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Updated January 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Learn a lot about sales and helps you grow confidence (in 28 reviews)

  • They offer opportunities for college students to gain sales experience (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • It is long hours every day for very little pay (in 42 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. "Summer Team Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Team Leader in Jackson, MS
    Former Intern - Sales Team Leader in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You go to a mostly all expensises paid trip to NC for training. You have to pay for luggage depending on the airline which isnt bad.

    Cons

    The management oushes you to oush customers to buy by going to them almost every day. In small towns it is hard to get new customers especially in an older market where they have been irritated by previous represrntatives every summer. There id constant pressure to make sales and it can get extrememly stressful even for a seasoned salesperson. Ultimately quit due to stress and unaligned sales ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pressure representatives to make sales with store owners who have made "hard no's." Also i might change the inside and outside sales policies so more outside reps can make sales through old advertisers.


  2. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Training
    -Travel opportunities
    -Team oriented
    -Lots of opportunity to max out earnings over the course of the summer

    Cons

    -Tough sell
    -Young Leadership
    -Some markets are way too saturated or even closed off, not a lot of research is done upfront

    Advice to Management

    -Provide more feedback to younger reps


  3. "Good People, Bad Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Herndon, VA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people and the atmosphere are pretty awesome. I had an amazing team leader and an even better manager. All the way to the top, the people rock.

    Cons

    I found many times where the company wasnt servicing the sales I was making, which made Business Owners upset. I would feel bad coming back to hear them get mad at me for the company not giving what I promised. I tried to work with my manager and account executives, but often found that no progress was made.


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  5. "Outside Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time

    Pros

    Great real life work experience, prepped for jobs after college. Great for a resume.

    Cons

    Selling print advertising where more and more companies are going away from print ads.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  6. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Create your own hours, lack management, good support from management though.

    Cons

    Corporate is hard to work with, they sometimes do not fulfill their duties to the customers and the burden of blame shifts on you.

    Advice to Management

    If you tell your customers you are going to have something done in a certain way at a certain time. Accomplish it.


  7. "Good Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The training is fantastic. Basically a sales bootcamp. They give you all the tools to be a successful salesman. Career Fair puts you in contact with a lot of good companies for post graduation. Launching a dining and nightlife app as well.

    Cons

    Outdated product with the planner. They have been operating in my school's market for over 15 year. A large number of customers I called on had tried it in before and weren't satisfied. Somewhat late to the market with the app.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the planner/other print items. Shrink the number of markets you're in. Focus on the app and digital options that can grow.


  8. "Outside Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Champaign, IL
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Champaign, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good sales experience and energetic management.

    Cons

    Overall a bad brand and bad products that you are selling.

    Advice to Management

    Come around to different territories more often and make sure that your sales people are actually completing their standards.


  9. "Sales Representative Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training was very in depth and highly focused on success. You learn everything you need to know to be successful and conquer rejections.

    Cons

    Management just throws you out there on your own. Support is slim when it comes to a struggling territory. No data is provided either, which is hard to pitch without it, especially in todays world.

    Advice to Management

    Let your winner territories do their thing, focus more on the struggling territories more.


  10. "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    AC builds up young and ambitious professionals. Working for AC allows you to determine how successful you want to be.

    Cons

    The company is disorganized. We barely know where we're going and don't know how to get there.

    Advice to Management

    We need more C level individuals that not only know what it takes to make the company a success. These individuals need the knowledge and put the time into the company to make it work.


  11. "Overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *Experience
    *Networking opportunities
    *Freedom

    Cons

    *Organization
    *Salary (cost more to do internship vs what you make)
    *Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay a fair salary



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