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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

Pros

Great company to work for

Cons

limited field opportunities in some states

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep growing sales at a fast pace.

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Intern, great place to start and great job through college

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    Current Employee - Intern in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Intern in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    This is a huge company that does a lot of business and has many stores all over. This was a plus when I did the internship at home and it was easy for me to transfer around to different stores that needed help. The pay is fair for the job, if you can learn the info and sell, the management possibilities are good and they offer a good base pay and all the trimmings (benefits and many options). The hours are good, most stores close at or around 7 pm.

    Cons

    Don't for one second think that this will be a light weight job, this job demands a lot on the body. Not to say its not manageable but paint is heavy (10 lbs avg) and with 40 lb boxes and 50 lb five gallon buckets it could be rough for some. But other than the weight of the job and being on your feet (anywhere) its not that bad...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the lower level employees more, possibly get something together for the part time people as far as health care. Even if it is just a better deal for the part timers. Try to start recycling all that cardboard and save ($$$$) on taxes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful

    Management encourage Childish Popularity Culture

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician III in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lab Technician III in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Good Retirement Package
    401K and Pension

    Cons

    Not rewarded for hard work or knowledge. If you don't network with the right people, you aren't getting promoting or decent raises. People who fail and cost the company money fail upward to better positions, rather than lose their job or responsibility. Zero to no opportunities for advancement outside of Cleveland. If you don't agree with with the ideas of management your going nowhere. Grade school mentality when people are identified for promotions, If your popular with the managers you can go far even if more qualified, educated, and knowledgeable people are competting for the same jobs or promotions. Chemistry courses are required in the technical labs for jobs that won't need that type of education, while no management courses or experience are required for management positions. Some older chemist and scientist only have high school educations, while newer people are required to have at least 16 credit hours of college chemistry.
     Communincations are exteremely poor throughout the company. Salaries of Grade levels are kept Top Secret!
    Extremely poor medical benefites. (Aetna medical insurance is terrible!!!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the childish behavior of the Managers. This isn't a popularity contest. Lots of good people are lost because of the "Grade School Popularity" culture your managers encourage and promote.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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