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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Learn a lot about sales and helps you grow confidence (in 29 reviews)

  • A great sales experience with great mentors (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • you work a lot for very little pay--very long hours (in 47 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. "Excellent!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is commission-based, but it is an amazing test of your skill and will help to guide your career path. They also have a career fair during an amazing training session in North Carolina and gives a good opportunity to network.

    Cons

    This involves long hours and low pay; and sometimes your experience varies depending on your teammates.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Most challenging yet rewarding--great management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome management and team/friends, get to meet business owners and make friends, get to be very independent. Learning a lot from rejections/meeting people.

    Cons

    Internship--so not a lot of pay. Sometimes negativity from people can discourage you since there are a lot of rejections. If you work really hard you'll get more out of it.

  3. "Excellent learning experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Team Leader in Fresno, CA
    Former Intern - Sales Team Leader in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding management and they are constantly striving to uplift the interns in times of low productivity. In the few months of this internship you will learn more than an entire year in the classroom.

    Cons

    Gas is going to kill you! Although it is a paid internship, it doesn't do much to offset all the miles you will put on your car.


  4. "Good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working as an intern is amazing experience if you want to delve into the wold of sales, if not than do not take the job.

    Cons

    Compensation for sales and weekly pay is very low in my own opinion.

    Advice to Management

    create better communications with your employees


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great overall experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Team Leader/Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Sales Team Leader/Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent training opportunities
    great team based structure and support
    younger regional management which makes them more approachable. (all have been through the internship)

    Cons

    most business owners aren't interested in student customers
    the pay is not great considering you have to drive all over Atlanta 5 days a week


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good Entry-level Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Inside Sales in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Intern - Inside Sales in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hands-on work experience, friendly environment, managers/supervisors are very approachable and willing to offer advice. Contests in the sales department and pretty casual dress. Decent summer job, internship during college, or first "real-world" position.

    Cons

    For the inside sales department, some calls may be cold calls. Occasionally you'll encounter less-than-satisfied customers. Fair amount of rejections which you'll need to counter. The summer gets pretty hectic.

    Advice to Management

    The mobile app and coupons are great ideas, but as a college student who used the planner all 4 years I honestly had no idea until I began working at UD that these pages existed. Often while redeeming a coupon businesses remark that they don't receive many from customers. I've actually been thanked multiple times for redeeming the offer. I think the app and print coupons are theoretically sound, but the app is admittedly finicky, and the planner deals could be advertised better. I'd suggest 1) better visibility of the physical coupons (i.e. a starburst on the planner cover) and 2) emphasizing to clients their role in promoting the coupon via social media, etc.

    Additionally, from working in ISD I'd really recommend reaching out to customers before inside sales resumes and an increasingly forward approach to touching base with clients. Many customers responded that my call about a sale was the first they'd heard from UD since renewing or signing a contract over the summer. Taking initiative and reaching out to customers, asking for feedback and offering to promote their deals prior to selling emphasizes that the advertisement is a relationship, not just a sale. Additionally, a few minutes over the course of a couple months would undoubtedly lead to more successful advertising. This would greatly help customer retention. Better client retention would in turn benefit summer sales, many of which came way too late creating artwork problems.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sales/Marketing Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -If you do well, you will get flooded with job opportunities from the career partners of the company
    -Great hands on experience
    -Not an office job

    Cons

    -VERY DIFFICULT, but rewarding in the end

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Satisfying and challenging"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Sales Intern in Auburn, AL
    Current Intern - Sales Intern in Auburn, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inproves your personal communication skills

    Cons

    Not the internship for people that don't want to go into sales.

    Advice to Management

    Proofread ads created by the graphic design team.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start if you want to work in sales."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic training. Good leadership. Great experience

    Cons

    It's too hot outside...
    low pay
    lots of miles put on car

    Advice to Management

    Provide better pay. The wear and tear your car will take is worth more than employees receive. Other than that, great internship.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It was a great experience and I definitely learned a lot, but it is a lot of work to do for such little pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot on the job

    Cons

    A lot of hard work, not enough pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay interns more, please and thank you!


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