AroundCampus
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www.aroundcampusgroup.com Chapel Hill, NC 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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AroundCampus President John O'Brien

John O'Brien

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "You learn a lot about yourself in this position"
    in 12 reviews
  • "The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long long hours and it is not as easy as it seems to make a sale"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Product you are selling can be expensive and hard to sell"
    in 9 reviews
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    My experience with University Directories was rewarding, challenging and life-changing.

    Sales Team Leader/Sales (Former Employee)
    Fredericksburg, VA

    ProsYou get hands on experience in B2B sales.
    Management, including the CEO, is there to help you every step of the way.
    Great resume booster.
    Best training.
    Paid internship.
    Career partners specifically look for UD alumni to hire.
    Improves communication skills.

    ConsLong days. If you aren't willing to give 110% this may not be the internship for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys are the best!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Once in a lifetime opportunity

    Regional Manager (Current Employee)
    Chapel Hill, NC

    Pros- lots of responsibility
    - great company culture
    - management cares about every employee and works hard to keep a ongoing learning environment
    - lots of travel under the companies dime
    - opportunities to move up in management
    - young managers get to recruit, hire, train, and manage multiple college interns

    Cons- non stop working
    - every one is young
    - needs more innovative products

    Advice to Senior Management- look into innovative, new, and fresh ideas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Got me where I am today

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Bellingham, WA

    Pros-Amazing opportunities
    -Fun
    -You get out what you put in
    -Great culture

    I now work at Amazon.com selling marketing and that 100% because of this internship

    Cons-Not completely transparent
    -A little bit $$ hungry

    They tried to charge for a flight that I had zero obligation to pay for, a little stingy, but hey, gotta make that dollar

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement kicks ass, but there needs be more honesty and transparency across the board in terms of the product, how it works, and the way its presented.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Maybe pay your interns?

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Norman, OK

    ProsTraining was okay
    Sales Manager was a really cool guy

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually pay your interns for their hard work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    AroundCampus President responded to this review Jan 12, 2014 EditDelete
    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
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    NOT the Internship they Portray it to be

    Intern (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNOT a MARKETING internship
    Full time hours with part time pay
    Walking business to business all summer
    Cult like culture

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    AroundCampus President responded to this review Jan 12, 2014 EditDelete
    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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    Best college internship for marketing/sales undergrad students

    Sales Team Leader/Sales (Former Employee)

    Pros- Puts you in a position to get a great job after school - I now work for a career partner who LOVES recruiting from UD
    - Can't beat the training your receive
    - Gain experience talking with business professionals
    - Managers offer career advice, review resumes, and serve as great references
    - Competitive environment
    - Reward for success
    - Ability to earn commission, but you have a $200/ week minimum
    - PAID internship

    Work your tail off, and you'll be set for a job after college.

    Cons- Not compensated for gas money

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind some way to monitor actual performance vs. recorded performance (lying about number of calls a day)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    loved it

    Sales Team Leader/Sales (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    Proshard work good experience. Great resume builder and management gives awesome feedback. Loved the atmosphere and training was a blast!

    Conshard work, long days, a lot of driving. Yet all still worth the experience. Great on a resume and puts you ahead of your peers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Satisfying and challenging

    Sales Intern (Current Employee)
    Auburn, AL

    ProsInproves your personal communication skills

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementProofread ads created by the graphic design team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Land of Opportunities

    Sales Team Leader/Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsA 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 Senior ManagementBetter communication with the business owners about Ad design!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    EXPERIENCE OF A LIFE TIME

    Sales Team Leader/Sales (Former Employee)
    Ames, IA

    ProsBest opportunity I could have ever asked for at a college level. NONE of my friends or classmates have had the experience I have had after completing this internship. Want to put yourself above the average and above all of the others you are competing against? DO IT. Best networking you could ever have a long with a training experience above all others. I had SEVEN companies reach out to me after the internship was over because they appreciate how difficult it is and what kind of person it takes to be successful.

    ConsHardest thing I have ever done during the first month. Can be emotionally draining but you get used to it after awhile. You will be SO GLAD when you stick it out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKEEP IT UP! Awesome, positive, relatable, personable, talented, I could go on and on. And OUTSTANDING and sales training!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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