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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
221 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You really learn a lot about yourself and how hard you work because this is the whole internship (in 14 reviews)

  • The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Long Hours: You are required to work 40 hours per week (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Negative Internship Experience

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

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

    Pros

    I had a great team that I worked with every day. We got along fairly well by the end of the 12 weeks. The training in NC was pretty fun too.

    Cons

    First of all, even though the training was in a fun location, it was very time intensive. You were expected to put in overtime and stay up until 3 am despite a usual 6 am wake up time- all would be fine, but the training was without pay. Next, I felt like management promoted lying to any potential customers to get any sort of sale, which I took negatively. The market I worked in didn't quite take to the product but they would not take no for an answer. Also it was essential to put in more time after our allotted 9 hours a day, without any overtime being paid. The weekly base pay also was not nearly enough because of all the money spent on gas and other things. I essentially made no money last summer and this internship was a mistake in my opinion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Beware of AroundCampus, formally known as University Directories

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

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

    Pros

    sales experience, good resume builder but only for saying how you overcame challenges

    Cons

    horrible compensation, no benefits, drive around city all day don't compensate for gas, unprofessional managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would really note all the positive and negative comments on here. If this internship was as good as some of the reviews are saying, there wouldn't be nearly as many negative reviews as on this page. I would be very careful when applying to this internship because while interviewing they keep it very general so you don't know what you're getting into. Almost more than half my team quit before the internship was over. So make sure to keep ALL reviews in mind

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much work, not enough pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full-time Summer Sales Intern
    Current Employee - Full-time Summer Sales Intern

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

    Pros

    good experience opportunity for someone that doesn't really need the money.

    Cons

    -only get paid $200/wk , visit over 30 businesses each day, but you have to pay for own gas in car.
    -training is draining & overly scripted sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay student interns more because the money is definitely needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great if you want to get into sales, NOT MARKETING

    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Real sales experience
    -No one hovering over you, you're self directed and responsible
    -Great networking opportunity
    -The training in SC was the best part, learned a lot of great things.

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -No work-life balance, you're expected to put in long hours
    -Hearing "no" so many times can be exhausting
    -Little growth within company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop advertising this as a marketing and advertising internship. It's not, and that's FALSE advertising. I quit after a few weeks because I was so miserable. This a sales internship. Nothing else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Conditions, Horrible Managers

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

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

    Pros

    Some recruiters have been impressed by my internship experience with UD

    Cons

    Barely get paid, you're hardly making any money by the time you account for all the gas you have to pay for, companies don't want or need the product so you're basically being told no constantly, bosses play favorites and are inexperienced, quick turnover, all around horrible summer, expect you to work overtime for no pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advertise the app and get people to start using it, because the app views are terrible and businesses haven't ever heard of it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lacked goals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Good training and builds character

    Cons

    Ripped off businesses, bad rep

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth it and kind of a scam

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

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

    Pros

    Free sales training (though the training week is exhausting and the constant parties/drinking get on your nerves)
    Meet lots of business owners and students from other schools

    Cons

    Long hours with little pay (less than $4 an hour on a "commission" basis for 40 hours a week when you do the math)
    B2B sales that involves chasing down clients on your own gas (and most of the time they don't buy)
    A lot of pressure for not a lot of reward
    Product you are selling can be expensive and hard to sell
    Very few actually make commission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the product and app (broken app) and pay your interns higher commission or at least minimum wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    AroundCampus Response

    Jan 12, 2014President

    I'm sorry the program did not meet your expectations. We certainly work hard to create the right expectations during the recruiting process. My hope is you'll see the value of the training and ... More

  9.  

    Maybe pay your interns?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Norman, OK

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

    Pros

    Training was okay
    Sales Manager was a really cool guy

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually pay your interns for their hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    AroundCampus Response

    Jan 12, 2014President

    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

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    NOT the Internship they Portray it to be

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

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    NOT a MARKETING internship
    Full time hours with part time pay
    Walking business to business all summer
    Cult like culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    AroundCampus Response

    Jan 12, 2014President

    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."

  11.  

    Long hours, little pay, lots of gas

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

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

    Pros

    Free trip to North Carolina. Great to use on resume.

    Cons

    Monotonous work, poor product, rarely receive renewals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    INCREASE PAY!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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