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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. "Sales Team Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This internship provided me with an eye opening experience into what sales actually is like. This was a true outside sales B2B type of role. Helps you develop your fundamentals.

    Cons

    The product you are selling is pretty bad, and not many customers look to renew their subscription from last year.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, solid business model. Milking everything you can out of cheap college student labor.


  2. "Graphic Editing Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at AroundCampus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for and get your feet wet

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say


  3. "Overall"

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

    Pros

    *Experience
    *Networking opportunities
    *Freedom

    Cons

    *Organization
    *Salary (cost more to do internship vs what you make)
    *Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay a fair salary


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Outside Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Experience in B2B sales
    -Creates self-discipline
    -Gain communication skills
    -Grows you as a business man/women

    Cons

    The Pay Scale sucks. I feel like I broke even when it came to paying my own gas.

    Making a lot of money and a little bit of money with this internship really does depend on what market you are in.

    You are told to tell businesses that buy that they will receive a spec ad within 72 hours. The design team was always way behind and wouldn't have it ready for two weeks, making me look bad to the customers.

    Advice to Management

    MGT was alright. They literally try to sell you at the interview. That's what they are trained to do. They say you can sell thousands of dollars doing this, and you can, but it isn't as common as it is made to look.


  6. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    The only pro of the internship is you can use to the internship as college credit .

    Cons

    Training week ( sounds fun but not really - you sit in classroom settings for 12+ hours, you are forced to learn a script in 2 days), your days starts at 8:30 am & usually ends around 12:00 am, they sell it to you that room and broad is covered (you will be staying in these old & dirty dorms on UNC campus). The program is extremely strict if you are late you will be sent home & forced to pay for your plane ticket.
    Training week is only half of it ... The worst part hasn't even began. You will be working for $200 a week & required to work 40+ hour days. The program is extremely unorganized and unrealistic . You are not allowed to take any days off. The Managers will pop up whenever they feel like it. They are extremely difficult for the fact they are under pressure and are looking to make a sales bonus. The commission is nothing ! Pretty much your expected to do a lot of work , and your not very appreciated or compensated for your hard work. In addition to that the product you are selling as been sold over and over again to the same businesses and they notice it for being a scam so it usually does not sale !

    Advice to Management

    It is better to be honest with interns , rather than allowing them to think they are actually going to get something out of the experience . The company is more so just found a way to get sales persons in the field without having to pay them anything .


  7. "Outside Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Hands-on sales experience
    - Extremely helpful and hands-on management
    - Professionally empowering
    - Periodic rewards / bonus programs
    - A plethora of career partners
    - Great commission table

    Cons

    - Low base pay
    - Management can (at times) be spread a little too thin
    - Some members of management are not well-acquainted enough with each individual market

    Advice to Management

    - Develop regional managers to be more hands-on, pay your assistant sales managers better


  8. "Great Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    They offer opportunities for college students to gain sales experience.

    Cons

    They do not provide enough sales training.


  9. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Motivating and encouraging atmosphere, surrounded by good teams and leaders, with a lot of opportunity for improvement

    Cons

    Challenging and not easy but well, well worth it. Team pushes you, it works if you put in work


  10. "Good for first real life sales experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Learned a lot about myself and more about what I want to do. Good networking opportunities with local businesses. Training was different, I did not find it useful during the internship but the week long trip to NC is fun. Good first internship

    Cons

    Low pay, Little training/guidance, somewhat tossed to the wolves. no central meeting place/homebase. You are either on the road or at the meeting place your team chose for your twice a day report meetings, which for us was a college house. Also, as you can imagine, selling print ad space in the back of a student planner to local businesses with small budgets is hard product to buy into.


  11. 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.



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