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

AroundCampus Reviews

Updated Apr 09, 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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Pros:
  • "The training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Learn a lot about time management and multitasking"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long long hours and it is not as easy as it seems to make a sale"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Product you are selling can be expensive and hard to sell"
    in 9 reviews
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Best college internship for marketing/sales undergrad students

Sales Team Leader/Sales (Former Employee)

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

Pros- Puts you in a position to get a great job after school - I now work for a career partner who LOVES recruiting from UD
- Can't beat the training your receive
- Gain experience talking with business professionals
- Managers offer career advice, review resumes, and serve as great references
- Competitive environment
- Reward for success
- Ability to earn commission, but you have a $200/ week minimum
- PAID internship

Work your tail off, and you'll be set for a job after college.

Cons- Not compensated for gas money

Advice to Senior ManagementFind some way to monitor actual performance vs. recorded performance (lying about number of calls a day)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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loved it

Sales Team Leader/Sales (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

Proshard work good experience. Great resume builder and management gives awesome feedback. Loved the atmosphere and training was a blast!

Conshard work, long days, a lot of driving. Yet all still worth the experience. Great on a resume and puts you ahead of your peers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Satisfying and challenging

Sales Intern (Current Employee)
Auburn, AL (US)

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

ProsInproves your personal communication skills

ConsNot the internship for people that don't want to go into sales.

Advice to Senior ManagementProofread ads created by the graphic design team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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EXPERIENCE OF A LIFE TIME

Sales Team Leader/Sales (Former Employee)
Ames, IA (US)

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

ProsBest opportunity I could have ever asked for at a college level. NONE of my friends or classmates have had the experience I have had after completing this internship. Want to put yourself above the average and above all of the others you are competing against? DO IT. Best networking you could ever have a long with a training experience above all others. I had SEVEN companies reach out to me after the internship was over because they appreciate how difficult it is and what kind of person it takes to be successful.

ConsHardest thing I have ever done during the first month. Can be emotionally draining but you get used to it after awhile. You will be SO GLAD when you stick it out.

Advice to Senior ManagementKEEP IT UP! Awesome, positive, relatable, personable, talented, I could go on and on. And OUTSTANDING and sales training!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Land of Opportunities

Sales Team Leader/Sales (Former Employee)

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

ProsA lot of partnering companies that you can easily land a job with after being successful in the internship.

Cons-no $$$ in it.
-bad design work
-a lot of dissatisfied customers

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication with the business owners about Ad design!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bad product that is hard to sell, low pay, lots of work

Sales Representative (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe training program in Chapel Hill allows you to meet lots of other students from across the country

ConsDoor to door sales, products are not good, app doesn't work, have you work some nights but don't get paid extra, pay is very low, lots of hours

Advice to Senior ManagementFix the app and update your products

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

We work hard to ensure all candidates understand the products prior to accepting a position with us. In fact, it's part of our interview! Sorry this came as a surprise to you. I'm hopeful you'll ... 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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AroundCampus President responded to this review

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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OK internship

Brand Ambassador (Former Employee)
Pullman, WA (US)

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

ProsLots of freedom, make your own schedule

ConsUnclear goals and almost no training

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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