AroundCampus Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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  1. Positive but under-supported in the position

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador

    I worked at AroundCampus part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work independently, gain presentation experience, quick interview process, ability to work for a variety of businesses,

    Cons

    limited training, little assistance throughout the promotional process, almost an entirely independent operation (ability to work with another ambassador on your campus)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more contact with recruiters, more guidance during on-campus recruitment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Sales Team Leader for the UNC Chapel Hill Outside Sales Team

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    Former Intern - Outside Sales Team Leaser in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Team Leaser in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    From the Assistant Regional Managers to the President and Owner, every employee of that company openly acknowledged their respect for each individual member, focusing on the success of the team and unity of the company. In addition to the extremely humble and admirable environment of the office and each staff member, The Around Campus Group invested an immense quantity of time, effort, and compensation for the most informative and helpful training session, sales process, and was by my side every step of the way. This organization has a very effective sales process that focuses first on building a strong, trustworthy relationship with each and every business owner, all the while improving each interns' ability to perfect their own flavor for the final step of the process, closing the sale. Side note referring to management of company: The owner of the company, Mr. Jim Heavner, has never had a problem connecting and motivating his college student interns. I personally saw Mr. Heavner give one of the most uplifting, inspiring, and surprisingly hilarious (to many of the young audience) speech to begin our training for the summer internship.

    Cons

    I had very nothing negative experiences with my internship with The Around Campus Group. Although, as the news as pointed out recently, the company is having to file for bankruptcy, it not only upsets me to see such an influential program begin to fall, but more importantly, it is a shame that Mr. Jim Heavner, an iconic local legend to those who know anything about one of his 40+ LLC's that he built through his extremely successful and honorable career. Mr. Heavner, a former employer of my father, my sister, and even myself, has been stuck in a very unfortunate situation recently and I wish only the best, for someone who deserves it more than anyone I know. A true Tar Heel, a prominent businessman/entrepreneur, and a true mentor to every single one of his employees, friends, and anyone who has the opportunity catch a few minutes with his impeccable Carolina Blue Official Jullian's Blazer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I might give to the company would be to increase the level of accountability of the outside sales interns. I understand the magnitude of such a challenge, however, I found this to be a problem as a few of my team members clearly put in less effort than others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    AroundCampus Response

    Mar 9, 2015President

    Thank you for your review. There is no doubt the last few years have had their challenges as we see shifting in how campuses consume information and familiarize themselves with their campus ... More

  3. Intern

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    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Urbana, IL
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Urbana, IL

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

    Pros

    No experience requirement. Good for sohomores.

    Cons

    Can't lead to a full time hiring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. It was a great sales internship. Really taught me a lot about myself and allowed me to work on my business skills.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    They have a great training program where they help you every step of the way.

    Cons

    The first day can be hectic and stressful. You are luck if you get the regional manager to assist on the first day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the interns the sales script to learn before training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Hardest, most rewarding job I have had

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

    I worked at AroundCampus (less than a year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities waiting for me when I graduate
    Experience in cold calling, sales process and B2B relations that put you ahead of other students
    Realistic to starting jobs in sales

    Cons

    Tough to work in a weak market
    When your team is successful, you won't be seeing regional managers much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Clients Relations Associate

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    Former Intern - Customer Relations Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Intern - Customer Relations Associate in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    The managers are all very young and laid back. Made the interviewing experience go very smoothly.

    Cons

    not willing to negotiate pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Summer Intern Experience

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    Current Intern - Sales Associate
    Current Intern - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    The training program is a five day extensive sales academy that prepares you as best it can for the business to business cold calls you will be preforming on a day to day basis all summer. The training and then implementing it helped me grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    The AroundCampus Product could use some work. I didn't believe in the product I was selling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to improve the product, so that the companies using it actually see results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    If you work hard, it really pays off

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    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    -You learn a lot about sales and if you want to do it.
    -You get to work with peers who do the same job all over the country.
    -Management is always willing to help.
    -The envirnment is fun, you go to a week long training in North Carolina and it's all paid for...great food.
    -If you do good, and show that you tried, you will 100% get recruited from large companies all over the U.S. after you graduate.
    -If you work hard and can keep going after hearing no 100 times you will be succesfull. The only reason interns didn't do good was because they would give up and only make about 5-10 sales calls in the end because the job is draining.
    -Management is young and fun. All of the regional supervisors (they overlook all the interns) have done the internship before so they can all relate to some point.
    -After my internship I got recruited by 3 major companies and they all offer a very high salary and promising movement within the company.

    Cons

    -You work a lot, and dont get payed that much. $200/week.
    -You drive around a lot and don't get compensated for mileage.
    -Most business owners do not see the value in the product. (in my market) I made around 30+ cold calls a day and I would say that 90% of them resulted in rejection.
    -They set weekly/summer goals that seem impossible at some schools.
    -I kepy in contact with a lot of interns and they didn't like the intership, some really did though. The ones who worked hard made a lot of money because once you hit a certain dollar amount you do receive commission.
    -You get a list of renewal sales, businesses that payed for advertising the year before, and they are hit or miss. I didn't renew one coupon the whole summer becuase the business owners never saw one come through the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -You might need to tweek your product in some markets. Most of this businesses had already done the advertising and said it didn't work.
    -I asked probably 20 of my friends if they ever used or heard of the directory/planner and no one knew what I was talking about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    This is a great company!

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    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    The sales training that you receive for internship is life changing. This experience will help you learn how to deal with adversity and challenge you to function efficiently, in many different business settings.

    Cons

    The time commitment is quite demanding. This internship will definitely take up most of your summer. Also, the pay is low!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Awesome experience

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    Former Intern - Sales Team Leader
    Former Intern - Sales Team Leader

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    I speak on my experience throughout all of my interviews following the internship.

    Cons

    It is very challenging and if you aren't a hard worker and extremely driven then I would suggest not applying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Awesome job on creating a fun driven atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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