The Campus Special Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2016

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3.6
68%
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79%
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The Campus Special President & CEO Chau Nguyen
Chau Nguyen
69 Ratings
Pros
  • "Career partners has helped me be contacted by over 20 recruiters(in 49 reviews)

  • "You start out by going to a 4-day all expenses paid training conference in Chicago which is an awesome experience(in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Internship in 2012"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Campus Special full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great training. I still value so much of what I learned at CS People love your coupons, seriously Learn if you like sales or not Career placement after college GREAT post grad network!!! Can't stress this enough

    Cons

    Sales is not for everybody, but you'll learn this quickly ! They definitely push you, so you have to be able to take that.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

    5.0
     

    I worked at The Campus Special

    Pros

    So so so so so so so so so so very great. Loved it. 10/10 so great. yes. Would do again.

    Cons

    Mosquitoes. Grass is itchy sometimes. Rains here sometimes. People, as they will do, will behave mildly annoying.

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  3. "OK while it lasted"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at The Campus Special full-time

    Pros

    Lot's of fun to be had when building a startup, but as we now see it wasn't built to last. We were sold out and gobbled up by Chegg and dissolved soon after.

    Cons

    Management constantly changing around, benefits took forever to be put in place, all moves made were to build up to the eventual exit of the CEO

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  4. "Account Executive"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Account Executive in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Campus Special for more than a year

    Pros

    This company did an amazing job training all new comers to the program. It was a great experience and management did a great job helping us succeed.

    Cons

    The downside of working with Campus special is that it is B2B sales which can be tough for some. You have to be prepared to accept rejection. Also I was selling the advertising in a really bad market where there was a ton of competition

  5. "good experience"

    4.0
     

    I worked at The Campus Special

    Pros

    Really taught how to be a salesperson. Great real world experience. Not bad money

    Cons

    Hard sell. Lots of driving. Long hours

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    "Never"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Campus Special

    Pros

    Meet a lot of people

    Cons

    Make no money, spend the little money you do on gas, commission only, I one wants the product, expensive

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    "Former Account Exec intern"

    1.0
    Account Executive in Athens, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Campus Special for more than a year

    Pros

    Interactive managers to help through the process.

    Cons

    Strictly commission. Vague training. I made only about $100 dollars the entire internship. Yes some people may have made a lot more but the area I was selling to consisted of very small, local business owners who wanted nothing to do with a large advertising company. Those who had worked with Campus Special in the past did not have that great of things to say about the outcome of purchasing advertisement space. Campus Special didn't understand that every university is different. My university culture was rural and small.

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  8. "Was a great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Campus Special full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the people were great, made life long friends and connections. I've had two jobs since TCS and even though both jobs were at bigger and more well known companies neither are as fun as this one.

    Cons

    it got political after the acquisition and things changed fast and we couldn't keep up. it was better the way it was before all this happened. free food was great even though i gained lbs.

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  9. "Intern - Account Executive"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Campus Special for less than a year

    Pros

    Great sales internship to launch my career

    Cons

    Not having a manager in the area was somewhat difficult but the daily calls helped

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Do your research."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Intern in Prairie View, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Campus Special

    Pros

    It is an opportunity to get direct marketing and sales experience. Participants also learn to develop people skills, talking points, effective pitches, confidence boosting, perseverance, and goal setting.

    Cons

    If you are in a new market, this can be very difficult. Campus Special seems to do little research on the market. Wear and tear on your car if you are in a large sales area. Very low compensation for the time and effort. No base pay. No personal contact with managers. Meetings are by phone. If you don't meet close to 10k, your market will be scrapped and you have nothing to show for your work. Better off getting an unpaid 20hr internship and a part-time job.

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