College Works Painting
3.8 of 5 210 reviews
www.collegeworks.com Irvine, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

College Works Painting Reviews

Updated Apr 3, 2014
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3.8 210 reviews

                             

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Jeff Gunhus, Spencer Pepe, Jason Reid, Matthew Stewart

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Not good enough training for painters

Painter (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at College Works Painting part-time for less than a year

Prosdecent pay for a summer job during college

Conswork long hours and cut corners to get the job done.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at College Works Painting

ProsSeems that you'll gain the necessary tools to get ahead in life.

ConsNot sure how worth it, it'll be.

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Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at College Works Painting as an intern for less than a year

ProsLots of growth opportunities and great resume builder.

ConsA lot of work for very little pay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Working as a branch manager with College works Painting requires between 30-50 hours of dedication outside of school.

Branch Manager (Former Employee)
Bellevue, WA

I worked at College Works Painting as an intern for less than a year

ProsCheapest, best entrepreneurial experience you can receive. Your success relies on your ability to pursue a goal and do not quit.

ConsVery risky business. There were many people who did not earn any money after 6 months of hard work.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not do this internship for the money. If you do, the money will not come. Do it for the experience. Then, the money will come.

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

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You get out what you put in

Intern (Current Employee)
Madison, WI

I have been working at College Works Painting full-time for less than a year

ProsSurrounded by a very self-motivated group of college students; will pay off if you work hard

ConsHUGE time commitment; door-to-door marketing

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Great internship as long as you are top-performer

Summer Management Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at College Works Painting as an intern for more than a year

ProsGet exposure into sales field, potential for growth within the company. Fun "work hard, play hard" culture.

ConsLots of moral dilemmas with this internship. Managers are manipulative and don't spend enough time in the field working with their interns. Lack of maturity in management - unless it is written down on paper, do not expect your district manager to follow through on any incentives or promises. Lots of interns drop out during the marketing season. Tough to keep painters for more than a couple weeks unless you go through personal network.

Advice to Senior ManagementLeaders should be role models and should genuinely care about their intern's development. Too much sitting around inside talking about their interns and not enough time spent making sure jobs are done correctly.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at College Works Painting full-time

Pros-Good incentives for top-performing managers.
-You get paid for the results, not how hard you work

Cons-Lack of help from management to managers who might struggle

Advice to Senior ManagementMore resources to help struggling managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good learning opportunity

Branch/District Manager (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at College Works Painting part-time for more than a year

ProsYou will meet lots of people and make new friends. The fun events in the summer make it worth it.

ConsIt is EXTREMELY hard. If you don't plan on working hard don't bother accept. To be completely honest more than half of interns fail/quit before they even get to summer.

Advice to Senior ManagementFollow through on rewards. I won "dinner" or a "pedicure" a few times but never received the reward.

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

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Good for a 1 year experience as an intern, not more than that.

Senior District Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at College Works Painting full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat training and development for the future in the basics of sales and sales management. Great company culture with travel opportunities.

ConsYou get 3 months vacation, but when you aren't on vacation you will be working 80 hours a week. The District Manager's success in college is not a number 1 priority of the VPs. You work 80 hours a week to make between 15K and 40K a year. Top performing managers make more than 95% of District Managers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Eye-opening

Branch Manager (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

I worked at College Works Painting full-time for less than a year

Pros-a lot of experience to be gained in a short amount of time
-potential to make a lot of money
-great on the resume

Cons-if you do not manage your account well, you will end up not making anything
-little in the way of production training, mostly it was self taught
-a lot of your success depends on you and your manager, so if you do not like your manager it is going to be a rough summer

Advice to Senior Managementmore production training

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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