The Campus Special Reviews

Updated May 26, 2015
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The Campus Special President & CEO Chau Nguyen
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Pros
  • Their career partners program makes everything worth it (in 46 reviews)

  • get to go to a 3-day training conference in Chicago (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. Campus special intern

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at The Campus Special

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Regional sales managers are great motivators.
    CEO takes the time to get to know you.
    Opportunities to travel to different markets.

    Cons

    No base pay. Work only for commission.
    Location could determine your success.


  2. My thoughts about Campus Special

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Campus Special

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

    Pros

    It was a good learning experience and made me build a back bone and realize how hard sales are to do well.

    Cons

    Selling a coupon book to clients in this day in age is very very difficult to do and is a very small market.


  3. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Campus Special

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

    Pros

    Amazing experience. Great real world experience.

    Cons

    Work hard play hard. You've got to grind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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

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    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


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    DO NOT DO THIS INTERNSHIP

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    Former Employee - Intern in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Denton, TX

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

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

    Pros

    none, none, none, none, none

    Cons

    manager was fake and picked favorites, was in a terrible market where they expected amazing sales, was lied to multiple times, only made one sale after 3 weeks, phone calls were pointless and a waste of time, wasted countless gallons of gas

    Advice to Management

    STOP LYING TO COLLEGE STUDENTS


  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    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


  10. Great company

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    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. Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at The Campus Special

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

    Pros

    My manager was an awesome dude. Helped us a lot and was very on top of us.

    Cons

    Very, very free. You can literally not work a day if you don't need the money.
    Very difficult also, they are stuck with antiquated forms of advertising that no one wants to buy anymore (coupon books)



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