Sales Intern (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 13, 2017
I did a Summer Internship with University Directories during the summer of my senior year. They fly you out to North Carolina for a week long training program that was intense yet engaging. The compensation isn't great but not bad for a sales internship.
SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) – Chapel Hill, NC – July 5, 2017
It's a lot of work to go door to door and do a script presentation. My managers were EXTREMELY supportive so sales were stressed but if you were doing everything and doing a great job they were just really impressed with that. That goes straight to the president.
Marketing/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – February 23, 2017
The sales goals are way too high barely anyone is able to make commission from the sales. The product wasn't innovative and hard to sell because there aren't results so it is tough to retain customers.
Intern (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – December 2, 2016
I would not recommend this internship to anybody. this is door to door sales selling a product that is not beneficial to the business you are selling to. The pay structure is skewed, and if the client you are cold calling is smart enough to realize you are not selling a decent product you won't even make enough money to cover gas.
This is selling ads on college planners, just think of how many times you or your peers have actually looked at those. If you do make a sale you will know you are ripping the client off.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – State college PA – February 25, 2015
Great work environment that prepares you for real life work place. Management does everything they can to train and prepare you for the rigors of sales. Working and conducting business meetings with real business owners gives you real life experience.
Territory Manager (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh – November 20, 2014
Very hard work. Going door to door to every business trying to get them to sign up for advertisements that do not necessarily work at all. So its definitely a grind. However it extremely prepares you for real sales experience in the workforce.
The Semi-Good: • Experience: If you want/need sales experience you can’t get a much better test-run than you will during your summer with UD. This is an outside sales internship, you are expected to drive around your set territory for 8 hours a day and walk into every business that crosses your path. Any emailing and/or calls must be done on your own time; you will get a stern “talking to” if you’re caught emailing businesses during the day rather than walking in their doors, even if the former is more effective. • Training: It’s tedious and lasts all day every day, but you should leave with a good grasp of the sales process and some new friends. The week of training, two if you’re a Sales Team Leader, is held at UNC in Chapel Hill; a nice university to say the least. A lot of the important monetary information is shoved into the last day of training; meaning that upon writing up your first couple contracts you may be drawing a blank.
The Bad: • Bad reputation: A smile and good pitch are only going to get you so far. Besides UD selling an obsolete product, it seems that many of their more successful interns haven’t let a thing like honesty get in their way when making sales, and have sullied their successors’ credibility. On top of this, UD’s creative dept is deplorable, if a business doesn’t get artwork into corporate their ad will look horrendous, which equals an unhappy customer. • Luck of the draw: Outside of hard work and dedication, your success or failure is entirely dependent upon your school, territory, and number of renewals; which are doled out “randomly”.more... Initial speed and success are key to getting preferential treatment with renewals, those who lag and/or struggle out of the gate will find profitable renewals few and far between. • Pay: You’ll be receiving a couple hundred dollars draw, against your assumed earnings, per week; which equates to $5/hour. If you work for 10 weeks you won’t make any commissions unless you’ve COLLECTED roughly $15k in sales.less
Builds sales experience, expenses-paid training at UNC.
UD disliked by small business owners, unfair territory/referral distribution, pay is below minimum wage.
Intern (Former Employee) – Chapel Hill, North Carolina – October 10, 2013
I did very well with this internship so do not look at this as me bashing the program. I am just providing information I wish someone provided for me.
Number 1. This is NOT a MARKETING internship it is a SALES internship.
Number 2. It is part time pay for full time work. If you are looking to make money this is NOT for you.
Number 3. This is equivalent to a door to door sales job. The difference is that the product is easier to sell than most products because it involves advertising to a major market being the college students.
Number 4. AGAIN this is a SALES internship.
On a lighter note my experience with the managers was good. They are encouraging and helpful. Also if you sell a good amount the job opportunities roll in after the summer. I have gotten calls from 7-10 sales companies thanks to this internship. If you see yourself as a salesman you will love this internship.
Sales job opportunities after, great public speaking experience
Not a marketing internship, part time pay full time hours, cult like culture
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Stony Brook, NY – June 25, 2013
A great experience with a lot of hard work and dedication. The job will give experience that no one can gain elsewhere. It will teach you a lot about yourself and what it is you want to do. The management is really helpful and training week is a lot of fun.
Sales Intern (Former Employee) – Lake Charles, LA – January 3, 2013
This is an internship and it is excellent for learning how to deal with people. Going Business to Business meeting people from all over the area and getting to know the city that you live in on an intimate level.
excellent training programs
pay is not all great and the job itself is not easy to do.