AroundCampus Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. Intern

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

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it served as good experience for future jobs and i can use it in interviews but thats about it. pay is bad, managers are friendly though

    Cons

    it was really tiring and the interns were underpaid and overworked. sales were hard to make because the market is not in demand

    Advice to Management

    i would suggest more pay, less hours, less demanding, and more understanding of the interns' situation. it was hard to keep up with all the things we needed to do


  2. Helpful (2)

    If you don

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They give you all the tools to sell their product, lots of useful information for salespeople. Positive and motivating culture

    Cons

    Pay is bad, long hours, you're pretty much on your own the whole time. Getting rejected by store owners 20+ times a day gets old. Culture seems a little fake sometimes. Competition probably has a better product

    Advice to Management

    Work with people who are struggling on how to deal with the stress of the job and give them information on how to realistically approach sales pitches


  3. Selling print advertising

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

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong sales academy with a good sales foundation

    Cons

    Selling a media platform nobody wants.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Solid Starting Point

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    The experience is great for those who do not have any and are looking for a real internship to gain real experience

    Cons

    The pay system is suspect as it is hard to collect for payments on Advertisements in just the summer. They make you believe you will make more but it depends on the market.

    Advice to Management

    Solid leadership for the most part. Just so hard to manage so many interns but they do the best job they can.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Sales Experience, Questionable Company

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

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Learn whether sales is the right path for you - Looks good on a resume. But only if you do really well - Paid training in Chapel Hill, NC. - Meet a lot of great interns along the way

    Cons

    - Campus directories and planners are a thing of the past. Companies are moving away from print advertising - I sold in the top 15% out of all 700 interns and got ZERO dollars in commission. The system is set up to screw you. You are expected to collect money within two months otherwise you don't get commission. AND you only begin to get commission when you sell over $10,000 in Ads.

    Advice to Management

    Quit being so cheap! Most outside sales jobs pay $300-400 in car reimbursements alone, not even including salary or commission. You pay $150/week with no other pay besides the unpromising commission structure? That's ridiculous. I understand this is an internship, but this should not be slave labor. Try AT LEAST offering respectable rewards during the sales contests. Offering a $25 gift card to Jimmy Johns for someone who sells 5 grand in Ads for the week is like a kick in the face. I could bearly pay for my coffee at 8am.


  7. Helpful (1)

    This internship is grueling (as are most sales job) and I found very little personal satisfaction.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free paid training in North Carolina Team spirit/pride Easy application process Self-management (you control how your day goes) Potential to make greater compensation Networking opportunities at training

    Cons

    Cold-call sales is a difficult job- you face a lot of rejection Bad compensation for the average intern- $200 a week for the hours you are working is less than minimum wage! Company does not reimburse gas/travel Expected to work outside of the 8:30-5:30 work hours Lack of motivation as the internship progresses Product does not work

    Advice to Management

    Pay your interns more Put less emphasis on training (the top seller in my region only went to training for two days) Make the product better! Print is so hard to sell and your website does not receive nearly enough traffic to warrant how much you are charging businesses to get online


  8. Helpful (3)

    You get the experience that companies are looking for, but it is 13 weeks of torture!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn A LOT about yourself, and what you want out of a career Valuable Experience Looks good on a resume (Forbes Top 10 Internships in the US) The North Carolina training camp is great

    Cons

    100% COLD CALLING the product is good in theory, but painfully outdated VERY hard to sell forget getting any time off, which sucks because it takes up your whole summer paid less than $5/hr for 40+ hrs/week of HARD work

    Advice to Management

    This job is definitely the dirty work. I mean it's a smart business model for the company, but the Sales Reps are made to feel like their minions. I would suggest focusing more on marketing the website and mobile application. The hardest thing about this product to sell besides it being a print ad, is the fact that NO ONE knows what aroundcampus.com is. Spend what your not paying your interns on marketing the product so at least they will have some chance in hell at selling it. OH! And stop making the job sound like it's a "Marketing and Sales" Job. There is absolutely no marketing involved. This is strictly COLD CALLING. end of story.


  9. The only redeeming factor was a boost to my resume

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work without someone watching you at all times Paid based on performance Get to work with business owners Good for the resume

    Cons

    Paid like crap Selling print ads that no one ever read No ones ever heard of the website or will ever use it Pretty much every business has heard the same sales pitch the past 10 years and are still not buying it

    Advice to Management

    Don't spend a full week teaching a sales pitch no one will ever actually use


  10. Helpful (1)

    pretty

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work your own schedule and dont have to much interference from management. If you are lucky enough to have a good team it can be bearable

    Cons

    it is a terrible product that is hard to pitch because you actually feel like you are taking money from the businesses and not helping them.


  11. Good Experience, Low Pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It was a really great learning experience. I learned a lot about how to speak to business professionals of all types of businesses. I do much better in interviews now.

    Cons

    It was a really difficult summer. Store owners could be either really rude or really nice. Rejection is a huge part of sales, especially in cold call sales.

    Advice to Management

    Similar jobs would allow their sales teams to go out together. We ran out of territory about half way through, so had you let us go out together we probably would have made more sales and been able to encourage each other to keep on going. It was really hard to be on my own at times!



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