University Directories Employee Reviews in United States

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good work enivroment
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  State college PAFebruary 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.
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Outside Sales Intern (Former Employee) –  Chapel Hill, NCOctober 9, 2014
The overall culture was great. Salary for interns is decent
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Outside Sales position
Intern (Former Employee) –  East Lansing, MIMarch 17, 2014
Responsible for calling on up to 35 different business within each business day in attempts to sell them advertising space in MSU publications.
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Great Company
Sales Representative/Marketing Consultant (Former Employee) –  Chapel Hill, NCJanuary 22, 2014
Excellent company to work for; with great emphasis on increasing their employees' human capital.
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productive work place
Sales Representative/Intern (Former Employee) –  Mount Pleasant, MIJanuary 4, 2014
•Sold advertisements for Central Michigan University directory

•Established relationships with local business owners to ensure repeat purchase

•Assisted business owners with ad recommendations and designs

•Executed all new and renewal account contracts

•Collected contracts, payments and ads from business owners
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A Costly Crash Course in Outside-Sales
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  DeLand, FLNovember 12, 2013
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”. Initial
  more... 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.
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Pros
builds sales experience, expenses-paid training at unc.
Cons
ud disliked by small business owners, unfair territory/referral distribution, pay is below minimum wage.
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Not the Internship they Portray it as.
Intern (Former Employee) –  Chapel Hill, North CarolinaOctober 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.
Pros
sales job opportunities after, great public speaking experience
Cons
not a marketing internship, part time pay full time hours, cult like culture
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Very loooong days!
B2B Outside Sales Intern (Former Employee) –  Chapel Hill, NCAugust 12, 2013
The days were extremely long and the pay was not that great. Although it was just an internship, the only thing you really get out of it is the learning experience.
Pros
meeting new people
Cons
area manager, long days
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Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Stony Brook, NYJune 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.
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fun internship
Internship - Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJune 25, 2013
Fun internship in North Carolina. If your territory is not near a campus, businesses are not too keen in advertising since students wouldn't really use their business.

Great to work at for college towns.
Pros
met alot of new friends
Cons
cold calling sales - if not in campus terrirotry hard to sell
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Knowledge of marketing/sales by the end of the internship tripled because it was so hands on
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Greenville, NCMay 28, 2013
By the end of the internship I was confident and prepared to get out into the real world. It was quite a challenge at first, but in the end everything pays off because of the knowledge gained.
Pros
good pay, training program
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Unreasonable Hours. Skewed Pay.
Sales Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Lawrence, KSMay 20, 2013
Lack of brand recognition. Expected to make stops to at least 35 different companies a day. Did not pay what they initially said.
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Excellent Internship
Sales Intern (Former Employee) –  Lake Charles, LAJanuary 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.
Pros
excellent training programs
Cons
pay is not all great and the job itself is not easy to do.
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Self-driven sales internship
Regional Consultant (Former Employee) –  Greenville, NCJanuary 2, 2013
• Achieved goal of $15,000 in 10 week span with total sales of $15,530.
• Ranked 144 out of 700 reps. Top 80%
• Completed weeklong Sales Foundation Academy.
• Accomplished 98% of our team goal of $77,000.
• Consulted with customers to identify needs through analyzing their marketing strategy and business process.
• Delivered solutions to strengthen the business processes by increasing product awareness.
• Ability to quickly build rapport with customers and overcome objections with negotiation and compromise.
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Great internship
Local Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Chapel Hill, NCJanuary 2, 2013
great internship to to sharpen skills as a sales representative. Great training
Pros
great training and experience
Cons
only for the summer
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Great Sales Experience
Sales Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Durham, NHDecember 5, 2012
This is a wonderful internship. There is not another internship that will provide you with more sales experience. This internship exposed me to cold calling, prospecting, and sales techniques with the help of a strong management team. I found the job challenging and time consuming but well worth my time. Although the job does not pay very, the experience is priceless. It is the best resume builder you can ask for.
Pros
sales experience, cold calling, prospecting, management
Cons
compensation, long hours
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Fantastic entry level role!
Regional Manager (Former Employee) –  Chapel Hill, NCNovember 6, 2012
Internship program provides a great place for college students to begin finding themselves.
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Good Company & Nice People
Internship (Former Employee) –  Terre Haute, INOctober 3, 2012
Typical day at work is answering phone call on multi line system & directing people to correct person, helping with other administrative duties.
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Outside Sales Rep.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALSeptember 17, 2012
Mostly door to door sales for local business' looking to advertise to the college demographic. It was a great learning experience.
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Summer internship
Area Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  SE MichiganAugust 28, 2012
Great experience. This really set me apart from my peers, experience wise and really set me up for success.
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