Sherwin-Williams

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  www.sherwin-williams.com
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very good benefits, company focusing on profits not people

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Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Owatonna, MN
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Owatonna, MN

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

Pros

Very good benefits, decent pay, most store managers very easy to work with

Cons

upper management is focused on profits only to the detriment of customer service, and employees, have cut part time hours allowed and made stores open 18 more hours a week spreading employees very thin

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go back to roots of customer service, and promoting to high positions in company from people working in the stores, have top management ask honest opinions about hours open-one size does not fit all stores, and work life balance with the cut in part time hours and being open more hours

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Underpaid and overworked.

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    Current Employee - Driver in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Driver in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    At Sherwin-Williams you can learn some really good practical knowledge about painting. They also offer a really good employee discount on some of the best products in the industry. You'll get a good work out too!

    Cons

    The physical workload can be overwhelming at times....delivering several hundred gallons of paint is physically taxing as each five gallon bucket weighs 55-70lbs depending on the product, and each bucket has to be hand loaded into and out of a van or delivery truck. The pace is frantic most of the time trying to service customers that want their product asap from overwhelmed stores. Advancement can be hard to come by as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people! Stores are running on a skeleton crew most of the time and are easily overwhelmed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not great for college grads

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great 401k matching, fairly easy promotions, good health benefits

    Cons

    Its retail. Be prepared to work weekends, odd hours, and generally a high stress environment. For a college grad, having to work behind a counter and where polo shirts with khakis can be a little demeaning. Retail customers are not a great crowd, and your commercial customers (mostly painters) can be a pretty rough crowd. Store hours and promotions are trying to compete with big name home improvement stores. They are going after the retail market, which means longer hours and less flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, don't go after college grads. They will constantly be on the lookout for something better. Instead, you should be focusing on training your full-time and part-timers to become good management. They are likely to respect and appreciate the job more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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