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Updated April 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Learn a lot about sales and helps you grow confidence (in 29 reviews)

  • Awesome sales training program at UNC Chapel Hill (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • you work a lot for very little pay--very long hours (in 45 reviews)

  • If you are comfortable going door to door or if you want the experience, this is the internship for you (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Management Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company provides professional B2B sales management opportunities for employees very early in their sales careers.
    Company sales training is very strong, and company spends thousands of dollars per intern to fly them across country and train them with no promise that the intern will ever be a strong seller.
    Very young, high-energy sales environment. Refreshing to see young professionals passionate about helping college students begin their career.
    New president has strong vision for the company.

    Cons

    Regional Manager position seasonally has a lot of travel. Mainly during early spring and summer, the Regional Managers are traveling almost every week. This can be exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Let department heads really lead their departments. Allow employees to trust that their department head is in charge of the day to day decisions.


  2. "UConnection +, AC -"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The new technologies they are partnered with are exciting...old products not as much.

    Cons

    Management is in and out frequently and can be distracting.

    Advice to Management

    Enabling lead positions to do their job.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Team Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Lawrence, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong training program for an internship. Did a good job at explaining the sales process, and you get to connect with many other salesmen, management, and prospective employers who come from all over the country to the same training conference

    Cons

    Did not prepare me for an excessive amount of cold calling. Their products are outdated, and businesses understand that as well. Management expects you to be extremely pushy, and they train you to not accept no as an answer. At times, I felt uncomfortable being forced to go back to a business that respectfully declined our service. Unreasonable sales goals and expectations.


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  5. "Summer Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - good working team
    - training in NC for a week - all paid for

    Cons

    - pay was low
    - a lot of sales calls


  6. "Regional Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to develop your personal style of management
    Youthful Culture

    Cons

    Demanding hours
    Unclear objectives for managers as results are being demanded

    Advice to Management

    Provide a more clear directive for young managers


  7. "You Must Have the Grit"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbia, MO

    I worked at AroundCampus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It teaches you how to sell and sell something difficult.

    Cons

    It's all up to you, if you're not self-motivated you'll struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Be self-motivated


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Experience you get is extraordinary. This is a sales B-2-B experience so you are on the field pretty much 95% of the time going into businesses. The company provides a 1 week fun but exhausting training in North Carolina all expenses paid. The company also has various career partners which love to hired top candidates from Around Campus and some of the career partner companies give you a great salary straight out of college if you are looking to get into sales.

    Cons

    This is tough job, you are on the field from morning to afternoon and the more you push and the more you will see results. Sales is not for everyone so if you care what others think of you and if you live by the status quo and if you are not willing to break out of your comfort zone and push yourself to the limit then this is not for you

    If sales is something you want to pursue or if you are not sure but at least want to find out if it is something you want to do then yes go ahead and do this internship. It will change your life, you will experience hard customers, rejections, many of them in fact. You will go through hard times but my best advice to you is to keep pushing and dont let a rejection or anything else put you down because then you will struggle.

    As Sales Team Leader you are responsible for motivating your team, you will see that sometimes they will feel like they had enough and they might even want to quit but you have to stand out as a leader and take this experience to build up your future career in sales

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. Everything is Great


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic coworkers
    Exciting projects & opportunities to learn
    Great internships

    Cons

    Unfair salary, poor communication between upper management and employees, lack of employee appreciation, no bonuses, low morale, no work/life balance (no flexible hours, no options to work remotely), few/no opportunities for promotion, revenue motivated, no transparency

    Advice to Management

    Employees are people too


  10. "Great experience-hard work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Auburn, AL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Auburn, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Development week at UNC
    Everyone is willing to help you
    Develop fantastic sales skills

    Cons

    Long days filled with driving around town for a product a lot of people don't want

    Advice to Management

    Provide gas money and have managers come more.


  11. "Sales Team Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Burlington, VT
    Recommends

    I worked at AroundCampus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The internship gives you a chance to have a unique sales experience with a company that supports you the entire time from training to the last day of the summer.

    Cons

    The main form of compensation (after 7 weeks) is commission which was difficult during times that sales weren't high


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