Sherwin-Williams

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A company committed to excellance

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baton Rouge, LA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA

Pros

Company is focused on excellance in all areas: quality products, customer satisfaction, prompt and curtious service. They offer great benefits and an excellant manager tranining program. They are located nationwide so relocation opportunities are a possiblity.

Cons

Sometimes in large companies, streamlining is enivitable to maintain the bottom line.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Sherwin-Williams

  1.  

    Not a career.

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    It is really not rocket science! Sell paint, mix paint, deliver paint, clean, answer phone calls.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no room for growth. If you do not have a degree (for mixing paint) it could take you 10+ years to even become an Assistant Manager. Something they do not tell you when you interview is that they have MTPs which are college graduates that will be trained for a period of 6 months and then will be assigned to an Assistant Manager position (Even if they still do not know what they are doing) I guess you could call it:" tax break for the company." There is absolutely no interview process when there are MTPs in the district, automatically they will get the job. Even if your have been there 5+ years. It is a "day in and day out battle" of pricing and how you have to sell more and never ever will you get a thank you from upper management. There was a time that it was the Store Manager running the store, now I do not even know why they still have managers. It is so bad, to the point that it is worth to be a manager than to be a regular full-time employee. Also they are always raising prices making it a nightmare, e.g. you will have a long time loyal customer of the store not SW the store (just to be clear) come in and their prices have gone up, it takes the Sales Rep a minimum of two weeks to "fix it". So when they "fix it" you go to process a sale and see that the prices have not change. Remember these are busy contractors that do not have time on a monday morning to be dealing with this kind of stupidity. And you as an employee are all alone. Last but not least, training? BIG LOL. There is NONE. They will make you watch a video here and there or have the Store Manager try to train you but at the end of the day they do not have a clue, so what do they tell you? On your own time go and find the answer yourself. Oh! I forgot to mention, the pay... I'll put it this way, if you think 25 years of service in a company and you still making 50k + bonuses is enough for you, then go ahead and give it a try. LOL "bonuses" good luck with that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hey super man if Lowe's or Home Depot are selling hammers is because they also sell wood and nails.lol Stop putting people in charge that all they do is make a lot of noise just to make you think they are doing something. Your stores look like a Dollar Store, it is so overwhelming all the crap you try to sell people, and then have employees grab four different masking tapes and try to explain the difference while you have to mix 100 gallons of paint. You go to a Mercedes dealership and you see what you are buying, you go to Sherwin Williams to see the "Mercedes" of paint and all you see is gondolas of "crap". Also a good advice would be, to go back to the good old ways where the best candidate for the job was the one getting it and not the tax brake candidate. You are losing a lot of great, hard working, loyal employees due to no career advancement opportunities.
    How could you go around to see the stores (once a year) and go where the District Manager wants you to go to. Make a list of the stores "you" want to see without letting the DM know and you"ll be amazed of what you'll see. Oh and by the way, how come the employees have to be great at customer service and sales but your DMs can't even close a sell and clients don't feel they are trustwhorthy. Check how many companies owe you money yet their accounts are still open and what the DMs are doing to get them to pay their bills. Just a thought!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good old boys

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Its hard to get fired

    Cons

    There is so much gossip, and back stabbing going on that it becomes distracting. The people there all act like big shots, but all they are doing is tinting paint. Most of the managers have substance abuse problems, and even use at work. They don't drug test. There is a lot of heavy lifting, and it's easy to get injured badly. You have to deal with painters, who most of the time are retarded, and think that you are their secretary. Its easy to start feeling like you are working at a dead end job. Your not aloud to listen to music. You have to hear a blue shirt with your name on it everyday. You get little to zero feedback on your job performance. You only get promoted if you are a favorite or you have waited for a very long time. Over all the job is pretty mindless, but its very physically demanding, so it is easy to burn out. It is the same thing over and over again. If you are a female the males do not seem to know how to treat you, so it feels weird. They act uncomfortable that you are around, or they treat you like you cannot do the job. They are pretty much female haters. It's very old school like it's 1920 again. And it's almost embarrassing to tell people what you do for work. I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having HR write good job reviews on websites like this one. Its really obvious, and real pathetic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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