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College Works Painting Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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Jeff Gunhus, Spencer Pepe, Jason Reid, Matthew Stewart
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Pros
  • A college student running a business (in 41 reviews)

  • While working for CWP, I gained a lot of real world experience by interacting with clients on a daily basis (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • door to door marketing is not the funnest but you can make it fun if you do it with other people (in 43 reviews)

  • Working in the sun for long hours but in the job description (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Incredible Company with lots of Opportunity for Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - District Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Works Painting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Any industry you go into you're going to have to pay your dues and work hard to prove yourself. This program is not for everyone and they advertise it as such, you're going to have to work hard and any challenge you face you are facing it for a reason: because you need to learn to overcome it. I've been with College Works for 4 years and have had my fair of challenges but I'm so glad I did because with every challenge I learned. I also learned what I'm good at in business and what I need to work on. My advice is work smarter not harder, if you want to get better don't complain, practice this stuff on your own because those who succeed tend to attribute it to themselves and those who fail blame others. Love the culture of the company, the internship is only 6 months so enjoy the ride.

    Cons

    None, keep doing what you're doing.


  2. "Painter in AZ"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Chief in Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Crew Chief in Flagstaff, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Works Painting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They had a ton of work! Most paint companies don't have enough work to stay full time. My boss Zach was a cool guy and wasn't a jerk like some bosses. He knew how to deal with clients and I knew how to paint so we taught each other skills which was cool.

    Cons

    They have a lot of paperwork to submit before you can legally get paid so make sure it is all filled out because my first check got delayed because of ID's.

    Advice to Management

    Do less paperwork lol

  3. "Branch Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - General Manager in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at College Works Painting part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very challenging but rewarding opportunity that gave me a chance to try new things in the business world and figure out what I was good at and what I still needed work on.

    Cons

    Very challenging opportunity that can push you out of your comfort zone and not for everyone.


  4. "General Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - General Manager in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Works Painting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work at College Works Painting because this is a company where I feel like I have a voice. My ideas and opinions are valued, I am surrounded by hardworking and smart individuals, and it provides me with experience in the workforce and tons of connections.

    Cons

    I have no real cons for this. I enjoy my job and the people I work with.


  5. "My College Works Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior District Manager in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior District Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Works Painting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    College Works promotes an awesome company culture fueled by mentorship. As a culture they attract a driven and hardworking individual who knows how to work hard and play just as hard. As an individual I've grown to reach a potential I would have never dreamed of. The network created by College Works has opened up endless opportunities for me through our alumni.

    Cons

    College Works is not meant for those who shoot for average.


  6. "College Works"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - District Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Works Painting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    College Works is a very unique company to work for and with. It is unlike any other college internship you could get because of how real it actually is. Most internships focus on simulations in order to not overwhelm students. College Works is as real as it gets, and its the best experience a young, budding entrepreneur will experience.

    Cons

    Not all young college students are prepared for a program that throws them into the real world so quickly. Some get overwhelmed because of lack of persaverance

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  7. "Branch-Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Works Painting full-time

    Pros

    It teaches more about the business world than you will ever expect.

    Cons

    It is not easy, and it is a very high stress job.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to ideas.

  8. "District Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - District Manager in Eau Claire, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Works Painting part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very structured company with great goals

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. "Great Summer Job!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Painter in Jersey Village, TX
    Former Employee - Painter in Jersey Village, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at College Works Painting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a new set of skills that can be transferred into other areas of my life, my boss was super nice and really looked out for us, I met a bunch of great people whether they were co-workers or clients, not really hard to do, and for some reason painting helps the time pass by.

    Cons

    In the summer, the heat was just awful but after mid-day it got a lot better, sometimes the houses seemed to be working against you because of flaws that made your job harder.

    Advice to Management

    I think it was very well run though maybe consider a longer lunch break during the heat of the day and transferring that extra time t the end of the day when it is much cooler.


  10. "College Works Painting Intern Year review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Works Painting part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Development of lasting relationship with everyone in the company
    Challengingexperience that helped me grow a lot as a person and professionally
    Pay was better than what i would have gotten from working anywhere else.
    Ability to be promoted in the company after a fairly short period
    Opening of opportunities after work

    Cons

    Hard work if you're not willing to work hard
    Lots of moving parts so things can get confusing

    Advice to Management

    Be more thorough with expectations and directions
    Remember that human error is a thing


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