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"A Crash Course in Outside Sales"

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Former Intern - Sales Representative
Former Intern - Sales Representative
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

• Experience: If you want/need sales experience you can’t get a much better test-run than you will during your summer with UD. This is an outside sales internship, you are expected to drive around your set territory for 8 hours a day and walk into every business that crosses your path. Any emailing and/or calls must be done on your own time; you will get a stern “talking to” if you’re caught emailing businesses during the day rather than walking in their doors, even if the former is more effective.
• Training: It’s tedious and lasts all day every day, but you should leave with a good grasp of the sales process and some new friends. The week of training, two if you’re a Sales Team Leader, is held at UNC in Chapel Hill; a nice university to say the least. A lot of the important monetary information is shoved into the last day of training; meaning that upon writing up your first couple contracts you may be drawing a blank.

Cons

• Bad reputation: A smile and good pitch are only going to get you so far. Besides UD selling an obsolete product it seems that many of their more successful interns haven’t let a thing like honesty get in their way when making sales, and have sullied their successors’ credibility. On top of this UD’s creative dept is deplorable, if a business doesn’t get artwork into corporate their ad will look horrendous, which equals an unhappy customer.
• Luck of the draw: Outside of hard work and dedication, your success or failure is entirely dependent upon your school, territory, and number of renewals; which are doled out “randomly.” Initial speed and success are key to getting preferential treatment with renewals, those who lag and/or struggle out of the gate will find profitable renewals few and far between.
• Pay: You’ll be receiving a couple hundred dollars draw, against your assumed earnings, per week; which equates to $5/hour. If you work for 10 weeks you won’t make any commissions unless you’ve COLLECTED roughly $15k in sales.

Advice to Management

Make recruitment more competitive and be honest with applicants, the internship will end up costing a lot of students more than they get out of it.

Other Employee Reviews for AroundCampus

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The company is awful, but the experience is amazing"

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    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Gainesville, FL
    Former Intern - Outside Sales Representative in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -one of the best sales training programs for interns
    -opportunity to stand out amongst every other intern
    -managers are extremely supportive
    -build close relationships with hundreds of local businesses in your college town

    Cons

    -the company itself is horrible. The home office cannot get anything right, ever, and they get mad at you when you try and fix their mistakes.
    - you will have angry clients when all is said and done because the graphic design team is also completely useless. Artwork gets screwed up and people get upset, then you get blamed.

    Advice to Management

    Be more genuine about how hard this is. Don't trick everyone into thinking a sales pitch means you will succeed.


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

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    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.

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