Sherwin-Williams

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Exciting

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Sherwin-Williams as an intern

Pros

Fast paced work environment, good benefits, caring co-workers

Cons

Stores are understaffed and long hours for managers

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Great people @ store level
    Good benefits
    Successful business

    Cons

    Sit down kids I got a story to tell you.....not to long ago there lived this company that respected its employees and customers. This company would bend over backwords to ensure the employees were happy because they knew this would lead to customer satisfaction. The shelves were filled, bathrooms were clean, warehouses were organized and believe it or not managers got days off and worked less than 60 hrs. Then one day an evil shadow descended onto the company. First, the tenured employees that helped build the company and could recall the good times were banished, replaced with jesters that think closing at 7 on weekdays and 6 on weekends, working July 4th and having 4 super sales opened til 8 is the norm. Next, the powers that be decided to attract more DIY customers. The investors loved it and cheered throughout the kingdom. But wait. How would these demanding, time consuming, 'me first' attitude customers be handled? With more employees you say......wrong. Staffs had been reduced to nothing but a skeleton crew. Who would have guessed that more employees were needed to handle not only additional hours and DIY but also deliveries, manual tinting of oil paints, custom matches, 100 gallon orders, 50 lead generation calls, etc, etc. Managers worked well into the night but could never get ahead. Finally, after months of working 15 days on 1 day off schedules, cutting hours while sales were up 30% to comply with obamacare, and spending less and less time with friends and families, people began to revolt the only way they new how, by leaving. 20 yr employee, gone. 10, 15yrs....you guessed it gone and gone. 5 yrs 7 yrs gone. The final chapters of this story are a long way from being written but I truly wish the best for this company. I gave my heart and soul for almost 20 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the loyal, knowledgable, hard working people you
    are losing. Remember when you had employees staying with the company for 5, 10, 15 years? You are forgetting the little things like Christmas parties, spring picnics, etc. Quit trying to fill quotas. First 13 years of service 2 woman assistant managers in 30 store district. Last 2 years 16. Stop!! This is a very physically demanding job and with no staff and young lady who can't lift 50 lbs who suffers? If you answered the managers back and customer service you are correct

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great first career

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Largely growing company!

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement if you're not willing to relocate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better evaluation of pay scales would be beneficial. I feel often that I don't know how my salary was created and can't be justified when I ask why I'm lower than the area average.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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