Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews in Cleveland, OH

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
807 Reviews
3.5
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Many opportunities for advancement (in 42 reviews)

  • Very good benefits in the company, great co-workers within the store (in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • the work life balance sucks to since they are keeping stores open later and later (in 40 reviews)

  • Upper management (above the district level) is somewhat disconnected from the behavior of contractors (in 79 reviews)

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65 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Overall good place to work

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

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, good people

    Cons

    No advancement opportunites, pay is poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more advancement opportunties, move people around to share their knowledge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    lack of career opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Manager  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    job security; annual raise(usually 3%-3.5%)

    Cons

    lack of career opportunities; subpar pension contribution; low tuition reimbursement; no bonus pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company!

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

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

    Pros

    Financially strong; promote from within; career advancement opportunities; invest in training and job tools

    I worked at SW for over 3 years and really enjoyed it. I made a difficult decision to leave (on good terms) and start my own home renovation business, which did well for a while but not enough to support a growing family on single income. I have applied to several positions at SW and not had any luck. It's a wonderful company and I would gladly work for them again.

    Cons

    Challenging re-hire practices; once you leave, it is next to impossible to be re-hired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider your re-hire policy and practices; people who leave the company on good terms should be valued as possible future candidates as they are ahead of the learning curve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience, I learned so much

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great company, wonderful culture

    Cons

    There is no con about this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sherwin-Williams is an amazing Employer with great opportunities!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Large company with room for career advancement. Company really cares about its employees. HQ has a great food court plus gym and outdoor tennis courts, basketball courts, a running track. The people who work for this company are a joy to be around.

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company. The employees, the culture, the location, everything is great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fixed Asset Accounting Intern

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good experience and insight into manufacturing industry.

    Cons

    Bad supervision and upper level management. Concerned about themselves and not the "team". Very boring work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    people, environment/culture, benefits, promotion from within

    It's great seeing people that have been with the company for 20+ years, it's really a testament to the company and it's direction. Under the current CEO, the company is on the right course.

    Cons

    paying for parking everyday is not ideal, but you'll get that in any city

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company with good hard working people.

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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

    Pros

    High quality products and caring for their customers. Happy employees in good working conditions. Great benefits. Good salaries.

    Cons

    Very large company. Hard to get to know anybody. Too many employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Your working policies are great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    *several opportunities for growth and career development
    *good working environment
    *commitment to community
    *environmentally conscience

    Cons

    *lack of diversity in certain departments
    *limited flexibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth; all professionals should get a bonus of some sort, not just upper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great co-workers, horrible management

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

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very skilled co-workers that know many processes and workings of the business very well.

    Cons

    Management is largely a group that does nothing. They will typically go to meetings the entire day but will have no daily work. You can move up, but will have to give your all... no family for you outside of work, so there is not much balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house of the negativity that comes from middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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