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College Works Painting Reviews

Updated January 26, 2019
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Jeff Gunhus, Spencer Pepe, Jason Reid, Matthew Stewart
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Pros
  • "Students get to simulate running a business without any of the financial risks" (in 47 reviews)

  • "If you want real world experience to elevate your career there is not better internship" (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Door to door marketing isn’t fun but I knew that it’s the start of any startup business so still wasn’t bad at all" (in 49 reviews)

  • "Long Hours, Delayed compensation" (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great Experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transformative experience, great opportunities for growth and lots of earning potential

    Cons

    Takes a significant amount of time


  2. "Great Internship"

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Incredible experience (one of a kind)
    -You will build strong relationships
    -Exciting and challenging every day
    -Learn everything from marketing to sales to management to client relations
    -High earning potential— incentive based pay

    Cons

    -you will work incredibly hard
    -pay based on summer production capabilities and bonuses (no base salary)
    -great as an internship, not as full time job

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing

  3. "Needs a better commission plan"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at College Works Painting part-time

    Pros

    Good skills, meet new people

    Cons

    My DM didn't make enough money/sales for his team and I got switched halfway through.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay long hours minimal recognition"

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    Former Employee - Safety Inspector in West Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Safety Inspector in West Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ability to set schedule and work without direct oversight

    Cons

    pay was very low (most painters were getting paid more than I was) , used my own vehicle to drive 1000+ miles a week to meet goals and was only comped for fuel usage not wear and tear on vehicle through a per mile pay structure. Job had high expectations of what I needed to accomplish without properly incentives like pay increases etc. Company culture was very strange to me, money was the only thing that mattered and upper management would try to shift that attitude with work events etc but there was clear favoritism in those employees which could sell and produce better, while those which were not as successful did not get the help or attention they needed.

    Advice to Management

    Do not take bonuses away based on technicalities months after they have been promised via word of mouth, not a good strategy for motivating workers while saving money.


  5. "The best experience for any student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Works Painting full-time

    Pros

    If you want real world experience to elevate your career there is not better internship

    Cons

    It is extremely hard and only for driven individuals that really want to make something of their future.


  6. "The best chance for this generation today"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of experience, the whole experience is nothing but hands on, no coffee, shadowing or doing paperwork or data entry.

    Cons

    It’s one of the most challenging programs I’ve heard of, it was very challenging but I came out the other side stronger.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Nothing worth doing comes easy"

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment. It's really competitive but you get to learn from other's as well. Perfect for networking into the professional world. Getting to work from home is always nice as well.

    Cons

    Lots of rejection. Really challenging

  8. "Excellent Experience"

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    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One on One coaching
    Life long skills
    High levels of responsibility
    Transparent Management

    Cons

    Hard work to achieve goals

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  9. "College Works review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at College Works Painting full-time

    Pros

    You get real hands on experience in the business field. You gain excecutive level knowledge while learning from mentors you genuinely look up to. At first it is a lot to handle because you are pushing yourself out of your comfort zone but this is definitely a job that you feel yourself grow into and you come out of it with better skills, a better resume, and overall more confident.

    Cons

    It can be stressful at times and can take up quite a bit of time if you are someone who is not organized or ready for a challenge.


  10. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People and management are great
    Compensation is great for a College Kid

    Cons

    It's hard work
    Have to put in long hours if you want to be successful