AroundCampus Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Outside Sales Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    The training was really fun. You get to meet other students/interns from different universities in the country. Obviously, they mostly hire good looking and social people. The managers really want you to succeed. You learn a lot about yourself in this position. Your determination will lead to make a sale. The CEO visited us in our location, nice guy.

    Cons

    The actual work was really hard especially at first. Cold calling takes a lot of guts, and could be really embarrassing. Half of my team quit within 3 weeks. Forget the training, you actually learn in the field.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Challenging but rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Pros

    You get to work with some really cool people your age. You really get to know tons of people from your college town.

    Learning the basic art of selling is tested on a daily basis here.

    Cons

    Cold calling door to door at businesses. Some businesses see your ads as really worthless, so you have to be ready to back up your product at all times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Good Entry-level Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Inside Sales in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Intern - Inside Sales in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    Hands-on work experience, friendly environment, managers/supervisors are very approachable and willing to offer advice. Contests in the sales department and pretty casual dress. Decent summer job, internship during college, or first "real-world" position.

    Cons

    For the inside sales department, some calls may be cold calls. Occasionally you'll encounter less-than-satisfied customers. Fair amount of rejections which you'll need to counter. The summer gets pretty hectic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The mobile app and coupons are great ideas, but as a college student who used the planner all 4 years I honestly had no idea until I began working at UD that these pages existed. Often while redeeming a coupon businesses remark that they don't receive many from customers. I've actually been thanked multiple times for redeeming the offer. I think the app and print coupons are theoretically sound, but the app is admittedly finicky, and the planner deals could be advertised better. I'd suggest 1) better visibility of the physical coupons (i.e. a starburst on the planner cover) and 2) emphasizing to clients their role in promoting the coupon via social media, etc.

    Additionally, from working in ISD I'd really recommend reaching out to customers before inside sales resumes and an increasingly forward approach to touching base with clients. Many customers responded that my call about a sale was the first they'd heard from UD since renewing or signing a contract over the summer. Taking initiative and reaching out to customers, asking for feedback and offering to promote their deals prior to selling emphasizes that the advertisement is a relationship, not just a sale. Additionally, a few minutes over the course of a couple months would undoubtedly lead to more successful advertising. This would greatly help customer retention. Better client retention would in turn benefit summer sales, many of which came way too late creating artwork problems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    everyday was different!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    every day is different which made it challenging

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what your doing

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Sales/Marketing Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    -If you do well, you will get flooded with job opportunities from the career partners of the company
    -Great hands on experience
    -Not an office job

    Cons

    -VERY DIFFICULT, but rewarding in the end

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

    Great start to a sales career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Expenses paid sales training in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Great networking opportunities with career partners. All of the hard work pays off when it comes to looking for a career in sales.

    Cons

    It can sometimes be a pain to have to constantly bug the same businesses after they've said no 5 times. Paper advertising is the hardest type of sales, and it really takes a lot of motivation. My market was small and so was my territory which made it harder to sell.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    This was a great place to intern.

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work by yourself for most of the day. Management was very helpful. Really looks good on a resume. Team bonding was very strong. Opportunities to move to a new market when you're done with the current one. All expense paid trip to NC. You get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Compensation is low. You put a lot of miles on your car, and it gets really hot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe up the compensation or do something to help with gas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. UD/Around Campus

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Great preparation if interested in sales and marketing, training is extensive and people are great

    Cons

    Intense day to day grind with outside sales and cold calling. Pay is limited for hours put into summer and lack of commission gained after internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize how to gain money from clients worked with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Satisfying and challenging

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

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

    Pros

    Inproves your personal communication skills

    Cons

    Not the internship for people that don't want to go into sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proofread ads created by the graphic design team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Land of Opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Pros

    A lot of partnering companies that you can easily land a job with after being successful in the internship.

    Cons

    -no $$$ in it.
    -bad design work
    -a lot of dissatisfied customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with the business owners about Ad design!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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