AroundCampus Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
195 Reviews

3.5
195 Reviews
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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  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time

    Pros

    Awesome training week, good experience with sales, customer service, etc.

    Cons

    Door to door sales, rejection, driving around in own vehicle, this job is good if you plan on staying in sales.

  2.  

    Low pay but a great resume builder

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Intern in Eugene, OR

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Looks great on your resume
    Learn a lot about sales
    Work with fun people your age
    Payed training in UNC is fun

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Not a lot of help from management
    Success could be determined by your territory your group chooses

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's alright

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -professional experience
    -training program
    -leadership skills
    -networking
    -references
    -looks good on resume
    -sales experience
    -career opportunities

    Cons

    -this is the hardest product to sell, no one wants it. I feel like I am cheating people out of their money
    -long hours
    -must do work on your own time in the evening ( a lot of work ) to be successful
    -you basically will not make any money, in fact I have actually lost money on this internship
    -cold calls
    -training is unorganized
    -renewals hate our product and they have been sure to let everyone know
    -you are responsible for your own taxes
    -your weekly pay is taken out of any commission that you earn leaving you with basically nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -pay for gas, or at least pay minimum wage, or maybe even a new set of tires
    -be more organized
    -start the internship before campus special beats us to every business in town
    -the planner is dying out, come up with another option

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Depends on how hard you apply yourself.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You really learn a lot about yourself and how hard you work because this is the whole internship. Nobody is going to be with you babysitting you throughout the job. It all depends on what kind of work you put in. If you work really hard, you will get the return. Once you are comfortable in the field, the internship can get fun especially since you are literally just talking to new businesses and new people everyday.

    Training was a pretty big part of why I decided to take this internship. Flying a week out to UNC Chapel Hill was awesome. Everybody that attended training all had the same mindset: have fun. Training was mainly memorizing scripts and presentations in the day time and free time at night.

    15% commission; work hard, get paid. You get a $200 in advance every week. Make sure you understand they pay before accepting this internship.

    Everybody in the company is willing to help and very nice.

    Cons

    After just a week of practicing a script at training, you are pretty much just expected to go out and sell.

    Your typical day will just be going business to business talking to the decision makers of businesses.

    Training was unorganized and just messy. They've been around for 40 years or so now, management should probably figure out how to get everybody to/from training properly.

    THE TRAINING DAYS ARE LONG. You have to meet up every day at 8am, presentations until 1 hour lunch at 12pm, then training sessions until around 5pm, dinner break for about 2 hours, meet back up with region and more training until whenever the session would be done ( around 10pm). We are talking about 8am to 10pm with 3 hours of break for around 6 days and no pay.

    There is an issue with semester schools and quarter schools or there's a problem with bigger schools and smaller schools. If a smaller school doesn't have that many sales reps, or they need more time to break out of that sales shell, it'll be pretty hard to recover sales since there are competitors in the college advertising market. Usually the managers typically will help out the bigger schools first so smaller colleges will neglected until the problems arise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    You get what you put in

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Meet some of the most amazing people, extensive training in sales, if you are self-motivated you are able to succeed.

    Cons

    Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was amazing! No complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    You get out of it, what your willing to put into the program.

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The experience as well as confidence you get from making so many calls each day.

    Cons

    Not many people have heard of this company, so credibility. Also it is very time consuming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize the training better so that the interns are really prepared to sale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A Summer to Remember

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Orlando, FL

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You learn a lot. You learn to be independent and to step outside of your comfort zone. You learn how to deal with people (clients) and how to be more professional. Training at North Carolina was a fun experience.

    Cons

    It was not for someone who is weak and easily breakable. you experience so much frustration in this job. actually, it would be an everyday thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote your product better to its users. the students don't even know what it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales Rep

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Great learning experience and had a lot of opportunities after with career partners

    Cons

    low pay, product is tough too sell, poor communication with the home office.

  10.  

    not average internship

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    Former Employee - Summer Sales Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Sales Intern

    I worked at AroundCampus for less than a year

    Pros

    freedom, sales development, people skills development, well-known program, commission

    Cons

    poor compensation before commission, should pay for gas, more organization, NEED database

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more involved, phone calls are not enough, more professionalism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Internships

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The experience was very valuable in terms of making contacts and learning about selling to local businesses.
    Great training sessions for all interns!
    Company always created competitions to motivate sales interns.

    Cons

    Required to make 30 sales calls a day in the blistering heat.
    Territories aren't evenly distributed and can provide little opportunities for sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore alternative ways to advertise on the behalf of local businesses. Print is dying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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