AroundCampus Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
195 Reviews

3.5
195 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 12 reviews)

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


Cons
  • No work-life balance, you're expected to put in long hours (in 20 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  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)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  

    Long, hot summer.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great sales experience, teaches you communication and perseverance.

    Cons

    Can be difficult depending on market conditions and territory assigned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base pay should be increased.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth it and kind of a scam

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

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a 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

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience with University Directories was rewarding, challenging and life-changing.

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader/Sales  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader/Sales in Fredericksburg, VA

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You get hands on experience in B2B sales.
    Management, including the CEO, is there to help you every step of the way.
    Great resume booster.
    Best training.
    Paid internship.
    Career partners specifically look for UD alumni to hire.
    Improves communication skills.

    Cons

    Long days. If you aren't willing to give 110% this may not be the internship for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are the best!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Got me where I am today

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    -Amazing opportunities
    -Fun
    -You get out what you put in
    -Great culture

    I now work at Amazon.com selling marketing and that 100% because of this internship

    Cons

    -Not completely transparent
    -A little bit $$ hungry

    They tried to charge for a flight that I had zero obligation to pay for, a little stingy, but hey, gotta make that dollar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management kicks ass, but there needs be more honesty and transparency across the board in terms of the product, how it works, and the way its presented.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad product that is hard to sell, low pay, lots of work

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country

    Cons

    Door to door sales, products are not good, app doesn't work, have you work some nights but don't get paid extra, pay is very low, lots of hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the app and update your products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    AroundCampus Response

    Jan 12, 2014President

    We work hard to ensure all candidates understand the products prior to accepting a position with us. In fact, it's part of our interview! Sorry this came as a surprise to you. I'm hopeful you'll ... More

  7.  

    Maybe pay your interns?

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Norman, OK

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a 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

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    NOT the Internship they Portray it to be

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time for less than a 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."

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    loved it

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader/Sales  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader/Sales in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    hard work good experience. Great resume builder and management gives awesome feedback. Loved the atmosphere and training was a blast!

    Cons

    hard work, long days, a lot of driving. Yet all still worth the experience. Great on a resume and puts you ahead of your peers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best college internship for marketing/sales undergrad students

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

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Puts you in a position to get a great job after school - I now work for a career partner who LOVES recruiting from UD
    - Can't beat the training your receive
    - Gain experience talking with business professionals
    - Managers offer career advice, review resumes, and serve as great references
    - Competitive environment
    - Reward for success
    - Ability to earn commission, but you have a $200/ week minimum
    - PAID internship

    Work your tail off, and you'll be set for a job after college.

    Cons

    - Not compensated for gas money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some way to monitor actual performance vs. recorded performance (lying about number of calls a day)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Long hours, little pay, lots of gas

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a 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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