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"Not worth it and kind of a scam"

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Former Intern - Sales Team Leader/Sales
Former Intern - Sales Team Leader/Sales
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Free sales training (though the training week is exhausting and the constant parties/drinking get on your nerves)
Meet lots of business owners and students from other schools

Cons

Long hours with little pay (less than $4 an hour on a "commission" basis for 40 hours a week when you do the math)
B2B sales that involves chasing down clients on your own gas (and most of the time they don't buy)
A lot of pressure for not a lot of reward
Product you are selling can be expensive and hard to sell
Very few actually make commission

Advice to Management

Improve the product and app (broken app) and pay your interns higher commission or at least minimum wage.

AroundCampus Response

Jan 12, 2014 – President

I'm sorry the program did not meet your expectations. We certainly work hard to create the right expectations during the recruiting process. My hope is you'll see the value of the training and... More

Other Employee Reviews for AroundCampus

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best college internship for marketing/sales undergrad students"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Team Leader/Sales
    Former Intern - Sales Team Leader/Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Puts you in a position to get a great job after school - I now work for a career partner who LOVES recruiting from UD
    - Can't beat the training your receive
    - Gain experience talking with business professionals
    - Managers offer career advice, review resumes, and serve as great references
    - Competitive environment
    - Reward for success
    - Ability to earn commission, but you have a $200/ week minimum
    - PAID internship

    Work your tail off, and you'll be set for a job after college.

    Cons

    - Not compensated for gas money

    Advice to Management

    Find some way to monitor actual performance vs. recorded performance (lying about number of calls a day)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bad product that is hard to sell, low pay, lots of work"

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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

    The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country

    Cons

    Door to door sales, products are not good, app doesn't work, have you work some nights but don't get paid extra, pay is very low, lots of hours

    Advice to Management

    Fix the app and update your products

    AroundCampus Response

    Jan 12, 2014 – President

    We work hard to ensure all candidates understand the products prior to accepting a position with us. In fact, it's part of our interview! Sorry this came as a surprise to you. I'm hopeful you'll... More

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