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The Campus Special President & CEO Chau Nguyen
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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. "Fantastic Opportunity, Business Sold"

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    Former Intern - Account Executive in Huntington, WV
    Former Intern - Account Executive in Huntington, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity, experience, networking, training, great management (maybe I was just lucky)

    Cons

    Pay (10% com equivalent to less than minimum wage before taxes were even calculated), work life balance over the 13 week internship was hectic

    Advice to Management

    Fantastic program overall. Chau took a risk in selling to Chegg, and while it may have worked out well for the actual employees, it's sad that such a great program for students has now been removed as a hands on internship opportunity


  2. "Good internship, but not much to learn"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Campus Special as an intern

    Pros

    - Easy, quick money
    - Only a few weeks long every semester
    - Really fun and you make a ton of friends on campus

    Cons

    - Don't really learn much except team work and organization

    Advice to Management

    - Make tasks a little more challenging and/or teach us something!

  3. "OK while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

    Advice to Management

    None, it's over.


  4. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Campus Special (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"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hard sell. Lots of driving. Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. "Great learning experience"

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    Former Intern - Account Executive in Greenville, NC
    Former Intern - Account Executive in Greenville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you anticipate a career in sales, the training and responsibilities associated with this internship are definitely what you are looking for. Although you only receive 4 days of training, it is a vigorous, all day process that involves role playing and tests on product knowledge. Also, it usually takes place somewhere awesome like Chicago or Atlanta. The internship will also help you build a strong network of professional connections who can benefit you in future endeavors.

    Cons

    Like most sales positions, this company is results-driven. You will be held accountable for not meeting your goals with no excuses accepted. Micro-managed.

    Advice to Management

    Dialing back the micro-managing for individuals who are performing well would be a good idea. The concept behind these products shouldn't be limited to summer; could be successful throughout school years.


  7. "Was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Campus Special full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    not much i can say, wish things were the way they were before

  8. "Account Executive/Summer"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teaches sales techniques that can be carried throughout your career.
    Although it's tough to get rejected by owners, it teaches you to build character, backbone and not let those types of things get to you.
    Fun conference to meet people.
    Manger was extremely motivating and helpful.

    Cons

    Lots of gas money, with little return.
    It's hard to make your own hours/days - when your discouraged from the day before.

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear with those that you're recruiting how much they actually need to put up in turns of money for the position. The amount of gas you use during this internship is insane.


  9. "Good Experience"

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    Current Intern - Account Executive in Logan, UT
    Current Intern - Account Executive in Logan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great way to get a jump start on a sales position. I got to do things the way I thought they would be successful. CEO is a great guy. I did very well but saw a lot of discouragement from others.

    Cons

    Little supervision. If you are in a new market... Good luck.

    Advice to Management

    Give New markets more of an advantage. Find a way to support those struggling.


  10. "The Campus Special, LLC Internship"

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

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

    Pros

    Great for college student to experience real-world business working with mid-sized to large corporations. Looks great on a resume once looking for a full-time job.

    Cons

    Long days with little supervision can be intimidating, especially if in a new market.

    Advice to Management

    Actively seek what is working & what is not and address.


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