College Works Painting Interview Questions

Updated Jul 20, 2014
Updated Jul 20, 2014
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    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at College Works Painting in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    3 step interview process. Interview over the phone, Interview in person, then and interview with the president at some coffee shop. You are hired but not really given the details of the job, which is door to door sales.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Crap hourly pay plus commission but it all depends on luck with a tiny bit of sales skill.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at College Works Painting in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I got a call from someone saying I had signed up because I was interested in an internship. They ask you to meet with them in a group session where they make you feel like you're competing against each other to get a follow up interview. I was going to get a shot at it but turned it down because it seemed shady. The representative, who was a general manager for her branch, was rude towards me when I turned it down. She said I'd never get an internship. She also would beat around the bush when we asked about how everything worked and that it would later be explained.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked how interning for them could benefit me. It was difficult because I knew nothing about what it was about I had just shown up to the interview. They gave us a pamphlet to look through for about a minute.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Marketing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at College Works Painting in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    About 4 rounds of interviews: (1) phone/informational; (2) face-to-face/informational/selective; (3) for potential candidates with senior manager; (4) via phone with senior manager (yes/no decision).

    Interview is easy. You have to show your communication skills, intelligence, etc. Be calm and confident.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I had a better opportunity in larger firm.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing and Sales Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at College Works Painting in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I stumbled upon this job posting on Craigslist. I contacted them back by e-mail and by phone. They sent a response the next day. Interviews were done at a local starbucks coffee shop. They hired me the first day, claiming they needed hungry college interns, capable of making a lot of money, with unlimited potential. Once hired, they send you to a "job seminar" for a few days in some undisclosed location until the day of. They make you stay for hours without pay, of course! The person giving the seminar is a supposed CEO, who rants about living in Laguna Niguel, is ultra rich, is friends with the creator of the "Hot Pockets" and claims to have a "Black Card." This guy is a suspicious guy from the beginning. Once done with the "seminar" they make you sign a series of shady contracts and waivers. You are not allowed to disclose information shared or given to you about the company and their procedures. To top it off, they don't pay when you're supposed to get paid. You have to verbally obligate them to pay you or else open a civil lawsuit against them and their corrupt corporation.

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    College Works Painting Response

    Jun 18, 2014CEO

    I am sorry this was your experience and I am happy to talk to you about it. Each of our employees must be paid in a timely manner, if you were not paid properly we need to straighten that out ... More

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at College Works Painting.

    Interview Details

    The company called me after I'd said I was interested in one of my college classes. They originally called me to gauge my interest, and later asked me for a time that would be best for an interview. On my first call, I asked if it would be a problem that I didn't have a car, and they told me there wouldn't be as long as I could get around. Unfortunately, the first question in my interview was whether or not I had a car, and I was immediately dismissed once I said I didn't. Overall, I'm pretty disappointed. Shows a lack of communication on the company's part.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Regional Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  College Station, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in College Station, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days - interviewed at College Works Painting in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Starts with a phone interview, and then goes on to a casual interview at a local Starbucks. I had to take 2 personality tests, and come back for a second Starbucks interview before getting an offer. It seems they aren't looking for anything too specific, just someone who is interested in working hard and knows how to show up on time.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't anything difficult about the process, I think they just want to know you can be on time and put forth a little effort.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They take 40% of all your sales, so you're left to use the remaining 60% to cover your costs. They also take nearly 100% of whatever you pay your crews, so you end up paying twice as much as your labor should cost.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at College Works Painting.

    Interview Details

    I filled out a sheet of paper in my class and was contacted a few weeks later with a phone call. This is the initial interview. They will ask you a few questions about yourself and then figure out a time when they would like to meet up next. The next two are on campus interviews with different students who have gone through the program. As long as you show that you're interested, motivated, and determined, you should have no trouble making it to the next round.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were straight forward and easy. Just be ready to talk about your resume, give examples of how you exemplified certain skills, and show that you're motivated. You can be into anything and get this job.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Couldn't get the logistics figured out

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at College Works Painting.

    Interview Details

    They do their best to not tell you it is a summer painting job until you are sitting in front of them. Brief phone interview followed up by a group face-to-face interview and a final interview. Mostly just had to defend my resume and prove I was a team player with high achievement drive

    Interview Questions
    • What three accomplishments to you take the most pride in and why?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was allowed. Must accept company terms.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got a call from to ask if I was still interested. After a couple of questions I was scheduled a time for a phone interview with a head recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time that you had to take initiative and lead a project.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at College Works Painting.

    Interview Details

    The internship itself is the interview process. If you are successful as an intern in your first year, you will be approached about becoming a District Manager. This position is for the best of the best, and you are definitely treated that way.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your biggest fear about becoming a District Manager?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer

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