Southwestern Advantage

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Best leadership & mentorship

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Berkeley, CA

I have been working at Southwestern Advantage full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

This is my 6th year working for Southwestern Advantage. I first heard about their summer internship during my freshman year of college at UC Berkeley from a close friend. Not only have I enjoyed my time working here, but I have also grown so much in many aspects of my professional and personal life. Besides the financial compensation and the travel opportunities, the main reason I have decided to come back year after year is the leadership and mentorship in the company. Whenever I have a question or need some advice/guidance, I can very easily and comfortably ask my regional director, and even the President or CEO. It is because of my relentless work-ethic and their leadership that I have been able to reach high levels of success and help my colleagues experience the same. While my ultimate career goal is to become am athletic coach and trainer for professionals, I can say that Southwestern has helped paved the way. And best of all, we market and sell some of the top educational resources in the market. We do a great thing!

Cons

The things that are challenging about the job, are the very reasons that give me opportunities to develop personally and professional: learning to be ok with working long hours, following through with my commitments after the feeling has passed, being a disciplined example for those who I train and lead, sacrificing the things I want in the moment for the things I want most in the future.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to stay true to our message of controlling only our attitudes and efforts, and letting the rest work itself out.

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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Southwestern Advantage as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyday you get opportunity to get used to American culture, you need to be independent, always bee able to solve every problem you meet. There is a great chance to win self'confidence and learn how to face rejection as well.

    Cons

    Hard-working, long hours, very tiring job, involving to put maximum effort

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be yourself, work ambitiously, be motivated, be goal-oriented

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Southwestern is a good place to get Customer Service skills and build on your communication skills

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Southwestern Advantage as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Direct contact with families
    Sales training
    Managers calling each day to see how your day is going
    Hands on meetings to go over your stats each week

    Cons

    Long hours 75+ hours to even get average earnings ($5000 for one summer)
    There will be expenses that you may not account for

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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