Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 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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    Sherwin Williams was a very relaxed work atmosphere without sacrificing professionalism.

    Third Key, Commercial Sales Specialist (Former Employee) West Springfield, MA

    ProsYou learn a lot about the paint business, the customers are still retail customers but they tend to really trust you, you can honestly start as a part time employee and move up, Sherwin Williams hires 90% of its employees from inside the company, very good pay for amount physical work, they have locations everywhere in the country and they will help you move to a different location if you end up moving, excellent employee discount, no drug test and they really trust you as an employee, they will work with you if you really mess something up opposed to blaming you and firing you on the spot, they have a lot of employee resources when it comes to things like drug abuse, depression, workplace harassment, they will let you buy Roseta Stone at a 90% discount in any language, at the end of the day I always felt very satisfied with my job even though I never went to college, you will honestly have huge amount of option when it comes to future promotions, they have many different paint/design industries you can work in.
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    ConsNot many but I would say my biggest gripe is having to do multiple cold calls a day as a daytime retail employee, they are still a corporation so they can be unfair about so minor things.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up, also put soda/snack rack in the stores

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

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    Care a lot for their employees. Look for promotion within and push managers to exceed in future job openings.

    Management Training Program (MTP) (Current Employee) Rockford, IL

    ProsWork/life balance, co-workers, district manager

    ConsCompensation, pay, retail, weird contractors, have to like the manager

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great job for college students in design/architecture industry

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsFriendly co-workers and management throughout the District
    Flexible scheduling for Part-Time employees
    Fun and fast paced
    Get to use design and color knowledge to help homeowners

    ConsFemales have to work harder to gain respect from primarily male commercial customer base

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

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    I have worked with the company for 4 years, and I plan to add many more on to that.

    Maintenance Procurement (Current Employee) Crisfield, MD

    ProsIt's close to home, one of the best, if not the best paying job in my area. Great benefits, solid hours, 40+ a week. In the 4 years I have been with the company, I have held 4 different positions, this company is great if you wish to succeed and move up in the company.

    ConsWork can become repetitive at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more involved, make sure you're out on the floor interacting with the employees

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

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    Seems to care for the employees.

    Manager Training MTP (Current Employee)

    ProsDuring the interview process, they really want you to get a feel for the company. Always keep in touch with your recruiter!

    ConsThe interviews process is very long. So be patient!

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    Enjoyable experience that really helped me develop management skills and leadership.

    Store Manager (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsLots of opportunity.
    Locations around the country/world.
    Secure company, with good structure and management.
    Bonuses were nice when economy/home building was booming.

    ConsCan be sensitive to the swings in the housing market.
    Can get tedious.
    Some chemicals smell bad, are hard to work with.
    Messy - it is paint.

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

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    Excellent

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for, benefits, people that you work with. Career advancement.

    ConsMust work your way up and sometimes there are people in positions they don't belong.

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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

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    12 promotions and special projects in 16 years....phenominal company!

    Regional Controller (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsVery large so lots of room to grow and advance....excellent mentoring very available too!

    ConsA lot of travel for many positions with headquarters in Cleveland and manufacturing locations all outside of Ohio.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up what you been doing since the 80's ( at least ).

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

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    An old school company that cares about their most valuable assest, the employees

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    Pros-Competitive Pay with great benefits.
    -Advancement opportunities from within are endless. Growth is up to you. The more you perform and sell, the more options you have.
    -Working with a group of genuine, hard working, & great people.
    -Company in good standing and has been around since the 1800's
    -Continuing education options within the company

    Cons-Sometimes work/life balance is difficult
    -Without a college degree advancement is slower
    -Morale with lower level employees is abysmal
    -Uniforms unflattering for females
    -Manual labor a must
    -Clientele can be rough at times
    -Too conservative of a culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy experience with upper management has been a wonderful journey. I have had the pleasure of working with some of the most motivating managers who genuinely want to see those around them succeed and grow with the company. My only advice would be to listen and take advice from the "little" people, because the future of the company is dependent on those individuals.

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

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    Great company!

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsRoom for promotion. Great managment team. Lots of seasoned employees.
    Fun working environment. Benefit package is very good.

    ConsMany people are put in positions before they are trained properly affecting customer service. Appraisal process is odd.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow more appreciation to your teams. Work to change the appraisal process.

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

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