Hard work but a great experience to grow and great company culture. The work that is required of you here is very challenging and you must be fully committed to working hard, making mistakes, and allowing yourself to grow. If you can do that, you will take away invaluable experience that will help you for the rest of your life.
College Pro Painter Summer Work Crew (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 25, 2018
You are given a 15 minutes of pep talk on how to paint and expected to complete ridiculously low budgets pretty much instantly. Manager is pressured so hard to make money that he takes out his own mistakes on you.
Paid nothing for occasionally dangerous poorly run labor
Owner (Current Employee) – Michigan – February 19, 2018
I have worked for College Pro as a painter, manager, and franchise owner and I have loved every position that I have had with them. As a painter I always got 40 hours, as a manager I got to learn leadership, and as a owner I got to learn what it really took to run a business. I learned a ton and look forward to more!
Great full time staff, really care about your success
Franchise Owner (Current Employee) – Amherst, NY – January 30, 2018
If your willing to put in the work the compensation will follow. Many times you will meet a crossroads where you want to give up, this is not for the weak minded. However if you see it to the end you will learn many lessons about hard work. Advancement oppurtunities are available for those who are natural born leaders and hard workers.
You will be brought in for meetings and interviews in the fall and will sign your contract and begin work in January. Continuous training and checking in with a full time CPP employee while you are technically subcontracted full time. This allows them to take no significant financial risk and let 19-22 year olds collect debt if you have bad weather or other problems over your time there.
Basic introduction to sales and pyramid schemes
You could work full time for a year around your college schedule and end up losing money.
Senor Franchise Owner (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – January 15, 2018
college pro gives young people a chance to see if they are cut out to run their own businesses. like any first year business it is long hours and little pay, but there is no better opportunity for growth
Job Site Manager (Former Employee) – Nampa, ID – January 15, 2018
This job is amazing for young people. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know people your age and to build life long skills during the summer. I would recommend this job to anyone who is a hard worker.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Northern Alberta – January 14, 2018
This company was very good to work for. I was given a lot of autonomy and responsibility to execute my own ideas and plans. It was a great collaborative environment and I learnt a lot while I was with them.
Hiring Manager (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – December 18, 2017
I started with College Pro while I was going to Idaho State for a Bachelor's Degree, and looking back it has been one of the best opportunities of my life. I have learned so much about myself, about business, and about working with other people. I have gained a ton of confidence and belief in myself. The people that I have met through College Pro has been one of the best parts about it - both the customers that I worked for along the way, and the people who are a part of College Pro and helped me through my journey. I would recommend the College Pro Entrepreneur position to anybody who wants to set themselves a part from their peers, and anybody who wants to do something out of the ordinary and learn to run their own small business. It's a challenging position, but the payoff is well worth it!
Northeast Region - Franchise Owner (Former Employee) – Syracuse, NY – December 14, 2017
The concept of the company is great: Maximize your potential, but the "coach" I had was not there for me. He was paid to be something and not fulfilling those duties. I was not a top performer for him, therefore, he gave me the go around and contacted me back at his convenience. When I needed him most, he was not there. I should have backed out before the season began, but I am not a quitter. Takes a very independent and business savvy person to be in this business. Additionally, the royalties are so large especially considering the minimal profit margin of the business.
Russian Language Teacher (Current Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – December 10, 2017
• Implemented diverse approaches to ensure both language and academic success • Analyzed student learning and plan and administer a variety of appropriate assessments • Collaborated with colleagues and actively participate grade level and school level teams • Ensured effective and positive parent communication • Coordinated the Diversity Club and planned annual trips
Productive and very fun workplace with amazing people.
Field marketer (Former Employee) – Richland, WA – December 8, 2017
College pro was one of the greatest opportunities I've come across. I was able to see all of the growth and progression from the time I had first started with everything to the time I ended as a Job Site Manager and the skills and characteristics I learned while working there are simply priceless.
Water all the time, and my boss would buy us lunch some days.
Franchise Owner (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – December 7, 2017
College pro has given me tons of real world experience that I wouldn’t have gotten anywere else! On top of that I was able to find a competitive atmosphere to help push me to my goals while still being able to talk to others and ask for help whenever. Overall a great experience that has given me tons of skills and development for the future!
Skill development, tons of experience, tons of coaching
Working longer hours to hit goals when you don’t manage time well.