What does a Summer Associate do?

Associates are typically members of a team of workers who collaborate to ensure that a client's needs are met during a visit or a transaction. They frequently interact with customers, use their people skills to help with sales, create a pleasant and clean environment, and ensure that clients and customers enjoy their experience. Associates are usually the first point of contact for customers. They must be pleasant, friendly, and communicative with customers as they need to listen and assist customers with their needs, explain products and availability, and make sales.

Associates are sometimes called upon to write sales reports or requests for materials. They handle paper money, credit cards, and checks and ensure customers get what they paid for and that their transaction and change and charges are accurate. They help customers find products that match their budget and satisfy their needs and assist with product selection. They also take inventory and restock shelves and sometimes handle customer complaints. Associates usually have one year of experience working in a retail store and should have basic sales training and excellent customer service skills.

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Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Summer Associate Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹93,451 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹37T
Median: ₹93T
₹1L
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Summer Associate Career Path

Learn how to become a Summer Associate, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L1
Summer Associate
No Salary Reports
L2
Associate
₹8,00,000/yr
L3
Senior Associate
₹9,00,000/yr
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Summer Associate Insights

Read what Summer Associate professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Weis MarketsWeis Markets
Associate
22 Jan 2021

“This job is great and i like doing what i do but the management is terrible.”

PetSmartPetSmart
Associate
24 Sep 2020

“My one store was really awesome and I had an amazing group of people I worked with!”

Willis Towers WatsonWillis Towers Watson
Associate
18 Mar 2021

“I believe this is one of the reasons there is pretty high turnover at the junior and mid”

Heidell Pittoni Murphy & BachHeidell Pittoni Murphy & Bach
Associate
19 Mar 2021

“HPMB was an excellent place to work and opened up additional opportunities for me in the legal world”

DeloitteDeloitte
Associate
23 Aug 2021

“Big 4 experience is a great resume builder and you get to work with different industry based on your team”

Glu MobileGlu Mobile
Associate
8 Aug 2021

“Good to work at this type of environment and can experience best cultural but no growth in career development”

Affiliated Construction ServicesAffiliated Construction Services
Intern - Hourly
4 Sep 2020

“Internship program is not structured like others (which is negative or positive depending on preference).”

SwiggySwiggy
Associate
16 Jan 2021

“It's good for freshers to start their career as the pay is somewhat good.”

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