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Alder

Marketing and Sales Intern

May - July 2021 • Tallahassee, FL

What I liked

Loved my coworkers and had a really fun manager.

What I wish was different

YOU WILL NOT MAKE MONEY. They will say you make $400 per sale, but you will actually only make about $200. That $200 will pay for your transportation, meals, and housing. Expect to make about 1 sale per week. Be ready to be attacked by guard dogs, being called racial slurs, pulled guns on you, working in the rain, bugs, 2 hour there and back car drives, and doors slammed in your face. You will be taught unethical sales practices because there is nothing better than the RING Doorbell Camera, and corporate will treat you poorly. This is across all their locations and all levels of employment. TRUST ME.

Advice

You will be lied to and they will teach you to lie. You will come out of the experience losing money unless you want to conform to their lying sales tactics. Check the google reviews and they will back this up. You will have to beg for your paychecks otherwise you will not get the money. STAY AWAY unless you are strictly going for the learning experience. The learning experience taught me to never trust a sales person, but also how to adjust and make close friends with those very different from me.
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Sales Representative

May - July 2021 • Houston, TX

What I liked

Nothing, do not work for this company. They are misleading, don’t help you succeed, and do everything they can to dock your pay.

What I wish was different

The honesty and integrity of the company.

Advice

Do not work for this company.
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Marketing and Sales Intern

April - July 2020 • Anchorage, AK

What I liked

The people were amazing. I have had a great mentor at this internships. I love doing acts of service and having the thought of protecting people. I made many lifelong friends. I protected 10 grandmas! I improved my people and persuasion skills.

What I wish was different

The pay was pure Commission, and if you didn't sell, you didn't make much money. They company does front interns a check of 150$ per week if they don't sell. The problem is that most people can't relocate and buy groceries and housewares on the 150$ a week. We also work 6 days a week and about 12 hr days, which wasn't a problem until you see your paycheck went you don't make enough sales to reflect your efforts.

Advice

Ignore any guarantees given because it may take more time and money than it is worth. I don't want to put the company down in because I believe in their product and their people, but I went all in and walked away with nothing because of my expenses and some poor learning decisions along the way. I don't want to say it was a good or bad experience, but if you study sales, it may be better suited for you.
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Jr Software Enginner

April 2019 • Vineyard, UT

What I liked

I love the challenge of work, there is something new to figure out every day.

What I wish was different

Advice

Practice what you learn in class. It's the only way to get better.
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technical

January 2014 • Orem, UT

What I liked

The environment is excellent

What I wish was different

Advice

You need to have knowledge of how to troubleshoot computers
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Sales

May - August 2018 • Irmo, SC

What I liked

I determined how much I made.

What I wish was different

I do not feel like my “boss”/“bosses” prepared things such as living conditions, trainings, scheduling, or us as well as they should have.

Advice

Get through the first 3 weeks and the rest is exponentially better.
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SEO Manager

February 2019 • Orem, UT

What I liked

I like the flexibility of their work schedule and the people I have met and worked with.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to learn more outside of SEO.

Advice

This experience has been a great opportunity to learn more about SEO and has come in handy through many other experiences I ha e had.
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Customer Relations Representative

May - July 2019 • Orem, UT

What I liked

I liked the environment and my coworkers

What I wish was different

I wish I didn’t work in a call center

Advice

Don’t work in a call center
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salesman

May - August 2018 • Little Rock, AR

What I liked

Meeting new people

What I wish was different

Better Management

Advice

You earn what you work for
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Business to Consumer Sales

May - June 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

The sales team I worked with was very encouraging and mentored me tremendously. Sales is a high-high and a low-low career but with the right help and mindset one can accomplish a lot. B2C sales is the hardest type of sales and the experience helped me learn that I can take a tremendous amount of stress and still succeed.

What I wish was different

The company told me we’d be selling in Boise all summer. At the end of June the Boise and Spokane offices merged and everyone in Boise went to live in Spokane until late August. I couldn’t move to Spokane for a number of reasons, so I had to quit. Because I quit I didn’t receive my scholarship $ I’d been working towards as well as the backend of my sale commission payments. Despite working for this tirelessly for 2 months.

Advice

Sales is hard as heck! Especially B2C. I would recommend it to someone looking to get into sales and wants to experience the hardest sales there is. The hours are long and the rejection is high. That being said, it is a great learning experience and gets you out of your comfort zone. The pay is also very high if you can sell.
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