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"Being a leader isn't easy, but it's rewarding"

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Former Employee - Branch Manager in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Branch Manager in Philadelphia, PA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Life changing experience
Great relationships built
Humungous resume builder
Gained actual real world experience instead of sitting at a computer or following someone else around and just watching them
Got an serious sense of pride and actual accomplishment during and after the internship
Gained the confidence and people skills I need to succeed in future job searches and interviews
Found my personal limits - and proved to myself just how far I can go
Became a leader among my peers
Matured light years faster than anyone my age that I know
Got a lot more organized - this really helps with school, work, and my social life

Cons

This isn't a free ride - this is by far the hardest thing I have ever done
This is not for everyone - if you are not hardworking do not try this
Do not do this solely for money - if you do you will miss out on the most important thing - the experience you gain and the relationships you build
The whole experience is a rollercoaster - be ready for ups and downs throughout

Advice to Management

The less hand-holding the better. People are either going to think and figure it out or they're going to learn to ask the right questions. Giving them the answers will only hurt them in the long run.

Other Employee Reviews for College Works Painting

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    "Job Security is hard to come by!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - General Manager in Stony Brook, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, TON of development, advancement opportunity, job security, resume builder, networking, Company outings and fun events

    Cons

    The job is not for people that are minimalists, self motivation and discipline required is above what you're ordinary student can deliver, Low acceptance rate

    Advice to Management

    More development meetings would be helpful


  2. "It was a challenging, yet very rewarding experience and taught me real life and business skills."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Branch Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Branch Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    College Works is a great opportunity to separate yourself from your colleagues. It pays very well and has great benefits for those who put in the work and time. You have an opportunity to build strong relationships with your coworkers as well as your overseers. You learn everything about starting your own business from the ground up in sales, marketing, hiring, management, and customer relations.

    Cons

    It can be a lot to handle at times but is worth the effort in the end. It is a lot of door to door sales in the spring, but this gives you the opportunity to meet many great people and grow your business.


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