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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated 11 December 2014
Updated 11 December 2014
221 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You really learn a lot about yourself and how hard you work because this is the whole internship (in 14 reviews)

  • The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Long Hours: You are required to work 40 hours per week (in 25 reviews)

  • In the area I was in it was hard to sell because the product isn't as well known (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great opportunity

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training is top notch but very tough. Will learn lots of skills that will help you further your career. If you are very successful the job can be very lucrative. You will get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Very tough when you actually begin selling in your market. Some customers will pretty much downgrade you to the point of depression. Many objections are hard to overcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Its not easy to train 600+ college students every summer and still be successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA (US)

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is commission-based, but it is an amazing test of your skill and will help to guide your career path. They also have a career fair during an amazing training session in North Carolina and gives a good opportunity to network.

    Cons

    This involves long hours and low pay; and sometimes your experience varies depending on your teammates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time

    Pros

    Awesome training week, good experience with sales, customer service, etc.

    Cons

    Door to door sales, rejection, driving around in own vehicle, this job is good if you plan on staying in sales.

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  5.  

    Low pay but a great resume builder

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    Former Employee - Intern in Eugene, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Eugene, OR (US)

    I worked at AroundCampus full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Looks great on your resume
    Learn a lot about sales
    Work with fun people your age
    Payed training in UNC is fun

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Not a lot of help from management
    Success could be determined by your territory your group chooses

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Difficult, but learned a lot and got a lot of experience.

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You are able to work closely with a sales team and bounce ideas off of each other. Furthermore it teaches you to become comfortable in an uncomfortable situation and become more extraverted.

    Cons

    The job itself is tiring and draining. You are doing door to door sales so you hear a lot of "no's." It seems the company is confused about their own culture. Many managers switch between the role of manager and that of a friend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest less in the interns and the selling and more in the product. The product was very difficult to sell because it was not moving with the times and innovative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most challenging yet rewarding--great management.

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Santa Cruz, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Santa Cruz, CA (US)

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome management and team/friends, get to meet business owners and make friends, get to be very independent. Learning a lot from rejections/meeting people.

    Cons

    Internship--so not a lot of pay. Sometimes negativity from people can discourage you since there are a lot of rejections. If you work really hard you'll get more out of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent learning experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Fresno, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Fresno, CA (US)

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Outstanding management and they are constantly striving to uplift the interns in times of low productivity. In the few months of this internship you will learn more than an entire year in the classroom.

    Cons

    Gas is going to kill you! Although it is a paid internship, it doesn't do much to offset all the miles you will put on your car.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working as an intern is amazing experience if you want to delve into the wold of sales, if not than do not take the job.

    Cons

    Compensation for sales and weekly pay is very low in my own opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create better communications with your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's alright

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -professional experience
    -training program
    -leadership skills
    -networking
    -references
    -looks good on resume
    -sales experience
    -career opportunities

    Cons

    -this is the hardest product to sell, no one wants it. I feel like I am cheating people out of their money
    -long hours
    -must do work on your own time in the evening ( a lot of work ) to be successful
    -you basically will not make any money, in fact I have actually lost money on this internship
    -cold calls
    -training is unorganized
    -renewals hate our product and they have been sure to let everyone know
    -you are responsible for your own taxes
    -your weekly pay is taken out of any commission that you earn leaving you with basically nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -pay for gas, or at least pay minimum wage, or maybe even a new set of tires
    -be more organized
    -start the internship before campus special beats us to every business in town
    -the planner is dying out, come up with another option

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Depends on how hard you apply yourself.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You really learn a lot about yourself and how hard you work because this is the whole internship. Nobody is going to be with you babysitting you throughout the job. It all depends on what kind of work you put in. If you work really hard, you will get the return. Once you are comfortable in the field, the internship can get fun especially since you are literally just talking to new businesses and new people everyday.

    Training was a pretty big part of why I decided to take this internship. Flying a week out to UNC Chapel Hill was awesome. Everybody that attended training all had the same mindset: have fun. Training was mainly memorizing scripts and presentations in the day time and free time at night.

    15% commission; work hard, get paid. You get a $200 in advance every week. Make sure you understand they pay before accepting this internship.

    Everybody in the company is willing to help and very nice.

    Cons

    After just a week of practicing a script at training, you are pretty much just expected to go out and sell.

    Your typical day will just be going business to business talking to the decision makers of businesses.

    Training was unorganized and just messy. They've been around for 40 years or so now, management should probably figure out how to get everybody to/from training properly.

    THE TRAINING DAYS ARE LONG. You have to meet up every day at 8am, presentations until 1 hour lunch at 12pm, then training sessions until around 5pm, dinner break for about 2 hours, meet back up with region and more training until whenever the session would be done ( around 10pm). We are talking about 8am to 10pm with 3 hours of break for around 6 days and no pay.

    There is an issue with semester schools and quarter schools or there's a problem with bigger schools and smaller schools. If a smaller school doesn't have that many sales reps, or they need more time to break out of that sales shell, it'll be pretty hard to recover sales since there are competitors in the college advertising market. Usually the managers typically will help out the bigger schools first so smaller colleges will neglected until the problems arise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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