Sherwin-Williams

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Good place to start, but not what I got a degree for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Assistant Market Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Assistant Market Manager in Chicago, IL

I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Excellent benefits, steady market, good people to work with,
change to grow.

Cons

unloading trucks, weekend work for managers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    give more, expect less

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

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Their benefits package is above average for other fortune 500 companies. There is good camaraderie between coworkers. The work is fast paced and always changing (which is great as long as your dream job isn't sitting in a cubicle), and the sales/management training is far superior to other sales companies.

    Cons

    Upper management cares about numbers, not people. Being under-staffed and over-worked is a given, and the salaries (in addition to being much lower than other retail paint companies) do not justify the additional work demanded of you as store management. SW is a global company with many locations to promote to, but you WILL be expected to relocate to another district if you want to get into upper management. Your ethics will be put to the test (and sometimes disregarded) by upper management when it comes to maximizing profit potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employees based on performance, not because the individual is dating your kid. Instead of spending $100M every year on product R&D, take some of that money and add it to the store budget to hire extra part-time help. Going after the retail market segment is essential to keeping profits and stock price high, but don't forget about your bread & butter in the painting contractors; refusing to negotiate on contractor discounts and continuously raising prices is a quick way to lose that business to competitors who sacrifice the extra 'retail feel' for good products at a more affordable price.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid Work Enviornment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Good pay for the industry . Consistent business practices . Leader in the industry for paint suppliers . Top notch distribution facilities .

    Cons

    Long hours .
    Communication lacks at times.
    Sales initiatives lack creativity.
    Lack of direction and leadership at times .
    Under staffed retail locations .
    Constant change in leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep forging forward . Ensure communication reaches the field or individual more consistently .
    Keep caring about employees .

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