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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. "Good Atmosphere, Tough Job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Bad experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Personal growth, career partners, Chicago conference

    Cons

    Awful compensation. Your market ultimately determines your pay. A TON of work. Often worked 60 hours weekly.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a base salary with commission.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Campus Special"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience for any person in any fiels

    Cons

    Very hard and long hours


  4. Helpful (1)

    "To say there are better places to work would be an understatement."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In terms of the people/organization you are working for, there are no pros to working there.

    Cons

    Work-life balance for interns and managers is non-existent. Expect to work 10-12 hours every day. 90 percent of all interns make enough money to sustain their expenses on the job, which they are not compensated for. The leadership does not inspire true growth, only to make sales. You truly are just seen as a number at this company. Training is on the job. As a manager, you will attend meetings at least two hours a day, and they also expect you to not leave for lunch because they expect you to eat what they give you. Don't expect to be able to leave your cubicle without being checked on moments after you get up. The politics within this company is a huge turn off. Upper management have favorites, even besides their top performers who receive special treatment in the form of actually not yelling at a select few.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the management. Give back to your employees in forms other than social lunches. Inspire true personal growth instead of just saying you inspire it.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and Rewarding!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Campus Special full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will be pushed to your absolute limits, but there truly is no better way to grow and find yourself. I had no idea what I wanted to do and this opened up so many doors for me. You will meet so many amazing people and form bonds with people that will be very beneficial to your future.

    Cons

    It's a lot of work. You have to be willing to go the extra mile and really step out of your comfort zone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Best internship"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -B2B experience
    -Expert training
    -Reliable managers
    -Support
    -Networking

    Cons

    -Commission based pay
    -Bad weeks result in $0 in pay, but still overwhelming gas expenses

    Advice to Management

    -Instruct account executive interns to ensure they have money set to the side specifically for gas and bills so that when a bad week or two rolls around, their bills will still get paid.


  7. "Great company to work for."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The training process is excellent.

    Cons

    Commission is hard to come by depending on your location.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Has potential but wasn't for me."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Could potentially make good money.
    Get to go to a training conference and meet many new people.

    Cons

    Managers are not in your area making it sometimes difficult to get ahold of them, which can be a major issue if its a time sensitive situation.
    No base pay whatsoever, so not a good job for someone who can't afford to go a couple weeks without pay.


  9. "Could be a great opportunity for some people, but not for my situation."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Can make a bunch of money, amazing to put on resume.

    Cons

    My territory was not ideal for Campus Special so it was extraordinarily hard to close deals and make money.

    Advice to Management

    Give a stipend each week as a base pay. Like around $200


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic learning experience with a company that gives you a lot of support and training. Managers were supportive and were always available to talk and guide you through your problems. If you work hard you will get a lot of the job and your managers will stick up for you when you need them. Campus Special has a good network of companies that you can be connected with after finishing the job.

    Cons

    Long hours and high expectations for what amounted to little pay. It's a tough sales job that not everyone is cut out for. As many sales jobs are, this one can be tough on one's psyche, especially to people who do not have experience in the field.


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