Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

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

Sherwin-Williams – Dallas – “store location”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 751 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor

Christopher M. Connor

(491 ratings)

67% 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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    Great Experience

    Inside Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's an ok company to work for. You learn a lot. Good benefits.

    ConsNo Overtime hours, short staffed stores. You can expect a store full of customers by yourself.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMicromanagement is not the way to go. Sometimes just go to the stores, make the workers feel appreciated and not have them feeling like they are just an employee and nothing more.

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

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    Overall, had a decent experience at this job

    Intern (Current Employee) Lawton, OK

    ProsPlenty of hours available, great benefits

    ConsThey don't have competitive pay for the amount of work put forth

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease salary

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning experience but more con's than pros

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Duncan, OK

    ProsThey people I work with are great and we all get along so well. I've learned a lot and continue to do so.

    ConsI get handed most of the work because of my knowledge of all the products and can match stains and colors to a t but yet they don't want to pay me any thing more or make me full time. Not a Good place to grow and move up unless you plan on being there for the rest of your life to wait for the opportunity. The company is greedy and to controlling. They expect way to much of their employees for little reward

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop making us work Sundays! Its a waste of time and money for the employees. The most customers we will have is seven for the day. And being open on 4th of July is a little ridiculous and is un american. And we can't control our AC that's taking it a little to far. In my opinion the company is greedy and to controlling and expect way to much out of their employees for little reward

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    Over demanding

    Marketing (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsGood salary and benefits, stock price

    ConsManagement does have a pulse on the market

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to customers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning experience for anyone who wants to work in sales.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat benefit plans. There are locations all over the U.S.

    ConsIt is very difficult to move up without a college degree. Positions outside of sales are very limited and competitively sought out for. Employees are forced to re-locate in order to move up the corporate ladder. Stores are constantly short staff. Many mangers do not care about helping their associates move up in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should focus more on improving all employees. Top management only focus on store performance and store managers. Part times and sale associates are highly disregarded to store success.

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

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    Great start up company

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsSherwin-Williams is a great place to start your career, especially if you are just out of college. They provide in depth training and fantastic benefits, the pay is also pretty good.

    ConsThe hours absolutely suck-there is no reason that Sherwin-Williams needs to be open on a Sunday, and no reason to be open until 6 on a Saturday. Upper management also thinks they can control everything, and that there always needs to be a manager in every store to babysit because they don't trust their other employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave some faith and trust in your third and fourth keys. Re-evauluate your hours of business-you are spending more to pay someone to work on a Sunday than you are bringing in.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Third Key (Current Employee) New Orleans, LA

    ProsDecent pay, as well as opportunity of promotion if you have a degree.

    ConsOver worked!!! Basically you are the clean up guy if you aren't the store manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more training for lower level employees..

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    Difficult culture to navigate if you are looking for promotions.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive salaries and benefits package. Great fitness facility with knowledgeable and talented staff. There is also a healthy cafe within the building.

    ConsAt times the corporate culture can be limiting. There is a stifling sense for those who are creative in addition to being ambitious. It seems the culture promotes those who fit a more traditional mold and play a very conservative game. There is a sense of a good old boys network and many employees feel excluded from the opportunity to excel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate departments more frequently and involve the entire staff. Limiting communications makes for a less effective team. Within the company it appears that withholding information is a way of maintaining power. I feel this only undermines the companies overall success.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good starting job

    Store Sales (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsFlexible hours, made for good money in my time off while I was still in high school

    ConsDid not get the sense that it was easy to move up the ladder within the company. Had to work some Saturdays and Sundays since retail is open 7 days a week.

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

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    Good Company

    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunity to increase salary through performance based bonuses, good vacation/leave, & other benefits. Amazing growth & development opportunities.

    ConsMin. 48 hours per week, low base salary considering hours & experience. Not as easy to advance/transfer as originally advertised. Training at head quarters in Ohio, somewhat inflexible in scheduling.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot the job for someone who values their time more than their money.

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

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