you're an intern at Radio Flyer, you're working on real projects that have an impact on the company. Being able to throw myself into Product Development and work alongside Flyers that have been here for so long not only allows you to get a feel of what the field will be like, but also gives you a front row seat to a plethora of other departments, which shows you how your role impacts the others. Because Radio Flyer is such a small company, you get to experience the full breath of design, taking projects everywhere from design research to concept development to prototyping and final CAD development.

What I wish was different

The location is hard to get to without a car but it's worth the minor inconvenience.

Advice

An internship at Radio Flyer is high paced and rigorous, but extremely rewarding. If you have the chance to work here for the summer (or longer) - take it!
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Human Resources Intern

February 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

My internship at Radio Flyer allowed me to continuously develop my professional skills across all HR functions. As an intern I was given meaningful projects that had a direct impact on Radio Flyer's mission. Whether that be being responsible for full-cycle recruiting, talent management, hosting onsite engagement activities, or compliance training Radio Flyer's whole team was dedicated to exposing me to amazing opportunities. I truly felt recognized at Radio Flyer and thoroughly enjoyed my time spent onsite!

What I wish was different

I wish there was more inter-departmental collaboration between interns. I really enjoyed the opportunity to work with the Brand Communications interns the Intern Social and would have loved to work with more interns throughout the duration of my summer internship.

Advice

Working at Radio Flyer is a once in a lifetime experience. Working for a company that consistently adheres to their core values and mission allowed for an inclusive environment where I felt like I belonged, I wasn't just an intern. A piece of advice I have is to be open to feedforward (Radio Flyer's version of feedback). Being open to feedforward from my managers, colleagues, and even other interns allowed me to grow and make an impact on multiple HR initiatives.
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Winter Sales Intern

December 2020 - March 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Although my internship was remote, Radio Flyer made me feel connected and welcomed from Day 1! I was able to join company meetings and meet Flyers in other departments to truly feel immersed in the fun company culture. Additionally, I enjoyed how meaningful my projects were and the ability to provide recommendations based on the results!

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to intern in the office, but with the COVID pandemic, I understand why that wasn't possible. Despite this, Radio Flyer made what could have been an isolating experience into a memorable and connected one.

Advice

Connect with others and ask questions! Everyone is extremely welcoming and is always open to support each other.
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Marketing Intern

May - August 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed the dynamic work environment, the opportunities to learn and grow, and that my work had a direct impact! I was fortunate enough to work in-person, and every coworker (Flyer) made me feel welcomed and included, no matter department or seniority. My various projects helped me sharpen my creative and professional skills as well as expand my knowledge on new topics. Every day was different but always fun!

What I wish was different

I wish that I was able to shadow a Flyer from my own team to gain more insight on their projects and impact on the company.

Advice

Communication and collaboration are extremely important at Radio Flyer, whether it's giving/asking for feedback or confirming project details with your team. Don't be afraid to ask questions and share your creative ideas!
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I liked the positive work environment, the emphasis on culture. and the amount of responsibility that interns are given. Everyone truly wants to be here and wants to contribute as best as they possibly can. This doesn't stop with personal endeavors and goals; each person I interacted with was eager to share their knowledge and help me grow my technical and professional skill set.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had more time with Radio Flyer! I learned so much and was a part of so many impactful projects.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions and seek out the knowledge that will optimize your experience and abilities as a growing professional. Every single person at Radio Flyer will be more than happy to answer your questions, clarify concerns, and share information on what you are interested.
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Human Resource Intern

July - November 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed that the work was meaningful. From day one I was given projects that an HR generalist would work on. I also enjoyed that no two days looked the same and I was always busy with various projects that allowed me to expand my HR knowledge! My favorite part of the internship was how collaborative the work environment was and that I was able to participate and further develop my professional skills in training courses, called Wagon U.

What I wish was different

I was grateful my internship still took place this summer, however, due to COVID not as many Flyers (employees) were in the office. This was the only downfall, I did not get to experience the typical bustling Radio Flyer office environment.

Advice

If there is one piece of advice I would share it is to not be afraid to ask questions and be strategic with your communication. Radio Flyer has cultivated an environment of feedback in the form of both giving and receiving. After quickly learning this I learned that no question is ever too small!
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Accounting Intern

June - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Great company! Super focused on feedback, growth, and helping me succeed. I got a ton of great experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have seen different areas of the business.

Advice

Ask questions to get the most of the experience!
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QA Intern

May - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Best job ever
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Quality and Consumer Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The Company culture is fantastic and everyone there wants to see you succeed . You are given work that actually benefits the company and matters

What I wish was different

Better pay

Advice

Try and connect with as many people there as possible. Everyone is very nice and wants to help
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Prototype Engineer

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Fantastic positive work environment and culture, doing all the right things by their community, their employees, and the local environment.

What I wish was different

Would have liked to have more opportunity to gain experience on the CNC machinery, and to have more opportunities to engage in creative design processes.

Advice

Collaboration and communication are key. The prototype shop is a high-demand area with a lot of projects going through, so learning to prioritize and time management are some of the most important skills to apply. Communicate back with the engineers and requestors who have brought projects as well, most people are very understanding and flexible about the need to prioritize, and they will work with you to maximize everyone's success. Chicago is an amazing city, definitely get out and explore the local area. Check out the Swing and Blues dance scenes, awesome people there.
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