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Good Benifits but They Make you Bleed

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager

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

Pros

Great health benefits! Dollar for dollar matching funds to contribute towards a 401K deposit. Credit Union. Various discounts from affiliated companies. Top notch industry and retail training. Fantastic opportunities both career wise and financially if you are a top producer.

Cons

LOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooong hours. 12-14 hour days, no entitlement to breaks or meals.Work weeks can be 6-7 days consistantly. Condescending upper and middle management. Constant threats by middle management to get the store staff to produce more with less. Corporate politics/clicks rule the middle and upper management in this company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

While there are a lot of benefits to working with Sherwin Williams, I do not recommend it as a place to plan on retiring from if you plan on remaining a store manager. When the going is good, its great. When the economy turns, you are made to fear for your job.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Store Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Great "stepping stone" for a real career later. Very structured, lots of support, but micromanaged. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Unreasonable demands consumarate to the compensation. 60-70 hour work weeks are quite common during the summer months. This is essentially a retail management position so you work weekends, holidays, etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From a stock-holder's perspective, I think you are incredible!! As an employee, you could definitely loosen the pursestrings and staff the stores accordingly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time

    Pros

    Pretty nice salary, laid back atmosphere, can advance pretty quickly if you do your job well, fun teams

    Cons

    Sexual harassment issues if you are a female (although once a complaint is made they handle the situation pretty quickly), customers that bring in a lot of business are allowed to treat you as poorly as they choose, many more hours than what they tell you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up for employees instead of allowing the customer to run your store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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