AroundCampus
3.5 of 5 170 reviews
www.aroundcampusgroup.com Chapel Hill, NC 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Mar 06, 2014
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AroundCampus President John O'Brien

John O'Brien

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66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great if you want to get into sales, NOT MARKETING

Sales Team Leader (Former Employee)

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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Terrible Conditions, Horrible Managers

Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

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

ProsSome recruiters have been impressed by my internship experience with UD

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lacked goals

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL (US)

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

ProsGood training and builds character

ConsRipped off businesses, bad rep

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more honest

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not worth it and kind of a scam

Sales Team Leader/Sales (Former Employee)

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

ProsFree sales training (though the training week is exhausting and the constant parties/drinking get on your nerves)
Meet lots of business owners and students from other schools

ConsLong hours with little pay (less than $4 an hour on a "commission" basis for 40 hours a week when you do the math)
B2B sales that involves chasing down clients on your own gas (and most of the time they don't buy)
A lot of pressure for not a lot of reward
Product you are selling can be expensive and hard to sell
Very few actually make commission

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the product and app (broken app) and pay your interns higher commission or at least minimum wage.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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AroundCampus President responded to this review

Jan 12, 2014

I'm sorry the program did not meet your expectations. We certainly work hard to create the right expectations during the recruiting process. My hope is you'll see the value of the training and ... More

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Maybe pay your interns?

Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Norman, OK (US)

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

ProsTraining was okay
Sales Manager was a really cool guy

ConsPaid below minimum wage after it's all said and done

Advice to Senior ManagementActually pay your interns for their hard work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Jan 12, 2014

I was sorry to hear the compensation did not meet your expectations. We work hard to design a program that provides a fair compensation program and great learning experience. Our investment in ... More

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NOT the Internship they Portray it to be

Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at AroundCampus full-time for less than a year

ProsPublic Speaking Experience
Free trip to North Carolina
Sales Job Opportunities after if you do well

ConsNOT a MARKETING internship
Full time hours with part time pay
Walking business to business all summer
Cult like culture

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen recruiting interns be honest about what the position entails. Don't promote it as a marketing or business internship it is a SALES internship.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Jan 12, 2014

While we've never been shy of our sales internship, marketing by definition is "the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising."

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Long hot summer days

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
West Sacramento, CA (US)

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

ProsMotivational boosts from team, plan your own day, good motivation from management

ConsNo compensation for gas, No perks, Bad hours, Salary compensation based, you are the work horses for the company who discards you after internship

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Long hours, little pay, lots of gas

Sales Representative (Former Employee)

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

ProsFree trip to North Carolina. Great to use on resume.

ConsMonotonous work, poor product, rarely receive renewals.

Advice to Senior ManagementINCREASE PAY!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Could have done better if I looked more Internships

Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

ProsThe people that you work with are all awesome.

ConsThe pay was not that great. It all depended on what territory you received. The training in North Carolina seems like it will be really fun, yet it is grueling boring and the script they make to learn is hardly used when you’re out in the field. This job was really hard and I would not recommend it unless you are superior at sales and you live in a college town where all the companies rely on kids to buy their products.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome how split of the good companies amoung sales reps so they all have the same chance to succed, once your in a rutt of not making money or selling, you usually stay there.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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You get what you put in

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat introduction to B2B selling and making cold calls
Potential for pretty good money
Allows for a lot of independence on a daily basis

ConsEverything you do is based upon making cold calls, ie. walking into a business blindly and immediately starting to pitch. If you're not good at that you're in for a long summer.
A lot of rejections. Most people are fairly nice about passing up on the product while others are not so nice.
The way you are paid is once the commission is collected. Some businesses do not pay in a timely manner and in turn you don't get commission for making that sale. There is also a cut off date for you to receive commission meaning that there is a lot of potential for you to miss out on getting paid.
For as much work as you do, you do not get paid enough. I busted my butt off during the summer and am looking to receive not nearly the amount of money I should be. You get a $200 draw each week and 15% of your sales but until you pay off the draw, you see no money.
I believe the product will be obsolete in a few years. No one wants to buy print advertising anymore.

Advice to Senior ManagementProduct needs to be reconfigured or will become obsolete soon.
Easy for interns to slack off and just chill while getting paid.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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