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You get what you put in

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Great introduction to B2B selling and making cold calls Potential for pretty good money Allows for a lot of independence on a daily basis

Cons

Everything you do is based upon making cold calls, ie. walking into a business blindly and immediately starting to pitch. If you're not good at that you're in for a long summer. A lot of rejections. Most people are fairly nice about passing up on the product while others are not so nice. The way you are paid is once the commission is collected. Some businesses do not pay in a timely manner and in turn you don't get commission for making that sale. There is also a cut off date for you to receive commission meaning that there is a lot of potential for you to miss out on getting paid. For as much work as you do, you do not get paid enough. I busted my butt off during the summer and am looking to receive not nearly the amount of money I should be. You get a $200 draw each week and 15% of your sales but until you pay off the draw, you see no money. I believe the product will be obsolete in a few years. No one wants to buy print advertising anymore.

Advice to Management

Product needs to be reconfigured or will become obsolete soon. Easy for interns to slack off and just chill while getting paid.

Other Employee Reviews for AroundCampus

  1. Helpful (2)

    Great and Satisfying Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in College Park, MD
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the major pros of this internship was the training all interns received at UNC. This was a great time where we really learned about the company and how to be good sales reps. During this internship I not only learned a lot about sales/marketing, but I learned a lot about business in general. I was able to learn a lot and was able to talk with business owners so that we could identify their needs and move forward with the best ad possible in our publication. This internship taught me how hard work will truly pay off, and to always stay positive and persistant. I truly learned a lot and found this to be a very valuable and rewarding summer interning with University Directories. Also the managers are very accessible and are eager to help with any issues you may have. They truly care about developing their interns into the best business people possible.

    Cons

    One of the cons is that this job can get very frustrating. During training it seems as though sales will be easy but it is not that way out in the field. This can get people very discouraged but in the end being persistant and moving past all the rejections will end up paying off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the morning webinars. I really liked these during our group meetings every morning. Also keep being open and making your interns feel comfortable asking anybody in the company for help or advice.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Creates the best career path for college students!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Winona, MN
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Winona, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The managers are the best you're ever going to have. You learn more in this internship then you do in the classrooms. Makes you stand out compared to your classmates for future jobs. Connects you with many great businesses that look for interns from this company.

    Cons

    Hearing "no" can get hard. Some businesses see the UD product as useless. Frustrating at times when businesses ignore you and you have to keep trying with them.

    Advice to Management

    The managers and upper management make this job one of the best internships ever!


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