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Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
195 Reviews

3.5
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Pros
  • You really learn a lot about yourself and how hard you work because this is the whole internship (in 12 reviews)

  • The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance, you're expected to put in long hours (in 20 reviews)

  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great opportunity

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative

    Pros

    Training is top notch but very tough. Will learn lots of skills that will help you further your career. If you are very successful the job can be very lucrative. You will get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Very tough when you actually begin selling in your market. Some customers will pretty much downgrade you to the point of depression. Many objections are hard to overcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Its not easy to train 600+ college students every summer and still be successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA

    Pros

    This is commission-based, but it is an amazing test of your skill and will help to guide your career path. They also have a career fair during an amazing training session in North Carolina and gives a good opportunity to network.

    Cons

    This involves long hours and low pay; and sometimes your experience varies depending on your teammates.

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Most challenging yet rewarding--great management.

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Santa Cruz, CA

    Pros

    Awesome management and team/friends, get to meet business owners and make friends, get to be very independent. Learning a lot from rejections/meeting people.

    Cons

    Internship--so not a lot of pay. Sometimes negativity from people can discourage you since there are a lot of rejections. If you work really hard you'll get more out of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent learning experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader  in  Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    Outstanding management and they are constantly striving to uplift the interns in times of low productivity. In the few months of this internship you will learn more than an entire year in the classroom.

    Cons

    Gas is going to kill you! Although it is a paid internship, it doesn't do much to offset all the miles you will put on your car.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC

    Pros

    Working as an intern is amazing experience if you want to delve into the wold of sales, if not than do not take the job.

    Cons

    Compensation for sales and weekly pay is very low in my own opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create better communications with your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to establish an excellent foundation in sales.

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader

    Pros

    It is 100% sales what you put in determines what you get out.
    Very rewarding experience and training that is known in the sales world.
    Great for college undergrads that want to experience what sales is like.

    Cons

    Compensation for interns could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great training and compassion for interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great overall experience

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader/Sales  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader/Sales in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    excellent training opportunities
    great team based structure and support
    younger regional management which makes them more approachable. (all have been through the internship)

    Cons

    most business owners aren't interested in student customers
    the pay is not great considering you have to drive all over Atlanta 5 days a week

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  9.  

    Outside Sales Representative

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    Pros

    The training was really fun. You get to meet other students/interns from different universities in the country. Obviously, they mostly hire good looking and social people. The managers really want you to succeed. You learn a lot about yourself in this position. Your determination will lead to make a sale. The CEO visited us in our location, nice guy.

    Cons

    The actual work was really hard especially at first. Cold calling takes a lot of guts, and could be really embarrassing. Half of my team quit within 3 weeks. Forget the training, you actually learn in the field.

    Recommends
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  10.  

    Challenging but rewarding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get to work with some really cool people your age. You really get to know tons of people from your college town.

    Learning the basic art of selling is tested on a daily basis here.

    Cons

    Cold calling door to door at businesses. Some businesses see your ads as really worthless, so you have to be ready to back up your product at all times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Entry-level Experience

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chapel Hill, NC

    Pros

    Hands-on work experience, friendly environment, managers/supervisors are very approachable and willing to offer advice. Contests in the sales department and pretty casual dress. Decent summer job, internship during college, or first "real-world" position.

    Cons

    For the inside sales department, some calls may be cold calls. Occasionally you'll encounter less-than-satisfied customers. Fair amount of rejections which you'll need to counter. The summer gets pretty hectic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The mobile app and coupons are great ideas, but as a college student who used the planner all 4 years I honestly had no idea until I began working at UD that these pages existed. Often while redeeming a coupon businesses remark that they don't receive many from customers. I've actually been thanked multiple times for redeeming the offer. I think the app and print coupons are theoretically sound, but the app is admittedly finicky, and the planner deals could be advertised better. I'd suggest 1) better visibility of the physical coupons (i.e. a starburst on the planner cover) and 2) emphasizing to clients their role in promoting the coupon via social media, etc.

    Additionally, from working in ISD I'd really recommend reaching out to customers before inside sales resumes and an increasingly forward approach to touching base with clients. Many customers responded that my call about a sale was the first they'd heard from UD since renewing or signing a contract over the summer. Taking initiative and reaching out to customers, asking for feedback and offering to promote their deals prior to selling emphasizes that the advertisement is a relationship, not just a sale. Additionally, a few minutes over the course of a couple months would undoubtedly lead to more successful advertising. This would greatly help customer retention. Better client retention would in turn benefit summer sales, many of which came way too late creating artwork problems.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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