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Updated November 13, 2016
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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. "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


  2. "Disappointing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    You have to practice self-discipline in order to push yourself through the awful internship. I met some cool people too...if that counts as a pro?

    Cons

    Every single person I talked to during the first days of training were also very confused about what we were even doing this summer. The first couple of weeks are difficult, see that you have to build leads off cold calls from businesses who "have tried this in the past and it just didn't work for them." As someone who was raised off income from a small business back home, I KNEW this print product was not worth the money and the owner will most like not see a ROI. Every sale I make, I feel guilty about because these people work really heard to make money and I'm taking it from them for advertising that I don't believe in! Don't get me wrong, I believe advertising is important, but the student planner? No, people don't look in the back of the planner FULL of advertisements for a phone number or address to a local business.
    The managers never tell you when your internship is done when they promise to let you know a week after training. When they DO come on calls with you, they are so involved with their phones and answering questions from other interns that they are almost bothersome to have tag along.
    If you're looking for a good internship experience, go somewhere else.
    SERIOUSLY, I genuinely mean that.
    I thought this would have a lot to offer, but turns out, I've only gained bitterness toward the company and towards sales.

    Advice to Management

    Pay interns enough to afford rent. Be more specific on what this company and its expectations are really about.


  3. "sales rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You're your own boss and it teaches self-discipline

    Cons

    If you are an introvert consider another job.


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  5. "Long hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a great oppurtunity

    Cons

    Long hours, very stressful, takes a lot of strength

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the future. Print is out.


  6. "Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in UC Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in UC Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible sales experience, networking opportunities, supportive management team

    Cons

    Very difficult program, pushes you very hard


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Growth Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    New ownership wants AroundCampus to be a national brand, and is actively acquiring companies.

    Cons

    AroundCampus is shifting from a print-only portfolio to a more complete print and digital experience for customers.

    Advice to Management

    Management should consider developing a more structured career path for employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Chapel Hill, NC management team

    Cons

    Normal challenges of multiple acquisitions


  9. "Excellent Company Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Great internships for college students. Their outside sales internship built so much character and not only made me better professionally but also all-around improved my communication abilities. Interns are treated very well by management, and I still stay in contact with my supervisors from last summer.

    Cons

    The outside sales internship is very, very challenging, especially if you work in a large city. In order to intern here you need to be able to quickly overcome discouragement and keep a positive attitude no matter what happens.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep up the positive atmosphere of training. I found myself reflecting on training many times to help me get through the tougher days during the summer.


  10. "Sales representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience as in learn to know how to persuade managers to make sales.

    Cons

    It's tough but worth learning

    Advice to Management

    Schedule many appointement the day before you meet the managers and research about the company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Work Good Experience"

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

    Pros

    Great on the job experience. Gain first hand experience that most interns can not imagine. The training program in North Carolina is extensive but a lot of fun.

    Cons

    In order to do well and make money you have to be willing to work a ton. Days are very long and they expect you to always be willing to work overtime.



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