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Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.5 189 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

AroundCampus President John O'Brien

John O'Brien

(85 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Great, I sold alot of advertisements and made a lot of money.

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) Athens, GA

    Pros1 week paid sales training in UNC.
    15% commission on sales.
    $200 draw per week.

    ConsNot enough managing on a day to day basis.
    Products are outdated and can be hard to sell.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome advice to management at University Directories would be to hire more managerial staff for your college sales reps and develop better products to sell.

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Very challenging but rewarding experience

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Chapel Hill, NC

    ProsGreat on resume and sales skills will take you far in life

    ConsThe hours are long and lack of sales could be very discouraging

    Advice to Senior ManagementDefinitely attitude. It determines everything. Try not to focus too much on the money for you will not get much but focus more on the actual experience and communication skills. Overall great experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Work hard, play hard mentality.

    Local Sales Manager (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsVery good training program, fully expenses paid flight to UNC NC plus hotel, food. Very good potential for commission, plus set $200 per week draw paid out weekly. Good opportunity to show responsibility if one finishes in top percentage of sales interns. Company provides plenty of data on your performance (sales revenues, total sales, feedback, team sales, etc)

    ConsVery long days, does not pay for your gas, 40+ hours a week a minimum. If performance is not up to par, commission will not be very good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more competent sellers by offering higher base pay. A lot of the bad sellers seemed incompetent and thus did not make much and were disgruntled.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good People - Great Place!

    Brand Promoter (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people and the organization of the company. Very laid back and good environment.

    ConsSome people do more than others at the same pay rate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward those who do more than others, espesically when it is obvious

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

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    It's been great!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsUniversity Directories cares about everyone.

    ConsThe company doesn't pay the greatest, but they make up for it with the experience they give you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow us the money!

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

     

    Very informative and helpful, as well as a great opportunity for career advancement in multiple areas.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-All of the employees work very hard to obtain goals and deliver the best possible results
    -Great work experience, especially for young college grads who are trying to figure out which career path they want to take

    Cons-Somewhat low pay
    -Sometimes there are minor miscommunications regarding specific work objectives, which can lead to a lack of understanding as to what needs to be accomplished

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing a great job training and motivating employees to do their best!

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Sales intern.

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsWork on a team
    Training is fun and you will learn a lot
    Managers are helpful
    Great sales experience

    ConsDon't get paid enough
    Cold calling is rough
    Products are hard to sell

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay interns more
    Give more time off

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Best decision for future job opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI loved working for University Directories. I made lifelong friends and even more, I gain skills that would lead me to getting job interviews and opportunities at companies that would never even take the time to look at my resume without this experience. I strongly believe that my success at this company is the reason why I am getting job recruiters calling me for jobs!! I would do it all over again if I could!

    ConsVery long hours and poor communication between the field and home office. Sometimes I felt that I lost sales or had unhappy customers not because of lack of service on my end, but home office's end. The job takes a lot out of you and being an independant contractor sometimes messes up how much you are paid after taxes but the cons of the job exceed this.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter your communication between home office and your accounts from your sales reps

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Very enjoyable and great experience.

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with and good advice given from credible people. Enthusiastic and exciting environment. Expansion of network for future references, and great help having Career Partners.

    ConsDifficult to sell phone book ads to small businesses in small towns with the bad economy. Phone books are no longer as popular as they used to be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCould use better organization, I found myself in situations where clients were looking for art proofs or invoices but weren't receiving them when told. Quicker response would have been helpful from managers when called or emailed, some questions needed to be answered that day.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Great opportunity to personally challenge/develop yourself in a dynamic environment

    Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsYoung culture of like-minded self-motivated people.
    Challenges you as an individual and team.
    Management has gone through the program and is open to helping you in any way possible.

    ConsLack of direction/communication regarding deadlines

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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