Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Good luck having a life outside of work!

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    Former Employee - Field Auditor
    Former Employee - Field Auditor

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you're fresh out of college, want to live in Cleveland and want a company to grow with, then this might be a good option.

    Cons

    ZERO work-life balance and over micro-managed by a under qualified supervisor that has no previous leadership skills. Upper Management was OK, but lower management is a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage your team individually and not all the same. Not everyone can lead or manage, so don't promote someone becasue they did their job well into a leadership roll.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Lab tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    It is a way to earn money

    Cons

    Management. lack of communication, most people think they know everything so they actually do nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more of a team player and less of a cheerleader

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Upper Management out of touch with reality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Getting to know some of the main customers of the store fairly well.

    Cons

    Where to start? Biggest annoyance is how in the Houston District, the appraisal goals for the stores are the same across the board. That means, every store (whether a 10 million or 1 million dollar store) is required to achieve: 50 sales calls per week (more on that later), 100 protexts, 36 new charge accounts, etc.

    Sales calls: we live in the 21st century, and really and truly these sales calls are outdated and need to not be performance appraisal goals. Also, assistants are told to call from the "Res Repaint" list and to make 25 calls a week. Well if I call 25 customers from that list, I'm going to be calling these people at least 2x a month if not more. As someone who despises sales calls, and usually hangs up on salesmen, I would hate it even more to get called that often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make each store have their own performance appraisal goal. There is no need for a small volume store to try and achieve the impossible goal, and likewise there's no need for a large volume store to achieve a goal in the first month of the year.

    When it comes to Lead Generation, just cut it out entirely as a required thing.

    Let the store management actually be responsible for pricing for a customer. There's no need to micro-manage every aspect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    The Times are Changing... for the Worse...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Good entry level base pay. Good benefits. Flexibility in schedule.

    Cons

    Annual raises are minimal. "What have you done for me lately?" mentality by Division Management. 48+ hours required to work a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's sad that after almost 10 years of working for SW, I plan on leaving to go to a competitor if you continue down this path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good stepping stone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Training, good benefits, travel, compensation is slightly above average

    Cons

    Incompetent management, tense work environment environment, small team leads to minimal growth, favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your team

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. The company very successful in customer service

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    Current Employee - Non-CDL Delivery Driver
    Current Employee - Non-CDL Delivery Driver

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    The upper mobility a chance too grow in the company

    Cons

    Sometime the workload of paint gets overwhelming sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more incentives for your employees and more hours and awards for hardworkers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. assistant manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    None, none, none, none, and none.

    Cons

    asked to work overtime with out pay, they say you can move up - although you are kept within the district, managers do not stay at work they always find a way to get out of the store and dump all work on assistant manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up bad employee and allow freedom of movement to all employees, increase bonus structure (at a "big" store) you can only make a hundred dollars a quarter… HR was non existent after many complaints were filled...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Horrible

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice 401k/pension program, nothing more to say. This really a pathetic company that treats their workers like a number instead of a person.

    Cons

    -micro managed -under staffed -you WILL do it ALL -under payed -miserable place to call a career, this job is not for the college graduate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing and spend a little money on you staff and store associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Awful

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Irving, TX

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Paycheck. Bonus. That's pretty much it. The people suck, management sucks, hours suck.

    Cons

    Upper management and ignorant customers, hours 7am-8pm, missing peoples ______

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher new people to fill your positions and fire yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Family values HELL NO!

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    Former Employee - NACE Certified Marine Technical Service Representative in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - NACE Certified Marine Technical Service Representative in Mobile, AL

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits, money, nice enviroment, car and gas card provided.

    Cons

    Fired for the FIRST time in my Life, 5 days before Christmas. Bankruptcy, Home & Car Repossessed. Since 2010 it is now 09-23-2014 and I have yet to recover. All I have left is my wife.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After working for three (3) YEARS THEY THOUGHT nothing ABOUT FIRING ME ON 12-20-2010.... 5 days before Christmas. How's that for a Fortune 500 Company Family Values. I left my job of 21 years to work for them. Have LOST everything. Thx for nothing!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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