AroundCampus Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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Pros
  • You learn a lot about yourself in this position (in 14 reviews)

  • AroundCampus provides college students with a nationally recognized sales training program that help prepare them for a career in sales (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance, you're expected to put in long hours (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. While some locations are more ideal than others, it overall is a solid program with great opportunity for launching.

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    Current Intern - Sales Representative in Nacogdoches, TX
    Current Intern - Sales Representative in Nacogdoches, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The training includes an expense paid trip to UNC-Chapel Hill. The commission based program is not limited to your draw payments, and there is excellent flexibility as an intern.

    Cons

    Because the size of the company, some locations do not get as looked after eg SFA as others eg Baylor. Some commutes may be difficult eg. Austin College Station.


  2. Sales representative

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    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you can figure out how to sell advertising you can sell anything. Here at ac we sell marketing. A non tangible product

    Cons

    Many of the markets are saturated with the product and AC hires new infers every year so basically when you get out there and start renewals you have no idea who you're getting involved with

    Advice to Management

    Lower pricing of products in saturated markets


  3. Campus Salesmen

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    Current Intern - Sales Representative in Boulder, CO
    Current Intern - Sales Representative in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The sales training required by AroundCampus is unlike anything I've ever experienced. They take the time to make sure you're prepared when you go into the field.

    Cons

    Solely commission based salary with a draw. On meant for the mentally tough individuals. If you don't take rejection well, this may not be the best place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe develop a program that helps people deal with failure. It's a hard internship, so we can use all the help we can get.


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  5. Sales Representative

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid internship, the sales training was a great learning experience and super fun

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales goals, commission cap is hard to reach.

    Advice to Management

    Give better prospecting advice


  6. Helpful (1)

    Intern

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    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Urbana, IL
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Urbana, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    No experience requirement. Good for sohomores.

    Cons

    Can't lead to a full time hiring


  7. Helpful (4)

    Summer Intern Experience

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    Current Intern - Sales Associate
    Current Intern - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The training program is a five day extensive sales academy that prepares you as best it can for the business to business cold calls you will be preforming on a day to day basis all summer. The training and then implementing it helped me grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    The AroundCampus Product could use some work. I didn't believe in the product I was selling.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to improve the product, so that the companies using it actually see results.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Most challenging yet rewarding--great management.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome management and team/friends, get to meet business owners and make friends, get to be very independent. Learning a lot from rejections/meeting people.

    Cons

    Internship--so not a lot of pay. Sometimes negativity from people can discourage you since there are a lot of rejections. If you work really hard you'll get more out of it.


  9. Good experience

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working as an intern is amazing experience if you want to delve into the wold of sales, if not than do not take the job.

    Cons

    Compensation for sales and weekly pay is very low in my own opinion.

    Advice to Management

    create better communications with your employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great overall experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Team Leader/Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Sales Team Leader/Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent training opportunities great team based structure and support younger regional management which makes them more approachable. (all have been through the internship)

    Cons

    most business owners aren't interested in student customers the pay is not great considering you have to drive all over Atlanta 5 days a week


  11. Helpful (1)

    Outside Sales Representative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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