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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96% Approve of the CEO

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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Review Highlights

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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    Best experience

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsLearned abouts sales more than any other company/class could teach. Found a job right out of college because of this opportunity. Employers practically beg for an interview with the alumni.

    ConsHard work. Not for someone lazy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing an amazing job. Loved the excitement that happened when i made a sale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Future Career Opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prospersonal growth, management, future career opportunities

    Conspay could be increased for amount of travel

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany gives you great training and you will receive a lot of opportunities from their corporate partners. Lots of opportunities to move up within the company.

    ConsCan be discouraging when you first get out into the field and begin working. Product is considered over priced for many of the businesses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds more price fluctuation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsExpense paid trip to training at UNC-Chapel Hill
    Met a lot of new friends from all over the country
    Great experience
    You get out of it what you put in

    ConsA lot of work and time
    Not easy
    Be ready for rejection
    Have to cover your own expenses

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsVery hands on lots and lots of real world experiences for young people. Great internship, great company, I would do it all over in a second!

    ConsFeeling over never having an ending point in a task. It however is a great challenge at the same time.

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

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    Great resume builder

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    Pros- Get to meet with new and interesting people everyday
    - You determine your success
    - Great training program
    - Awesome career partners, leading to many job opportunities
    - Team based approach

    Cons- Low compensation
    - No mileage or gas reimbursement
    - Long days
    - Not enough tools provided to effectively track prospects

    Advice to Senior Management- The training program is tremendous, keep it up
    - If the correct tracking tools are used, sales would be doubled at a minimum

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

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    Very challenging, but EXTREMELY rewarding!

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsIt's not your typical internship, you get full hands-on experience and it helps you not only professionally, but helps you grow personally as well. This internship opened up so many doors for my future and I know I wouldn't have these career options otherwise.

    ConsThe Summer days can be hot, you will hear no, but at the end it's all worth it. You truly get what you put into the job.

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

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    One of the most life changing, incredible, challenging and rewarding experience I have ever done.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-Fun, young, energetic management team
    -All of the sales managers and the President himself have done the internship, so they know exactly how to coach and mentor us
    -Hands on, real life sales experience that you can't find at any other internship
    -Great support system throughout the summer, the Regional Managers visit you in each market and do ride alongs and go on sales calls with you
    -Career Partner Network with great companies who actively seek to hire our interns, I had 5 companies reach out to me to discuss full time opportunities after I completed the internship
    -Morning webinar led by the President every single morning to fire up the teams

    Cons-It definitely comes with it's challenges but interns that put in the time and effort will see success throughout the program

    Advice to Senior Management-Don't change a thing, I still keep in touch with my regional manager and he is responsible for a large amount of personal and professional growth over the summer and my last year as an intern

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

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    Career Enhancing Opportunity

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Muncie, IN

    ProsGREAT outside B2B sales experience
    Fantastic training program
    Career opportunities
    Cold and Warm calling experience
    Networking
    Management (top to bottom)

    "Being an outside sales intern with UD was the best decision I've made in building my professional career. The Sales Foundation Academy is an unmatched training program. The real world sales experience is eye-opening and allows you to get a taste of the industry. The coworkers, managers, and clients you are able to network with over these 3 months are connections that can benefit you over a career. If you work hard, get organized early and stay persistent, you have the opportunity for a memorable summer!"

    ConsNo gas or meal reimbursement
    Pay slightly lower than you expect

    If you aren't willing to go "all in" and commit to a long, hot, and tough summer, then this may not be for you. It will require 110%, but is WELL worth it when you push through it!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe directory is great for the faculty, but the students don't use it. Keep investing in the planner and AroundCampus mobile app. Work on developing new and innovative platforms to continue connecting college towns to their markets.

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

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    I gained so much experience and received great support every step of the way!

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat, happy, fun people in a team environment. I couldn't believe they sent us to a week-long training program, I knew nothing little about sales before taking this internship but have a career in it now. I made great friends here, even with my manager who gave great support along the way.

    ConsIt was a challenging experience, and I made a decent amount but wouldn't do it for the money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThank you!

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

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