AroundCampus Reviews

Updated 22 April 2015
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  1. It was okay, but get ready to work a lot and outside of the 8:30 to 5:30 time range.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Most of the employees were fun to work with, getting sales experience, and an all expense paid week of training in Chapel Hill, NC.

    Cons

    The products don't really work well in cities that aren't college towns and some interns were immature.

    Advice to Management

    Better hours and understanding what the sales reps have to go through. Hire better interns because some were rude, immature and lazy.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Hardest, most rewarding job I have had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader

    I worked at AroundCampus (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities waiting for me when I graduate
    Experience in cold calling, sales process and B2B relations that put you ahead of other students
    Realistic to starting jobs in sales

    Cons

    Tough to work in a weak market
    When your team is successful, you won't be seeing regional managers much

  3. It was just OK

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boise, ID (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boise, ID (US)

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Our territory manager was great, but she's no longer with the company

    Cons

    I hated going door to door selling to businesses

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  5. Don't

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training, and culture program. They really get you pumped.

    Cons

    Everything else. When you actually get out into the field you feel like you don't have the proper training

    Advice to Management

    Move past paper, get deeper into the digital realm

  6. Hard Work

    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Auburn, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Auburn, AL (US)

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience, great job opportunities, looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations, stressful, underpaid, overworked, overpriced products

    Advice to Management

    Be more helpful

  7. Helpful (1)

    Outside Sales Internship will help you in the long run

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This internship helped me thicken my skin when it came to outside sales. I loved how they had full trust in their interns, you were put in your territory and expected to bring in good numbers. Many career partners that look to hire you out of the internship, but most are staffing/recruiting companies, which I am not personally interested in. Management is very approachable and friendly. Met all of the higher-ups during week-long all expenses paid training camp down in Chapel Hill.

    Cons

    You only get commission on what they collect before a certain date. You may sell a certain amount, but doesn't mean that you will collect the commission that you earned. I budgeted out expecting to get about $5000 in commission and received about 200 bucks on top of the $200 weekly forward you are given all summer. There is no proof of how much was collected before a certain date after the internship is over so I guess you are expected after the internship to act as Collections as well. However, in the long run this helped me because I am not as easily tricked by "salary" when applying for jobs,.

  8. Easy work but inefficient

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Good work-life balance
    -Young office culture is very friendly

    Cons

    -Interns frequently ran out of work to do and were sent home early
    -Management doesn't seem to know what they want to do with the product, so there is unnecessary work

    Advice to Management

    Hire fewer interns so work can be distributed more evenly.

    Figure out what to do with the web/mobile products.

  9. Good for personal development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a lot about yourself, learn how to speak to people, learn how to work hard, learn how to deal with difficult situations

    Cons

    No one liked the product. If they bought it in the past, they were not buying it again. No student actually knows what it is.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time and resources on advertising to the students

  10. A valid option if you absolutely cannot find another option

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in New York, NY (US)
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sales experience
    Getting to know the local business owners
    leadership is fairly laid back

    Cons

    Compensation was not nearly enough to cover the costs of traveling around town in order to do your job. It also was not my direct experience, but I heard of a co-worker not getting their full commission at the end of the summer

  11. Ultimate "you get what you put in" internship.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility and independence to work on your own, positive work environment from management, sales training program is a blast and is a great place to network.

    Cons

    This is an internship for the experience. Management will be honest with you and tell you even that if you are looking to make money this is not the internship for you. Sales success is mostly indicative of market you are in and print advertisement is a tough sell.

    Advice to Management

    I have no complaints regarding management. They were honest and helpful.

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