AroundCampus
3.5 of 5 170 reviews
www.aroundcampusgroup.com Chapel Hill, NC 50 to 149 Employees

AroundCampus Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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96% Approve of the CEO

AroundCampus President John O'Brien

John O'Brien

(69 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Sales Representative (Former Employee)

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

ProsCompany gives you great training and you will receive a lot of opportunities from their corporate partners. Lots of opportunities to move up within the company.

ConsCan be discouraging when you first get out into the field and begin working. Product is considered over priced for many of the businesses.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds more price fluctuation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sales Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

ProsExpense paid trip to training at UNC-Chapel Hill
Met a lot of new friends from all over the country
Great experience
You get out of it what you put in

ConsA lot of work and time
Not easy
Be ready for rejection
Have to cover your own expenses

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at AroundCampus full-time for less than a year

ProsVery hands on lots and lots of real world experiences for young people. Great internship, great company, I would do it all over in a second!

ConsFeeling over never having an ending point in a task. It however is a great challenge at the same time.

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

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Very challenging, but EXTREMELY rewarding!

Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

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

ProsIt's not your typical internship, you get full hands-on experience and it helps you not only professionally, but helps you grow personally as well. This internship opened up so many doors for my future and I know I wouldn't have these career options otherwise.

ConsThe Summer days can be hot, you will hear no, but at the end it's all worth it. You truly get what you put into the job.

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

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Great resume builder

Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Fairfax, VA

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

Pros- Get to meet with new and interesting people everyday
- You determine your success
- Great training program
- Awesome career partners, leading to many job opportunities
- Team based approach

Cons- Low compensation
- No mileage or gas reimbursement
- Long days
- Not enough tools provided to effectively track prospects

Advice to Senior Management- The training program is tremendous, keep it up
- If the correct tracking tools are used, sales would be doubled at a minimum

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

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One of the most life changing, incredible, challenging and rewarding experience I have ever done.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AroundCampus

Pros-Fun, young, energetic management team
-All of the sales managers and the President himself have done the internship, so they know exactly how to coach and mentor us
-Hands on, real life sales experience that you can't find at any other internship
-Great support system throughout the summer, the Regional Managers visit you in each market and do ride alongs and go on sales calls with you
-Career Partner Network with great companies who actively seek to hire our interns, I had 5 companies reach out to me to discuss full time opportunities after I completed the internship
-Morning webinar led by the President every single morning to fire up the teams

Cons-It definitely comes with it's challenges but interns that put in the time and effort will see success throughout the program

Advice to Senior Management-Don't change a thing, I still keep in touch with my regional manager and he is responsible for a large amount of personal and professional growth over the summer and my last year as an intern

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

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Career Enhancing Opportunity

Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Muncie, IN

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

ProsGREAT outside B2B sales experience
Fantastic training program
Career opportunities
Cold and Warm calling experience
Networking
Management (top to bottom)

"Being an outside sales intern with UD was the best decision I've made in building my professional career. The Sales Foundation Academy is an unmatched training program. The real world sales experience is eye-opening and allows you to get a taste of the industry. The coworkers, managers, and clients you are able to network with over these 3 months are connections that can benefit you over a career. If you work hard, get organized early and stay persistent, you have the opportunity for a memorable summer!"

ConsNo gas or meal reimbursement
Pay slightly lower than you expect

If you aren't willing to go "all in" and commit to a long, hot, and tough summer, then this may not be for you. It will require 110%, but is WELL worth it when you push through it!

Advice to Senior ManagementThe directory is great for the faculty, but the students don't use it. Keep investing in the planner and AroundCampus mobile app. Work on developing new and innovative platforms to continue connecting college towns to their markets.

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

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I gained so much experience and received great support every step of the way!

Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat, happy, fun people in a team environment. I couldn't believe they sent us to a week-long training program, I knew nothing little about sales before taking this internship but have a career in it now. I made great friends here, even with my manager who gave great support along the way.

ConsIt was a challenging experience, and I made a decent amount but wouldn't do it for the money.

Advice to Senior ManagementThank you!

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

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My experience with University Directories was rewarding, challenging and life-changing.

Sales Team Leader/Sales (Former Employee)
Fredericksburg, VA

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

ProsYou get hands on experience in B2B sales.
Management, including the CEO, is there to help you every step of the way.
Great resume booster.
Best training.
Paid internship.
Career partners specifically look for UD alumni to hire.
Improves communication skills.

ConsLong days. If you aren't willing to give 110% this may not be the internship for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys are the best!

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

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Once in a lifetime opportunity

Regional Manager (Current Employee)
Chapel Hill, NC

I have been working at AroundCampus full-time for more than a year

Pros- lots of responsibility
- great company culture
- management cares about every employee and works hard to keep a ongoing learning environment
- lots of travel under the companies dime
- opportunities to move up in management
- young managers get to recruit, hire, train, and manage multiple college interns

Cons- non stop working
- every one is young
- needs more innovative products

Advice to Senior Management- look into innovative, new, and fresh ideas

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

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