The Campus Special

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The Campus Special Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
311 Reviews
3.4
311 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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    Get What You Put In

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    Former Intern - Account Executive in Storrs, CT
    Former Intern - Account Executive in Storrs, CT

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

    Pros

    Great entry level internship experience, four day training program, you get to stay on campus during the summer, good for your resume, great sales experience

    Cons

    Doesn't pay enough to live off of, lots of travel, can be exhausting, may go crazy by the end of the summer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Campus Special

    Pros

    The culture, coworkers and task at hand are all pros. Each day is never the same.

    Cons

    Summer season has long hours, but day goes by quickly and the impact you have on those whose shoes you were once in is all worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent real world experience

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    Former Intern - Account Executive
    Former Intern - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Great earning potential, Tons of contests bonus opportunities, supportive management

    Cons

    No Gas compensation, high daily minimum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company taught me how to step out of my comfort zone and deal with real challenges.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at The Campus Special

    Pros

    My manager was amazing and extremely supportive of me.

    Cons

    It was difficult to get local businesses on board which was frustrating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Underpaid intern for too much work

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at The Campus Special

    Pros

    -Lots of great leadership and sales training
    -Lots of daily support
    -Gain a lot of experience in communicating with business professionals
    -Gain cold sales experience

    Cons

    You are definitely underpaid for the amount of work and time they ask you to do. Often see little to no reward or pay for the amount of work you do. Commission is not the way to get paid.

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    Intern Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot, really taught me the importance of being self-motivated. Literally long hours but only way to get sales was to work above and beyond 9 to 5.

    Cons

    Almost no work-life balance, they put you in markets that are super hard to sell to (like Pittsburgh) and honestly you barely make any money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive -- Summer Internship

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    Former Intern - Account Executive
    Former Intern - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    You learn a TON about yourself. If you are motivated you can have great success. Campus Special opens a lot of opportunities and great resume building aspects. RSMs are awesome.

    Cons

    Its a sales job, so expect to get frustrated. All part of the learning experience and you'll be happy you did it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved it!

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    Former Intern - Event Marketing Manager in Athens, GA
    Former Intern - Event Marketing Manager in Athens, GA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    At times there can be long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great, hands-on, quantifiable experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Campus Special

    Pros

    Paid position as a campus rep is a hard thing to come by

    Cons

    Relies heavily on "who you know" that can help you out with distribution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up-- it's awesome that you offer something that college students can gain experience as well as a paycheck from!

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience. VERY CHALLENGING.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at The Campus Special

    Pros

    Managers are always there. Great career partners program. Work hard for them and they work hard for you.

    Cons

    Extremely challenging and time consuming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More in depth training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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