Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
Sherwin-Williams – Dallas – “store location”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 747 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor

Christopher M. Connor

(489 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunities for advancement as far as you want to go(in 38 reviews)

  • Sherwin Williams is a growing company and has great benefits(in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • no work/life balance, upper management out of touch with store level(in 38 reviews)

  • Upper management can be tough depending on the stores sales and profit(in 75 reviews)

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    Store intern

    Store Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsActive, day goes by really fast, people are friendly, I really enjoy all my co workers

    ConsToo much labor work, I didn't feel like I learned anything of the business side of it. My store was overwhelming so I had to do the same task as everyone else if not worse because I was the newest.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTeach the intern more if business side

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent part time job while searching for a career out of college

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsGained experience with customer service and sales.

    ConsWas interested in going to the MTP to become an assistant manager, but was then informed that once you are trained, you have no say in the location you are sent. If you refuse to move out of state where they want you, you will be fired the next morning.
    Dealing with angry rushed contractors all day, or their workers who feel like its finally their turn to be someones boss when they come buy the paint. Lots of busy work and breaking down pallets of stock in back room.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to get a good start and run a business with the support of a Fortune 500 company.

    Manager (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    Pros-Great Benefits
    -Good People
    -Good District Management
    -Great opportunity for advancement if you are woman, minority, etc. A downside if you do not fit these requirements.
    -Tuition reimbursement

    Cons-If you aren't in the inner circle, you are out
    -Promotions often don't seemed based off of merit.
    -There is absolutely no transparency/honesty. Although, the new district management team is much better

    Advice to Senior ManagementSherwin-Williams has a powerful grapevine among employees because we are all like family. It is absolutely disheartening to go into interviews knowing that you have no chance of getting the promotion. Also, make sure that you truly value being ethical in doing business. Many of the employees on the "fast track" continually do unethical things and they get swept under the rug. SW has always valued ethics/morals but lately it doesn't seem that way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work for with a demanding work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are many advancement opportunities

    ConsLooked at unfavorably if you don't choose the career path the leadership would like for you.

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    Retail as usual

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMost coworkers are great, some contractors are great to work with

    ConsSome contractors are extremely hard to work with. Unrealistic expectations from some customers. Growing list of things to do from District Manager with no more time to do it in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the workers in the store instead of just piling on more for us to do on top of our current workload.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall, not a bad place for a part time job.

    Store Associate (Former Employee) College Station, TX

    ProsDecent pay and performance feedback

    ConsLong hours, not much training

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your good employees more

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great job for hard workers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood compensation/bonus, 401k, pension, coworkers became like family

    ConsWork/life balance, it's still a "good ole' boys club", unrealistic budgets

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    Fundamentally sound corporation

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pros are you deal with a lot of great people in and around the company with one goal to dive up sales

    ConsOne of my biggest cons not with this company but dealing with traffic I drive in the greatest of Chicago land and rush hour is terrible so many people going in and out of the city during those times. I really wish there was a better way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRe-work the delivery service and IT needs a major overhaul

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sherwin Williams is OK

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Wharton, TX

    ProsSherwin Williams has great employee benefits. The company's stock has soared ever since I started with the company nearly 9 years ago.

    ConsI started in their Management Training Program with the promise of getting promoted to Assistant Manager within a year and Store Manager one to two years later. Although I was quickly assigned to my first Assistant Manager position within 3 months, I have not been able to get promoted after eight years, being turned down several times in that time frame.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave better incentive and bonus structure and look more carefully for the best available employee, not just to diversify because of skin color or gender.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proshours, people, experience, pay, upper management

    Conshours, pay, employees, locations, benefits

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