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Pros
  • Running a business is rewarding work (in 12 reviews)

  • I then was a Branch Manager (sophomore - junior year), District Manager (junior (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The Branch Manager program is very time consuming, and requires a great amount of mental strength (in 10 reviews)

  • VERY time consuming, brace yourself (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Program"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collegiate Entrepreneurs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is by far the best path a college student can pursue in preparation for their career. Whether they plan on running a business in the future or not, the real-world awareness and experience that is gained through this program is incomparable to any other experience in a college student's life. The fierce work ethic of the executives to propel and inspire the younger and less experienced managers to battle through the rigorous workload of the program forces students to grow as a person in every aspect of their life, not just in school or in business. This is truly the opportunity that will place students leaps and bounds above their peer competition to future employers after graduation. Personally, working with CE is what I believe to be the toughest yet most rewarding experience I have endured in my life thus far. I am extremely passionate about Collegiate Entrepreneurs and strongly encourage any student who has the intense drive to create success for themselves to take on the challenge of our program.

    Cons

    The Branch Manager program is very time consuming, and requires a lot of mental strength. Would not recommend for emotionally fragile people.


  2. "Amazing Program"

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

    I have been working at Collegiate Entrepreneurs full-time

    Pros

    This internship is by far the greatest opportunity that a college student can take advantage of in preparation for their future. Whether the student plans on running a business in the future or not, this program provides the students with an abundance of real-world awareness and experience which is something that everybody should be exposed to at this crucial point in their life. The fierce work ethic of the executive managers propels the less experienced managers to power through the rigorous work load that is required in order to be successful in this position of management. This is the opportunity that will place students leaps and bounds above their peer competition when it comes to finding a career after graduation. Personally, this program is what I believe to be the toughest yet most rewarding experience that I have endured in my life thus far. Collegiate Entrepreneurs is something that I am very passionate about, and strongly encourage any student who has the intense desire to create success for themselves and transform every aspect of their life in a positive way to take on the challenge that is the Branch Manager program through CE.

    Cons

    The Branch Manager program is very time consuming, and requires a great amount of mental strength. Would not recommend for the emotionally-fragile.

  3. "Life Changing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Regional Manager in Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - Executive Regional Manager in Bangor, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collegiate Entrepreneurs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This experience provides ease of transition into the future while gaining valuable professional and life skills. Positive personal growth is inevitable!

    Cons

    It is not the right fit for everyone. This is a challenging program, but if you have the tenacity and drive to be successful then you WILL be. You will only go as far as your mentality will let you.

    Advice to Management

    Always keep your ultimate goal in mind and realize this is a great opportunity to have before entering the post grad world.


  4. "good"

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

    Pros

    The training offered was very good

    Cons

    you had to cold call to residence

    Advice to Management

    Good to go


  5. "Branch/Regional Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership building opportunity, excels at changing the lives of Students and furthering dreams.

    Cons

    Must put in work. Tough job, rewarding but tough.


  6. "Great Opportunity Regardless of Desired Career Path"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Rutland, VT
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Rutland, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Collegiate Entrepreneurs (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hands on experience in management, sales, marketing, and customer service. Allows for the kind of growth through doing most can't get until their 30's.

    Cons

    Because each manager is solely responsible for their company, employees, and decisions, the job is very difficult and trying, but there is no great growth without great effort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep changing lives. Senior management is highly inspirational.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "OK experience"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Braintree, MA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Braintree, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Collegiate Entrepreneurs (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get out of it what you put into it, so if you want to learn a lot, work hard, and make a very solid income over the summer, it is a good option

    Cons

    Leadership and management there is pretty poor. Poorly organized, training program should be much better. Company culture is more about you making the company money than you learning traits about running a company/ being an Entrepreneur

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your workers. Change company culture.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Changed My Life"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Regional Manager
    Current Employee - Executive Regional Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Learned all the aspects of business with hands on experience
    -Learned how to connect classroom lessons to real life experiences
    -Financially helped me more than my previous jobs
    -An experience to tell when applying to future jobs and interviewing with potential employers

    Cons

    -Hard work will bring success and a great experience, this job isn't meant for students who are not hard working and don't have the drive for success.

    Advice to Management

    Keep changing lives.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Branch Manager"

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

    Pros

    The entire "internship" will be what you make it, its a lot of hard work and tedious work but if you go into it with the right outlook you'll like it. You learn marketing, sales, payroll, customer service, and the list goes on.

    Cons

    They do a terrible job of making it feel like an actual internship. Its really just a summer job where you can make a lot of money if you manage your business the right way. With that being said there is a lot of room for error and you can even lose money while working here.

    Advice to Management

    Make the company more appealing to students, pay for the hotel at least. Eric Crews is a great speaker but make more of an effort to meet the branch managers. Also make sure a branch manager is ready to start before throwing them into the business, a lot people arent successful and just quit the company.


  10. "Painter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good consistent, great working atmosphere, good management

    Cons

    Elements, Ladders, Supplies, length of travel


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