The Campus Special Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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The Campus Special President & CEO Chau Nguyen
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Pros
  • Career Partners is really great for getting your foot in the door with interviews (in 46 reviews)

  • And the training conference in Chicago is a lot of fun (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours- i have no problem working hard and putting in the extra effort (in 29 reviews)

  • Alot of the business owners at my college already had connection with the school (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Working here has been one of the best decisions I ever made

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at The Campus Special full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've worked at many other places, this company was refreshingly different and the environment was hard to replace. Your never bored, the office space was cool and fun, everyone was positive and easy to work with, the founder still comes in every day and knew your name, the benefits were all paid for and world class after we became a public company, work life balance and perks improved after employees were empowered to make changes, no drama, and the college interns adored their experience with us since it changed their life.

    Cons

    Fast growth meant things were constantly changing and new processes were being experimented as we went along. Healthier lunches and dinners for those who need to eat better.

    Advice to Management

    You guys went threw a lot of changes in the last few years. It wasn't without hardships but management hit the pause button and connected with there teams and we all made a difference. It was very stressful at times so perhaps more fun events during those times to ease the load. I have worked at alot of places before and none compared to my overal experience hear and it's sad to wake up and not look forward to going into the Campus special office each day to work with people you like. Start a new company and hire us back

  2. Full-time enjoyment with only part-time problems.

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Duluth, GA

    I worked at The Campus Special

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The enthusiasm of the people, the overall high energy of the place and the friendly and team-life environment helped make the rough patches bearable.

    Cons

    The long hours during the summer could be quite grueling. The turnover in the past year was detrimental to those who were still there.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, make wise decisions regarding implementing their changes but communicate in detail regarding changes not made.

  3. Account Executive

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at The Campus Special as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience
    Good Career Partners
    Great Managers

    Cons

    Not a lot of pay for the amount of work

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  5. Account executive

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at The Campus Special as an intern

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Impressive resume numbers. Free trip to Chicago. Learn about sales. Contests could win free iPad or other prizes

    Cons

    Door to door sales. No physical manager. Long days. No gas rembursement. Driving around all day.

    Advice to Management

    the price of what they are selling is too high it makes it lot more difficult to sell

  6. Hard work, but very rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Account Executive
    Former Intern - Account Executive

    I worked at The Campus Special as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership. Training was short but fun. Meeting all kinds of people. Travel opportunities. You get out what you put in. Career partners has helped me be contacted by over 20 recruiters...making my career search so much easier. The support from mgt is top notch and the offices are awesome

    Cons

    9-5 isn't the case. summer days are hot going door to door. sales is rough in general. 10% commission on sales isn't the best pay when the work takes so much time and effort. company was acquired by chug and then closed down...sucks

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective in hiring process for AE's. Pay AE's more. Other than that, Chau should start the company back up and keep doing what he was doing. absolutely loved my internship and the company and would not be where i am today if it weren't for the AE internship

  7. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at The Campus Special

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Door to door experience
    Friendly managers
    Good support from managers

    Cons

    No office, during around in your car all day
    They don't reimburse for gas mileage
    Being in a larger town is horrible when its not a college-focused town. Meaning harder sales and nagging managers that don't get it.
    They expect you to work 24/7

    Advice to Management

    Consider reimbursing those for gas since they are only working off of commission. They are college students in the first place.

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    Campus Special

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Campus Special

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunity to learn hands on business to business sales, account management, needs assessment, and communication skills. Entry Level sales experience

    Cons

    Long hours for very low pay, demanding managers that expect the same from everyone regardless of situation, more work than you get paid for Expect the stress of a full time job with less pay than minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, the same rah rah attitude gets old after a while, pay more, a base for the summer would be a nice motivator

  9. Helpful (1)

    Poor organization, hardest summer of my life, minimal financial support, deceiving

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    Current Contractor - Account Executive
    Current Contractor - Account Executive

    I have been working at The Campus Special as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The harder the work, the better you'll do. Good sales experience taken from the internship.

    Cons

    Awful organization throughout the entire company, deceiving and tries to glorify the job for young adults.

    Advice to Management

    More organization and better training with the salesforce website and program

  10. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Campus Special

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot! Great people to work around.

    Cons

    Long hours. Especially during summer

    Advice to Management

    Shorten hours.

  11. Fun, upbeat environment. We were definitely but we had a great day every day at work! Great place to be!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Proofer in Duluth, GA
    Former Intern - Proofer in Duluth, GA

    I worked at The Campus Special as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, casual dress, nice office, nice people, paid half hour of lunch, shuffleboard at the office, ice cream day

    Cons

    Can be busy, a lot of multitasking, must know time zones for clients around the country, never a dull moment

    Advice to Management

    I really enjoyed working here! I think the work environment is great and keep up what y'all have been doing!

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