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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
221 Reviews
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Pros
  • You really learn a lot about yourself and how hard you work because this is the whole internship (in 14 reviews)

  • The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Long Hours: You are required to work 40 hours per week (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.  

    Could have done better if I looked more Internships

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    The people that you work with are all awesome.

    Cons

    The pay was not that great. It all depended on what territory you received. The training in North Carolina seems like it will be really fun, yet it is grueling boring and the script they make to learn is hardly used when you’re out in the field. This job was really hard and I would not recommend it unless you are superior at sales and you live in a college town where all the companies rely on kids to buy their products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some how split of the good companies amoung sales reps so they all have the same chance to succed, once your in a rutt of not making money or selling, you usually stay there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    You get what you put in

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

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

    Pros

    Great introduction to B2B selling and making cold calls
    Potential for pretty good money
    Allows for a lot of independence on a daily basis

    Cons

    Everything you do is based upon making cold calls, ie. walking into a business blindly and immediately starting to pitch. If you're not good at that you're in for a long summer.
    A lot of rejections. Most people are fairly nice about passing up on the product while others are not so nice.
    The way you are paid is once the commission is collected. Some businesses do not pay in a timely manner and in turn you don't get commission for making that sale. There is also a cut off date for you to receive commission meaning that there is a lot of potential for you to miss out on getting paid.
    For as much work as you do, you do not get paid enough. I busted my butt off during the summer and am looking to receive not nearly the amount of money I should be. You get a $200 draw each week and 15% of your sales but until you pay off the draw, you see no money.
    I believe the product will be obsolete in a few years. No one wants to buy print advertising anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Product needs to be reconfigured or will become obsolete soon.
    Easy for interns to slack off and just chill while getting paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The internship was exhausting and not worth the stress it caused

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

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

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume
    Possibilities for networking

    Cons

    Multiple managers breathing down your neck
    Very low compensation
    Long hours and demanding schedules
    Literally drive around all day
    Lasts literally the entire summer
    Being told to work toward unrealistic goals
    They frown upon you if you don't work overtime some nights
    The company relies on interns to make almost all of its profits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the advice and insights that the interns are giving you. They are actually out in the field and know a lot more about whether your techniques and methods are working.

    Don't make it required for each team to have 2 meetings every day. They become monotonous and just end up costing us more gas to talk about the same things.

    Put a LOT more effort into advertising your cruel products. This will make it a lot easier for the interns to get clients interested in buying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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 (less than an 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company is awful, but the experience is amazing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    -one of the best sales training programs for interns
    -opportunity to stand out amongst every other intern
    -managers are extremely supportive
    -build close relationships with hundreds of local businesses in your college town

    Cons

    -the company itself is horrible. The home office cannot get anything right, ever, and they get mad at you when you try and fix their mistakes.
    - you will have angry clients when all is said and done because the graphic design team is also completely useless. Artwork gets screwed up and people get upset, then you get blamed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more genuine about how hard this is. Don't trick everyone into thinking a sales pitch means you will succeed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Could have been a much better experience

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

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    Direct management was great. Great training experience, and it is at least a somewhat paid internship.

    Cons

    UD had no agreement with our school. They didn't tell us that they messed up in our territory last year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear with your interns from the start. Have an agreement with the school before you even hire interns. Also, let them know on what happened in previous year's so that they don't find out from potential customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Volume Sales and No Management of Information Systems

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

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    Get business-to-business sales experience and practice pitches

    Cons

    Not upfront about what they are selling and only focus on bottom line sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease your turnover rate in management positions, invest in MIS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good experience that I would never want to repeat

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Notre Dame, IN
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Notre Dame, IN

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

    Pros

    This internship does provide good experiences concerning sales and time and territory management. The outside sales associate will improve presentation skills and networking.

    Cons

    The compensation for the hours put into the job is ridiculously low. My biggest issue was that the support from management was severely lacking. After the internship is over, the company will not return calls or emails in order to address questions, concerns or requests. Several times I had sales prospects email me after my internship was over with questions. I tried to refer them to my sales manager or ask the company directly for a response to a question. I never received a response.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management needs to be more open to communication with the interns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Fun week in NC
    Majority of Sales Managers are good
    John O is the coolest guy you'll ever meet-it's unfortunate you don't see him often (excluding morning meetings on skype)
    you learn everything about sales-and can talk about it in future interviews

    Cons

    cold calling- completely unrealistic/dangerous in large city settings
    no office - walk around in 90+ degree weather all day alone
    Sales managers are unreliable- mine actually told me he would go to a meeting with me and 20 minutes before never answered his phone
    make under 4 dollars an hour if you calculate it-pretty much lose money for the summer
    commission is almost impossible to make

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    John needs to check in on sales managers more, or ask for reviews from the interns during the internship-ours was completely unreliable and not encouraging

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 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 (less than an 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

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