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Good internship if you're looking to go into sales, bad otherwise

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Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  New Brunswick, NJ
Former Employee - Sales Representative in New Brunswick, NJ

I worked at AroundCampus

Pros

Free one week trip to North Carolina for job-training
You work by yourself and make your own schedule for setting appointments with clients
They provide you free housing if needed

Cons

They expect you to work long hours and the you are not given much territory with which to work with
Selling print ads is becoming increasingly difficult and the work itself can get very boring
You have to pay for your own gas and other expenses and there is very little compensation unless you sell very well (which, honestly, is based on the territory you are working with)
The "managers" are people who are mostly in their mid-20s who are not genuine and will tell you what you want to hear so that you are motivated to make sales

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overall, I was disappointed by the internship because, while the initial job training was outstanding, the entire internship was boring and often times impossible to deal with. I worked in a territory that was extremely poor and where businesses were barely surviving - they had no intention to buy over-priced print ads. I did not think the managers were helpful at all, and were very keen on "firing people" if they thought those people were not making enough sales (even though this was mostly due to the bad territory we were given). I also wish you would have been more up-front about compensation and how renewal ads worked, because what was said in training and what we actually had to do were two totally different things. I felt that employees kept a lot from the interns, and that really disappointed me.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible experience

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Intern in Ames, IA

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Training was effective and an overall good experience.

    Cons

    Extremely misleading. They talk a fantastic game, but in reality the internship is extremely frustrating and feels as though students are being used in a fruitless environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    AroundCampus Response

    Dec 30, 2012President

    Very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. We work very hard to ensure we are upfront with our recruiting and paint a realistic picture of the job. We incur significant costs to ... More

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    The best summer of my life!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales (Team Leader)  in  Muncie, IN
    Current Employee - Outside Sales (Team Leader) in Muncie, IN

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    I cannot say enough things about this internship program! I grew more in those 3 months as a professional than any other time in my life.
    Great training
    Career preperation
    Unrivaled Culture
    Amazing work experience
    Best support
    Opportunity to travel and get paid for it
    Professional growth
    Career Partners i.e. Carolina Panthers, ADP, Edward Jones
    Nationally recognized internship program

    Cons

    Pay wasn't the best, but it is certainly enough to get by on. And what do you expect its an internship
    Long hours
    Better have a great work ethic
    Not much bad to say at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing!!! Management is amazing withing this company and that is what makes the culture so awesome!!! John O'Brien is the best!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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