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Helpful (5)

Corporate Greed is taking over.

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  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in West Palm Beach, FL

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 (7)

    Was once a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are willing to move around the country you can move up the ladder quickly but must buy in to the corporate mantra.

    Cons

    Unobtainable sales goals. Heavily micro managed. Unreasonable hours. Seal Island..... degrading. SW was once a great place to work until the economy dipped. Everything is now micro managed and managers and sales reps are glorified sales associates.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management truly has no idea what is going on at the ground level in stores. Listen to your managers, reps, and associates.

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