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Sherwin-Williams Automotive Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
13 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Pay, Nice Perks, Horrible Clientele, impossible expectations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams Automotive

    Pros

    Pay is great.
    Vacation is good.
    Stock options are amazing.
    Sales Reps get Car, Gas Card, Cell phone, company AMEX, and a WORLD OF HEADACHE.

    Cons

    Clients are unsavory unpleasant individuals of the automotive industry.
    You're expected to learn everything in the world about the automotive industry.
    The industry is overly competitive to everyone's detriment.
    You spend way to much time stressing, and never have any free time.
    Company makes horrible decisions as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start making smart decisions.
    Quit focusing so much on stock price and ROI and get back to the basics.
    Stop trying to micro-manage your employees and turning SW into the Walmart of paint.
    Realize there's only so many hours in a day, and your employees have families to get home to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Low pay and degrading for women

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate III in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate III in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams Automotive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Having the opportunity to work with great customers ,steady work ,working a Monday through Friday week no weekends.

    Cons

    Low pay filthy environment work with a bunch of part-timers that don't give a crap about the customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the employees better treat employees fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for. Training is great and people are easy to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams Automotive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Corporate position with structure and security.

    Cons

    Corporate direction is often times considered to be out of touch or too late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire future management from within the collision industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent part time work while looking for a career out of college

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate I in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate I in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Got a good amount of sales and product experience. The staff at my store is all very friendly (cannot say the same for other stores I have been to for IST's).

    Cons

    Was interested in going to the MTP training program for the assistant manager position but upon finding out there is nearly guaranteed relocation (you have no say in where and if decline the location you will be fired the next day). Lots of busy work and unloading pallets in the back. Dealing with pissed off and rushed contractors, or there workers who feel like its their time to be someones boss when they come buy the paint gets extremely dull.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams Automotive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work - great room for advancement.

    Cons

    No cons - appreciate the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Sherwin-Willaims is ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams Automotive part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are interested in learning about a job in the automotive paint business, Sherwin-Williams Automotive will help you learn about this business. You will learn to work with customers, mix paint,
    take orders and work with a team.

    Cons

    In my years with Sherwin-Williams Automotive I went through 7 managers for the 8 years I worked there. There is little chance of being promoted to full-time positions and when one does come open, the company may hire someone outside of the company before they move a existing employee into the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from the employees that have been there for awhile, they already know your customers and can help you to learn to deal with them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    A division that could succeed if given adequate resources.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams Automotive part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is fantastic. All of my coworkers (excluding 1 bad apple) are extremely friendly people who will work with you to get what needs to be done.

    Cons

    The resources needed (mainly labor) to have a successful retail store was not there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Two people running a $1.8 million dollar store is not a good idea.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good company but not for me.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams Automotive

    Pros

    They train you, get to travel in the beginning.

    Cons

    Could train more hands on with products. Difficult to learn product knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training program to better assist trainees.

  10.  

    Branch Manager for Illinois Branch

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams Automotive

    Pros

    Nice entry level job. Quickly can be promoted.

    Cons

    Salary was low for responsibilities. Little freedom in schedule. More or less an order taker and filler.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good experience, but unhealthy work environment.

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

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams Automotive

    Pros

    Pay is great, benefits are good, relationships you build with employees are valuable. Getting stuck with a non-performing sales rep can make things difficult.

    Cons

    Ability to move upward in the company, unless you want to be a sales rep or work at corporate, you're stuck in the Branch Manager position for a long time.

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