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Great place to be to learn about the retail industry

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Current Intern - Intern in Corona, CA
Current Intern - Intern in Corona, CA

I have been working at Sherwin-Williams as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Managers are usually flexible, pay isn't bad for interns, great management training program after completion of the internship program

Cons

Short staffed on busy days

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Where to begin.......

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    Former Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time

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

    Pros

    Good compensation/benefits-401k, health insurance, salaries were above par for the industry.
    Great coworkers/customers-All my coworkers were great. A lot of them bled blue and were willing to do whatever it took to get the job done.
    Locations everywhere.

    Cons

    First off let me state that this companies rating is not reflective of the of actual people who work here. It is a reflection of HR writing reviews trying to boost a number so that they get people interested in working the company. True story. I can recall 1 MTP that has actually made it into management in the last 3 years. Most that have not made it 3-6 months with SW. I came from a district where I'd say about 90% of the managers and reps are unhappy. Most of the guys here are either a.) too far in their careers to go anywhere b.) don't know any better c.)burnt out.

    Staffing-it is utterly impossible to do the tasks that are expected of us with the staffing that you give us. If you run 1+ million dollar store, you will be short staffed.

    Unbelievably micromanaged-On Mondays I would have a checklist 2 pages deep on what I should have been doing the previous week. Sales calls, seal island reports (you guys know what I'm talking about), mistint logs, the list goes on and on. They are pushing the envelope in getting the most out of every single customer. I have no problem with doing the best I can for the company, but in essence, you destroying morale with your limitless tasks and programs.

    Advancement-Everything you read about the unspoken truth about getting more women in upper management roles, whether deserving or undeserving, they are all TRUE. They are fast tracking women to meet numbers.
    Expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Do yourselves a favor and take a look around your company, mainly your stores and reps. EVERYONE in your stores group is absolutely miserable. You are killing your people and for what? Stock price? I get it,it's risen from $40 to almost $200 the last few years. Most of you higher ups (all the way down to DM's and Sales Managers) have gotten compensated very well for the last couple years, probably enough to retire now if you wanted. It's great that you grind everyone else to a pulp so that the select 400-500 in upper management will live happy, comfortable lives after retirement. This was once a great company who cared for it's employees, now it's just a money making machine that doesn't care who or what it runs over.

  2. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers; I've never worked with someone I haven't liked.

    Cons

    Corporate always wants a store to do more with less.
    Management trainees have priority for promotion to assistant manager over other employees who may have seniority over the MTP

    Advice to Management

    SW is getting very micromanaged, should be more entrepreneurial to the store manager.

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