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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated August 17, 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. Helpful (3)

    "Inside Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time

    Pros

    The company was fun and energetic with a lot of great ideas.

    Cons

    Management was slow to implement change, and paid poorly.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Experience you get is extraordinary. This is a sales B-2-B experience so you are on the field pretty much 95% of the time going into businesses. The company provides a 1 week fun but exhausting training in North Carolina all expenses paid. The company also has various career partners which love to hired top candidates from Around Campus and some of the career partner companies give you a great salary straight out of college if you are looking to get into sales.

    Cons

    This is tough job, you are on the field from morning to afternoon and the more you push and the more you will see results. Sales is not for everyone so if you care what others think of you and if you live by the status quo and if you are not willing to break out of your comfort zone and push yourself to the limit then this is not for you

    If sales is something you want to pursue or if you are not sure but at least want to find out if it is something you want to do then yes go ahead and do this internship. It will change your life, you will experience hard customers, rejections, many of them in fact. You will go through hard times but my best advice to you is to keep pushing and dont let a rejection or anything else put you down because then you will struggle.

    As Sales Team Leader you are responsible for motivating your team, you will see that sometimes they will feel like they had enough and they might even want to quit but you have to stand out as a leader and take this experience to build up your future career in sales

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. Everything is Great

  3. "Brand Ambassador"

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

    I worked at AroundCampus part-time

    Pros

    -No direct supervision since your manager is usually in another state. You only need to report to them once a week with what youve accomplished that week.
    -Very easy and doable workload. Just consists of hanging flyers, gathering information around campus, getting people to sign up with the specific brand you were asked to advertise.
    -Pay is decent for such an easy job. More than minimum wage.

    Cons

    The only con i can think of is that they send you way too many items to give away. At one point i had 3 giant boxes just in the middle of my room.

    Advice to Management

    Send less goodies to give out.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Disappointing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic coworkers
    Exciting projects & opportunities to learn
    Great internships

    Cons

    Unfair salary, poor communication between upper management and employees, lack of employee appreciation, no bonuses, low morale, no work/life balance (no flexible hours, no options to work remotely), few/no opportunities for promotion, revenue motivated, no transparency

    Advice to Management

    Employees are people too


  5. "Great experience-hard work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Auburn, AL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Auburn, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Development week at UNC
    Everyone is willing to help you
    Develop fantastic sales skills

    Cons

    Long days filled with driving around town for a product a lot of people don't want

    Advice to Management

    Provide gas money and have managers come more.


  6. "Sales Team Leader"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Burlington, VT
    Recommends

    I worked at AroundCampus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The internship gives you a chance to have a unique sales experience with a company that supports you the entire time from training to the last day of the summer.

    Cons

    The main form of compensation (after 7 weeks) is commission which was difficult during times that sales weren't high


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Worst company in the history of companies. The problems never end."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The resume building experience was the only pro. This is for people looking for b2b experience that dont want to make very much money even if you are a top performer.

    Cons

    A company that does not do anything they say. Promises are never delivered to both their customers nor employees. Very dishonest organization. I would never work for this company again and sound a clear warning to those contemplating possible employment opportunities or advertising opportunities with this company. Dont do it or you'll regret it! !!

    Advice to Management

    Get on top of it! It's so frustrating as an employee to be constantly hounding you to get results so that I can do my job!


  9. "Summer Internship"

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

    Pros

    There was a week long training camp where you got to meet people from all over the US. If you want to be in sales this is the internship for you. Opened doors with other companies.

    Cons

    Get ready to work hard. Teaches you skills you can't learn in a classroom or at a desk internship. The pay was bad but the people who work there truly want to help you and your career.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Outside Sales Rep"

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    • 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

    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.


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