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Great learning experience and friendly work environment

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Intern in Ellwood City, PA
Former Employee - Intern in Ellwood City, PA

I worked at Sherwin-Williams

Pros

Nationally accredited intern program, friendly and very helpful coworkers, team spirit, open door type policy with district manager and other upper management, and intern project allowed a great learning experience

Cons

A lot of product knowledge to learn which can become pretty overwhelming and like all retail stores, dealing with disgruntled customers, and also like many retail stores you will have to work evenings, some holidays, and weekends.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management does a great job of trying to build a relationship with employees and making them feel welcome and important.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sherwin-Williams is a wonderful place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Sherwin-Williams offers amazing opportunities and maintains a family atmosphere despite being a global company.

    Cons

    I am an intern and there are no jobs available to be hired on full-time once the internship ends.

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    I have encountered nothing but positive experiences.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    For the pay, this is the worst retail sales job you could get.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    You usually get to know most of your customers which is nice. Many managers are open to working around your schedule or letting you take time off if you need it but that really depends on your manager. I've had one manager where you had to give 2 months notice to get a day off, for a college student working part time that is a little ridiculous. They usually do all their management hiring in house which is a nice to see. The internship program and the Management training program are very fun and you really feel like Sherwin Williams cares about their employees and it would be a great career.

    Cons

    Getting promoted is a toss of the coin. I've known under qualified but competent people who have been promoted after a year to assistant manager but I've also know overqualified, competent people who are still working part time after 5 years, and many request to move up. The pay is horrible. You can get the same pay or better at any other retail store without any of the knowledge that is required to work at Sherwin Williams. You get a raise once a year after your review and it's usually a slap in the face. Many times the manager will tell you that your 10 cent raise is a good raise. New employees with no experience are often hired on at the same rate as senior employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sherwin Williams is constantly rated one of the best places to work, and it is a good place to work if you can supplement your income with food stamps. Pay your employees better, stop refusing to pay overtime but requiring your managers to work overtime. Don't replace 10 year veteran, full-time employees with 2 part-time employees because you don't want to pay health insurance. Stop hiring and promoting attractive females because you are or want to sleep with them, this is an epidemic.

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