College Works Painting

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Tough program but great experience

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Branch Manager in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Branch Manager in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at College Works Painting full-time (less than an year)

Pros

I essentially learned how to run a business as a Freshman in college. This was a good fit for me because I had the desire to run a business after graduation. Over the course of the internship, I learned how to sell painting services, manage over workes on the jobsite, and deliver a high level of customer satisfaction. Beyond the skills and boost to my resume, I also made over $12,000 so it helped pay for school the following year.

Cons

The major downside to the College Works program is that it requires about 20 hours per week during the spring while still in school. It is therefore very stressful because you have to cram everything in on the weekends around class. It is also demotivating when you don't get results and clients say no because you are not paid hourly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The biggest improvement that could be made is to provide some diversity with marketing other than door to door and client referrals.

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275 Other Employee Reviews for College Works Painting (View Most Recent)

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    Great hands on experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at College Works Painting

    Pros

    Great mind opening experience of what it takes to run a business.

    Cons

    Employing people you know can be challenging but fun. Sometimes its not best to mix business with friendship.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    About 6 months of unpaid work and money out of pocket before realizing gains

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience... you will definitely learn a lot about yourself doing this. Helpful DAs

    Cons

    Pay structure (literally unpaid from when you begin in January until you finish the program at the end of the summer). Typically target college students... Long work hours (30+) which may be difficult to balance with school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees earlier on to encourage them from finishing the program

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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