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Old 12-05-2017, 12:06 AM   #18
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:17 AM   #19
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I'm looking to move on in april (im only 25) and hoping that another place gives me the same opportunity my current organization gave me. Thats the struggle being young and not having a huge and impressive IT background on your resume. Have to just find that right company that says "lets give him (or her) a shot." I believe the degrees show you're capable of learning, which is what employers want to know.


Yeah, this is my hope. I’ve worked for a very successful, and quickly growing fast food/convenience chain in the northeast (Ever heard of Wawa before? I’m on tapatalk so i cant see your location) since I was 17, and am reeeealllly hoping to land the SAP Operations internship i just applied for for this spring. Like you said “just gotta find the righr company that gives you a shot,” all i have is my 7 years with the company, positive feedback from managers on yearly evals, and my degree. I mean it’s just an internship, not a full time position, so my hope is i can give them enough reason to choose me over an asian kid with a 4.0 (my GPA is a lousy 3.6), and once I start working with them they’ll hire me once the internship’s over.

I honestly feel like I have a better chance at JP Morgan since they’re always hiring entry level front end devs, and that’s what I’m focusing my energy on. But Wawa’s a privately held company with private stock ownership and I already have some shares with the company so I’d looooove to keep building on that (their shares are 9K a pop, up 3.5K since I got hired in 2010)


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Old 12-05-2017, 07:20 PM   #20
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I wouldn't discredit a 3.6GPA. I've been told include anything over 3.5 on your resume. Unsure of this Wawa company your speaking of, but you apparently have a lot of experience and interest in the company, so its definitely worth a shot. I know from experience that many companies prefer to hire from within, so that may help you.

In regards to JPMorgan, you have to look at opportunity there vs Wawa. What is the chances for future growth? A company like JP Morgan certainly has many positions that you can aspire to get in to and many locations that you can transfer to, should you decide you want to live elsewhere. Also, benefits packages. I'm sure you'll do fine!
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:25 PM   #21
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:06 AM   #22
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Yeah, this is my hope. I’ve worked for a very successful, and quickly growing fast food/convenience chain in the northeast (Ever heard of Wawa before? I’m on tapatalk so i cant see your location) since I was 17, and am reeeealllly hoping to land the SAP Operations internship i just applied for for this spring. Like you said “just gotta find the righr company that gives you a shot,” all i have is my 7 years with the company, positive feedback from managers on yearly evals, and my degree. I mean it’s just an internship, not a full time position, so my hope is i can give them enough reason to choose me over an asian kid with a 4.0 (my GPA is a lousy 3.6), and once I start working with them they’ll hire me once the internship’s over.

I honestly feel like I have a better chance at JP Morgan since they’re always hiring entry level front end devs, and that’s what I’m focusing my energy on. But Wawa’s a privately held company with private stock ownership and I already have some shares with the company so I’d looooove to keep building on that (their shares are 9K a pop, up 3.5K since I got hired in 2010)


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Welp, I got that internship and my start date is Tuesday. Very excited to start my career with a booming company like Wawa!
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:09 AM   #23
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I wouldn't discredit a 3.6GPA. I've been told include anything over 3.5 on your resume. Unsure of this Wawa company your speaking of, but you apparently have a lot of experience and interest in the company, so its definitely worth a shot. I know from experience that many companies prefer to hire from within, so that may help you.

In regards to JPMorgan, you have to look at opportunity there vs Wawa. What is the chances for future growth? A company like JP Morgan certainly has many positions that you can aspire to get in to and many locations that you can transfer to, should you decide you want to live elsewhere. Also, benefits packages. I'm sure you'll do fine!
Wawa's benefits are world-class, on the same level as JP Morgan's (better in some ways, worse in others). Anyway, I wasn't invited for an interview for the JP Morgan position I applied for. However, I WAS invited for an interview for the internship with Wawa, and I was given an offer. I might never leave this company, as I was just awarded my 4th share with the company and they're valued at $9,763 a pop and I'm only 24. Their 401K is good too (100% match to 5%). They pay very well, too.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:50 PM   #24
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Wawa's benefits are world-class, on the same level as JP Morgan's (better in some ways, worse in others). Anyway, I wasn't invited for an interview for the JP Morgan position I applied for. However, I WAS invited for an interview for the internship with Wawa, and I was given an offer. I might never leave this company, as I was just awarded my 4th share with the company and they're valued at $9,763 a pop and I'm only 24. Their 401K is good too (100% match to 5%). They pay very well, too.
That's amazing man. Good for you! I might have to look in to these guys. Do they have remote roles?
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:23 AM   #25
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That's amazing man. Good for you! I might have to look in to these guys. Do they have remote roles?
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:18 PM   #26
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That's amazing man. Good for you! I might have to look in to these guys. Do they have remote roles?
No, they're very localized to the Midatlantic and Florida. I started working there my senior year of high school in 2011, and there were something like 17K employees working for the company. There's now 23K. They also hadn't expanded to Florida yet, and now they have at least 79 stores (probably upwards of 100 at this point) in Florida. This article was written in November of 2015 and it says there are 79 stores: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business...109-story.html

Wawa's a privately held company, not traded on the stock market. They don't have to pay out dividends to shareholders, so they pay those dividends out to their employees

They make it on every "best companies to work for" list every year. I've known this since I was 18, and I've worked my ass off through school to be a part of it. Really proud of myself for sticking it through, as it's beginning to pay off.
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:28 AM   #27
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:59 AM   #28
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How many of you work in IT here? Directors / managers / sys admins etc?

Curious how many mk7 guys work in technology
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:14 AM   #29
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:11 PM   #30
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I’m thinking about doing it at least. I’m interested in Data Security Analysis, seems like they get paid well. Worth it ?


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Old 01-14-2018, 10:24 PM   #31
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:24 PM   #33
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