College Works Painting Reviews

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Jeff Gunhus, Spencer Pepe, Jason Reid, Matthew Stewart
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  • You get amazing knowledge about running a business (in 20 reviews)

  • If you want to go into business, CWP is hands down the best experience you can have in getting real world experience as an undergrad (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • HUGE time commitment; door-to-door marketing (in 17 reviews)

  • Even if you book 25k in work, you wont necessary make any money (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Loved the internship program and experience with CWP-Wisconsin

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Branch Manager () in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Intern - Branch Manager () in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at College Works Painting as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    The internship made me grow up; I had an opportunity to work very hard, make a great amount of money, and boost my resume up big-time for being a freshman in college. I made $28,000 working part-time from February-May, and full-time from June-August. The Wisconsin (Great Lakes) Division is #1 in CWP, and they definitely know how to have a good time as well!

    Cons

    A ton of responsibility given to young college students. I loved the responsibility, but for immature or lazy students, the program will weed you out right away. Highly recommend it but only if you're serious about the internship and its benefits. The intern and painter experience is very dependent on the manager responsible for them.

    Advice to Management

    Increase organization


  2. District Manager - Wisconsin

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - District Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Works Painting full-time (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 Management

    \m/


  3. Too much effort up front before rewards are realized.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Branch Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Former Intern - Branch Manager in Waukesha, WI

    I worked at College Works Painting as an intern (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 Management

    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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Branch Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Intern - Branch Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at College Works Painting as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Life Skills. Potential big earnings.

    Cons

    Lots of work. 60+ hours some times.

    Advice to Management

    Give better regions



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