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2009 Intern in southern california, Went to CSULB

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Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Orange, CA
Former Employee - Branch Manager in Orange, CA

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

Pros

awesome support from RC, great trainings, awesome learning experience, made $15,000, finished the internship a different person. This was the best learning and personal growing experience that i could have asked for in college. I now have an awesome job and telling the story of my experience is pretty cool. I ran an 80,000 paining business when i was 19 years old.

Cons

It takes a lot of time. Keep in mind that this is probably your first time running a business or doing sales. It takes time to get good. You aren't going to be good over night. I went 0 for 15 before i booked my first job. I was pretty upset then but i think that was the biggest learning experience of the internship. I also remember that i was in a bit of a situation with a client, and i asked my RC for help. He told me to 'figure it out'. I was pissed then, but in life, if you get all the answers given to you, you wont learn anything. In hindsight this was the most powerful learning experience. During the school year (spring semester) i put in 20-30 hours a week, during the beginning of summer, it was more so like 70-80 hrs. Come mid july and aug i had more systems in place for my employees, so i wasn't always on the job site.

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I think its great. You can't please everyone. In the interview, they are not kidding when they say you will be pushed out of your comfort zone and they tell you upfront how much work/ hours it takes to good.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot to improve on

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    Former Employee - Exterior Painter  in  Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Exterior Painter in Novato, CA

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

    Pros

    Provides young adults the opportunity to be employed under reasonable conditions.

    Cons

    Very unorganized and those employed risk losing their job at any time.

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    Better preparation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terribly Shady Company that offloads all the risks on the interns

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Makes amazing talking points on your resume

    Cons

    Promised me compensation which they never gave
    Success depends moreso on the area they give you
    They do not give you a lease on any of the materials they expect you to buy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually give your employees the compensation you promised

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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