AroundCampus Reviews

Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
195 Reviews

3.5
195 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 12 reviews)

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


Cons
  • No work-life balance, you're expected to put in long hours (in 20 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  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)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  

    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    Challenging but rewarding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a 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
  3. 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
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  5. 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 for less than a 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
  7.  

    Great if you want to get into sales, NOT MARKETING

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader

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

    Pros

    -Real sales experience
    -No one hovering over you, you're self directed and responsible
    -Great networking opportunity
    -The training in SC was the best part, learned a lot of great things.

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -No work-life balance, you're expected to put in long hours
    -Hearing "no" so many times can be exhausting
    -Little growth within company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop advertising this as a marketing and advertising internship. It's not, and that's FALSE advertising. I quit after a few weeks because I was so miserable. This a sales internship. Nothing else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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 for less than a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great resume builder

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Fairfax, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Fairfax, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Get to meet with new and interesting people everyday
    - You determine your success
    - Great training program
    - Awesome career partners, leading to many job opportunities
    - Team based approach

    Cons

    - Low compensation
    - No mileage or gas reimbursement
    - Long days
    - Not enough tools provided to effectively track prospects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - The training program is tremendous, keep it up
    - If the correct tracking tools are used, sales would be doubled at a minimum

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

    Very challenging, but EXTREMELY rewarding!

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    It's not your typical internship, you get full hands-on experience and it helps you not only professionally, but helps you grow personally as well. This internship opened up so many doors for my future and I know I wouldn't have these career options otherwise.

    Cons

    The Summer days can be hot, you will hear no, but at the end it's all worth it. You truly get what you put into the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great start to a sales career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Expenses paid sales training in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Great networking opportunities with career partners. All of the hard work pays off when it comes to looking for a career in sales.

    Cons

    It can sometimes be a pain to have to constantly bug the same businesses after they've said no 5 times. Paper advertising is the hardest type of sales, and it really takes a lot of motivation. My market was small and so was my territory which made it harder to sell.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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