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It was great!
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Hawkesbury, OntarioJuly 8, 2015
Student Works is a well balanced company with flexible hours and a tight-knit staff. I built many friendships through this company and I couldn't be more happy with the affability of the manager.
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Canvasser (Former Employee), Belle River, ONMay 1, 2015
Pros: Get to work whenever you want.
Cons: Not getting paid hourly.
It was an okay job. Good for just starting out. The manager was alright, wasn't too organized. We only got paid by the number of people we signed up. Sometimes we had to go door to door for four hours – more... or more. If you didn't sign anyone up, then you didn't get paid for that day. The only time we would get paid hourly was when we actually started painting, which we haven't yet. My co-workers were a lot of fun. It was never boring when working with them and time flew by. Overall, it's probably a better job for a high school student and not a university student. – less
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Reliable work and good pay
Crew Chief / Exterior Painter (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBApril 16, 2015
Pros: Constant work at decent pay
Cons: Employees must work at heights on ladders, Job has potential for injury even though saftey training is provided
Each day consists of arriving at the job site, discussing work strategy, and then painting all day. Door to door marketing is a minimal component of the job. The job can be monotonous at times, but overall – more... is rewarding. No experience is required, managers will train you on the job and therefore this company is a great way for students not trained formally in a trade to find reliable summer work. Must be willing to work long hours and at heights. – less
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Productive place to work with a good working enviornment
Student Works Painting (Former Employee), Moose Jaw, SKMarch 15, 2015
Typically I'd start my day off packing everything into the company vehicle then head out to the work field where i gained the trust of the my costumers
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It was fun to work, very productive, didn't feel like a job
Painter (Former Employee), Brampton, ONJanuary 17, 2015
Pros: meeting new people
Cons: long hours
Usually I would paint, caulk and just fix up garages, patios,hotels etc. I learned how to caulk, paint, and fix anything that needs fixing. My co-workers were very friendly and I had a good time working with them. The hardest part of the job was being in the sun for more than 10 hours. The job was very enjoyable, it didn't really feel like a job. I enjoyed meeting new people.
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good job
Painter (Former Employee), Fort McMurrayJanuary 9, 2015
Pros: easy
Cons: sometimes no work
slow paced easy work good boss decent money good co workers, some harder outside jobs
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Great Entry Level Franchise Management Position
Owner-operator (Former Employee), Barrie, ONSeptember 20, 2014
Great work environment, challenging competitive work nature. Overall enjoyable, however your skills will be tested greatly.
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Productive and a fun work place.
Crew Leader (Former Employee), Sechelt, BCSeptember 8, 2014
Pros: working outside in nice weather
Cons: weather dependant so did not have a set schedule
Learned that doing the job right the first time saves a lot of time
Learned how to be a team player and stay organized
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Run very much like a pyramid scheme
Painter (Former Employee), Montreal, QCJuly 22, 2014
Pros: chance for students to get some manager and painting experience
Cons: unsafe work, underpaid, and shoddy management
Disorganized, extremely unsafe and all around exploitation of workers and clients. Based on experience this was not an isolated case with one manager, but multiple and even higher management. I can say this because i was an experienced painter going into it and the students were not aware of how much they were getting ripped off.
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Poor Managemant
Painter (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONJune 18, 2014
Pros: painting was fun
Cons: the owner/operator
Worked for a week until I was unexpectedly laid off. Was confused as I believed my work was getting better and although I had little experience I felt getting better but my owner/operator believed otherwise. – more... At the job site my operator even told me many times how well I was doing and I didn't disrespect him or the client or my coworkers at any time. When I was laid off he also didn't give me any examples of where he saw I wouldn't be good in the job and even said to try other painting companies. The whole thing seemed fishy and now myself and my family and friends will never use student works ever and as I was disrespected and definitely treated unfairly. – less
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Good experience for aspiring businessmen/businesswomen
Owner/Operator (Former Employee), Markham, ONMay 22, 2014
Pros: no real boss
Cons: extremely tiring
Work from morning until late evening marketing, calling and satisfying painting clients

Learned how to own/operate and manage a business
Learned how to interview/screen applicants and hire the right employees

Worst part: Some dependence on luck
Best part: Effort often rewards more than wage jobs
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Life of Painting
Painter (Former Employee), North Vancouver, BCMay 3, 2014
Vigorous, hot, and demanding on time. Promoted efficiency and a strong attention to detail. Work was basically scrape, sand, prime, and paint wood sidings, stucco, and houses. Management was on time. Co-workers were all hard working. Hardest part was the time constraints and difficulty of unpredictable weather.
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great place to work
Production manager/ crew chef (Former Employee), flesherton ontarioFebruary 11, 2014
Pros: lots of work hours
Cons: worked lots of weekend
working for student works was a great job. i learned lots about painting and worked with people i like. If you like to work outside and don't mind working hard its a great job for you plus the pay is too bad.
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good opportunity
Owner/Operator (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 13, 2014
great chance for students to run their own business.
long days, 8-10
strong management
predominantly worked with a manager and with your own team.
producing was the hardest part of the job
Sales were the most enjoyable part
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Indipendent piece work. painting fences, decks, and hand rails.
Painter (Former Employee), Red Deer, ABDecember 17, 2013
Pros: indipendent work, outdoors
Cons: wheather permitting
Good work, got to listen to music all day and work outside in the sun.
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Not as great as it sounded.
Painter (Former Employee), Orangeville, ONDecember 16, 2013
Pros: long lunches
Cons: long hours, unreasonable manager, inconsistent work
Manager was generally late to the job sites. The manager would sometimes disappear for a lunch break and then not return for another hour after the lunch break was over. The manager did challenge us to – more... do our best and better. I had good co-workers, but we all agreed that the pay wasn't what we expected. We only got paid for ow long a job was supposed to take us and not how much work we put into it. So if the manager incorrectly quoted a job to take much less time than it should then we get paid less while doing wore work. The manager once quoted a job for 6 hours and then the job ended up taking 5 days that the manager then blamed us for. What I did enjoy about the job was that we had 45 minutes to an hour for a lunch break. A typical day at work, when we did work, was that we would arrive on site and set up for whatever the job entailed and worked until it was late afternoon or until done. If we didn't finish we were back the next morning. The hardest part was when the manager had me working at a site that had cats when the manager knew I was allergic to cats. I became short of breath and light-headed and yet the manager still demanded that I work on ladders and at the same pace as my completely healthy co-worker. This was a summer job and I didn't have work for over a month while employed here. – less
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Outdoor work
Painter and Marketer (Former Employee), Guelph, ONNovember 7, 2013
-worked on high ladders
-responsible for obtaining and planning jobs
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The Experience was Fun
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Richmond, BCOctober 17, 2013
Pros: talking to people
Cons: pay depends on customers
It was an awesome experience to be able to go door to door and represent the company we were in, which was Student Works Painting. I had the opportunity and learn how to sell the product and market the – more... company. But we were their only for the experience so we left after around a week or 2. The pay wasn't very high, depends on the day.i was paid per customer wanting to get a paint job, and it was 15$/ person. That was the hardest part of the job to get atleast one person per hour. My partner and I shared and split the money evenly, we both learned a lot from that experience. – less
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Great experience
Owner/Franchisee (Former Employee), Terrace, BCSeptember 26, 2013
Pros: i was my own manager
Though the work days were slightly longer than expected, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with student works, they allowed me to experience what it was like to be a contractor, painting homes and running – more... my own crew of painters. I would have to organize current jobs, book new ones, and talk with customers to address any concerns. The painters were students like me, and I had to train some of them. The hardest part of the job was managing the crew, to instill onto them my personal standards. – less
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canvasser (Former Employee), Windsor, ONApril 27, 2013
Pros: great hours
Cons: harsh weather
Student works painting involved going door to door and trying to promote the company. The company was looking for people who wanted to get anything around the home re painted. The hardest part of the job was facing rejections however, when a client is gained one receives a very rewarding feeling.

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