Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor
Christopher M. Connor
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Pros
  • Many opportunities for advancement if you're willing to move (sometimes not too far) (in 44 reviews)

  • Great benefits, opportunity for advancement if willing to move (in 67 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge (in 43 reviews)

  • Upper management promotes only those with college degree (in 84 reviews)

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  1. How can you not love SW

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

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

    Pros

    Outstanding company culture, commitment to the employee with work/life balance, and comprehensive compensation/benefits package. Very impressed with SW's support of local organizations, globally.

    Cons

    Too many layers of middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Communication from the top down is lax, but this is not uncommon for such a large corporation.


  2. Senior Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Laid back company that is doing very well! Good benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Some politics between other teams.


  3. Wonderful Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - IT Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Current Intern - IT Intern in Cleveland, OH

    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

    Great work to life balance, good pay, lots of professional experience and responsibility.

    Cons

    Downtown Cleveland, traffic and you have to pay for parking.


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  5. Good company, mediocre benefits

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has the right view moving forward; direct reflection on stock price.

    Cons

    Job descriptions can change which makes it difficult to stay focused.


  6. Good to learn industry basics, not much else

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Scientist in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn industry basics.

    Cons

    No good long term path for scientists. Way too many middle managers which do nothing but create problems. Abuse from middle management caused suicide at my location.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of useless middle management. Treat scientists with pay and respect, nut useless rewards created by middle management.


  7. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Cleveland, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for young professionals with good pay and benefits. Opportunities for career growth are endless.

    Cons

    Corporate Headquarters is located in Cleveland, OH - it's a very sketchy city that can be scary if walking alone to your car after work.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to offer more executive positions at regional offices so people don't have to compromise their career goals in order to move away from the HQ location.


  8. Great company, Top-notch, respected CEO

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Advancement, opportunity to run your own store, great people on a peer level and middle management. Fantastic training ground for your career.

    Cons

    Some people have been at SW forever. Can be staid and old fashioned at times. Some in upper management belong to the "men's club" - exclusive and untouchable.


  9. Help Implement Oracle WMS throughout entire company on a global spectrum.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Oracle Business Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Current Intern - Oracle Business Analyst in Cleveland, OH

    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

    Great Pay, Good chance of being hired after internship and learn a lot.

    Cons

    Hard to get into company, very good to know some one who already works for them


  10. store assistant Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great bonus, opportunity to climb up the corporate ladder, on going training, great employee discounts.

    Cons

    Understaffed, labor intensive, cold calling, gossipy, and unprofessional store managers.

    Advice to Management

    Should have intensive training on professionalism among coworkers, train store managers on how to manage employees, and allow high volume stores to hire full timers with options to move up the ladder even if they do not have a college degree.


  11. vp Cleveland

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

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

    Pros

    great environment. Winning culture, great leadership with vision. I really enjoy working here, and would encourage people to think about SW when you consider a career

    Cons

    Cleveland is not a garden spot, but it is manageable. specially in the summer. Great sports town and great family town

    Advice to Management

    Grow beyond our US base. Buy Valspar once you have them on the ropes at Lowes. They bring business we don't have.



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