AroundCampus Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not worth it and kind of a scam

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Sales Team Leader/Sales
    Former Intern - Sales Team Leader/Sales

    I worked 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

    Free 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

    Cons

    Long 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 Management

    Improve the product and app (broken app) and pay your interns higher commission or at least minimum wage.

    AroundCampus Response

    Jan 12, 2014President

    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

  2. Maybe pay your interns?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Norman, OK
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Norman, OK

    I worked 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

    Training was okay
    Sales Manager was a really cool guy

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Actually pay your interns for their hard work.

    AroundCampus Response

    Jan 12, 2014President

    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

  3. Helpful (2)

    NOT the Internship they Portray it to be

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    NOT a MARKETING internship
    Full time hours with part time pay
    Walking business to business all summer
    Cult like culture

    Advice to Management

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

    AroundCampus Response

    Jan 12, 2014President

    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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  5. Long hours, little pay, lots of gas

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Intern - Sales Representative
    Former Intern - Sales Representative

    I worked 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

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

    Cons

    Monotonous work, poor product, rarely receive renewals.

    Advice to Management

    INCREASE PAY!

  6. Long hot summer days

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in West Sacramento, CA
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in West Sacramento, CA

    I worked 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

    Motivational boosts from team, plan your own day, good motivation from management

    Cons

    No compensation for gas, No perks, Bad hours, Salary compensation based, you are the work horses for the company who discards you after internship

  7. Could have done better if I looked more Internships

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN

    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

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    You get what you put in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked 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

    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 Management

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

  9. Helpful (1)

    The internship was exhausting and not worth the stress it caused

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

    I worked 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

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Good internship, terrible company

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

    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

    +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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (1)

    The company is awful, but the experience is amazing

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

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

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

    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 Management

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

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