Southwestern Advantage
4.0 of 5 107 reviews Nashville, TN 150 to 499 Employees

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Best two summer's in college

Southwestern Direct Contractor (Former Employee)

ProsThe best way to display motivation and also build your resume in college is through the Southwestern Companies Internship program. It's the toughest and most demanding internship and will push you to your limits physically, emotionally, and even mentally. Completely worth every minute. You will learn how hard and how far you can push yourself and also how much you had limited yourself before learning the art from of direct sales. This job is not for everyone but will benefit anyone who attempts a summer and completes the entire experience.

Southwestern also has a topped ranked collegiate sales training program and also only promotes from within with a strict focus being on whether you have good management abilities and not so much on whether you are a great seller unlike some sales companies.

ConsSometimes their product levels are antiquated and not as relevant to client needs. However, there is now an entire division set aside to the revamping and creation of bleeding edge product offerings. Also, since you are running your own business, I would like the company to provide a better tax education as to how best to use business expense write-offs and 1099 filing.

Advice to Senior ManagementIntroduce a health benefits program for student managers and also implement a base salary for corporate recruiters. It will make a lot more of them remain with the company and also allow Southwestern to remain competitive with the growing surge of sales companies that offer some type of base income.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work for beefing up resume

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Southwestern Advantage

    Pros: Hardest but most rewarding experience of my life Cons: Prepare to work 6 days and 80+ hours a week Advice to Senior Management: Find places for employees to live before putting them in… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    It's a long hard road, but looking back it's all worth it.

    Student Manager (Current Employee)

    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… 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,… Advice to Senior Management: Have housing set up for everyone, at all times. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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