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Horrible Experience-Even for Sales

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at AroundCampus

Pros

You get the opportunity to see a lot of businesses in your college community.
If you know you want a career in sales, then this would probably be a good option for a summer internship.
I realized what I don't want to do for a career.

Cons

This was the worst job I have ever had. The training did not prepare me whatsoever for the internship, and all they do is go on and on about how this is going to be the best summer job ever. The pay is horrible. I spent more on gas than what I made each week. The job description itself is fairly vague, and I had no idea of what I was actually doing until the first day of work. And the approach to selling is all wrong. They tell you to question the business owner and find out their needs, but they tell you to say the same thing to each owner, regardless of their specified needs. Also, the prices are ridiculously high for reaching such a narrow market. Most business owners will realize that this is a horrible way to actually reach the students and will (wisely) realize that this would be an utter waste of their money. I felt so sleazy the entire time I was trying to sell.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Tell your interns what they will actually be doing, and set realistic goals. Selling is based on catering to the customer, not throwing them a memorized pitch that doesn't even relate to the business' needs.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Great Experience

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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

    -Meet business professionals in your local college town
    -Gain hands on experience in the business world
    -Meet college students from across the country
    -Free week long trip to North Carolina!

    Cons

    -Hard when receiving No's all day from businesses
    -Long days in the heat

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Tough experience. Good for everyone to experience

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

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Independent work
    Praise for work
    Challenging
    You discover what type of person you are
    You grow personally
    You develop relationships with the community

    Cons

    Not much mentoring
    Too much of a history in the area
    Not paid much
    It's a grind
    Can be very negative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Warn your employees about the reputation the company has. Be personal, not just a cog in the machine. Explain how much it means in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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