AroundCampus Reviews

Updated July 12, 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. Helpful (3)

    A very rewarding experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AMAZING one week TRAINING program in NORTH CAROLINA - expenses PAID Employers are looking for this internship The opportunities after the internship The skills that you COULD NEVER learn inside a classroom You are able to put forth the amount of effort you want, with a equal return Feeling of accomplishment with every sale Amount of encouragement from management and reinforcement

    Cons

    When looking back I do not think there were any cons, but here are some that some people may think: LONG and hard work days, BUT it is what NEEDS to happen for a salesperson to get stronger Different territories / unfair comparisons amongst salespeople in other territories, BUT that’s life Dedication required, BUT that is needed for every good sales position This IS a hard internship, and nothing is handed to you but you WILL benefit from it

    Advice to Management

    I think that the management did an amazing job, especially with what they promised would come from this internship. I am just like the majority of the interns that while doing the internship I wanted to quit and hated it at times, but in reality it was the best experience I could have ever went through. I learned so much from this opportunity. I did the internship this past summer and already benefitted immensely. I received a $3000 scholarship from ADP, and have had recruiters calling and e-mailing me for interviews. The whole job processes has turned. No longer am I worried about getting a job, I am more worried about finding the perfect fit for me. I WOULD RECOMMEND this internship to ANYONE who wants a future in sales (70%+ of all business students end up here). Therefore, the management has done an amazing job of getting my information out to employers and helped coach me through sticking with the internship, the two things that were promised to me.


  2. Helpful (4)

    The best summer of my life!!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales (Team Leader) in Muncie, IN
    Current Employee - Outside Sales (Team Leader) in Muncie, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I cannot say enough things about this internship program! I grew more in those 3 months as a professional than any other time in my life. Great training Career preperation Unrivaled Culture Amazing work experience Best support Opportunity to travel and get paid for it Professional growth Career Partners i.e. Carolina Panthers, ADP, Edward Jones Nationally recognized internship program

    Cons

    Pay wasn't the best, but it is certainly enough to get by on. And what do you expect its an internship Long hours Better have a great work ethic Not much bad to say at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing!!! Management is amazing withing this company and that is what makes the culture so awesome!!! John O'Brien is the best!


  3. Helpful (2)

    I learned more about the business world hands on than through hours and hours in a classroom

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Connections that were made are life long lasting. The experience pays for itself.

    Cons

    Commission based pay, gas isn't covered, majority of the day is cold calling


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  5. Helpful (4)

    A great internship to gain exposure to sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great networking and building rapport to business owners. Helps to build confidence and self motivation.

    Cons

    Going to do cold calls daily and dealing with rejection.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Helpful (4)

    Awesome Experience! Great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Athens, GA
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome company!! We had the best management team and all of the interns became extremely close. All of our managers were young, too so it was really fun. It's really great real life sales experience, especially since print advertising is a difficult product to sell. If you can do this, you can pretty much do any sort of sales job. Tons of recruiting from career partners. Also, training was probably the best week and a half of my life!

    Cons

    Some markets are harder to sell in than others. Not paid for gas and food. Only get paid compensation for money collected by certain date. If you have a bad territory it can be frustrating Other than that, this was the best job I could have had before graduating.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Experience you won't get elsewhere!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Winona, MN
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Winona, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -- Fantastic training program -- Ability to make your own decisions -- Real world sales experience -- First hand experience dealing with objections (this will provide great experience to share during interviews) -- Work with an entire team of people to bounce ideas/tips/tricks with -- Supportive upper management -- Helpful daily webinars with the President, John O'Brien -- Although you work in a school specific team, there is an entire team back at the home-office willing to help you through any problem Ultimately, you really have to be (or become) self-motivated to do this internship. You are, essentially, your own boss. It's really an experience like no other, and I would recommend it, time and time again.

    Cons

    -- It's hard work; expect that. However, a summer with UD will show you some of the greatest sales experience out there for people our age.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Incredible Opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Provides real world experience, great responsibility, and opens many doors for future employment with the company as well with Career Partners and many other corporations. The company truly values each employee and is open to listening to all ideas. The UD experience is like no other and provides many opportunities to further develop and enhance both professional and sales skills whether you are an intern or in a management posotion.

    Cons

    The company believes in hiring from within so everyone starts at intern level.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Amazing opportunity for professional growth and development

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a sales rep, you learn first hand how to be successful working B2B and handling yourself professionally. If you get to return for a second summer as an ASM, you have the opportunity to travel and experience multiple college campuses while getting invaluable experience as a manager and motivator. All of the managers have done the internship position before, and are always eager to give advice and help you out if you ask.

    Cons

    It's hard work and not at all an easy job, you'll hear "no" a lot. There are a lot of challenges and sometimes failures, but you can learn a lot from it.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Amazing opportunity right out of college

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to hold a lot of responsibility at a young age. You are responsible for recruiting, training and managing 40+ interns in multiple college markets. You will gain real-world experience in management at a young age. The company culture is second to none, great work environment!!

    Cons

    Having a million dollar goal at 24 years old can be a lot of pressure, but I love the challenge!


  11. Helpful (3)

    Tons of Growth & Networking Opportunities!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Positive & Fun Company Culture--Fast-paced, Goal-oriented -Promotional opportunities within 1-2 years -Actively challenges young professionals into leaders -Above average salary plus bonuses -Travel opportunities -Wide network of professional relationships -Constantly growing & seeking new opportunities

    Cons

    -Required to move to NC.



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