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Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.5 188 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

AroundCampus President John O'Brien

John O'Brien

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  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell(in 10 reviews)

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    Great start to a sales career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExpenses paid sales training in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Great networking opportunities with career partners. All of the hard work pays off when it comes to looking for a career in sales.

    ConsIt can sometimes be a pain to have to constantly bug the same businesses after they've said no 5 times. Paper advertising is the hardest type of sales, and it really takes a lot of motivation. My market was small and so was my territory which made it harder to sell.

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

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    This was a great place to intern.

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsYou get to work by yourself for most of the day. Management was very helpful. Really looks good on a resume. Team bonding was very strong. Opportunities to move to a new market when you're done with the current one. All expense paid trip to NC. You get out what you put in.

    ConsCompensation is low. You put a lot of miles on your car, and it gets really hot.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe up the compensation or do something to help with gas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat preparation if interested in sales and marketing, training is extensive and people are great

    ConsIntense day to day grind with outside sales and cold calling. Pay is limited for hours put into summer and lack of commission gained after internship

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmphasize how to gain money from clients worked with

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Got me where I am today

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) Bellingham, WA

    Pros-Amazing opportunities
    -Fun
    -You get out what you put in
    -Great culture

    I now work at Amazon.com selling marketing and that 100% because of this internship

    Cons-Not completely transparent
    -A little bit $$ hungry

    They tried to charge for a flight that I had zero obligation to pay for, a little stingy, but hey, gotta make that dollar

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement kicks ass, but there needs be more honesty and transparency across the board in terms of the product, how it works, and the way its presented.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfying and challenging

    Sales Intern (Current Employee) Auburn, AL

    ProsInproves your personal communication skills

    ConsNot the internship for people that don't want to go into sales.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProofread ads created by the graphic design team.

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

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    Land of Opportunities

    Sales Team Leader/Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsA lot of partnering companies that you can easily land a job with after being successful in the internship.

    Cons-no $$$ in it.
    -bad design work
    -a lot of dissatisfied customers

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication with the business owners about Ad design!!

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

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    Good place to start if you want to work in sales.

    Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsFantastic training. Good leadership. Great experience

    ConsIt's too hot outside...
    low pay
    lots of miles put on car

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide better pay. The wear and tear your car will take is worth more than employees receive. Other than that, great internship.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a great experience and I definitely learned a lot, but it is a lot of work to do for such little pay

    Sales Intern (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsLearn a lot on the job

    ConsA lot of hard work, not enough pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay interns more, please and thank you!

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

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    If you put in the work, you will love it

    Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsHard work pays off, this is definitetley not an easy internship but it is what you make of it
    Good pay regardless of if you make a sale
    Everyone is very supportive

    ConsLong long hours and it is not as easy as it seems to make a sale
    Can be a very frustrating jon

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

    2 people found this helpful  

    UD Sales Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThis company is great for college students that are still doing their undergrad. They offer a summer sales internship that is great to get some sales experience before you graduate. There is also a great training week in Chapel Hill with all expenses paid

    ConsIn the sales internship, you have to sale print ads in your universities directory. This is super challenging, considering print is a thing of the past. Depending on which territory or city you are in can affect your performance. Your best bet is to try to love the product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy management was good, but one of the guy's was too pushy.

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