Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Current Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I cannot give Sherwin Williams less than two stars simply because of the opportunity it has afforded me of a decent paying job. I do not have a college degree and I have been promoted twice. The pay is decent, especially considering the fact I do not have a degree. I worked my way up from a part-time employee.

    Cons

    I cannot give Sherwin Williams more than two stars for several reasons. First of all, it is a corporate greedy monster. It is hard to get any help from district management, all that the DM seems to care about is numbers. If you have any issues, you might as well try to figure out how to fix them yourself, because reaching out to the DM does nothing.

    The company seems to be growing faster than it can handle. The IT in the stores are ancient. We cannot even access the training materials necessary to train our new employees, and the new hire process can literally take several weeks in addition to the background check it has to go through so many channels.

    Management seems to only look at numbers, and does not truly know what goes on in the stores. In my district, it seems to be a competition among the stores rather than trying to take business from competitors. There is so much pressure to gain new accounts that stores are tempted and quite often do, open new accounts for customers who already have accounts at other stores, and attempt to out price them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so greedy. You could get more out of your employees if you would stop only worrying about numbers.

  2. Assistant Manager

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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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is decent for what you have to deal with and a it's a great job to gain experience right out of college.

    Cons

    Work/life balance doesn't exist when working for this company. Work is very repetitive. Staying open till 8:00pm is a joke. The job description that is explained to you in your interview is completely different than what you do/experience every day.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees that are in the store front, as they are the ones that have the most experience in a variety of situations. They could have great advice.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Just another casualty in the paint world!

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with lots of chances to be transfered to far off places if you want to be away from friends and family.

    Cons

    The Wall Mart of the paint business. Very little to no benefits for the employees that do the majority of the work(The bottom rung).

    Advice to Management

    When you are out there in the world gobbling up your competition you might just look at the employees that you just purchased . Before you dump them they just might have a little more knowledge then your own.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Poor middle management

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and room for advancement if willing to relocate. You do get good training when starting in the manager training program out of college.

    Cons

    Middle and upper management are out of touch. They tell you to sell this product but don't always look at the geographical location of each store and what the demographics are. Middle management can be very irate and disrespectful when numbers aren't better than 100%. They are very short staffed in the stores and managers must always pick up those hours. You are way over worked for even the good salary. They also don't listen to what you have to say about things. Everything is seen as an excuse of why you didn't hit a target.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. This isn't a family valued business. Quit trying to keep up with Lowes and Home Depot by trying to get 7 & 8 pm paint sales. Look at your employees and what is best for them, not just the numbers on the P&L.

  6. store driving delivery

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver Part Time in Cape Coral, FL
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver Part Time in Cape Coral, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good company name great products some older employees who know the products stores being remodeled to modernize up to the expected standards

    Cons

    hard work for low pay older employees are entrenched into doing things the "old way" and not adapting new technology for moving and lifting paint thus causing back injuries

    Advice to Management

    convince the employees that the new tech will help them in the long run and preserve their backs and shoulders The building boom is taking off again and you need good full time employees that have product knowledge NOT part time employees that have to work two jobs in order to have a living wage

  7. Helpful (1)

    Worth if if you're willing to play the game.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits if you can get them, good retirement if you can make it. Chance for advancement if you can move.

    Cons

    If you're not willing or able to relocate plan on being in the same position. Not enough diversity. Management has very snobbish outlook on store employees. Treats them like lesser citizens. Plan on making sales calls.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and mind.

  8. Good in some respects, terrible in others

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    * Retirement and benefits
    * Lots of customers
    * Good chance to move up

    Cons

    * Lack of resources, understaffed
    * Not a lot of time off
    * Salary could be better

    Advice to Management

    * Hold yourselves accountable

  9. Third Key

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    Former Employee - Third Key in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Third Key in Houston, TX

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    In store management is typically very good. good people to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management is terrible. They micromanage every little thing that goes on store level. No room to move up. Mtp program takes priority for every promotion. Pay is horrible for amount of stress.

    Advice to Management

    There's no helping these people.

  10. Ok, not much opportunity for growth

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Depending on your store, can be laid-back. People within the company are generally good people.

    Cons

    Long hours, upper management only cares about sales. Understaffed, under appreciated for great amount of work. Criticized for sitting during downtime even if you're working a 12 hr day. Lunch breaks are non existent, basically a take one if you can environment.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your store staff more.

  11. quit and never looking back

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    None. It's not worth it.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, long hours, not enough staff...

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