The Campus Special Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Gave me the experience I needed

    Former Contractor - Account Executive in Raleigh, NC
    Former Contractor - Account Executive in Raleigh, NC

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

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

    Pros

    It made my skin tough and I learned a lot about sales and how to best approach the industry. Manager was great.

    Cons

    It was super fast paced and tough, but I would probably do it again if I could because it helped my communication skills and ability to be personable with just about everyone

    Advice to Management

    Do not be too super pushy, sometimes it pushes the interns to defy you and not want to actually work their hardest.

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

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

    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 Management

    None

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  5. 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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No Gas compensation, high daily minimum

    Advice to Management

    none!

  6. Helpful (1)

    Former Intern

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at The Campus Special

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

    Pros

    I really can't think of any pros for this company except that you are forced out of your comfort zone.

    Cons

    After putting in about a month of full-time work with no pay, I eventually came to realize that the Campus Special is a joke. They use a lot of manipulation tactics to motivate you and get you work a crazy amount of hours for almost nothing. The fact that they are utilizing a business models that relies almost solely on interns is genius actually. The average intern makes about 2500 over a 12 week period, working full-time. There is no adult human being who would take on a job like that. Avg 2500/480 hours of work= 5.20 an hour. They no that only naive college students could be sold on such a little amount of money for extremely hard work and it clearly works for them. STAY AWAY. We had Facebook pages of my fellow summer 14 interns that said that people were doing work and weren't even getting paid and if they got paid it was never on a timely basis.

    Advice to Management

    You should be ashamed of yourselves for basically using manipulation tactics to motivate young kids to do your dirty work for you for almost no pay.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Campus Special

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

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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.

  9. Helpful (1)

    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

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

    Pros

    My manager was amazing and extremely supportive of me.

    Cons

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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)

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

    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.

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