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Updated Jul 28, 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  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)

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    Low pay but a great resume builder

    Intern (Former Employee) Eugene, OR

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's alright

    Sales Team Leader (Current Employee)

    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 Senior Management-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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Depends on how hard you apply yourself.

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsYou 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.

    ConsAfter 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    You get what you put in

    Sales Team Leader (Former Employee)

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

    ConsHard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was amazing! No complaints.

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

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

    Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

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

    ConsNot many people have heard of this company, so credibility. Also it is very time consuming.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOrganize the training better so that the interns are really prepared to sale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Summer to Remember

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsYou 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

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    not average internship

    Summer Sales Intern (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementmore involved, phone calls are not enough, more professionalism

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) Tallahassee, FL

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsRequired 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 Senior ManagementExplore alternative ways to advertise on the behalf of local businesses. Print is dying.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Means well..lacks organization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLearned management and communication skills. Helped me to be more upfront and courageous to confront businesses.

    ConsInvested a lot of time, money and effort to something that wasn't really rewarding. Experience would have been better with a more organized regional manager.

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