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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
207 Reviews
3.4
207 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You really learn a lot about yourself and how hard you work because this is the whole internship (in 13 reviews)

  • The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Long Hours: You are required to work 40 hours per week (in 24 reviews)

  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good internship, terrible company

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

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

    Pros

    +Develop yourself professionally
    +Receive great sales training, and great sales experience
    +Basically this internship is great if you plan on pursing a career in sales. Just be prepared to literally sacrifice your entire summer and deal with an awful company (harder than it sounds, trust me)

    Cons

    - Volume Sales - UD would rather make 10 sketchy sales than 1 legit sale
    - Witnessed management lie to make a sale
    - Was lied to by management
    - UD lied to business in my market about distribution, causing most renewals to be unhappy
    - Only pay commission on a very small number of your sales, they don't cover your gas, in the end you make little to no money
    - Product is worthless, advertisements do not benefit local businesses. Company makes money by using interns to do the majority of the labor while keeping all profits at the top - Multi Level Marketing
    - Mobil App didn't even work half the time
    - Distribution has been messed up on my campus for years
    - UD home office is worthless, they are slow and unorganized and provided little to no help at all
    - Felt like I was ripping off the local businesses rather than selling them a legitimate product that will help them
    - sales training week is really good, BUT DON'T TAKE EVERYTHING THIS COMPANY SAYS TO HEART, I have had additional B2B sales experience with a much larger and more reputable company, and I now realize that UD has a lot of flaws in their sales approach and business model

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Dont lie to interns
    - Follow through
    - Cut all the cheesy motivational tips and outrageous sales goals and get with reality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start if you want to work in sales.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Fantastic training. Good leadership. Great experience

    Cons

    It's too hot outside...
    low pay
    lots of miles put on car

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better pay. The wear and tear your car will take is worth more than employees receive. Other than that, great internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience! Great Leaders! Hard Work! Big Job Opportunities! Outstanding Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader/Intern Sales Representative  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader/Intern Sales Representative in Wilmington, NC

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

    Pros

    Management
    Hands on
    Experience
    Great references
    Resume Booster
    Tons of connections in your town
    Future job opportunities are endless
    Meet hundreds of business owners in your town
    you will be offered so many jobs!
    Great Family like business atmosphere!

    Cons

    Hard work!
    Long hours!
    Have to learn to be organized
    Mediocre pay but at least its payed whereas some internships aren't
    Need a car with good gas mileage!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Love the encouragement and the ride alongs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a great experience and I definitely learned a lot, but it is a lot of work to do for such little pay

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

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot on the job

    Cons

    A lot of hard work, not enough pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay interns more, please and thank you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you put in the work, you will love it

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

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

    Pros

    Hard work pays off, this is definitetley not an easy internship but it is what you make of it
    Good pay regardless of if you make a sale
    Everyone is very supportive

    Cons

    Long long hours and it is not as easy as it seems to make a sale
    Can be a very frustrating jon

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was great wish I worked in a different city.

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

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

    Pros

    Money is good if you have the right clients.

    Cons

    Walking everywhere can be hectic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more marketing to the universities so they already know about us.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very demanding, hardwork, not financially rewarding

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

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

    Pros

    Sales training is worth everything, it is one of the best things you will ever do.
    Hires within, and promotes from within
    Very good resume experience
    Mainly independent work hours

    Cons

    Not financially rewarding
    Success can very much depend on where you live, best if in college town
    Long hours
    Many unpaid for outside expenses (lunches and gas)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a base salary

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

    Emotionally and physically draining

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Fun training week in NC and you get to work in a team of interns throughout the summer. If you like sales, this will help you for future jobs

    Cons

    Be prepared to be outside all day on sales calls
    No office
    Getting customers to buy from you is almost impossible, depending on your territory
    Unrealistic sales goal, problems with previous clients making renewals a pain
    You get a stipend which comes down to less than 4 dollars an hour

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I learned a whole lot but it was incredibly challenging. Door to door outside sales

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

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

    Pros

    learned everything I need to know about sales
    built great relationships with clients
    Training program prepared you

    Cons

    pay
    lack of communicatino between sales reps and Regional Manager

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fullfilling

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

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    If you put in the effort, you will get hooked up with post grad jobs, plain and simple.
    You learn about yourself and foster great new skills/

    Cons

    You have to really work your ass off, sometimes things can be confusing and not all that transparent with regards to how you conduct yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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