AroundCampus Reviews

Updated June 21, 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. While some locations are more ideal than others, it overall is a solid program with great opportunity for launching.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Representative in Nacogdoches, TX
    Current Intern - Sales Representative in Nacogdoches, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The training includes an expense paid trip to UNC-Chapel Hill. The commission based program is not limited to your draw payments, and there is excellent flexibility as an intern.

    Cons

    Because the size of the company, some locations do not get as looked after eg SFA as others eg Baylor. Some commutes may be difficult eg. Austin College Station.


  2. Sales representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Tuscaloosa, AL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you can figure out how to sell advertising you can sell anything. Here at ac we sell marketing. A non tangible product

    Cons

    Many of the markets are saturated with the product and AC hires new infers every year so basically when you get out there and start renewals you have no idea who you're getting involved with

    Advice to Management

    Lower pricing of products in saturated markets


  3. Only for those who LOVE sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You get to create your own schedule.

    Cons

    There isn't enough supervision.
    Door to door sales gets old.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


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  5. Campus Salesmen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Representative in Boulder, CO
    Current Intern - Sales Representative in Boulder, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The sales training required by AroundCampus is unlike anything I've ever experienced. They take the time to make sure you're prepared when you go into the field.

    Cons

    Solely commission based salary with a draw. On meant for the mentally tough individuals. If you don't take rejection well, this may not be the best place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe develop a program that helps people deal with failure. It's a hard internship, so we can use all the help we can get.


  6. Helpful (2)

    If you don

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They give you all the tools to sell their product, lots of useful information for salespeople.
    Positive and motivating culture

    Cons

    Pay is bad, long hours, you're pretty much on your own the whole time. Getting rejected by store owners 20+ times a day gets old. Culture seems a little fake sometimes. Competition probably has a better product

    Advice to Management

    Work with people who are struggling on how to deal with the stress of the job and give them information on how to realistically approach sales pitches


  7. Sales Representative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid internship, the sales training was a great learning experience and super fun

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales goals, commission cap is hard to reach.

    Advice to Management

    Give better prospecting advice


  8. Don't

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training, and culture program. They really get you pumped.

    Cons

    Everything else. When you actually get out into the field you feel like you don't have the proper training

    Advice to Management

    Move past paper, get deeper into the digital realm


  9. Helpful (1)

    Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    No experience requirement. Good for sohomores.

    Cons

    Can't lead to a full time hiring


  10. Helpful (1)

    Around Campus Sales Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Around Campus does a good job at teaching basic selling techniques and provides lots of helpful material. It is a good start for someone who is interested in sales and wants experience in the area. Your regional managers are very willing to give you help whenever you need it and available throughout the day.

    Cons

    It is a difficult job because it is cold calling businesses and many have strayed away from print advertising. especially in college towns. It can get easy to become lazy since your bosses are not with you that often. This job should really only be taken by someone who has a strong interest in sales.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Good Internship - Tons of job opps after completetion

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good career partners good training
    good management. great friendships.
    still keep in touch with over 40 people i met acrross the us

    Cons

    hard sales
    cold calling
    hot summer in NC
    wasn't at the beach with my friends.
    long hours.

    Advice to Management

    my manager was awesome and is still a close friend/mentor



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