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Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.5 190 reviews

97% Approve of the CEO

AroundCampus President John O'Brien

John O'Brien

(86 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You really learn a lot about yourself and how hard you work because this is the whole internship (in 12 reviews)

  • The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance, you're expected to put in long hours (in 20 reviews)

  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)

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    Most challenging yet rewarding--great management.

    Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee) Santa Cruz, CA (US)

    ProsAwesome management and team/friends, get to meet business owners and make friends, get to be very independent. Learning a lot from rejections/meeting people.

    ConsInternship--so not a lot of pay. Sometimes negativity from people can discourage you since there are a lot of rejections. If you work really hard you'll get more out of it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent learning experience

    Sales Team Leader (Former Employee) Fresno, CA (US)

    ProsOutstanding management and they are constantly striving to uplift the interns in times of low productivity. In the few months of this internship you will learn more than an entire year in the classroom.

    ConsGas is going to kill you! Although it is a paid internship, it doesn't do much to offset all the miles you will put on your car.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    ProsWorking as an intern is amazing experience if you want to delve into the wold of sales, if not than do not take the job.

    ConsCompensation for sales and weekly pay is very low in my own opinion.

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate better communications with your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to establish an excellent foundation in sales.

    Sales Team Leader (Former Employee)

    ProsIt is 100% sales what you put in determines what you get out.
    Very rewarding experience and training that is known in the sales world.
    Great for college undergrads that want to experience what sales is like.

    ConsCompensation for interns could be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat training and compassion for interns

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great overall experience

    Sales Team Leader/Sales (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    Prosexcellent training opportunities
    great team based structure and support
    younger regional management which makes them more approachable. (all have been through the internship)

    Consmost business owners aren't interested in student customers
    the pay is not great considering you have to drive all over Atlanta 5 days a week

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsThe training was really fun. You get to meet other students/interns from different universities in the country. Obviously, they mostly hire good looking and social people. The managers really want you to succeed. You learn a lot about yourself in this position. Your determination will lead to make a sale. The CEO visited us in our location, nice guy.

    ConsThe actual work was really hard especially at first. Cold calling takes a lot of guts, and could be really embarrassing. Half of my team quit within 3 weeks. Forget the training, you actually learn in the field.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging but rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou get to work with some really cool people your age. You really get to know tons of people from your college town.

    Learning the basic art of selling is tested on a daily basis here.

    ConsCold calling door to door at businesses. Some businesses see your ads as really worthless, so you have to be ready to back up your product at all times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Entry-level Experience

    Inside Sales (Former Employee) Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    ProsHands-on work experience, friendly environment, managers/supervisors are very approachable and willing to offer advice. Contests in the sales department and pretty casual dress. Decent summer job, internship during college, or first "real-world" position.

    ConsFor the inside sales department, some calls may be cold calls. Occasionally you'll encounter less-than-satisfied customers. Fair amount of rejections which you'll need to counter. The summer gets pretty hectic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe mobile app and coupons are great ideas, but as a college student who used the planner all 4 years I honestly had no idea until I began working at UD that these pages existed. Often while redeeming a coupon businesses remark that they don't receive many from customers. I've actually been thanked multiple times for redeeming the offer. I think the app and print coupons are theoretically sound, but the app is admittedly finicky, and the planner deals could be advertised better. I'd suggest 1) better visibility of the physical coupons (i.e. a starburst on the planner cover) and 2) emphasizing to clients their role in promoting the coupon via social media, etc.

    Additionally, from working in ISD I'd really recommend reaching out to customers before inside sales resumes and an increasingly forward approach to touching base with clients. Many customers responded that my call about a sale was the first they'd heard from UD since renewing or signing a contract over the summer. Taking initiative and reaching out to customers, asking for feedback and offering to promote their deals prior to selling emphasizes that the advertisement is a relationship, not just a sale. Additionally, a few minutes over the course of a couple months would undoubtedly lead to more successful advertising. This would greatly help customer retention. Better client retention would in turn benefit summer sales, many of which came way too late creating artwork problems.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    everyday was different!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosevery day is different which made it challenging

    Consnone that I can think of

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what your doing

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales/Marketing Representative

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros-If you do well, you will get flooded with job opportunities from the career partners of the company
    -Great hands on experience
    -Not an office job

    Cons-VERY DIFFICULT, but rewarding in the end

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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