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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
208 Reviews
3.4
208 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 13 reviews)

  • The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Long Hours: You are required to work 40 hours per week (in 24 reviews)

  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advertising Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    Expense paid trip to training at UNC-Chapel Hill
    Met a lot of new friends from all over the country
    Great experience
    You get out of it what you put in

    Cons

    A lot of work and time
    Not easy
    Be ready for rejection
    Have to cover your own expenses

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great overall experience

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader/Sales in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader/Sales in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    excellent training opportunities
    great team based structure and support
    younger regional management which makes them more approachable. (all have been through the internship)

    Cons

    most business owners aren't interested in student customers
    the pay is not great considering you have to drive all over Atlanta 5 days a week

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Outside Sales Representative

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    The training was really fun. You get to meet other students/interns from different universities in the country. Obviously, they mostly hire good looking and social people. The managers really want you to succeed. You learn a lot about yourself in this position. Your determination will lead to make a sale. The CEO visited us in our location, nice guy.

    Cons

    The actual work was really hard especially at first. Cold calling takes a lot of guts, and could be really embarrassing. Half of my team quit within 3 weeks. Forget the training, you actually learn in the field.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regional Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very hands on lots and lots of real world experiences for young people. Great internship, great company, I would do it all over in a second!

    Cons

    Feeling over never having an ending point in a task. It however is a great challenge at the same time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Entry-level Experience

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Hands-on work experience, friendly environment, managers/supervisors are very approachable and willing to offer advice. Contests in the sales department and pretty casual dress. Decent summer job, internship during college, or first "real-world" position.

    Cons

    For the inside sales department, some calls may be cold calls. Occasionally you'll encounter less-than-satisfied customers. Fair amount of rejections which you'll need to counter. The summer gets pretty hectic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The mobile app and coupons are great ideas, but as a college student who used the planner all 4 years I honestly had no idea until I began working at UD that these pages existed. Often while redeeming a coupon businesses remark that they don't receive many from customers. I've actually been thanked multiple times for redeeming the offer. I think the app and print coupons are theoretically sound, but the app is admittedly finicky, and the planner deals could be advertised better. I'd suggest 1) better visibility of the physical coupons (i.e. a starburst on the planner cover) and 2) emphasizing to clients their role in promoting the coupon via social media, etc.

    Additionally, from working in ISD I'd really recommend reaching out to customers before inside sales resumes and an increasingly forward approach to touching base with clients. Many customers responded that my call about a sale was the first they'd heard from UD since renewing or signing a contract over the summer. Taking initiative and reaching out to customers, asking for feedback and offering to promote their deals prior to selling emphasizes that the advertisement is a relationship, not just a sale. Additionally, a few minutes over the course of a couple months would undoubtedly lead to more successful advertising. This would greatly help customer retention. Better client retention would in turn benefit summer sales, many of which came way too late creating artwork problems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Challenging but rewarding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get to work with some really cool people your age. You really get to know tons of people from your college town.

    Learning the basic art of selling is tested on a daily basis here.

    Cons

    Cold calling door to door at businesses. Some businesses see your ads as really worthless, so you have to be ready to back up your product at all times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    everyday was different!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    every day is different which made it challenging

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what your doing

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales/Marketing Representative

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    -If you do well, you will get flooded with job opportunities from the career partners of the company
    -Great hands on experience
    -Not an office job

    Cons

    -VERY DIFFICULT, but rewarding in the end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    Nothing much I had a pretty terrible experience

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Internships

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Tallahassee, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Tallahassee, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    The experience was very valuable in terms of making contacts and learning about selling to local businesses.
    Great training sessions for all interns!
    Company always created competitions to motivate sales interns.

    Cons

    Required to make 30 sales calls a day in the blistering heat.
    Territories aren't evenly distributed and can provide little opportunities for sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore alternative ways to advertise on the behalf of local businesses. Print is dying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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