Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated June 4, 2015
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO 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. Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    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

    Great place to work they really care about you and your success. I can honestly say this is the best company I have ever worked for. You build a lot of relationships and they value hard workers.

    Cons

    Sometimes the customers can be very difficult to deal with depending on the market you work in. But hey that's any customer based jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work appreciate your leadership.


  2. Helpful (1)

    No work-life balance.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is great. Flexible when needing time off only if your location can support it. I don't have anything else to say.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no work life balance. Monty Griffin once said "DO MORE WITH LESS." That says it all. Your work load keeps getting piled on and yet no approval to borrow or hire ne employees and no allowance of over time. I never felt appreciated. They don't support you when you hurt yourself on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Back up your management team more than part time associates. Take the time to train your managers on how to be leaders.


  3. Great company to start working at out of college

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - ASM in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

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

    Pros

    District Support. Great culture. Gives you all the necessary tools to succeed and uppermanagment truly values your hard work.

    Cons

    Sometimes understaffed. Politics involved when moving up but not as much as other companies


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  5. Good Benefits, Great Staff

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

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

    Pros

    This job is very easy once you learn the ropes. Overall, the atmosphere within the store is chill and my co-workers are pretty awesome, but the store dynamic really depends on the people you work with. Luckily, my manager is pretty flexible and our store staff is rather large so scheduling things like vacation time is simple. I started as an MTP and got promoted to assistant manager fairly quickly and the pay and benefits are good. When I asked for a job transfer because I was going back to school, I took on a part time position which is where I am now.

    Cons

    - Customers can be difficult/rude - MTPs are often shuffled around from store to store and not promoted for months depending on the district - This company is big on relocation, so if you aren't willing to move if they ask, you may get left behind


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    ...higher wages? Management is really great


  7. Huge company with job security.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Like stated before huge company with job security. Sherwin is eating up smaller paint companies and spreading its wings. Work within a small crew at the store which created a close knit group. You meet people from all walks of life and create relationships with customers. You get sales experience that would come in handy anywhere else.

    Cons

    I've been working for two years at sherwin and have never felt like my job was at risk. I love working at Sherwin. However, I've been part-time for 2 years. I've applied from within to try and grab the next step of the ladder for a full-time or assistant manager position with no luck. I'm professional, knowledgeable and competent in my position. I feel like I stand out but Upper management tends to already have a selected person in mind to fill positions posted. The job can get a little repetitive/boring if you work in a smaller store.

    Advice to Management

    Look to your part-time employees who have been trying tirelessly to grow within the company for promotions. Mtp's are not always secure hires and most just use Sherwin as a stepping stone. Your part-time employees who have been with the company for a decent amount of time working under 28 spuratic hours within the week are secure hires for promotion.


  8. Territory Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great work comrades and excellent training.

    Cons

    Extreme age prejudice. Claims of family values but don't be too old or out to pasture with you!

    Advice to Management

    Watch your middle management folks more closely. They have a tendency to step over dollars to pick up dimes!


  9. Review

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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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    A diverse staff can always be more helpful to customers


  10. Helpful (3)

    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.



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