College Works Painting

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College Works Painting Reviews in Milwaukee, WI

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
261 Reviews
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261 Reviews
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Pros
  • Helped with goal setting, time management, and the basics of running a business (in 20 reviews)

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


Cons
  • The first month consisted of door-to-door "marketing", which was unpaid (in 16 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
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager () in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Branch Manager () in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at College Works Painting as an intern (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Increase organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    District Manager - Wisconsin

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - District Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at College Works Painting full-time (more than an 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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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Too much effort up front before rewards are realized.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Waukesha, WI

    I worked at College Works Painting as an intern (less than an 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Life Skills.
    Potential big earnings.

    Cons

    Lots of work.
    60+ hours some times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better regions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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