AroundCampus Reviews

Updated August 11, 2015
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Pros
  • You learn a lot about yourself in this position (in 14 reviews)

  • AroundCampus provides college students with a nationally recognized sales training program that help prepare them for a career in sales (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance, you're expected to put in long hours (in 25 reviews)

  • In the area I was in it was hard to sell because the product isn't as well known (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Sales and Marketing Intern

    Former Intern - Sales and Marketing Intern in Bridgeville, PA
    Former Intern - Sales and Marketing Intern in Bridgeville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people you meet on your sales team become some of your best friends throughout the summer.

    Cons

    The commission is very hard to achieve and the product, which is selling advertising in a planner, has become outdated and many universities.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt the product to make it more relevant to large market schools. Allow interns to use their own style in sales calls instead of programming them on a script.


  2. Publishing Assistant

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    - Gain Real World Proofing and Copy Editing experience - Experience Publishing Deadlines and Contribute to Products - Manage and Direct Workflow of fellow employees

    Cons

    - Little recognition for contribution (you aren't as recognized as other employees) - No publishing experience (you don't really learn about the publishing process or anything past creating and finalizing products)


  3. Sales Team Leader

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    Very involved CEO. Internship training program was amazing. Looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Pay sucks, don't expect to make commission if you are in a small sales area.

    Advice to Management

    Hire district & regional managers as enthusiastic about the job as the CEO is.


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  5. Outside Sales Representative

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Week Long, All Expense Paid Trip to Chapel Hill, North Carolina Learn how to deal with rejection, be Independent, mentally tough and make sales Positive Environment, especially at training Unique Experience, something that will look exceptionally well on your resume Network with a variety of different students from all over the nation Opportunity to live on your own and adapt to a new environment Food was above average, not the best, but still better than most

    Cons

    The pay isn't sufficient enough to feel comfortable You have to sell so much to see any type of profit, since you get 15% commission Sometimes the training atmosphere, which could be seen as a one big pep rally, could get old and annoying at times The Long Class sessions, with not enough time in between to relax Driving all day to up to 30 businesses a day and dealing with rejection, and dealing with businesses that don't already been in the product and don't want to try it again

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay and provide higher commission for students, most of the money is being used for gas money anyway


  6. It was okay, but get ready to work a lot and outside of the 8:30 to 5:30 time range.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Most of the employees were fun to work with, getting sales experience, and an all expense paid week of training in Chapel Hill, NC.

    Cons

    The products don't really work well in cities that aren't college towns and some interns were immature.

    Advice to Management

    Better hours and understanding what the sales reps have to go through. Hire better interns because some were rude, immature and lazy.


  7. It was just OK

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Our territory manager was great, but she's no longer with the company

    Cons

    I hated going door to door selling to businesses


  8. Hard Work

    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Auburn, AL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Auburn, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience, great job opportunities, looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations, stressful, underpaid, overworked, overpriced products

    Advice to Management

    Be more helpful


  9. A valid option if you absolutely cannot find another option

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    Former Intern - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sales experience Getting to know the local business owners leadership is fairly laid back

    Cons

    Compensation was not nearly enough to cover the costs of traveling around town in order to do your job. It also was not my direct experience, but I heard of a co-worker not getting their full commission at the end of the summer


  10. Helpful (1)

    Ultimate "you get what you put in" internship.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility and independence to work on your own, positive work environment from management, sales training program is a blast and is a great place to network.

    Cons

    This is an internship for the experience. Management will be honest with you and tell you even that if you are looking to make money this is not the internship for you. Sales success is mostly indicative of market you are in and print advertisement is a tough sell.

    Advice to Management

    I have no complaints regarding management. They were honest and helpful.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Around Campus Sales Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Around Campus does a good job at teaching basic selling techniques and provides lots of helpful material. It is a good start for someone who is interested in sales and wants experience in the area. Your regional managers are very willing to give you help whenever you need it and available throughout the day.

    Cons

    It is a difficult job because it is cold calling businesses and many have strayed away from print advertising. especially in college towns. It can get easy to become lazy since your bosses are not with you that often. This job should really only be taken by someone who has a strong interest in sales.



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