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"Greatest experience for college students"

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

I have been working at College Works Painting full-time

Pros

The best culture and atmosphere within any business I have ever seen. The people involved within this company are inspirational and motivated individuals who go above and beyond to help coach and succeed in business. College students learn what it takes to actually run a business and every aspect within that; marketing, management, time handling, interviewing prospective employees, business accounting, communication skills all while making money and creating business. Priceless knowledge for anyone and to get the opportunity to learn it while still in college is amazing, skills that set college students out above the rest while also learning a great deal about themselves. An overall growing and learning experience!!

Cons

Can be a daunting challenge and its not for everyone. Must be driven and hard working in order for this to be beneficial and successful. Willing to commit time and effort in order to make it worthwhile is the only way to approach this internship.

Advice to Management

Keep being as support as you are. Mentorship is the key.

Other Employee Reviews for College Works Painting

  1. "Challenging yet rewarding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money if you earn it, looks great on a resume. Fun Payroll fridays during the summer. Great people to work with, a lot of fun if you can get passed their salesy way of talking to you.

    Cons

    A lot more work then they make it sound like, but they do tell you "it will be the hardest thing you've done so far in your life". They aren't lying. Be prepared to lose a lot of your weekends in the spring to working. Sell you on the experience but you will soon find out that they really are pushing sales and making more money.

    Advice to Management

    Be more up front with the interns, at times it seemed like you were either hiding things from us or truly had no clue what was going on yourselves.


  2. "Incredibly Difficult, Not a lot make it through, but if you do its worth it"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at College Works Painting as an intern

    Pros

    Here's how it works. In the spring you will be working aout 20 hrs a week. During weekdays you will be making calls almost every day from about 5-7pm. Then you will be expected to go home almost every weekend to do marketing and sales (marketing is going door to door looking for leads, sales is going to the homes of people who are interested adn trying to sell them the paint job) Once school is over you quickly move into production where you actually paint the houses, while continuing to do sales and marketing. During the first couple weeks you will work very long hours. I worked 60+ for three weeks. Throughout the summer managing will get easier and by the end of the summer your business will practically run itself.

    Excelent pay for any summer intern
    Invaluble Experience managing, sales, marketing

    Cons

    Extremely long hours
    Most stressful period of my life
    Very "bro" atmosphere (personal oppinoin on if this is a pro or con, but most of the interns are male and are in a frat)

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