Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews in Cleveland, OH

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
863 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Many opportunities for advancement (in 44 reviews)

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


Cons
  • no work/life balance, upper management out of touch with store level (in 43 reviews)

  • Upper management keep putting the wrong people in leadership positions (in 84 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful experience at Sherwin-Williams as a Summer Intern in their Breen Technology Center

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Was able to network with upper management, good pay, vacation privileges as long as it was worked out with your mentor, had hands on work that truly made a difference to the company.

    Cons

    The commute was not great (45 minute drive) no gas compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possibly hold two breakfast sessions with management, one at the beginning and one at the end of the experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Engaging company environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    company will give you all the support you need and will invest heavily in your development.

    Cons

    very hard to establish good relationships with managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better strings attached with your employees. You need to set a better example of teambuilding and teamwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company with many opportunities and they truly value their employees and customers.

    Cons

    They could pay the employees better and you have to know someone in order to get into the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy work, basically go in oil the machine and you're good
    Very into Lean initiatives and the CEO is great

    Cons

    Could offer work from home for more jobs
    A lot of people work late and are asked to give more time and don't see a whole lot of benefit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work from home opportunities for all and better realization of a good employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pros and Cons, just figure out what is important to you

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary, most everyone you work is sharp and know what they are doing. Some managers are really great and care about you even if you don't work directly for them.

    Cons

    Some management simply got promoted to high, and they are ineffective, don't know how to motivate, and let things slip through the cracks because they can't manage their emails/voicemail/calendar/etc. Work/Life balance can be tough, with some people being sent abroad for 2 weeks to a month or longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long look at who you have in leadership rolls and get rid of those who are a negative, or at least roll back their responsibilities. You are going to start loosing good people because of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for in Cleveland

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    IT department is well funded and uses new technologies. Lots of opportunities for growth. You get to work with smart developers. Very flexible with hours and you will get very good work life balance.

    Cons

    Some times senior management/ developers seem to be frustrated. Not a lot of cons to write about. Overall a good company to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Ol' Boys Club

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Flex time is nice. Salary is competitive. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    It is very hard to climb the ladder if you're not a "chosen one". I've seen several people come in at an entry to mid level position and surpass tenured employees into management positions (across several departments). The tenured employees that aren't getting promoted all have one thing in common -- and by the title of this review, you could take a guess as to what that one common denominator is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promoting people in a fair manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great location, decent pay, nice people, secure company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Stability - company has been around for almost 150 years now. Employees have no complaints of the executive staff. Stock price is awesome, benefits are good. Location is easy (HQ) to get to, public transportation, car, few even bike!

    Cons

    Old ways, closed minded managers, little promotion of work/life balance, lack of training for advancement. HQ workforce does not represent US, OH, or Cleveland.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful experience working for Sherwin Williams

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst/Developer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst/Developer in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, benefits were outstanding, vacation accrual was the best I've experienced, the culture was fantastic people were wonderful to work with

    Cons

    Pay was disappointing, across the street from the casino

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over demanding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, stock price

    Cons

    Management does have a pulse on the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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