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AroundCampus Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
214 Reviews
3.5
214 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 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Long Hours: You are required to work 40 hours per week (in 24 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Beware of AroundCampus, formally known as University Directories

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader

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

    Pros

    sales experience, good resume builder but only for saying how you overcame challenges

    Cons

    horrible compensation, no benefits, drive around city all day don't compensate for gas, unprofessional managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would really note all the positive and negative comments on here. If this internship was as good as some of the reviews are saying, there wouldn't be nearly as many negative reviews as on this page. I would be very careful when applying to this internship because while interviewing they keep it very general so you don't know what you're getting into. Almost more than half my team quit before the internship was over. So make sure to keep ALL reviews in mind

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much work, not enough pay

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    Current Employee - Full-time Summer Sales Intern
    Current Employee - Full-time Summer Sales Intern

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

    Pros

    good experience opportunity for someone that doesn't really need the money.

    Cons

    -only get paid $200/wk , visit over 30 businesses each day, but you have to pay for own gas in car.
    -training is draining & overly scripted sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay student interns more because the money is definitely needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to establish an excellent foundation in sales.

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Company gives you great training and you will receive a lot of opportunities from their corporate partners. Lots of opportunities to move up within the company.

    Cons

    Can be discouraging when you first get out into the field and begin working. Product is considered over priced for many of the businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more price fluctuation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    not average internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Sales Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Sales Intern

    I worked at AroundCampus (less than an year)

    Pros

    freedom, sales development, people skills development, well-known program, commission

    Cons

    poor compensation before commission, should pay for gas, more organization, NEED database

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more involved, phone calls are not enough, more professionalism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great overall experience

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    • 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 (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
  9. 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
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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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Entry-level Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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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