AutoZone finance Internship Caroline Rollosson

Company Profile

  • Leading retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts in the US
  • Diverse, rapidly growing company
  • Founded in 1979 as "Auto Shack" in Forrest City, Arkansas
  • 1988 name change: Auto Shack to AutoZone
  • Fortune 500 company
  • 5,324 stores across 48 states and 3 countries
  • 65,000 employees known as "AutoZoners"
  • $8.1 billion in annual sales revenue
  • Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee

the autozone pledge

The AutoZone pledge motivates employees to provide customers with exceptional service and to go the extra mile in their responsibilities. The company pledge is as follows:

  • Put customer first
  • Care about people
  • Strive for exceptional performance
  • Energize others
  • Embrace diversity
  • Help the team succeed

Company Culture

The culture at AutoZone encourages togetherness, teamwork, and positive attitudes. The following characteristics of the corporate culture contribute to the company's success:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Open door policy
  • Recognizes contributions from employees no matter how large or small
  • Enthusiastic atmosphere

community involvement

AutoZone makes it a priority to give back to the community and to make Memphis a better place. The company dedicates its time and efforts into supporting the following organizations:

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • Memphis Food Bank
  • LifeBlood
  • Salvation Army
  • ArtsMemphis

environmental responsibility

AutoZone is passionate about protecting the environment. The company strives to meet the needs of the present while protecting the future. Their environmental achievements include:

  • Recycles 22,000 tons of cardboard per year (enough to save 300,000 trees)
  • Collects and recycles 8.5 million gallons of used oil each year
  • Achieved a yearly reduction of 2.1 tons of CO2 per vehicle

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finance Internship Program

  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Duration: 12 weeks (40 hours/week)
  • Duties: assisting with period end journal entries, reconciling general ledger accounts, financial statement analysis, inter-company research, documentation of existing processes
  • Includes a 12-week case study that is completed by teams of interns and concludes with a presentation to the CEO (the winners will automatically advance to the final round of interviews if they choose to apply for a full-time job at AutoZone)

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Qualifications for the job:

  • Hard worker: 3.99 GPA at the University of Florida
  • Leadership skills: Warrington Leadership Ambassador, Heavener Leadership Challenge participant, Dance Marathon Public Relations Captain
  • Work Experience: Marketing Research Intern at Axiom Research (Summer 2016), Group Fitness Instructor at UF RecSports (August 2016-present)
  • Certifications: Microsoft Excel Specialist, Microsoft Access Specialist, Microsoft Suite
  • Languages: Spanish (working proficiency)

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why autozone?

  • Corporate values directly align with my personal values
  • Company culture is a perfect fit for my extroverted personality
  • Passionate about the community and the environmeent
  • Fantastic opportunity to gain real-world experience in a fast-paced, growing industry

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