College Works Painting - 2009 Intern in southern california, Went to CSULB | Glassdoor
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"2009 Intern in southern california, Went to CSULB"

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Former Intern - Branch Manager in Orange, CA
Former Intern - Branch Manager in Orange, CA
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I worked at College Works Painting as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

awesome support from RC, great trainings, awesome learning experience, made $15,000, finished the internship a different person. This was the best learning and personal growing experience that i could have asked for in college. I now have an awesome job and telling the story of my experience is pretty cool. I ran an 80,000 paining business when i was 19 years old.

Cons

It takes a lot of time. Keep in mind that this is probably your first time running a business or doing sales. It takes time to get good. You aren't going to be good over night. I went 0 for 15 before i booked my first job. I was pretty upset then but i think that was the biggest learning experience of the internship. I also remember that i was in a bit of a situation with a client, and i asked my RC for help. He told me to 'figure it out'. I was pissed then, but in life, if you get all the answers given to you, you wont learn anything. In hindsight this was the most powerful learning experience. During the school year (spring semester) i put in 20-30 hours a week, during the beginning of summer, it was more so like 70-80 hrs. Come mid july and aug i had more systems in place for my employees, so i wasn't always on the job site.

Advice to Management

I think its great. You can't please everyone. In the interview, they are not kidding when they say you will be pushed out of your comfort zone and they tell you upfront how much work/ hours it takes to good.

Other Employee Reviews for College Works Painting

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Terribly Shady Company that offloads all the risks on the interns"

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    Former Intern - Branch Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Intern - Branch Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Makes amazing talking points on your resume

    Cons

    Promised me compensation which they never gave
    Success depends moreso on the area they give you
    They do not give you a lease on any of the materials they expect you to buy

    Advice to Management

    Actually give your employees the compensation you promised


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Solid work schedule, but poor pyramid scheme style payment"

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    Former Employee - Marketer/Painter in Beach Park, IL
    Former Employee - Marketer/Painter in Beach Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work is physically intensive, but very satisfying

    Cons

    Payment is hourly, but only if you complete the house in the time that your manager allotted, which frequently was not enough

    Advice to Management

    Pay workers fairly

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