Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
885 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.  

    Great company for part time students very flexible very friendly co workers I love pretty much everything about it

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Pay is higher than min wage
    401k
    Holiday pay
    Vacation time and pay
    Flexible schedule
    Promotions available after 2 yrs

    Cons

    Some customers are jerks
    Continuously explaining the different types and grades of paint and ppl getting mad and blaming me for making it complicated when they just want a "semigloss" paint

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...higher wages? Management is really great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly customers, great location, coffee available to both employees and customers.

    Cons

    Working with inventory at multiple-locations, at times products were unavailable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A diverse staff can always be more helpful to customers

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

    The benefits are amazing, but the sales/management structure is odd.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Simi Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    All the benefits for full time employees. Can't be beat

    Cons

    Ask too much of everyone from part time employees to management. You have to wear too many hats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People don't commit to the company because of the mtp program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great learning experience for anyone who wants to work in sales.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefit plans. There are locations all over the U.S.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to move up without a college degree. Positions outside of sales are very limited and competitively sought out for. Employees are forced to re-locate in order to move up the corporate ladder. Stores are constantly short staff. Many mangers do not care about helping their associates move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should focus more on improving all employees. Top management only focus on store performance and store managers. Part times and sale associates are highly disregarded to store success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Enjoyable experience that really helped me develop management skills and leadership.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity.
    Locations around the country/world.
    Secure company, with good structure and management.
    Bonuses were nice when economy/home building was booming.

    Cons

    Can be sensitive to the swings in the housing market.
    Can get tedious.
    Some chemicals smell bad, are hard to work with.
    Messy - it is paint.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Time Management is Critical

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Steady Work. Company hasn't laid off employees, even during the economic down turn. Good experience in learning the operations of managing a business. You get what you put into it. Spanish speaking skills is a big boost for greater potential business. Many resources to improve your knowledge on executing different tasks.

    Cons

    Cut-Throat business to work in as it is all about price margins with the competition if you want a painter's business. You have many administrative duties that have to be done regardless how busy it can get, if not - you're staying after hours to do so. If a management trainee, you have to go to an assigned store at the end of training (2-3 months) - myself and the previous 2 trainees have been assigned 75 miles away from our home area. You're told it can happen, but you always hope it won't be you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train store managers to help new assistant managers to learn their new duties to their newly assigned stores to be manageable. Being told to "figure it out" when you obviously don't have time or energy to learn the hard way is not an efficient or an effective way to lead or build good morale for managing employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, Good company, but watch yourself

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Get real world experience. On the sales side of the business, you get a lot of customer contact. If you work in the store, you learn what it takes to run a business with the support of a company behind you. You have a lot of opportunity to move around the company

    Cons

    The hours in the stores can be long. Most stores are open 7 days a week. Sometimes you are subject to working 7 days a week and this type of work can take weeks to change, Upper management sometimes seems very disintrested in your situation because "thats is what they went though" type attitude. You will see a culture that is strong, but the senior management demostrates many times that they do not care about the people under them, just the only the numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more feedback from the people below you. This can help save money and make it seem less like you are telling people what to do. This is the major complaint by the people on the front line. Bein open on the 4th of July does not help moral.

    No opinion of CEO

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