Southwestern Advantage

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It's a long hard road, but looking back it's all worth it.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Student Manager
Current Employee - Student Manager

I have been working at Southwestern Advantage

Pros

It's really challenging out there in the book field, but that's what's also great about it. You learn a lot about yourself, how to handle difficult situations, persist until you succeed, be self-motivated, maintain a positive mental attitude, vanquish any fears of rejection and the unknown, and other great qualities that last you a life time. The friends you make there will be in you wedding some day, and the alumni are very supportive. Also, the training is top notch, and it always looks good on your resume when you first go out into the job market looking for your "real job". If you're looking to get into sales in the future, this is a great stepping stone.

Cons

This program is not for everyone. The hours are long . Your first summer, when you don't really know what it's really like out there, you sometimes feel that you are under paid for the work and hours you put in (in terms of actual cash). There are days when it seems impossible. Rejection is constant.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have housing set up for everyone, at all times.

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    The best self-development summer job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Sales Representative in Omaha, NE
    Former Contractor - Sales Representative in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Southwestern Advantage as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Huge personal growth (discipline), leadership, unique experience, travelling, nice paycheck, teamwork

    Cons

    High possibility of failing, crossing mental and physical limits can be dangerous to some people, no guarantee of covering expenses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Been with company 16 years and have grown exponentially both personally and professionally.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - In Management At Southwestern Advantage in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - In Management At Southwestern Advantage in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Southwestern Advantage

    Pros

    Able to impact young people to help then achieve their goals, share life skills, build character through running a business

    Cons

    Very challenging way for a college student to spend a summer. Takes dedication, not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As part of management, we continue to listen to the students and build a culture consistent with growth, excellence and success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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