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Hard internship little compensation

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Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

I have been working at AroundCampus

Pros

Training Program in Chapel Hill was awesome.
Learn if sales is the place for you
Decent first internship
Management is very enthusiastic
Paid internship
Work as much or little as you want

Cons

Internship was supposed to end on August 11th we will be working well into the end of august because of our sales deadline
Training felt like freshman orientation
Pay is very minimal for amount of work you are supposed to put in
You are basically there to do the dirty work for the company by making cold calls all day everyday

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Compensate the employees more. We are making under minimum wage. Tell us that there will be deals to be offered before they occur, or better yet let us know about all of the deals that will be offered in training.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for learning about yourself

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

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Good practice talking to employers
    Commissions mean you work for what you get
    Management was caring and helpful
    Decent sales training

    Cons

    Hard to believe in the product
    Not very much fun
    Difficult to find satisfaction in work
    Don't get paid nearly enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think beyond print advertising more
    Provide more incentive to work hard
    Keep the excitement and fun of the training
    Realize that other reps pick up slack of those who quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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