AroundCampus Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Most challenging yet rewarding--great management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Santa Cruz, CA

    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

    Awesome management and team/friends, get to meet business owners and make friends, get to be very independent. Learning a lot from rejections/meeting people.

    Cons

    Internship--so not a lot of pay. Sometimes negativity from people can discourage you since there are a lot of rejections. If you work really hard you'll get more out of it.


  2. Helpful (2)

    It's alright

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Team Leader
    Current Intern - Sales Team Leader

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

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

    Pros

    -professional experience -training program -leadership skills -networking -references -looks good on resume -sales experience -career opportunities

    Cons

    -this is the hardest product to sell, no one wants it. I feel like I am cheating people out of their money -long hours -must do work on your own time in the evening ( a lot of work ) to be successful -you basically will not make any money, in fact I have actually lost money on this internship -cold calls -training is unorganized -renewals hate our product and they have been sure to let everyone know -you are responsible for your own taxes -your weekly pay is taken out of any commission that you earn leaving you with basically nothing

    Advice to Management

    -pay for gas, or at least pay minimum wage, or maybe even a new set of tires -be more organized -start the internship before campus special beats us to every business in town -the planner is dying out, come up with another option


  3. Depends on how hard you apply yourself.

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

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

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

    Pros

    You really learn a lot about yourself and how hard you work because this is the whole internship. Nobody is going to be with you babysitting you throughout the job. It all depends on what kind of work you put in. If you work really hard, you will get the return. Once you are comfortable in the field, the internship can get fun especially since you are literally just talking to new businesses and new people everyday. Training was a pretty big part of why I decided to take this internship. Flying a week out to UNC Chapel Hill was awesome. Everybody that attended training all had the same mindset: have fun. Training was mainly memorizing scripts and presentations in the day time and free time at night. 15% commission; work hard, get paid. You get a $200 in advance every week. Make sure you understand they pay before accepting this internship. Everybody in the company is willing to help and very nice.

    Cons

    After just a week of practicing a script at training, you are pretty much just expected to go out and sell. Your typical day will just be going business to business talking to the decision makers of businesses. Training was unorganized and just messy. They've been around for 40 years or so now, management should probably figure out how to get everybody to/from training properly. THE TRAINING DAYS ARE LONG. You have to meet up every day at 8am, presentations until 1 hour lunch at 12pm, then training sessions until around 5pm, dinner break for about 2 hours, meet back up with region and more training until whenever the session would be done ( around 10pm). We are talking about 8am to 10pm with 3 hours of break for around 6 days and no pay. There is an issue with semester schools and quarter schools or there's a problem with bigger schools and smaller schools. If a smaller school doesn't have that many sales reps, or they need more time to break out of that sales shell, it'll be pretty hard to recover sales since there are competitors in the college advertising market. Usually the managers typically will help out the bigger schools first so smaller colleges will neglected until the problems arise.


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  5. Good experience

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

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

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

    Pros

    Working as an intern is amazing experience if you want to delve into the wold of sales, if not than do not take the job.

    Cons

    Compensation for sales and weekly pay is very low in my own opinion.

    Advice to Management

    create better communications with your employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    You get out of it, what your willing to put into the program.

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

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

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

    Pros

    The experience as well as confidence you get from making so many calls each day.

    Cons

    Not many people have heard of this company, so credibility. Also it is very time consuming.

    Advice to Management

    Organize the training better so that the interns are really prepared to sale.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Around campus Internship

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

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

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

    Pros

    Learn to have confidence in going into different stores

    Cons

    Everything. Managers can be rude, and pressure interns. Instead of trying to create a learning enviornment where interns are learning, managers pressure them to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so mean to interns. They are trying hard. Just because you made a ton of sales when you were an intern, does not mean that you can bully others. Stop making interns feel bad if they don't make a sale.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Beware of AroundCampus, formally known as University Directories

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Team Leader
    Current Intern - Sales Team Leader

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    I 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


  9. Helpful (2)

    Too much work, not enough pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Full-time Summer Sales Intern
    Current Intern - Full-time Summer Sales Intern

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good 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 Management

    Pay student interns more because the money is definitely needed.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great overall experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Team Leader/Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Sales Team Leader/Sales in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent training opportunities great team based structure and support younger regional management which makes them more approachable. (all have been through the internship)

    Cons

    most business owners aren't interested in student customers the pay is not great considering you have to drive all over Atlanta 5 days a week


  11. Helpful (3)

    Regional Manager

    • 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 full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very hands on lots and lots of real world experiences for young people. Great internship, great company, I would do it all over in a second!

    Cons

    Feeling over never having an ending point in a task. It however is a great challenge at the same time.



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