Franchise Manager (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 26 February 2018
Requires great multi-tasking abilities, prioritizing in a fast paced environment and effective communication skills. Successful managers are able to bring together a strong, relentless work ethic, combined with a keen attention to detail.
Cold Caller (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 31 March 2018
Working for University First Class Painters was an enjoyable experience. When I first stated working here, training staff were very helpful and understanding. I was able to quickly learn and conduct my responsibilities in a timely manner. The company also worked around my flexibility as I am a student.
Franchise Manager (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 13 February 2018
A typical work day is managing your crew and meeting with clients from 9-5pm. After you get your marketing crew going from 5-8pm. You can expect 12 hour days. It was a great experience to learn business.
DOWNSIDE- lots of hidden costs, head office is practically useless (ACCOUNTANT IS TERRIBLE) - you can charged a ton of fees that are irrelevant and unexplainable. Dealing with taxes is a huge hassle and its hard to reach the admin team. Management training and support is terrible. Don't expect any support - learn on your own..... they basically throw you to the wolves.
Every day is different working as a UFCP manager and that's what I enjoy most. We have full reign of what we choose to do each day which allows me to live a life that I actually want to and am not told to do.
That being said we still have certain goals we aim to achieve and have a friendly competition environment to achieve them.
Great experience, really shapes you into a businessman.
Franchise Manager (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 June 2017
I have worked for UFCP for three years and enjoyed it every step of the way. I have learned so much about business and what it takes to be a good manager. This type of knowledge can't be found in a classroom only through the experience of doing the job. Plus the money is good you can make what most people make in a year in 4-6 months.
A typical work day consists of answering phones, data entry, mail sorting, filing, and other miscellaneous office tasks. Through this position I have improved my customer service skills, organizational skills, and learned about filing and courier services. The management of this company are very approachable and friendly, and are always willing to help with any questions I have. The workplace culture is great, with friendly coworkers and supervisors who make the office a positive place to be each day! The hardest part about working here is coordinating with managers in the Western provinces due to the time change. The most enjoyable part of working here is being able to tackle new tasks each day and working alongside awesome coworkers!
Painter (Current Employee) – Dartmouth, NS – 20 June 2017
This is my second summer here and I really enjoy the job. I like that I get to work outdoors in the summer and that I'm not stuck at a desk. My manager taught me a ton about the business and i'll be able to take the skills from the job and apply it to my future career.
Executuive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Halifax, Nova Scotia – 20 June 2017
A typical day at work consists of answering phones, data entry, mail sorting and social media. Through this position I have learned a lot about customer service and social media marketing. Management at this company is very approachable. Whenever I have a question or a concern I'm not afraid to speak to management about it. The workplace culture is great! Monthly socials and year end trips make working here an enjoyable experience. The hardest part about working here is coordinating with managers in the Western provinces due to the time change. The most enjoyable part of the job is every day is different and my coworkers are the best!
Great coworkers, trips, socials, and every day is different
Painter (Former Employee) – Ancaster, ON – 26 March 2015
A typical day at work would be long hours to produce an update, more attractive projects. I learned many skills such as interaction between workers. however, I didn't hold any management position while my co-worker was my friend and manager.
This management position provides a great opportunity for young people to learn how to manage their own business. Each day is different but can consist of marketing, sales, estimating, job scheduling and organization, and HR management as well.
you can usually work 8 hours dependent on the weather you learn all the technicalities of painting my boss was ok not always on time with pay though but it is franchise run so you don't know who you will get