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Corporate Greed is taking over.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Fairly good health benefits and the Stock Purchase Plan (401K) is performing amazingly. Also, the credit union gives low-interest loans and offers low-interest credit cards.

Cons

The new management in the Southeastern area is either completely out of touch with the needs of the employees or they just don't care. We suspect the latter is true, given that nothing has changes since the "secret meeting" with HR from Cleveland a few months ago. The implementation of "Seal Island" now changed to "Sales Call Wednesdays" has brought manager morale to an all-time low. This extremely unethical strategy of "poaching" customers from the parking lots of our competitors along with the forced sales calls that all managers and assistant managers have to make and document have made running the store efficiently nearly impossible. To add insult to injury, any employee who doesn't comply with the plethora of new rules, regulations, and mandated tasks can be written up on the spot and this is being used by management as leverage to intimidate employees through fear of losing their jobs. This is a pitiful work environment that is unhealthy to everyone!

Advice to Management

Get your heads out of your behinds. Negative reinforcement works to a point. Eventually if you keep beating the dog, he's gong to bite you. The bigger the dog (the more employees who "unite"), the more damage he's going to inflict.

Other Employee Reviews for Sherwin-Williams

  1. Helpful (3)

    Upper Management out of touch with stores.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Changing of the Guard at SW

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    The leadership at SW needs to get a grip!


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