Toys "R" Us, Inc. Corporate Internship Program

4.3 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (33 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars

I have gained the skills necessary to help me within my chosen field and studied and worked with talented designers who mentored me.
Other (US) | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best parts were getting the feel of a corporate environment and getting real work experience in my field.


Downers

The only downside was that it was too short.


Advice to Potential Interns

My advice would be to not be afraid to ask questions and be open to learn new skills whenever possible.


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4.8 of 5 stars

Learned how to use current trends to recommend new strategies
Other (US) | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Great company culture, lots of networking opportunities, lots of responsibilities that were relevant to my academic studies


Downers

there was nothing negative about my internship


Advice to Potential Interns

While the program is very structured with many activities planned for you, they provide the best networking opportunities I have seen with any of my previous 4 internships.


Advice to Management

uses some outdated business practices that prevent rapid growth


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5.0 of 5 stars

Successfully completed intern objectives with satisfactory results.
Other (US) | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I really enjoyed being able to work on real life projects that were able to impact the company in a positive way. I enjoyed the planned networking events, but also the networking I was able to do on my own within the company.


Downers

There was nothing I did not like, I had a great internship experience.


Advice to Potential Interns

Need to be team player, but also work independently.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Tremendous experience with real world projects that truly impact the company. Ability to effect change at an entry level.
Other (US) | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Best aspects of the internship were the corporate culture. The organization has a strong emphasis on the culture of the company and it truly lives up to the expectations. We are a company that works hard but we "play" hard too because at the end of the day we are a toy company. Another amazing aspect of the internship was that the projects that were assigned had real world implications and involved a lot of work but the outcome was tremendous to see as well as I felt a sense of accomplishment as I saw my projects enacted. The company also did a great job at involving senior management in the program and allowing the interns the opportunity to meet the executive team.


Downers

There was nothing that I disliked about the internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

I would say to think outside the box when evaluating organizations for employment. I know as a college student, I did not always think of this organization as a potential employer because the university focused solely on accounting firms, financial institutions and banks as potential employers. Therefore, my organization wasn't always at the top of my list as potential places to build a career. Once i broadened my horizons (due to experiencing the culture at an investment bank), I determined that building a career in the investment banking world wasn't exactly what I wanted to do, I switched gears and found that this organization was less than an hour away and decided to reach out to the recruitment agency. I had an amazing internship and found that this is the right organization for me to build my career. I have had zero regrets with my decision and truly love what I do. So make sure that you open your mind to different opportunities and varying paths to a successful career because there are tons of opportunities at places that you wouldn't think!


Advice to Management

The organization does a fantastic job with training, diversity and recognizing talent. I have always felt that this company offers a fair work environment with equal opportunities for all. A potential opportunity for the company to become a better place to work would be to offer more employee events such as "picnics", "town halls", company lunches etc.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Excellent
Other (US) | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Pay friends program


Downers

Location in NJ


Advice to Potential Interns

Great place but bad location


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Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Brand Management Intern in the Soft Lines Department of Babies "R" Us
Other (US) | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people I worked with were fantastic at teaching me and making me fee like I was a valuable part of the team.


Downers

It was difficult to find housing near the company and they didn't have too many resources for us.


Advice to Potential Interns

It's a great place to work the company culture is very friendly and everyone is so helpful.


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5.0 of 5 stars

A learning experience that open the door to new opportunities
Other (US) | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Networking and creating new relationships


Downers

Nothing, I have a fantastic experience.


Advice to Potential Interns

Take advantage of the networking opportunities. Ask a lot of questions and stay motivated.


Advice to Management

I do not see anything wrong. Toys R Us has a very friendly atmosphere. I felt that it was a privilege to be paid and was done appropriately. Each manager abided by the summer hours rule.


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4.8 of 5 stars

Life Changing
Other (US) | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Love your job and you will never work a day in your life.


Downers

Wayne, NJ.


Advice to Potential Interns

Even though you are focused in a particular department, you get a wholistic experience and cross-functional exposure that can be eye-opening to career choices.


Advice to Management

Visa sponsorship.


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4.8 of 5 stars

Meaningful, joyful and challenging internship
Other (US) | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The overall internship program is well organized with clear process and milestone.
The team members and other interns are very friendly and helpful.
The projects I worked on are well managed.


Downers

There is only very limited public transportation. It is difficult to get to office without a car.


Advice to Potential Interns

Teamwork is essential to work in TRU. However, it's a big company that has a lot projects, so that it's not easy to see one's contribution to the company. Employees or interns should be patient.


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4.7 of 5 stars

The experiences I had as well as the network of incredible people made me love the company with full intentions on returning!
Other (US) | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Network, comfortable environment, playing to win as a team, being taken seriously


Downers

I honestly just wished I had a little more time with my supervisor day to day but unfortunately her schedule didn't allow too much leeway


Advice to Potential Interns

Toys R Us is an incredible company that allows each and every employee and intern feel welcomed, appreciated and accepted.


Advice to Management

I do know that they have one training program but maybe they should offer more programs in various other departments so that more new hires could have the same benefits of understanding the company and their responsibilities extensively before beginning.


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