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  • Hard hard hard job, basically no pay, advertising is outdated and hard to sell (in 10 reviews)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

    Terrible Conditions, Horrible Managers

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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

    Some recruiters have been impressed by my internship experience with UD

    Cons

    Barely get paid, you're hardly making any money by the time you account for all the gas you have to pay for, companies don't want or need the product so you're basically being told no constantly, bosses play favorites and are inexperienced, quick turnover, all around horrible summer, expect you to work overtime for no pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advertise the app and get people to start using it, because the app views are terrible and businesses haven't ever heard of it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Means well..lacks organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Learned management and communication skills. Helped me to be more upfront and courageous to confront businesses.

    Cons

    Invested a lot of time, money and effort to something that wasn't really rewarding. Experience would have been better with a more organized regional manager.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the most life changing, incredible, challenging and rewarding experience I have ever done.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    -Fun, young, energetic management team
    -All of the sales managers and the President himself have done the internship, so they know exactly how to coach and mentor us
    -Hands on, real life sales experience that you can't find at any other internship
    -Great support system throughout the summer, the Regional Managers visit you in each market and do ride alongs and go on sales calls with you
    -Career Partner Network with great companies who actively seek to hire our interns, I had 5 companies reach out to me to discuss full time opportunities after I completed the internship
    -Morning webinar led by the President every single morning to fire up the teams

    Cons

    -It definitely comes with it's challenges but interns that put in the time and effort will see success throughout the program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Don't change a thing, I still keep in touch with my regional manager and he is responsible for a large amount of personal and professional growth over the summer and my last year as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    This was a great place to intern.

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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

    You get to work by yourself for most of the day. Management was very helpful. Really looks good on a resume. Team bonding was very strong. Opportunities to move to a new market when you're done with the current one. All expense paid trip to NC. You get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Compensation is low. You put a lot of miles on your car, and it gets really hot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe up the compensation or do something to help with gas

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

    Career Enhancing Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Muncie, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Muncie, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    GREAT outside B2B sales experience
    Fantastic training program
    Career opportunities
    Cold and Warm calling experience
    Networking
    Management (top to bottom)

    "Being an outside sales intern with UD was the best decision I've made in building my professional career. The Sales Foundation Academy is an unmatched training program. The real world sales experience is eye-opening and allows you to get a taste of the industry. The coworkers, managers, and clients you are able to network with over these 3 months are connections that can benefit you over a career. If you work hard, get organized early and stay persistent, you have the opportunity for a memorable summer!"

    Cons

    No gas or meal reimbursement
    Pay slightly lower than you expect

    If you aren't willing to go "all in" and commit to a long, hot, and tough summer, then this may not be for you. It will require 110%, but is WELL worth it when you push through it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The directory is great for the faculty, but the students don't use it. Keep investing in the planner and AroundCampus mobile app. Work on developing new and innovative platforms to continue connecting college towns to their markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I gained so much experience and received great support every step of the way!

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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

    Great, happy, fun people in a team environment. I couldn't believe they sent us to a week-long training program, I knew nothing little about sales before taking this internship but have a career in it now. I made great friends here, even with my manager who gave great support along the way.

    Cons

    It was a challenging experience, and I made a decent amount but wouldn't do it for the money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lacked goals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL (US)

    I have been working at AroundCampus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good training and builds character

    Cons

    Ripped off businesses, bad rep

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    An internship for future benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus as an intern

    Pros

    Great experience to have going forward.

    Cons

    Really tough at the time, sales numbers are unrealistic and most markets have horrible customer retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once in a lifetime opportunity

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager  in  Chapel Hill, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Chapel Hill, NC (US)

    I have been working at AroundCampus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - lots of responsibility
    - great company culture
    - management cares about every employee and works hard to keep a ongoing learning environment
    - lots of travel under the companies dime
    - opportunities to move up in management
    - young managers get to recruit, hire, train, and manage multiple college interns

    Cons

    - non stop working
    - every one is young
    - needs more innovative products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - look into innovative, new, and fresh ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    UD/Around Campus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AroundCampus

    Pros

    Great preparation if interested in sales and marketing, training is extensive and people are great

    Cons

    Intense day to day grind with outside sales and cold calling. Pay is limited for hours put into summer and lack of commission gained after internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize how to gain money from clients worked with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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