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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
204 Reviews
3.4
204 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You really learn a lot about yourself and how hard you work because this is the whole internship (in 12 reviews)

  • The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance, you're expected to put in long hours (in 20 reviews)

  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 for less than a 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.

  2. 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 for less than a 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
  3. 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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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    A very rewarding experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    AMAZING one week TRAINING program in NORTH CAROLINA - expenses PAID
    Employers are looking for this internship
    The opportunities after the internship
    The skills that you COULD NEVER learn inside a classroom
    You are able to put forth the amount of effort you want, with a equal return
    Feeling of accomplishment with every sale
    Amount of encouragement from management and reinforcement

    Cons

    When looking back I do not think there were any cons, but here are some that some people may think:
    LONG and hard work days, BUT it is what NEEDS to happen for a salesperson to get stronger
    Different territories / unfair comparisons amongst salespeople in other territories, BUT that’s life
    Dedication required, BUT that is needed for every good sales position
    This IS a hard internship, and nothing is handed to you but you WILL benefit from it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that the management did an amazing job, especially with what they promised would come from this internship. I am just like the majority of the interns that while doing the internship I wanted to quit and hated it at times, but in reality it was the best experience I could have ever went through. I learned so much from this opportunity. I did the internship this past summer and already benefitted immensely. I received a $3000 scholarship from ADP, and have had recruiters calling and e-mailing me for interviews. The whole job processes has turned. No longer am I worried about getting a job, I am more worried about finding the perfect fit for me. I WOULD RECOMMEND this internship to ANYONE who wants a future in sales (70%+ of all business students end up here). Therefore, the management has done an amazing job of getting my information out to employers and helped coach me through sticking with the internship, the two things that were promised to me.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    There is no company that takes care of their interns more than UD.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Intern  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Extensive training
    Great pay
    Real world experience
    Awesome company feedback and communication
    Management experience
    Opportunities for advancement
    Excellent career partners

    Cons

    Some cons that I found while working with University Directories were that since it was a sales job you do have to do quite a bit of driving. I spent 8 hours a day driving around my city making cold calls and I really burned through some gas, however since the pay was so great it wasn't to bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the motivation! I wouldn't have succeeded this summer if it wasn't for the great management I had behind me.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very challenging but rewarding experience

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

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Great on resume and sales skills will take you far in life

    Cons

    The hours are long and lack of sales could be very discouraging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely attitude. It determines everything. Try not to focus too much on the money for you will not get much but focus more on the actual experience and communication skills. Overall great experience.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Work you to death...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    I got to make my own schedule as a sales associate, so that was nice. They also match you with a team that compliments your personality.

    Cons

    They literally work you to death. They wanted me out and selling any time the sun was up, and sometimes when it was down. And cold calling is not fun, but the company won't embrace any other selling methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking of sales as a numbers game... instead of cold calling, there are other more targeted sales methods that might be more profitable.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Good People - Great Place!

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

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

    Pros

    The people and the organization of the company. Very laid back and good environment.

    Cons

    Some people do more than others at the same pay rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who do more than others, espesically when it is obvious

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's been great!

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

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    University Directories cares about everyone.

    Cons

    The company doesn't pay the greatest, but they make up for it with the experience they give you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show us the money!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very informative and helpful, as well as a great opportunity for career advancement in multiple areas.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    -All of the employees work very hard to obtain goals and deliver the best possible results
    -Great work experience, especially for young college grads who are trying to figure out which career path they want to take

    Cons

    -Somewhat low pay
    -Sometimes there are minor miscommunications regarding specific work objectives, which can lead to a lack of understanding as to what needs to be accomplished

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing a great job training and motivating employees to do their best!

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