Southwestern Advantage

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I don't regret my experience there

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Current Employee - Sales Representative
Current Employee - Sales Representative

Pros

It offers the best salary for college students.... depending if you well or not of course

Cons

Crazy long hours, door to door sales, dealing with customers, summer weather, car problems, no vacation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They do a good job motivating

Recommends

Other reviews for Southwestern Advantage

  1.  

    Incredible teaching experience, not for the faint of heart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Year Bookdealer
    Former Employee - First Year Bookdealer

    Pros

    -best business training one can get in college
    -teaches lifelong lessons that will help you succeed
    -very motivational
    -shows people they can control their attitude
    -great way to learn how to make connections
    -very high expectations
    -constantly surrounded by hard workers and successful people
    -management cares more about helping teach students than anything else
    -stronger sales training than all but maybe a couple fortune 500 companies

    Cons

    -long hours (80+)
    -very hard work. You will be selling door to door, 8am-9:30pm 6 days a week with meetings on Sundays
    -100% commission, no benefits package
    -you work in an unfamiliar part of the country (pro and con)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep at it! The Southwestern company is not for everyone, but for those that can stick it out it can be very lucrative, but more importantly a great learning experience. Most (but not all) managers do a good job disclosing the challenges upfront, but if they don't it's known by the time people are in sales school. I would not be who I am, or in my career today if it weren't for my time with Southwestern.

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  2.  

    Great place to work for beefing up resume

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hardest but most rewarding experience of my life

    Cons

    Prepare to work 6 days and 80+ hours a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find places for employees to live before putting them in the unknown sales territory

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