Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. It's a job...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, bonus structure can be a positive. Co-workers are generally pleasant and fun.

    Cons

    Upper management is painfully out of touch (which is odd as they are promoted almost exclusively from within). Organizational structure narrows significantly beyond store manager, which leads to a lot of stagnation and departures. The company is currently undergoing a diversity initiative, which is a positive due to the company's disproportionately white and male management, but their efforts have lead to fewer merit based promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Mind the Dunning-Kruger effect and recall what it was like when you were in charge of a store.

  2. Good intro to industry

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - R&D Intern
    Former Intern - R&D Intern

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Received freedom to do anything I thought would work
    -Management support

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -People without degrees above people with degrees
    -Behind in technology
    -Few young employees with new ideas
    -No change

    Advice to Management

    -Update technology
    -Hire young motivated people

  3. Good Pay, Benefits, Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Technician in Fredericksburg, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Technician in Fredericksburg, PA

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Co-Workers, Hard Work Recognized

    Cons

    Physically Demanding, warehouse work in the summer can be taxing

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not a fan

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good Pay, great benefits!

    Cons

    You will be married to a paint store. You will probably have to work every 3 day weekend because you can't afford the part time man hours (your Assistant Manager can only work 44 hour/week, leaving you to fill the rest).
    You are salaried to work 48 hours a week, and don't get paid for the hours you work over this (one month I averaged 73 hours/week).
    About 4 times a year, SW has a super sale, which means your store is open for an additional hour.
    The work is physically taxing and mentally exhausting.
    It's not so bad for a first job out of college, but don't expect to make a career out of being a store manager.

    Advice to Management

    It's a decent company, your job is safe and the work is honest. They provide great training, but it gets really old really fast.

  6. Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding and stuff

    Cons

    Opportunity is limited and stuff

    Advice to Management

    Hire more qualified MTPs.

  7. Former Operations Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

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

    Pros

    Great company out of college. Easy work schedule, and provides skills to further your career.

    Cons

    Corporate management is truly out of touch with the store levels. Price increase, price increase, price increase. They happen every quarter and you will be expected to pass along to your customers no matter what.

    Advice to Management

    Really check in at the store level, they are the people who are the face, eyes and ears of the company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Manager in Jackson, MS

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Freedom, staff is the hardest the to control, sometimes you have to run it by urself, great pay , good benefits, overall good job, great sales meetings

    Cons

    Work on and off the clock, long hours, small staffs, its micro managed in a way, but you still have freedom, but some things are out of you're control

    Advice to Management

    Listen to other managers ideas

  9. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

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

    Pros

    Get to work with your hands. And the hours aren't that bad.

    Cons

    It can get so boring. They expect you to make 40 calls a week to the same people over and over to get their business, but they dont like the price so you have to tell them why SW is more expensive because of the quality, but all the customer cares about is the price. Not to mention you have to treat the contractors like babies, biggest cry babies in the world.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up. Its paint.

  10. It was great.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You have to be able to putup with all type of people.

    Cons

    Its a 7 day of week operation No real time off.

    Advice to Management

    N/a

  11. Good Company...Bad Career Prospects

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Management Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Management Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    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 company
    Engaged employees
    Happy employees
    Trustworthy Product

    Cons

    Bad pay
    Bad career advancement opportunities

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