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Updated February 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. Helpful (2)

    "Around campus Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn to have confidence in going into different stores

    Cons

    Everything. Managers can be rude, and pressure interns. Instead of trying to create a learning enviornment where interns are learning, managers pressure them to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so mean to interns. They are trying hard. Just because you made a ton of sales when you were an intern, does not mean that you can bully others. Stop making interns feel bad if they don't make a sale.


  2. "Don't"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training, and culture program. They really get you pumped.

    Cons

    Everything else. When you actually get out into the field you feel like you don't have the proper training

    Advice to Management

    Move past paper, get deeper into the digital realm


  3. "DO NOT TAKE THIS INTERNSHIP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Representative
    Current Intern - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to go to North Carolina.. DIDNT EVEN GET YO ENJOY IT THOUGH. You train for 16 hours a day for a week, so basically you're in a cult.

    Cons

    So many so get ready:
    1) the pay; $200 a week barely pays for al the food I consume... And you have to pay for your own gas.

    2) you have to do everything yourself

    3) your manager has favorites

    4) my manager wa a beyond rude. He told me I had no effort and was awkward.. He never gave me positive feedback.. I guess it was his first year for a reason

    5) you have to get up at 7 am to watch a video that really doesn't help you at all

    6) you get paid 5 commission. Lol so basically you get $50 from that $1000 sale... WOOHOO.. Go buy yourself some premium gas

    7)NO ONE WANTS WHAT YOU'RE SELLING

    8) my manager wasn't helpful

    9) I had a friend watch me get yelled at my manager; and they thought it was disrespectful

    10) literally no one knows what around campus is... So best of luck

    Advice to Management

    HIRE BETTER MANAGERS.. Mine was rude


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hard internship little compensation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training Program in Chapel Hill was awesome.
    Learn if sales is the place for you
    Decent first internship
    Management is very enthusiastic
    Paid internship
    Work as much or little as you want

    Cons

    Internship was supposed to end on August 11th we will be working well into the end of august because of our sales deadline
    Training felt like freshman orientation
    Pay is very minimal for amount of work you are supposed to put in
    You are basically there to do the dirty work for the company by making cold calls all day everyday

    Advice to Management

    Compensate the employees more. We are making under minimum wage. Tell us that there will be deals to be offered before they occur, or better yet let us know about all of the deals that will be offered in training.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Experience-Even for Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to see a lot of businesses in your college community.
    If you know you want a career in sales, then this would probably be a good option for a summer internship.
    I realized what I don't want to do for a career.

    Cons

    This was the worst job I have ever had. The training did not prepare me whatsoever for the internship, and all they do is go on and on about how this is going to be the best summer job ever. The pay is horrible. I spent more on gas than what I made each week. The job description itself is fairly vague, and I had no idea of what I was actually doing until the first day of work. And the approach to selling is all wrong. They tell you to question the business owner and find out their needs, but they tell you to say the same thing to each owner, regardless of their specified needs. Also, the prices are ridiculously high for reaching such a narrow market. Most business owners will realize that this is a horrible way to actually reach the students and will (wisely) realize that this would be an utter waste of their money. I felt so sleazy the entire time I was trying to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Tell your interns what they will actually be doing, and set realistic goals. Selling is based on catering to the customer, not throwing them a memorized pitch that doesn't even relate to the business' needs.


  7. "Work you to death..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I got to make my own schedule as a sales associate, so that was nice. They also match you with a team that compliments your personality.

    Cons

    They literally work you to death. They wanted me out and selling any time the sun was up, and sometimes when it was down. And cold calling is not fun, but the company won't embrace any other selling methods.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking of sales as a numbers game... instead of cold calling, there are other more targeted sales methods that might be more profitable.


  8. "depends on your territory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Evanston, IL
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Evanston, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    decent experience
    fun training
    chance to make friends

    Cons

    horrible compensation if sales are low
    print media dying, hard to sell ads
    management not transparent
    no offices near territories

    Advice to Management

    have a base salary and then add a smaller commission instead of giving advances on commission only

    AroundCampus Response

    Dec 30, 2012 – President

    Glad you enjoyed the training and believe the summer program was a good experience for you. We review the compensation each year to ensure we're competitive. Your feedback is appreciated.


  9. "Cluttered culture, lack of compensation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Representative
    Current Intern - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    some friendly people
    people are willing to lend a hand

    Cons

    many employees seem to be unable to perform their jobs.
    some incompetence
    low pay
    interns are relied on too heavily

    Advice to Management

    make sure employees receive proper training and know their jobs completely
    pay better


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Emotionally and physically draining"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun training week in NC and you get to work in a team of interns throughout the summer. If you like sales, this will help you for future jobs

    Cons

    Be prepared to be outside all day on sales calls
    No office
    Getting customers to buy from you is almost impossible, depending on your territory
    Unrealistic sales goal, problems with previous clients making renewals a pain
    You get a stipend which comes down to less than 4 dollars an hour


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good internship, terrible company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Representative
    Current Intern - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    +Develop yourself professionally
    +Receive great sales training, and great sales experience
    +Basically this internship is great if you plan on pursing a career in sales. Just be prepared to literally sacrifice your entire summer and deal with an awful company (harder than it sounds, trust me)

    Cons

    - Volume Sales - UD would rather make 10 sketchy sales than 1 legit sale
    - Witnessed management lie to make a sale
    - Was lied to by management
    - UD lied to business in my market about distribution, causing most renewals to be unhappy
    - Only pay commission on a very small number of your sales, they don't cover your gas, in the end you make little to no money
    - Product is worthless, advertisements do not benefit local businesses. Company makes money by using interns to do the majority of the labor while keeping all profits at the top - Multi Level Marketing
    - Mobil App didn't even work half the time
    - Distribution has been messed up on my campus for years
    - UD home office is worthless, they are slow and unorganized and provided little to no help at all
    - Felt like I was ripping off the local businesses rather than selling them a legitimate product that will help them
    - sales training week is really good, BUT DON'T TAKE EVERYTHING THIS COMPANY SAYS TO HEART, I have had additional B2B sales experience with a much larger and more reputable company, and I now realize that UD has a lot of flaws in their sales approach and business model

    Advice to Management

    - Dont lie to interns
    - Follow through
    - Cut all the cheesy motivational tips and outrageous sales goals and get with reality



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