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

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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  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great and Satisfying Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in College Park, MD

    Pros

    One of the major pros of this internship was the training all interns received at UNC. This was a great time where we really learned about the company and how to be good sales reps. During this internship I not only learned a lot about sales/marketing, but I learned a lot about business in general. I was able to learn a lot and was able to talk with business owners so that we could identify their needs and move forward with the best ad possible in our publication. This internship taught me how hard work will truly pay off, and to always stay positive and persistant. I truly learned a lot and found this to be a very valuable and rewarding summer interning with University Directories. Also the managers are very accessible and are eager to help with any issues you may have. They truly care about developing their interns into the best business people possible.

    Cons

    One of the cons is that this job can get very frustrating. During training it seems as though sales will be easy but it is not that way out in the field. This can get people very discouraged but in the end being persistant and moving past all the rejections will end up paying off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the morning webinars. I really liked these during our group meetings every morning. Also keep being open and making your interns feel comfortable asking anybody in the company for help or advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Career Changing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Understanding that it takes time to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader/Intern Sales Representative  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader/Intern Sales Representative in Wilmington, NC

    Pros

    Management
    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!

    Cons

    Hard 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Love the encouragement and the ride alongs

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

    Rewarding, a life cexperience if interested in sales career

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    Pros

    Great relationship between coworkers, managers help you through every step of the process, week training paid in North Carolina, great company.

    Cons

    not enough weekly pay for amount of travel, long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    assist sales intern with every step of the sales process in the beginning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    the experience was a good one for an internship

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    The company was great at motivating you during the week long training trip and the daily webinars from the President of the company where supportive and very helpful.

    Cons

    Guidance from regional managers was hard to come by, but you did get it every once in a while.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fullfilling

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you put in the effort, you will get hooked up with post grad jobs, plain and simple.
    You learn about yourself and foster great new skills/

    Cons

    You have to really work your ass off, sometimes things can be confusing and not all that transparent with regards to how you conduct yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for Sales. Tough, but Great

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Charleston, SC

    Pros

    Great learning environment, everyone is helpful from managers to home office, training is awesome.

    Cons

    A lot tougher than you think, but still very worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity!!!

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC

    Pros

    -Great company culture
    -Strong ethics and values
    -Management is very accessible
    -Challenged to do our best work
    -Motivating enviornment
    -Promotion/Advancement Opportunities within 1-2 years
    -Have the ability to impact and shape the future of college students
    -Opportunities to travel the United States

    Cons

    This is not an 8-5 job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing. You make UD a great place to work at!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tons of Growth & Networking Opportunities!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC

    Pros

    -Positive & Fun Company Culture--Fast-paced, Goal-oriented
    -Promotional opportunities within 1-2 years
    -Actively challenges young professionals into leaders
    -Above average salary plus bonuses
    -Travel opportunities
    -Wide network of professional relationships
    -Constantly growing & seeking new opportunities

    Cons

    -Required to move to NC.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing opportunity right out of college

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC

    Pros

    Opportunity to hold a lot of responsibility at a young age. You are responsible for recruiting, training and managing 40+ interns in multiple college markets. You will gain real-world experience in management at a young age. The company culture is second to none, great work environment!!

    Cons

    Having a million dollar goal at 24 years old can be a lot of pressure, but I love the challenge!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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