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  1. "USP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours, nice people, good location

    Cons

    Repetitive environment
    Sometimes unorganized
    Salary


  2. "Ad Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Ad Sales Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ad Sales Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University Sports Publications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary for someone right out of college. Other than that nothing else. Little mobility upwards; management is just worried about bottom dollar rather than actually helping employees grow.

    Cons

    Don't work here. I promise, the salary is enticing for someone right out of college but there is absolutely no room for growth. They don't reward those that do well. If you sell for them, they only criticize you more. A ton of micro-management. They pick maybe 5-10 people each year that they want to make real money and manipulate leads to do just that. Again, I promise you will not enjoy working here.

    Advice to Management

    Less micro-management. Stop being cheap and reward the reps that actually sell.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Boiler Room Setting"

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    Former Employee - Ad Sales Director in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Ad Sales Director in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University Sports Publications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a very low stressed job if you are one that is good at memorizing scripts and working the chain of command

    Cons

    The management wasn't there for support in the Scottsdale office and if one word was off from the script that we memorized we were verbally abused which was unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Give people more of a chance to memorize everything and do not curse and verbally abuse people directly after a cold call where they might have accidentally went off the script at hand by one word or phrase.


  4. "Terrible experience."

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    Former Employee - Ad Sales (Telemarketer) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ad Sales (Telemarketer) in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University Sports Publications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance was good, on the phone at 8 and out the door at 5 every day. Most coworkers were friendly.

    Cons

    Churn and burn environment. Completely sink or swim with no support from managers. Office was ugly and uninspiring. Only allowed minimal breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your staff.


  5. "Tough work enviorment"

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    Current Employee - Ad Sales Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Ad Sales Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at University Sports Publications (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training Program, gets you really good at cold calling

    Cons

    Every day is the same, calls are monitored, micro management

    Advice to Management

    trust your employees more


  6. "good sales starter position"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University Sports Publications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    this is a good job straight out of college. lots of cool people in the company.

    Cons

    you are like a robot for 8 hours per day. micro-management to the fullest degree.

    Advice to Management

    ease up on the amount of calls. allow reps to have internet access in order to generate more leads and find decision makers.


  7. "Disgusting Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Collections
    Former Employee - Collections
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unfortunately there is nothing positive I can say about this company!

    Cons

    They scam small business owners in to placing ad space in their magazine which generate no additional income to them. When the owners call, USP makes us tell them that the ad was to show support for the school. They even had something called a MEAC which is a dummy ad to fill space when they had a blank spot in the page. They would make the collection dept call this person to try to collect even though they never agreed to this.

    Advice to Management

    Management is horrific. If you came in 1 one minute late they would call you upstairs and give you a lecture. They paid no overtime and forced you to work past the time of closing and only provided 30 minutes for lunch. Learn how to run a business!!!!

  8. "National Sales Director"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University Sports Publications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've been working here for over 10 years. This job allows you the opportunity to build a strong business and get financially rewarded from hard work. The people here are great and always willing to help.

    Cons

    Some of the policies can be a bit rigid. Not a ton of creative freedom. If you're not comfortable on the phone and/or not good at sales, this isn't a great job for you.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University Sports Publications full-time

    Pros

    High base salary for right out of college.

    Cons

    Terrible culture in which they force you to read off of a script and bully small business owners into paying for advertising space in a variety of publications that nobody will ever see.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the shady tactics, I'm amazed no one has sued yet.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University Sports Publications full-time

    Pros

    Lots of young people. Easy commute from LI or NJ.

    Cons

    They teach you how to sell their way. After that they listen in on all of your conversations and when you finish a call they ring you back and tell you what you did wrong. There is no culture and you are chained to your desk.


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