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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
221 Reviews
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing opportunity right out of college

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to hold a lot of responsibility at a young age. You are responsible for recruiting, training and managing 40+ interns in multiple college markets. You will gain real-world experience in management at a young age. The company culture is second to none, great work environment!!

    Cons

    Having a million dollar goal at 24 years old can be a lot of pressure, but I love the challenge!

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

    Tons of Growth & Networking Opportunities!!!

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

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Positive & Fun Company Culture--Fast-paced, Goal-oriented
    -Promotional opportunities within 1-2 years
    -Actively challenges young professionals into leaders
    -Above average salary plus bonuses
    -Travel opportunities
    -Wide network of professional relationships
    -Constantly growing & seeking new opportunities

    Cons

    -Required to move to NC.

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

    Amazing opportunity for professional growth and development

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

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As a sales rep, you learn first hand how to be successful working B2B and handling yourself professionally. If you get to return for a second summer as an ASM, you have the opportunity to travel and experience multiple college campuses while getting invaluable experience as a manager and motivator. All of the managers have done the internship position before, and are always eager to give advice and help you out if you ask.

    Cons

    It's hard work and not at all an easy job, you'll hear "no" a lot. There are a lot of challenges and sometimes failures, but you can learn a lot from it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Regional Manager

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

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are great people, good learning experience and fun traveling.

    Cons

    The pay is small and there is very few promotion opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Experience you won't get elsewhere!

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

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

    Pros

    -- Fantastic training program
    -- Ability to make your own decisions
    -- Real world sales experience
    -- First hand experience dealing with objections (this will provide great experience to share during interviews)
    -- Work with an entire team of people to bounce ideas/tips/tricks with
    -- Supportive upper management
    -- Helpful daily webinars with the President, John O'Brien
    -- Although you work in a school specific team, there is an entire team back at the home-office willing to help you through any problem

    Ultimately, you really have to be (or become) self-motivated to do this internship. You are, essentially, your own boss. It's really an experience like no other, and I would recommend it, time and time again.

    Cons

    -- It's hard work; expect that. However, a summer with UD will show you some of the greatest sales experience out there for people our age.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Awesome Experience! Great company!

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome company!! We had the best management team and all of the interns became extremely close. All of our managers were young, too so it was really fun. It's really great real life sales experience, especially since print advertising is a difficult product to sell. If you can do this, you can pretty much do any sort of sales job.

    Tons of recruiting from career partners. Also, training was probably the best week and a half of my life!

    Cons

    Some markets are harder to sell in than others. Not paid for gas and food. Only get paid compensation for money collected by certain date. If you have a bad territory it can be frustrating

    Other than that, this was the best job I could have had before graduating.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    A great internship to gain exposure to sales

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

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

    Pros

    Great networking and building rapport to business owners. Helps to build confidence and self motivation.

    Cons

    Going to do cold calls daily and dealing with rejection.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    depends on your territory

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

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

    Pros

    decent experience
    fun training
    chance to make friends

    Cons

    horrible compensation if sales are low
    print media dying, hard to sell ads
    management not transparent
    no offices near territories

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a base salary and then add a smaller commission instead of giving advances on commission only

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    AroundCampus Response

    Dec 30, 2012President

    Glad you enjoyed the training and believe the summer program was a good experience for you. We review the compensation each year to ensure we're competitive. Your feedback is appreciated.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I learned more about the business world hands on than through hours and hours in a classroom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Connections that were made are life long lasting. The experience pays for itself.

    Cons

    Commission based pay, gas isn't covered, majority of the day is cold calling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    The best summer of my life!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales (Team Leader) in Muncie, IN
    Current Employee - Outside Sales (Team Leader) in Muncie, IN

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    I cannot say enough things about this internship program! I grew more in those 3 months as a professional than any other time in my life.
    Great training
    Career preperation
    Unrivaled Culture
    Amazing work experience
    Best support
    Opportunity to travel and get paid for it
    Professional growth
    Career Partners i.e. Carolina Panthers, ADP, Edward Jones
    Nationally recognized internship program

    Cons

    Pay wasn't the best, but it is certainly enough to get by on. And what do you expect its an internship
    Long hours
    Better have a great work ethic
    Not much bad to say at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing!!! Management is amazing withing this company and that is what makes the culture so awesome!!! John O'Brien is the best!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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