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Updated December 18, 2017
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  • Long hours and needs much energy (in 51 reviews)

  • no one trusts the product and is hard to sell (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Team Leader"

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot about persistence. This internship is meant for the people who want to prove themselves. It's a lot of hard work, but it was a rewarding eperience

    Cons

    Pay is small. Company Rep support could be better.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A Special Kind of Nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time

    Pros

    Young team of like-minded individuals. Great internship possibilities.

    Cons

    Working for this company was one of the worst experiences of my life. They consistently let me down in multiple areas including pay, professional development, company culture, and more. Their glass ceiling is extremely low and it is impossible to advance your career here. Once you start, don't expect to be promoted/compensated properly during your time here. Very stagnant and non-stimulating environment. Horrible company culture due to the toxicity that seeps down from the owner and upper management. Office is very outdated and NEVER cleaned. People stay sick very often due to the unsanitary conditions that prevail. All employees are VASTLY underpaid (some salaries are $15-$20k under market value). Upper management has no idea what they're doing – they sometimes develop great ideas, but they set goals with very little strategy, execution, resources and budget. Rather than retaining talented employees, they perform mass layoffs to conserve cash (two in 2017 alone). The owner is a rude and arrogant man that constantly reminds his people that he hates millennials (even though most of the company are millennials and the target market is college students). Employees are not given the resources they need to perform their job on a daily basis. Many use personal computers and equipment to do basic job duties. This company will do anything to undermine their staff and their customers. Their business practices are fraudulent and criminal. They manipulate customers, universities, interns, employees and every single person/business they interact with. AC does not follow through with contractual promises whether it be not paying employees performance bonuses stated in their contracts or halting print production on publications without informing the universities involved. This company is a scam in-and-out and they will do whatever is necessary to keep their doors open for another day. The reviews on Glassdoor are skewed by the 500+ interns that are hired every summer that never set foot in the home office. As a previous full-time member of AC, I warn all people considering this company as a place to grow their career. It is a special kind of nightmare that I would avoid at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees and customers like people.

  3. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience and helps expand your career.

    Cons

    Very time consuming and not for everyone


  4. "Sales Team Leader Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training was long and intense but it was fun and somewhat helped prepare you to talk to business owners. The career fair with the career partners is the best thing about this. Tons of internship and job offers upon finishing this internship.

    Cons

    They make it seem easy. It’s not. The pay is terrible. Honestly most people are moving away from School planners so businesses don’t even want anything to do with it. Managers have favorites. Very disorganized group/company. Been around for 43-44 years but yet still have a lot to improve on. It’s all about $$ to them so if you’re not making them $$ they don’t care about you in my opinion. A lot of people quit so don’t be surprised if within the first 3 weeks 5 people quit.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized, more open and encouraging. In my interview and every moment I spoke to my manager I was very mislead about the sales process and pay and how easy it is to make “$15,000 or more” until I actually started the internship. Just be honest.


  5. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time

    Pros

    An opportunity to gain fantastic experience for your age.
    You must be a part of the program specifically for the experience though.

    Cons

    Pay and selling print advertisement

    Advice to Management

    Find a new investor and go digital.


  6. "Sales Representative"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for! I gained a lot of personal growth through this internship.

    Cons

    I have no negative feedback for this internship.

    Advice to Management

    Great people to work for!


  7. "Former Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great company, positive experience, learned a lot.

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons.

  8. "Outside Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Experience, got very experienced in cold calling.

    Cons

    Management did not keep employees up to date and prepare them well

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest and upfront with your employees.


  9. "Regional Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time

    Pros

    Amazing experience to impact young professionals starting their career

    Cons

    Products need to improve


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Beware!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people employed here are amazing and talented. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. There are bagels that come every Friday (for the most part). Every employee worked after hours during training for no pay, because they are committed to helping the company succeed- even though they're never rewarded for it.

    Cons

    There's a lack of communication, no one really knows what is going on. If you ask several upper management a question, you'll get different answers each time. The pay is barely enough to function on, as mine was about $12K less a year than the average professional in my field. Implementing new ideas in outside sales is like pulling teeth. You'll only receive the answer about how things were done last year. Some people are very entitled and will treat you like you are lesser than they are. They make promises to customers that they can't keep and that's why the sales interns have such a hard time selling. They receive countless complaints from customers that are never resolved. There were several times that they didn't pay the interns on time- so if you need this money during the summer, don't take this internship. The company puts money in stupid places trying to fix issues without fixing the root of the problem. If you receive an offer, they will promise you all kinds of bonuses that you'll never receive. Run away while you still can!!

    Advice to Management

    Tell people what's going on, be open to new ideas, spend less on that multi-million dollar training and pay your employees what they are promised!


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