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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
207 Reviews
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207 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  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)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.  

    An internship for future benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    Great experience to have going forward.

    Cons

    Really tough at the time, sales numbers are unrealistic and most markets have horrible customer retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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 (less than an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once in a lifetime opportunity

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - lots of responsibility
    - great company culture
    - management cares about every employee and works hard to keep a ongoing learning environment
    - lots of travel under the companies dime
    - opportunities to move up in management
    - young managers get to recruit, hire, train, and manage multiple college interns

    Cons

    - non stop working
    - every one is young
    - needs more innovative products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - look into innovative, new, and fresh ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    UD/Around Campus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Great preparation if interested in sales and marketing, training is extensive and people are great

    Cons

    Intense day to day grind with outside sales and cold calling. Pay is limited for hours put into summer and lack of commission gained after internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize how to gain money from clients worked with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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 (less than an 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
  7. 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 (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

  8. 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 (less than an 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
  9. 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 (less than an 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Satisfying and challenging

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    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Auburn, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Auburn, AL

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

    Pros

    Inproves your personal communication skills

    Cons

    Not the internship for people that don't want to go into sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proofread ads created by the graphic design team.

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

    Land of Opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of partnering companies that you can easily land a job with after being successful in the internship.

    Cons

    -no $$$ in it.
    -bad design work
    -a lot of dissatisfied customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with the business owners about Ad design!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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