Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
826 Reviews
3.5
826 Reviews
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Many opportunities for advancement (in 44 reviews)

  • Very good benefits in the company, great co-workers within the store (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • the work life balance sucks to since they are keeping stores open later and later (in 43 reviews)

  • Upper management keep putting the wrong people in leadership positions (in 81 reviews)

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144 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Best company I've ever worked for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow business and yourself, great pay, flexible hours, excellent benefits, wonderful people in Louisville district

    Cons

    Retail hours (48 hr min as mgr, 44 min as Asst Mgr), open 7 days/week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Louisville district has the best District Manager and Sales Manager. Very flexible and always there to help you grow.

  2.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Solid company, Great co-workers,Benefits, pay, atmosphere

    Cons

    No good feedback, management seems disinterested, Communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Training and Advancement Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Manager in Rockland, NY
    Current Employee - Market Manager in Rockland, NY

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

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities, especially in Metro Markets like Northern NJ, Philadelphia and NY

    Cons

    Definitely a sales/results driven company - not for everyone!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love the communication, caring and support

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams as an intern

    Pros

    Great experience. Got to really learn the inside and outs of the company. Manager was great and supportive with lots of experience to learn from.

    Cons

    Retail selling can be difficult at times

  6.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Financially strong; promote from within; career advancement opportunities; invest in training and job tools

    I worked at SW for over 3 years and really enjoyed it. I made a difficult decision to leave (on good terms) and start my own home renovation business, which did well for a while but not enough to support a growing family on single income. I have applied to several positions at SW and not had any luck. It's a wonderful company and I would gladly work for them again.

    Cons

    Challenging re-hire practices; once you leave, it is next to impossible to be re-hired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider your re-hire policy and practices; people who leave the company on good terms should be valued as possible future candidates as they are ahead of the learning curve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Opportunities for advancement and massive potential for growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - City Manager in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - City Manager in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, bonus, highly entrepreneurial, great benefits, compensation, strong 401k

    Cons

    i really have nothing bad to say about the company. They treat all employees with respect and fairness. Hard work and accomplishment is rewarded consistently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Extremely Professional Mentoring and Ethical.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for Career Growth and strong values.

    Cons

    Great Company and Great Products!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to Educate and Train

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent career opportunity with Sherwin-Williams

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Freedom to create a plan for your market, good compensation, great advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Policy driven culture (Sometimes) and long hours are frequent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer profit sharing or bonuses to part time and non management employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience, I learned so much

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great company, wonderful culture

    Cons

    There is no con about this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Run your own business without being micromanaged

    Cons

    Retail is good right out of college, but it's hard to envision myself in retail when I'm in my mid 30's and 40's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales reps need to be managed more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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