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Updated Jun 29, 2014
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AroundCampus President John O'Brien

John O'Brien

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Once in a lifetime opportunity

    Regional Manager (Current Employee)
    Chapel Hill, NC

    Pros- lots of responsibility
    - great company culture
    - management cares about every employee and works hard to keep a ongoing learning environment
    - lots of travel under the companies dime
    - opportunities to move up in management
    - young managers get to recruit, hire, train, and manage multiple college interns

    Cons- non stop working
    - every one is young
    - needs more innovative products

    Advice to Senior Management- look into innovative, new, and fresh ideas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    loved it

    Sales Team Leader/Sales (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    Proshard work good experience. Great resume builder and management gives awesome feedback. Loved the atmosphere and training was a blast!

    Conshard work, long days, a lot of driving. Yet all still worth the experience. Great on a resume and puts you ahead of your peers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Satisfying and challenging

    Sales Intern (Current Employee)
    Auburn, AL

    ProsInproves your personal communication skills

    ConsNot the internship for people that don't want to go into sales.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProofread ads created by the graphic design team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Ames, IA

    ProsVoted the #1 collegiate media company in the nation, I would recommend this internship to anyone who is interested in building relationships, learning to challenge their limits, and is ready to take the next step in their career path. University Directories not only provides a great sales foundation academy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for interns across the country, but they provide EXCELLENT management that continues to mentor and push you during the entire summer. As a college senior, I have so many valuable life lessons to take away from this internship and am already being reached out to by partners of the company for full-time positions after graduation. If you want to work at a place that is going to not only help you find a job, but continue to care about you as an individual, University Directories is the way to go! You'll take nothing but memorable experiences, close relationships, and skills you can use to enhance your daily lifestyle!

    ConsThe only thing I would change about the internship is getting to know more people from other reasons. Although we had a close-knitted region, I feel people should be given more time to talk with others at training about different cultures and seeing if they would be interested in looking at employment outside of their comfort zones!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Could have done better if I looked more Internships

    Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsThe people that you work with are all awesome.

    ConsThe pay was not that great. It all depended on what territory you received. The training in North Carolina seems like it will be really fun, yet it is grueling boring and the script they make to learn is hardly used when you’re out in the field. This job was really hard and I would not recommend it unless you are superior at sales and you live in a college town where all the companies rely on kids to buy their products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome how split of the good companies amoung sales reps so they all have the same chance to succed, once your in a rutt of not making money or selling, you usually stay there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Career Changing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIncredible Experience, Challenging, Will get you out of your comfort zone and give you skills you can use.

    ConsUnderstanding that it takes time to grow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good internship, terrible company

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    Pros+Develop yourself professionally
    +Receive great sales training, and great sales experience
    +Basically this internship is great if you plan on pursing a career in sales. Just be prepared to literally sacrifice your entire summer and deal with an awful company (harder than it sounds, trust me)

    Cons- Volume Sales - UD would rather make 10 sketchy sales than 1 legit sale
    - Witnessed management lie to make a sale
    - Was lied to by management
    - UD lied to business in my market about distribution, causing most renewals to be unhappy
    - Only pay commission on a very small number of your sales, they don't cover your gas, in the end you make little to no money
    - Product is worthless, advertisements do not benefit local businesses. Company makes money by using interns to do the majority of the labor while keeping all profits at the top - Multi Level Marketing
    - Mobil App didn't even work half the time
    - Distribution has been messed up on my campus for years
    - UD home office is worthless, they are slow and unorganized and provided little to no help at all
    - Felt like I was ripping off the local businesses rather than selling them a legitimate product that will help them
    - sales training week is really good, BUT DON'T TAKE EVERYTHING THIS COMPANY SAYS TO HEART, I have had additional B2B sales experience with a much larger and more reputable company, and I now realize that UD has a lot of flaws in their sales approach and business model

    Advice to Senior Management- Dont lie to interns
    - Follow through
    - Cut all the cheesy motivational tips and outrageous sales goals and get with reality

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to start if you want to work in sales.

    Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsFantastic training. Good leadership. Great experience

    ConsIt's too hot outside...
    low pay
    lots of miles put on car

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide better pay. The wear and tear your car will take is worth more than employees receive. Other than that, great internship.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience! Great Leaders! Hard Work! Big Job Opportunities! Outstanding Internship

    Sales Team Leader/Intern Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Wilmington, NC

    ProsManagement
    Hands on
    Experience
    Great references
    Resume Booster
    Tons of connections in your town
    Future job opportunities are endless
    Meet hundreds of business owners in your town
    you will be offered so many jobs!
    Great Family like business atmosphere!

    ConsHard work!
    Long hours!
    Have to learn to be organized
    Mediocre pay but at least its payed whereas some internships aren't
    Need a car with good gas mileage!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work! Love the encouragement and the ride alongs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great experience and I definitely learned a lot, but it is a lot of work to do for such little pay

    Sales Intern (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsLearn a lot on the job

    ConsA lot of hard work, not enough pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay interns more, please and thank you!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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