Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 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 39 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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    Frustrating

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits and thats about it.

    ConsWorking weekends. Limited ability for promotion if you're not willing to relocate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees input.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great for a job fresh out of college, but typical corporate BS becomes too much

    Manager (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsGreat to gain experience with a large, established sales company, or in my case, open my eyes to what has become the norm for a career in retail.

    ConsStores are ALWAYS understaffed - district managers seem to focus on pinching pennies at the expensive of the employees. This creates an atmosphere of employees feeling far from refreshed and energetic.
    Managers are expected to work 48 hours a week and assistants 44/week. Hard to have a life outside because of the hour requirements.
    Management at the district and higher levels are simply yes men, passing along ideas that are usually out of touch with individual store operation and customer base.
    Only closed 4 days a year, a real slap in the face to Holidays such as July 4, Labor Day, etc.
    They claim high level of value and culture, but it's a cover for typical corporate greed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to truly know the differences in your stores and people. Simply taking a one size fits all approach is naive.
    Stop treating employees like pawns or tools for you to increase your bonus. Ultimately, your employees are the ones that allow you to buy all the frivolous things in your life. At least make an effort to show that they are valuable and not just a pawn for your financial gain and corporate growth.
    Greed is a terrible thing. Give your employees the time they need to refresh from a very stressful and demanding job at the store level. And try doing it with actual sincerity, if possible.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Corporate controls everything.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOnly open 13 hours a day so you only have to work 16.

    ConsUpper Management is not in touch.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to run a store.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Long Hours and Over work

    Store Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company does hired from with-in, if you willing to drink the Kool-Aid. The pay is fair from Assistant manager and up.

    ConsHard-work and having good working ethic is not always rewarded. Corporate America politics. They stay 48 hour for Store manager but it turn into 50 plus because you are not given to staff to equip store properly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Crew Laborer for Student Painters

    Crew Laborer (Former Employee) Kalamazoo, MI

    ProsMindless, easy work if you know what you are doing.

    ConsBoss had little to no knowledge of painting houses. Supplies, and safety was little to none.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure to know what your intern managers know about painting houses.

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

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    Great company with great products. But in my personal experience bad management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFrequent training, good benefits, 401k, dental and health insurance. paid vacation. Great opportunity to learn how to build rapport with customers/accounts.

    ConsI personally felt the training was very seldom beneficial. Working weekends often. Open 7 days a week. Long hours. Must have an interest in paint in my opinion otherwise you will not enjoy it. (not that the products are not good but must have a desire to care about learning about paint otherwise you will not enjoy)

    Advice to Senior ManagementAttempt to create less "busy" work for management and let us do our jobs and create new business for our stores.

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

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    Internship not really an internship

    College Intern (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsYou get to work on your feet. If you enjoy constant interaction with customers, this is an ideal job. Not much of a learning curve after you understand the different products and what they are used for (mostly variations on paint). There appears to be some upward mobility for those going through management trainee program.

    Lots of hands on experience. If you're a "doing" learner this would be a good job for you.

    ConsThis is not a job for people that don't enjoy physical labor. Even managers are required to engage in constant physical labor--which usually isn't backbreaking, but gives you a sweat. When you have large orders or are coordinating pick-ups and drop-offs to get inventory from different stores in the area, things can quickly turn into a headache.

    They consider you watching a video an "internship" and they do not specify criteria for the summer sales project. I'm not impressed by those they put into management positions. Company is averse to innovation and technological improvements. Company is also averse to intrapreneurship and reinvestment on improving internal infrastructure. The Point of Sale system is hopelessly outdated (from the 90's) and yet they still do not do anything to change it, citing costs are too high, yet they're pursuing multi-million dollar mergers with foreign companies. I don't think an internal IT update would be anywhere on that scale and would remove a lot of the headache for your average employees and the initial learning curve for learning the system. Especially when 100% of your business runs through the Point of Sale system, this should be the first thing on their list of priorities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI expected to learn business acumen from this job, even though I knew it was a retail position. A DVD system from the mid 90's riddled with spelling errors does not substitute a competent mentor system. Please implement a system meant not necessarily more "fun," but one that is definitely more educational and prepares interns for actual work within the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    From Great to Mediocre to down right Awful!

    Full Time Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery good benefits in the company, great co-workers within the store

    ConsWork life balance stinks when you are working from 7AM to 7PM Monday through Friday and moronic weekend hours to 6PM on Saturday and Sunday; Upper Management from District Managers on up lost all reality in this business. Instead of sitting on your butts in a office looking at numbers, maybe go out in the field like you push your store managers and do some sales real sales calls. Too many paint products to comprehend to the retail or contractor. Store employees are to make Lead Generation calls, better known as Cold Calls. Time Management sucks if you are by yourself because you are jamming so many programs that the idiots in Cleveland are making up on a daily basis, they are half assed at best. Diversity is good, but hiring someone because of gender or color does nothing if they are not qualified to DO the job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the damn insanity...Listen to your employees IN THE STORE instead of looking at reports and by the way READ the extended hours report to gage the stores. A lot of these store don't need to be open until 7PM during the weekdays or 6PM on a SUNDAY, would love it to have every VP sit in a store on a Sunday during the winter until 6PM and find out how it feels. If we are a billion dollar company and you want to stay open these late hours, push all these selling programs, maintain a store and more importantly, be truly into their work, then SPEND the money on STAFFING a FULL TIME THRIRD KEY INTO EVERY STORE. Your Store Managers and Assistant Managers deserve it and it would probably INCREASE MORALE! Morale sucks in the store/rep level. Sooner or later, the bottom is going to fall.

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

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    Store Manager

    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGood experience in all areas of a business.

    ConsAs a manager they continue to expect more and more with less and less. They would rather have 2 FT employees and 8 PT employees, instead of balancing it out with FT employees that would care a little more about the job.
    Continual turnover.
    No matter how good you've ran your store, always a sense of upper mgmt hinting at not needing you, that there are other people out there that can do your job.
    Only concern is sales. Cutting expenses doesn't mean anything... motto is sell sell sell, and if you're not, then you're of no use to them.
    Store mgmt is expected to be a 2nd sales rep while being responsible for all aspects of the store.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake advice from your employees and managers that know what they are doing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent pay for college grad

    Management Training Program (MTP) (Former Employee) Salem, OR

    ProsGood training staff, fellow employees

    ConsHours and the floating after finishing the six week training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people better, especially those with ADA concerns.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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