Valspar Reviews

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Valspar President & CEO Gary E. Hendrickson
Gary E. Hendrickson
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wexford, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wexford, PA

    I have been working at Valspar full-time (More than 3 years)

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    You get to work with a lot of great people! The company overall is very lean which can be frustrating but it also means you get to work on a wide variety of projects. It's a good challenge and you develop experience.


    The hours necessary to meet expectations mean longer days. You will find a lot of frustrated people who feel unappreciated and unhappy with upper management's lack of communication and poor leadership. The company continually loses talented individuals without understanding why.

    Advice to Management

    There is a strong need for better communication. Upper management needs to provide mentoring and career guidance for younger employees. Management should also think on a more global scale (instead of just what's best for Minneapolis) and implement better reporting systems.

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    Six Sigma Black Belt Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Valspar (Minneapolis, MN) in July 2015.


    Standard phone screen interview on my experiences with lean and six sigma tools. The interviewer was polite and friendly. It sounds like a good company to work for. They are not only implementing six sigma in manufacturing but in the finance area and in information technology. After a phone screen, they will select candidates for on site interviews then make an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me a specific example about an analysis that you completed using six sigma.   Answer Question

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Headquarters Minneapolis, MN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1806
Type Company - Public (VAL)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The Valspar Corporation is the fourth largest global manufacturer and distributor of paints and coatings. Since 1806, Valspar has provided customers and consumers with industry-leading innovation, high quality products and superior customer service. The company manufactures and distributes industrial coatings used in a variety of applications including automotive, general ... More

Mission: The Valspar Corporation's mission is to be the best coatings company in the world as judged by our customers, shareholders, employees, suppliers and the communities in which we operate.

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