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Updated July 13, 2017
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  • you work a lot for very little pay--very long hours (in 48 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. "Great Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    Amazing internship training program. This internship gives you real hands on experience and is a true "work hard - play hard" atmosphere. Management is very supportive and I feel like I gain 50 new mentors who genuinely cared about me!

    Cons

    Pay isn't great until you are a high performer (but that's like any real sales job)

    Days are long and it's a lot of work but worth it if you stick it out till the end.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure interns are in it for the long-haul! It's a great internship!


  2. "Avoid this company at all costs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Intern
    Current Intern - Sales Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Learning how to deal with no in the sales industry.
    - Valuable experience talking to man different types of business owners.

    Cons

    - HORRENDOUS management team. The worst people you could work with.
    - Out of date and deceptive advertising methods; there is a reason this company filed for bankruptcy in 2014.
    - There are no days off, no doctor's appointments allowed, and no sick time. You are expected to work every day of the summer, 9-12 hours a day. Heard of an intern that broke his leg, was still expected to finish out the week.
    - The training is a week long, for around 14 hours a day, teaching you next to nothing. You will land back in your territory expected to pull off 20k or more in sales even though most reps never come close to that number.
    - You are paid half of minimum wage (or less) and your pay will be revoked for a day if you need to take even an hour off for a doctor's visit or any other medical reason.
    - Management is atrocious, made up of 20 somethings that have no management experience and call you each morning to "pump you up" for the day.

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying your employees next to nothing. Hire management professionals instead of untrained interns to manage your regions. Update and better outfit your products. Spend more time investing skills and training into your interns. Have SOME flexibility when it comes to off days.

  3. "Summer Sales Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Team Leader in Austin, TX
    Current Intern - Sales Team Leader in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Individuals learn how to make sales calls from a well-crafted sales pitch during the initial training. Training is intense, people usually sleep around three or four hours for a week while trying to memorize everything.

    Cons

    Very little diverse support for their sales representatives. The managers only hear what they want to hear and are relentless in pushing the interns to continue working even past work hours.
    Base salary does not pay for the travel expenses while making calls. This is a very difficult internship if you desire to make a profit at the end of the summer. Most interns quit or finish this internship without making any money after expenses are factored in.


  4. "Brand Ambassador"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay, love working on campus

    Cons

    Mostly online, maximum hours to work a week


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Management Experience"

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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.


  6. "Not Worth your time"

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    Current Intern - Outside Sales Marketing
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Marketing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    - Very easy and straightforward interview (traditional behavioral questions)

    Cons

    - Extremely low pay ($3.50 an hour)
    - High cost for employee to drive around all day
    - You are literally just soliciting companies all day long

    Advice to Management

    First off, raise the pay. It is so inconsiderate to pay the interns $3.50/hour and also not reimburse them for gas or food. Secondly, make this internship worth while. As interns, their responsibility is just to solicit companies. In addition, the companies at the "career fair or networking event" in Chapel Hill are not large companies. They are not reputable enough which doesn't allow any growth for the interns.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Manager"

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    • 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

  8. "Company in transition"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great concept , great energy , solid hires have been made to help group grow. Strong collaboration and vibe with college marketing

    Cons

    Company in transition with new owner. Not a lot of processes have been written down over the years and changes have to be embraced.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make solid hires to help define processes


  9. "Outside Sales Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    Great management and training program

    Cons

    Long hours and driving. Must ALWAYS be motivated


  10. "Anonymous"

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    • 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.


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