AroundCampus
3.5 of 5 170 reviews
www.aroundcampusgroup.com Chapel Hill, NC 50 to 149 Employees

AroundCampus Reviews

Updated Apr 09, 2014
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3.5 170 reviews

                             

96% Approve of the CEO

AroundCampus President John O'Brien

John O'Brien

(69 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "You learn a lot about yourself in this position"
    in 12 reviews
  • "The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long long hours and it is not as easy as it seems to make a sale"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Product you are selling can be expensive and hard to sell"
    in 9 reviews
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Very challenging, but EXTREMELY rewarding!

Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

ProsIt's not your typical internship, you get full hands-on experience and it helps you not only professionally, but helps you grow personally as well. This internship opened up so many doors for my future and I know I wouldn't have these career options otherwise.

ConsThe Summer days can be hot, you will hear no, but at the end it's all worth it. You truly get what you put into the job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great resume builder

Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Fairfax, VA (US)

I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Get to meet with new and interesting people everyday
- You determine your success
- Great training program
- Awesome career partners, leading to many job opportunities
- Team based approach

Cons- Low compensation
- No mileage or gas reimbursement
- Long days
- Not enough tools provided to effectively track prospects

Advice to Senior Management- The training program is tremendous, keep it up
- If the correct tracking tools are used, sales would be doubled at a minimum

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The worst.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

ProsNothing much I had a pretty terrible experience

ConsLow pay, they aren't honest about what you're getting yourself into.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great if you want to get into sales, NOT MARKETING

Sales Team Leader (Former Employee)

I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

Pros-Real sales experience
-No one hovering over you, you're self directed and responsible
-Great networking opportunity
-The training in SC was the best part, learned a lot of great things.

Cons-Low pay
-No work-life balance, you're expected to put in long hours
-Hearing "no" so many times can be exhausting
-Little growth within company

Advice to Senior ManagementStop advertising this as a marketing and advertising internship. It's not, and that's FALSE advertising. I quit after a few weeks because I was so miserable. This a sales internship. Nothing else.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Terrible Conditions, Horrible Managers

Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

ProsSome recruiters have been impressed by my internship experience with UD

ConsBarely get paid, you're hardly making any money by the time you account for all the gas you have to pay for, companies don't want or need the product so you're basically being told no constantly, bosses play favorites and are inexperienced, quick turnover, all around horrible summer, expect you to work overtime for no pay

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvertise the app and get people to start using it, because the app views are terrible and businesses haven't ever heard of it

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great start to a sales career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AroundCampus

ProsExpenses paid sales training in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Great networking opportunities with career partners. All of the hard work pays off when it comes to looking for a career in sales.

ConsIt can sometimes be a pain to have to constantly bug the same businesses after they've said no 5 times. Paper advertising is the hardest type of sales, and it really takes a lot of motivation. My market was small and so was my territory which made it harder to sell.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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One of the most life changing, incredible, challenging and rewarding experience I have ever done.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AroundCampus

Pros-Fun, young, energetic management team
-All of the sales managers and the President himself have done the internship, so they know exactly how to coach and mentor us
-Hands on, real life sales experience that you can't find at any other internship
-Great support system throughout the summer, the Regional Managers visit you in each market and do ride alongs and go on sales calls with you
-Career Partner Network with great companies who actively seek to hire our interns, I had 5 companies reach out to me to discuss full time opportunities after I completed the internship
-Morning webinar led by the President every single morning to fire up the teams

Cons-It definitely comes with it's challenges but interns that put in the time and effort will see success throughout the program

Advice to Senior Management-Don't change a thing, I still keep in touch with my regional manager and he is responsible for a large amount of personal and professional growth over the summer and my last year as an intern

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This was a great place to intern.

Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

ProsYou get to work by yourself for most of the day. Management was very helpful. Really looks good on a resume. Team bonding was very strong. Opportunities to move to a new market when you're done with the current one. All expense paid trip to NC. You get out what you put in.

ConsCompensation is low. You put a lot of miles on your car, and it gets really hot.

Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe up the compensation or do something to help with gas

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Means well..lacks organization

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AroundCampus

ProsLearned management and communication skills. Helped me to be more upfront and courageous to confront businesses.

ConsInvested a lot of time, money and effort to something that wasn't really rewarding. Experience would have been better with a more organized regional manager.

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Lacked goals

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL (US)

I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood training and builds character

ConsRipped off businesses, bad rep

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more honest

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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