Pros: free food, freedom, make your own paycheck, started giving incentives
Cons: completely commission based, unnecessary weekly meetings, high turnover (2 or more people/month quitting or being fired)
Typical day at work:
Cold calling, going to appointments, using 3 or more different software's, clerical work, collecting checks, sales, and meetings.
What I learned:
A lot about media, sales, marketing, different business practices, and inside information on several different companies.
Took the job specifically because I thought I would – more... work well with my manager. He got sidetracked and had to keep up with superfluous corporate nonsense. This made it difficult to get trained here and, even though her wanted to help me more he couldn't. Both of the managers I reported to were later fired and then I REALLY had no one there for me.
My mentor was the person who helped me the most. Without her I wouldn't have known how to do most of the things at work. A lot of people were great and very nice to me, but some who were more senior with more experience seemed to look down on me a bit since I am right out of college. I understand this, but instead of writing me off it would have been more beneficial to help me out. Most of the staff was very friendly and helpful, though.
Hardest Part of my Job:
Staying motivated when I had absolutely no supervision. I could not come to work on certain days with no one noticing. I also did not like cold calling and realized that sales probably was not the place for me.
The Most Enjoyable Part of the Job:
The perks we got such as free food and meeting celebrities. It was also nice to have goals to meet even if the ones given to us were somewhat unreachable and kind of discouraging. – less