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Pros
  • A trip to Chicago for the paid training, nice hotel, good food (in 16 reviews)

  • Training conference in Chicago was a great experience and really helped set the stage for the rest of the summer (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • No matter how they put it to you all it is door to door sales (in 8 reviews)

  • Rigid internship structure (set number of weeks/hours), no base compensation for newer, tougher markets (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Account Executive"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at The Campus Special as an intern

    Pros

    Ability to make great commission. You have complete control over how well you perform -you can visit as few or as many businesses as you'd like each day.

    Cons

    Little help from managers. Aside from 3 day initial conference, there is little training and for people in a new market, there isn't much direction as to what businesses are more/less critical of continuous cold calling.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at The Campus Special as an intern

    Pros

    experience, commission, marketing, flexible hours, training

    Cons

    make no money for all of the work put in to it

  3. "Good experience"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Campus Special as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Added a lot of customer service experience to my resume, and has been very beneficial for interviews that I'm currently going through.

    Cons

    You are expected to work overtime to get things done, but at an hourly pay with time-and-a-half after 40 hours it's really not that bad


  4. "Account executive"

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    Former Intern - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Campus Special as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a lot of hands on sales experience, and if you're interested in sales this will be perfect for you.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, too expensive to sell, and all commissions based.

    Advice to Management

    Have a set amount that the intern would make and also any bonus based on performance.


  5. "Account executive"

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

    I worked at The Campus Special as an intern

    Pros

    Impressive resume numbers. Free trip to Chicago. Learn about sales. Contests could win free iPad or other prizes

    Cons

    Door to door sales. No physical manager. Long days. No gas rembursement. Driving around all day.

    Advice to Management

    the price of what they are selling is too high it makes it lot more difficult to sell


  6. Helpful (1)

    "This company taught me how to step out of my comfort zone and deal with real challenges."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My manager was amazing and extremely supportive of me.

    Cons

    It was difficult to get local businesses on board which was frustrating.


  7. "Intern Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Campus Special full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot, really taught me the importance of being self-motivated. Literally long hours but only way to get sales was to work above and beyond 9 to 5.

    Cons

    Almost no work-life balance, they put you in markets that are super hard to sell to (like Pittsburgh) and honestly you barely make any money.

  8. "Account Executive"

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    Former Intern - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Campus Special as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The experience is extremely challenging but rewarding. You gain invaluable knowledge about outside sales, sales tactics, dealing with rejection, and how to build relationships.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, managers play favorites when giving out accounts, salary is straight commission


  9. "Good Atmosphere, Tough Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, hires young adults, good experience.

    Cons

    Terrible hours, long summer days, at the mercy of your interns.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an awesome team and pray


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Learning Experience"

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    Former Intern - Account Executive
    Former Intern - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Campus Special as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot quickly and got excellent training in sales. The conference is fun and a great opportunity for networking. There are plenty of companies who will want you after this internship.

    Cons

    It's hard work and you basically give up your entire summer. Manager was not based in my area which made it difficult to express some issues with clients. Sales is usually very cut throat and competitive and this company reflects that, though I can't blame them, it certainly makes them a ton of money.

    Advice to Management

    Have managers travel to each site even if it's just for a few days so that they can get a better feel for the environment and type of clients we're working with every day. For example, I worked in a sleepy beach town that gets no business in the winter months. Our prices were way too high for the majority of business owners and that should have been taken into consideration earlier.


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