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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
208 Reviews
3.4
208 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 13 reviews)

  • The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Long Hours: You are required to work 40 hours per week (in 24 reviews)

  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Negative Internship Experience

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    • 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.  

    Sales Rep

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Great learning experience and had a lot of opportunities after with career partners

    Cons

    low pay, product is tough too sell, poor communication with the home office.

  3.  

    A Summer to Remember

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot. You learn to be independent and to step outside of your comfort zone. You learn how to deal with people (clients) and how to be more professional. Training at North Carolina was a fun experience.

    Cons

    It was not for someone who is weak and easily breakable. you experience so much frustration in this job. actually, it would be an everyday thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote your product better to its users. the students don't even know what it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Future Career Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    personal growth, management, future career opportunities

    Cons

    pay could be increased for amount of travel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Beware of AroundCampus, formally known as University Directories

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much work, not enough pay

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    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
  8.  

    not average internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Sales Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Sales Intern

    I worked at AroundCampus (less than an year)

    Pros

    freedom, sales development, people skills development, well-known program, commission

    Cons

    poor compensation before commission, should pay for gas, more organization, NEED database

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more involved, phone calls are not enough, more professionalism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to establish an excellent foundation in sales.

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader

    I worked at AroundCampus as a contractor

    Pros

    It is 100% sales what you put in determines what you get out.
    Very rewarding experience and training that is known in the sales world.
    Great for college undergrads that want to experience what sales is like.

    Cons

    Compensation for interns could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great training and compassion for interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

    Can 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 ManagementAdvice

    Needs more price fluctuation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advertising Sales Rep

    • 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

    Pros

    Expense 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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