College Works Painting Reviews in Milwaukee, WI

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
246 Reviews

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246 Reviews
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Pros
  • Helped with goal setting, time management, and the basics of running a business (in 18 reviews)

  • Interns have the opportunity to obtain real world experience running a branch of a company with limited risk (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • HUGE time commitment; door-to-door marketing (in 14 reviews)

  • Even if you book 25k in work, you wont necessary make any money (in 11 reviews)

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    District Manager - Wisconsin

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    Current Employee - District Manager  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - District Manager in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    This is my second year with the company and I've never had such a challenging and accomplishing experience in my life. I've learned more about myself, management, the real world and business than I could have possibly asked for. This internship changes lives and creates the future leaders of society.

    Cons

    If you are not motivated, coachable, and driven with a strong work ethic, this is not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Too much effort up front before rewards are realized.

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    -Helpful management
    -Fun culture
    -Many helpful models to learn from
    -Teaches you a lot about what it means to be an entrepreneur.

    Cons

    -Too much travel
    -Loss of weekends
    -No pay until jobs begin
    -Too much work during your Spring semester of college to balance the internship and your studies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take so much off the top. 40% profit to the company makes prices non-competitive and sales much more difficult.

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    So Far So Good

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at College Works Painting as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Life Skills.
    Potential big earnings.

    Cons

    Lots of work.
    60+ hours some times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better regions

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