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Current Employee - General Manager in Cleveland, OH
Current Employee - General Manager in Cleveland, OH

I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

decent salary; balance of work/homelife

Cons

treated like your title; no real guidance/ leadership; too political

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Changing of the Guard at SW

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    SW has historically been a solid stable blue chip company with a long successful history. Was a great place to work for years.

    Cons

    The Company has new leadership and has recently implemented "new sales methodologies" for obtaining business/accounts. The store managers are now charged with trespassing and "accosting" prospective customers in our competitors (such as Home Depot and Lowes) parking lots.

    First, this takes precious time away from mission critical management and sales responsibilities at the SW retail store. As a result of this newly proposed compulsory activity - leadership has also implemented a new quota system for store managers that is completely unrealistic and well just not doable -- EVEN if these practices were not unethical, embarrassing and undoubtedly illegal!

    Where is HR? They should be doing their job -- warning and advising leadership against this potentially illegal practice affectionately called "Seal Island" by SW exec leadership. This is a stealth exercise is where the managers of SW retail stores are supposed to go and solicit and steal business from competitors ON THE COMPETITORS' STORE PROPERTY. Hanging out trespassing and soliciting and watching for the cops, employees of the stores and security. Classy sales activity!
    Indeed, the former good ole boys at SW have definitely turned into SHARKS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership at SW needs to get a grip!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Upper Management out of touch with stores.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent and pay is ok. As long as your sales are up they leave you alone, but if you have one bad month they hound you and hound you and expect you to do a lot of work investigating on your own time at home with no compensation.

    Cons

    District Managers are way out of touch with what goes on within stores. Some have never worked in stores and are unwilling to help with problems that might arise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review you checks and balances system within upper management. HR is only there for the higher-ups and they always talk and gang up on a employee that might have issues Human Resource related.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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