AroundCampus
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www.aroundcampusgroup.com Chapel Hill, NC 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Jun 15, 2014
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AroundCampus President John O'Brien

John O'Brien

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    Negative Internship Experience

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsI had a great team that I worked with every day. We got along fairly well by the end of the 12 weeks. The training in NC was pretty fun too.

    ConsFirst of all, even though the training was in a fun location, it was very time intensive. You were expected to put in overtime and stay up until 3 am despite a usual 6 am wake up time- all would be fine, but the training was without pay. Next, I felt like management promoted lying to any potential customers to get any sort of sale, which I took negatively. The market I worked in didn't quite take to the product but they would not take no for an answer. Also it was essential to put in more time after our allotted 9 hours a day, without any overtime being paid. The weekly base pay also was not nearly enough because of all the money spent on gas and other things. I essentially made no money last summer and this internship was a mistake in my opinion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Beware of AroundCampus, formally known as University Directories

    Sales Team Leader (Current Employee)

    Prossales experience, good resume builder but only for saying how you overcame challenges

    Conshorrible compensation, no benefits, drive around city all day don't compensate for gas, unprofessional managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would really note all the positive and negative comments on here. If this internship was as good as some of the reviews are saying, there wouldn't be nearly as many negative reviews as on this page. I would be very careful when applying to this internship because while interviewing they keep it very general so you don't know what you're getting into. Almost more than half my team quit before the internship was over. So make sure to keep ALL reviews in mind

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

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    Too much work, not enough pay

    Full-time Summer Sales Intern (Current Employee)

    Prosgood experience opportunity for someone that doesn't really need the money.

    Cons-only get paid $200/wk , visit over 30 businesses each day, but you have to pay for own gas in car.
    -training is draining & overly scripted sales

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay student interns more because the money is definitely needed.

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

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    Great if you want to get into sales, NOT MARKETING

    Sales Team Leader (Former Employee)

    Pros-Real sales experience
    -No one hovering over you, you're self directed and responsible
    -Great networking opportunity
    -The training in SC was the best part, learned a lot of great things.

    Cons-Low pay
    -No work-life balance, you're expected to put in long hours
    -Hearing "no" so many times can be exhausting
    -Little growth within company

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop advertising this as a marketing and advertising internship. It's not, and that's FALSE advertising. I quit after a few weeks because I was so miserable. This a sales internship. Nothing else.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible Conditions, Horrible Managers

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsSome recruiters have been impressed by my internship experience with UD

    ConsBarely get paid, you're hardly making any money by the time you account for all the gas you have to pay for, companies don't want or need the product so you're basically being told no constantly, bosses play favorites and are inexperienced, quick turnover, all around horrible summer, expect you to work overtime for no pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvertise the app and get people to start using it, because the app views are terrible and businesses haven't ever heard of it

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lacked goals

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsGood training and builds character

    ConsRipped off businesses, bad rep

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more honest

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

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    Not worth it and kind of a scam

    Sales Team Leader/Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsFree sales training (though the training week is exhausting and the constant parties/drinking get on your nerves)
    Meet lots of business owners and students from other schools

    ConsLong hours with little pay (less than $4 an hour on a "commission" basis for 40 hours a week when you do the math)
    B2B sales that involves chasing down clients on your own gas (and most of the time they don't buy)
    A lot of pressure for not a lot of reward
    Product you are selling can be expensive and hard to sell
    Very few actually make commission

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the product and app (broken app) and pay your interns higher commission or at least minimum wage.

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

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    AroundCampus President responded to this review Jan 12, 2014 EditDelete
    I'm sorry the program did not meet your expectations. We certainly work hard to create the right expectations during the recruiting process. My hope is you'll see the value of the training and ... More
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    Maybe pay your interns?

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Norman, OK

    ProsTraining was okay
    Sales Manager was a really cool guy

    ConsPaid below minimum wage after it's all said and done

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually pay your interns for their hard work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    AroundCampus President responded to this review Jan 12, 2014 EditDelete
    I was sorry to hear the compensation did not meet your expectations. We work hard to design a program that provides a fair compensation program and great learning experience. Our investment in ... More
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    NOT the Internship they Portray it to be

    Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsPublic Speaking Experience
    Free trip to North Carolina
    Sales Job Opportunities after if you do well

    ConsNOT a MARKETING internship
    Full time hours with part time pay
    Walking business to business all summer
    Cult like culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen recruiting interns be honest about what the position entails. Don't promote it as a marketing or business internship it is a SALES internship.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    AroundCampus President responded to this review Jan 12, 2014 EditDelete
    While we've never been shy of our sales internship, marketing by definition is "the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising."
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    Long hours, little pay, lots of gas

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsFree trip to North Carolina. Great to use on resume.

    ConsMonotonous work, poor product, rarely receive renewals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementINCREASE PAY!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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