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

3.5
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Review Highlights

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  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)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. 1 person found this helpful  

    everyday was different!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    every day is different which made it challenging

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what your doing

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales/Marketing Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    -If you do well, you will get flooded with job opportunities from the career partners of the company
    -Great hands on experience
    -Not an office job

    Cons

    -VERY DIFFICULT, but rewarding in the end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great start to a sales career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Expenses paid sales training in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Great networking opportunities with career partners. All of the hard work pays off when it comes to looking for a career in sales.

    Cons

    It can sometimes be a pain to have to constantly bug the same businesses after they've said no 5 times. Paper advertising is the hardest type of sales, and it really takes a lot of motivation. My market was small and so was my territory which made it harder to sell.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    This was a great place to intern.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    Pros

    You get to work by yourself for most of the day. Management was very helpful. Really looks good on a resume. Team bonding was very strong. Opportunities to move to a new market when you're done with the current one. All expense paid trip to NC. You get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Compensation is low. You put a lot of miles on your car, and it gets really hot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe up the compensation or do something to help with gas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    UD/Around Campus

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great preparation if interested in sales and marketing, training is extensive and people are great

    Cons

    Intense day to day grind with outside sales and cold calling. Pay is limited for hours put into summer and lack of commission gained after internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize how to gain money from clients worked with

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

    Got me where I am today

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Bellingham, WA

    Pros

    -Amazing opportunities
    -Fun
    -You get out what you put in
    -Great culture

    I now work at Amazon.com selling marketing and that 100% because of this internship

    Cons

    -Not completely transparent
    -A little bit $$ hungry

    They tried to charge for a flight that I had zero obligation to pay for, a little stingy, but hey, gotta make that dollar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management kicks ass, but there needs be more honesty and transparency across the board in terms of the product, how it works, and the way its presented.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Satisfying and challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Intern  in  Auburn, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Auburn, AL

    Pros

    Inproves your personal communication skills

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proofread ads created by the graphic design team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Land of Opportunities

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

    Pros

    A lot of partnering companies that you can easily land a job with after being successful in the internship.

    Cons

    -no $$$ in it.
    -bad design work
    -a lot of dissatisfied customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with the business owners about Ad design!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Fantastic training. Good leadership. Great experience

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Sales Intern  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    Learn a lot on the job

    Cons

    A lot of hard work, not enough pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay interns more, please and thank you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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