The Campus Special Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  2. Account Executive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL
    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. Helpful (1)

    Former Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    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.


  7. Underpaid intern for too much work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    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.


  8. Intern Account Executive

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great, hands-on, quantifiable experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    its good IF you can finish

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good learning experience, can be challenging.

    Cons

    on your wn, no help

    Advice to Management

    work with your employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great experience. VERY CHALLENGING.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    More in depth training.



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