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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated 20 September 2014
Updated 20 September 2014
206 Reviews
3.4
206 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  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)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.  

    Great outside sales experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great outside sales experience. Interns gain great knowledge about outside sales, building rapport, making presentations, and importance of following up.

    Cons

    One of the cons would be definitely pay. If one works in the city costs of commuting are high. Therefore, you spend more than earn. Then, very intensive and long days could be challenging.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I'd do the internship again.

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    Former Employee - Project Design Specialist  in  Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Project Design Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    If you're like me and were tragically born missing a trust fund, it's nice to work over the summer to get some money and job experience. As far as opportunities go, I think this is probably one of the more legit ones.

    * They won't have you selling knives that can cut pennies in half (you don't need one anyway, you don't have a trust fund, remember?) and you even get your own cubical if you're a Project Design Specialist.
    * You get an hour paid lunch. You might end up working through it most days during the July rush, but that's more of a personal choice then a hard requirement.
    * The company makes a real effort to have a fun culture. I think they genuinely enjoy having students from as many college as possible. There are college emblems everywhere.
    * The supervisors all seemed like very kind person. You don't have to fear having an impersonal slave driving boss(wo)man.

    Cons

    * As deadline season (July) approaches, things many get a little intense. I can not emphasises enough that no one is ever required to stay past standard working hours (8:30-5:30, with flexible 1 hour paid lunch break) though you will probably have teammates who are staying late, and this may make you feel a little obligated to chip in extra too. In a good way though I suppose.
    * Pay is a little low.
    * Computers are riddled with issues, especially for design based jobs.
    * This is a (generally attractive) female dominated internship. Sounds pretty cool for the guys, at least at first, but if you're more of an introvert like me, and can be hard to make and keep work friends with so few guys in your bro-mediate area. It's still possible if you can friends in other departments however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some new computers. I specially advised that mine should be thrown into a volcano when my internship ended.
    When you talk about opportunities to be brought on full time, make sure you mention the actual job probably won't start until the start of the following summer. This makes the internship only valuable as a "foot in the door" to those who still have a year left of school if they want a job to graduate to.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great workplace environment, positive and productive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, awesome people to work with every day. Experienced a lot of personal growth throughout the workdays and entire summer

    Cons

    Not too many cons. Was quite time consuming for the wage, however the internship is geared towards personal and career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include more balance in the training program, build more value to the products offered.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a 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
  6.  

    Excellent!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a 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
  7.  

    Most challenging yet rewarding--great management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to establish an excellent foundation in sales.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader

    I worked at AroundCampus as a contractor

    Pros

    It is 100% sales what you put in determines what you get out.
    Very rewarding experience and training that is known in the sales world.
    Great for college undergrads that want to experience what sales is like.

    Cons

    Compensation for interns could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great training and compassion for interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great overall experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a 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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