Scholars At Your Service

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If you think you have what it takes then go for it

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Former Employee - Franchise Manager
Former Employee - Franchise Manager

I worked at Scholars At Your Service full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Great learning experience if you're looking to push yourself. Improves your sales ability, and you get good experience managing client relationships as well as managing and motivating your own employees. Overall, it's an experience you'll be proud that you did. Good lump at the end of the year if you've run a decent sized business.

Cons

The marketing gets tough. You need strong willpower and perseverance to get through the pre season, and you have to pay marketers out of your pocket. Be sure to track this expense closely and adjust your pricing. Coaching is good but as they grow it gets less personal. Production training isn't good enough, a lot of managers get overwhelmed and have painters quit. AND THE ROYALTIES ARE TOO MUCH. Not warranted with the level of coaching provided.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better training. Assist every manager in their first marketing session. Develop a better system for leads and marketing payment for managers to follow so that less of them end up losing money. Need modules and spreadsheets on profitability tracking for managers to follow. Lower royalties

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

10 Other Employee Reviews for Scholars At Your Service (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Tough program that pushes you to your limits, while allowing a ton of learning opportunities

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    Former Employee - Franchise Manager
    Former Employee - Franchise Manager

    I worked at Scholars At Your Service full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great chance to get a feel of what it's like to run your own small business; learn a lot about sales; managing production; paint tech; seeking, interviewing, hiring, training and managing employees; meet a lot of nice and not so nice clients; make good money; improve confidence

    Cons

    training for managing a job site is poor; most focus is on sales training so that you sell as much jobs as possible; producing work is overlooked; hiring good people is tough and the company does not provide good training in this area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rely only on yourself, nothing will happen if you don't work hard to get it; use the support network, peers, GMs, suppliers, your family, as much as you can; DO NOT GIVE UP, there is always another day!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great student run painting company providing quality painting work and value!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Franchise Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Franchise Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Scholars At Your Service full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Driven and hard working students!

    Cons

    There are no mentionable negatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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