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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated February 14, 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 (1)

    "Hard work, but great 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
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time

    Pros

    Working directly with mentors, and higher management to give you feedback and help motivate you to get sales. Allows you to meet with business owners, VP's, CEO's, and strengthen B2B communication skills.

    Cons

    Salary is terrible, commission is fairly low until you make a ton of sales.

    Advice to Management

    Pay higher, keep a base salary throughout the entire internship, not just the first 7 weeks.


  2. "Outside Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Penryn, CA
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Penryn, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience doing B2B sales. They have amazing connections to big companies you could work for after you graduate.

    Cons

    You don't get paid much for the work that is required. (Only $200 a week working 40 hours a week is $5 an hour). Plus they stop paying you after 7 weeks and the internship is anywhere from 10-12 weeks long. The training is completely exhausting, we trained anywhere from 15-18 hours a day and you become very sleep deprived.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the interns more! Give us more free time during the training and don't train until 3 in the morning. Sleep deprivation does not help people learn.


  3. "Client Relations Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Client Relations Intern in Wildwood, MO
    Former Intern - Client Relations Intern in Wildwood, MO

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great work environment, with kind managers who were always willing to help. Definitely learned a lot about office life and they made sure we were well trained. They would treat the interns to breakfast and treats every so often. They were great people to work with!

    Cons

    More of a sales support position rather than working with clients and we did have to do some mundane intern jobs like sending the mail and handing out faxes, so it wasn't necessarily what I expected it to be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making employees feel valued!


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  5. "Good Starting Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Client Relations Intern in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Intern - Client Relations Intern in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best atmospheres I've ever worked in. The majority of the employees are in their 20's to early 30's and as an intern it is interesting to be able to actually see the type of job I could get after graduation in every day life. It gives you great communication skills, as you are in contact with customers constantly.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. You can find many other internships that pay more than 7.50 an hour. However, you are also working with 30 other college aged interns which provides a great atmosphere, which you can't find at many other companies.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Sales Team Leader/Outside Sales Rep"

    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

    This will prepare you to go into sales, or pretty much anything you want as a career. This is truly 10/10 training and internship, so congrats to AroundCampus for making your interns #1. You will find out a lot about yourself, and I would encourage anyone to do this internship. This really has made me into a better person, if you have the opportunity to accept this position, do it.

    Have an open mind and you'll do better than you think.

    Cons

    You make your interns go out ALONE. Do you know how many people feel uncomfortable with that? Then, if interns are smart and decide to go together, you tell them they can't do the that and you give them issues. Listen, we live in a world with creepy people. Why make us go alone and risk us being in a bad situation? You're a smarter company than that.

    The training is rigorous. You still don't know if you'll be able to handle everything when you get back to your region. This can be very difficult for individuals who like structure and wishes to have a 'to-do list' type of job. If you are comfortable going door to door or if you want the experience, this is the internship for you.

    Advice to Management

    Why just make the training a week? Based on what I have seen, you loose so many interns within a month because they don't like the job/don't understand what the heck they're suppose to do. Yes, you want good salespeople, but make the groups bigger. Heck some of us only had 1 person in our divisions (Which is ridiculous). More people = better chance these groups will stay together. So you don't end up having 0 people and all of your hard work to train us goes to waste. Give more time for training and make the groups bigger.

    Make sure that you are hiring managers that show the company in a positive light. These managers that you hire act like scammy sales people. Make sure that they are aware of the region that they're in. Some actions are NOT appropriate. Yes they are my managers, but they seriously damage the chance at a sale being annoying and pressuring sales people that can be deemed as salespeople you don't want to associate yourself with at all.

    Corporate people should reflect the managers. From what I have seen, the corporate people are a lot nicer than the people they are paying to go around to divisions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "AC Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work environment, expense free training in North Carolina, lots of opportunity for networking

    Cons

    Work alone for the majority of the day, lots of gas is used during daily travels, paycheck is mainly commission based


  8. "(Intern) Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    Great opportunity to get your feet wet in b2b sales.
    Helpful upper management
    Offers a good training and has a large number of career partners interested you following the internship

    Cons

    Pay structure was difficult, told that average commission was much higher than it turned out to be, this affected those who had a difficult time selling.
    Chance of failure is high

    Advice to Management

    Be there more often, potentially hire more assistant managers


  9. "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.


  10. "Sales Team Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    Great for a first internship
    Helps your communication and time management skills

    Cons

    The pay is not much compared to the effort you put in


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at AroundCampus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work and life experience.

    Cons

    Did not like begging people to buy the advertisements.



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