Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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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. sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good store to work at, good mgrs

    Cons

    slow hours, lots of lifting

  2. Sales Rep.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun challenging and safe environment to work in with a great team.

    Cons

    Nothing is much wrong with working with Sherwin Williams except the long hours.

  3. Warehouser

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time

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

    Pros

    Some of the aspects that worked best for me about this job were the flexible hours and friendly staff to work with.

    Cons

    There was much more heavy lifting involved than I anticipated and the training program did not help me learn about the products.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a better training program for new employees. The computer system should also be updated, one convenient feature would be if contractors could place their own orders.

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  5. Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company offers great insurance and a pretty nice starting salary and bonuses for people who have graduated from college with at least a Bachelors Degree.

    Cons

    A lot of "back breaking" work. At the end of the day it is still a retail job so you are expected to work weekends, late hours and holidays. Because the company is try to become more diverse, they are hiring a lot of women which often causes tension between both genders.

    Advice to Management

    Dont under staff stores and give reasonable appraisals.

  6. Was given opportunity to change issues and was supported by management. Enjoyed my career and met many great people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

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

    Pros

    Excellent resources, processes, checks and balances. Promotes team work and world class operations and programs.

    Cons

    Large company so sometimes so many initiatives that goals contradict one another.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on 5 focus areas. People, Safety, Quality, Service and Cost.

  7. Great company for right out of college

    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    401k matching, bonus opportunities, and opportunity to move up the ladder

    Cons

    long hours, difficult work life balance

  8. Sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging work especially when working with odd projects customers bring in.

    Cons

    Repetitive nature of the job leads to some boring days

  9. vp Cleveland

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    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.

  10. Financial Processor

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    Current Employee - Financial Processor in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Processor in Cleveland, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and plenty of opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover in my dept. 40% of the employees have not been replaced, which means more work for the remaining staff. Some duties have been moved over to our Malaysia office, which has resulted in more work for the US Team.

    Advice to Management

    I don't believe the pay matches the level of work we do in our dept., but I have been informed that our concerns have been voiced to upper management.

  11. Good company but non loyal

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits; fun work environment. Chance to develop relational selling skills.

    Cons

    Working there was a fun environment; promotion to management was nonexistent without degree which is devastating to loyal employees. Company says they promote from within but they recruit many fresh out of college students to take those positions for which the loyal employees train them. Moving up to assistant manager is a 15 year proposition without a degree.

    Advice to Management

    Don't recruit as many nonexperienced college students who will eventually leave. Focus on your loyal employees who want to move up.

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