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

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Current Employee - Student Manager
Current Employee - Student Manager
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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 Management

Have housing set up for everyone, at all times.

Other Employee Reviews for Southwestern Advantage

  1. "Great internship if you are looking to grow and get ahead!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Salesperson/Independent Contractor in Kansas City, MO
    Former Contractor - Salesperson/Independent Contractor in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Woking at Southwestern allows you to internalize sales fundamentals such as positive mental attitude, goal setting, self-motivation, and killer work ethic.

    Cons

    You will need to work extremely hard to be successful. Only those who commit for the entire summer will be able to make a considerable amount of money.


  2. "Sales Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Concord, NH
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Concord, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southwestern Advantage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for understanding self-employment, while being excellently guided by the path of people who have done it and been successful.

    Cons

    Extremely hard and requiring job.
    Not a lot of flexibility on the path you have to follow in order to be successful

    Advice to Management

    Making sure to try and tailor it's training to different types of people.

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