AroundCampus Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Hard Work

    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Auburn, AL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Auburn, AL

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Great experience, great job opportunities, looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations, stressful, underpaid, overworked, overpriced products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more helpful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Hardest, most rewarding job I have had

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader

    I worked at AroundCampus (less than a year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities waiting for me when I graduate
    Experience in cold calling, sales process and B2B relations that put you ahead of other students
    Realistic to starting jobs in sales

    Cons

    Tough to work in a weak market
    When your team is successful, you won't be seeing regional managers much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Easy work but inefficient

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good work-life balance
    -Young office culture is very friendly

    Cons

    -Interns frequently ran out of work to do and were sent home early
    -Management doesn't seem to know what they want to do with the product, so there is unnecessary work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire fewer interns so work can be distributed more evenly.

    Figure out what to do with the web/mobile products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Outside Sales Internship will help you in the long run

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    This internship helped me thicken my skin when it came to outside sales. I loved how they had full trust in their interns, you were put in your territory and expected to bring in good numbers. Many career partners that look to hire you out of the internship, but most are staffing/recruiting companies, which I am not personally interested in. Management is very approachable and friendly. Met all of the higher-ups during week-long all expenses paid training camp down in Chapel Hill.

    Cons

    You only get commission on what they collect before a certain date. You may sell a certain amount, but doesn't mean that you will collect the commission that you earned. I budgeted out expecting to get about $5000 in commission and received about 200 bucks on top of the $200 weekly forward you are given all summer. There is no proof of how much was collected before a certain date after the internship is over so I guess you are expected after the internship to act as Collections as well. However, in the long run this helped me because I am not as easily tricked by "salary" when applying for jobs,.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good for personal development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Learn a lot about yourself, learn how to speak to people, learn how to work hard, learn how to deal with difficult situations

    Cons

    No one liked the product. If they bought it in the past, they were not buying it again. No student actually knows what it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time and resources on advertising to the students

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. A valid option if you absolutely cannot find another option

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Sales experience
    Getting to know the local business owners
    leadership is fairly laid back

    Cons

    Compensation was not nearly enough to cover the costs of traveling around town in order to do your job. It also was not my direct experience, but I heard of a co-worker not getting their full commission at the end of the summer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Brainwashing at its finest

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Boone, NC
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Boone, NC

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    You get to spend time in Chapel Hill. The training is purely a form of brainwashing by uneducated sociopaths.

    Cons

    The company finds vulnerable college students who are unsure about their future and recruits them to sell an ineffective and outdated product. Your job as an intern is to harass local business into wasting their money on forms of advertising that they should not waste their money on. If you have no soul, if you have no conscience, this is a GREAT place for you to work. DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY. Find meaning in your life. Find a passion. This is not the place for anyone to ever work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're all sociopaths with no vision. You manipulate insecure college students into selling an outdated and ineffective forms of advertising to small businesses owners who genuinely do not need it. You are bad people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    AroundCampus Response

    Mar 1, 2015President

    Wow, clearly we were not a match for one another. I was disappointed to hear about your experience and thoughts on our company. I'm proud of our company, our products, advertisers, and schools who ... More

  9. Ultimate "you get what you put in" internship.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Flexibility and independence to work on your own, positive work environment from management, sales training program is a blast and is a great place to network.

    Cons

    This is an internship for the experience. Management will be honest with you and tell you even that if you are looking to make money this is not the internship for you. Sales success is mostly indicative of market you are in and print advertisement is a tough sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no complaints regarding management. They were honest and helpful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Like any Sales Company.. they know how to fool you..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    + Good training academy
    + Very motivational management team
    + They understand their company and promote it in a very good way

    Cons

    + Regional Managers were not very helpful
    + The company's expectations were too high for certain college areas
    + Many local businesses were disappointed with previous years/lack of ROI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Around Campus Sales Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Around Campus does a good job at teaching basic selling techniques and provides lots of helpful material. It is a good start for someone who is interested in sales and wants experience in the area. Your regional managers are very willing to give you help whenever you need it and available throughout the day.

    Cons

    It is a difficult job because it is cold calling businesses and many have strayed away from print advertising. especially in college towns. It can get easy to become lazy since your bosses are not with you that often. This job should really only be taken by someone who has a strong interest in sales.

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