Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
839 Reviews
3.5
839 Reviews
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor
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542 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Many opportunities for advancement (in 44 reviews)

  • Great benefits, opportunity for advancement if willing to move (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • the work life balance sucks to since they are keeping stores open later and later (in 45 reviews)

  • Upper management keep putting the wrong people in leadership positions (in 81 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sales intern.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Fast pace environment.
    Great energy.
    Great people for the most part.
    Great potential for growth and moving up.

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Need bachelors degree to be assistant manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some need to be more appreciative of employees.
    Remember it's just paint .....

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company poor store manager.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and upper management are decent to work with.

    Cons

    In store manager made it impossible for the work place to be productive. Upper management needs to be more on top of what is happening in store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would take a closer look at store managers. I quit because of our store manager and her inability to work professionally with others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    You get to take ownership of your business and success is reliant upon your knowledge and hardwork.

    Cons

    There was never enough relief and it sometimes had a feel that it was too much of your own business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide some relief and assistance to your management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company, great benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, family-oriented, reward hard work.

    Cons

    Middle management positions often require major moves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more middle management opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company Rewards Hard Working Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Structured training and paths for career development. If you are willing to come in and work hard from day 1, you will be recognized for those efforts and the management team is in place to help promote you as opportunities come available. In larger districts there seems to be a lot of growth as employees move from store to store and into a sales rep position. Additionally the company produces a product you feel proud to stand behind. When customers are disappointed they want you to do what you can at the store level to make things right even if it's at their own expense.

    Cons

    In store jobs are very physically demanding. Despite the company's focus on women's initiatives there were days when I would need to shake over 300 gallons of paint by myself in less than an hour. Given that I only weigh 130 lbs and a 5-gal bucket of paint can easily weigh 50-80 lbs this was exhausting and probably has caused long-term back problems. The stores are also allotted staffing budgets that never seem to be enough. Managers were once allowed to go over as long as they were willing to receive the penalty with their bonus structure, but district managers were starting to cut that out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your managers to understand what their staffing needs are - both with budgeted hours and finding the right people to run the stores. Very difficult to find the right people to put in place as part-timers and key-holders when you are running around in a frenzy most of the time trying to keep up with customers and daily operations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Could not have had a better experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best part of working at sherwin williams was the other employees. Almost every one that works there is very fun and friendly. It is important to be a team when working in this store, and mostly everyone that works with Sherwin will have your back.

    Cons

    There are times when the job can be extremely stressful. There can be distraught customers, it can get overwhelming, or the hub can be slow delivering inventory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the biggest thing Sherwin should work on is getting a better delivery service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern at sherwin williams

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Great pay, treats employees well

    Cons

    Laborious job something, only can work 28 hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

  9.  

    Order picker

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Waco, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work at your own pace, and great pay!

    Cons

    They only start you at part time then they offer full time employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sherwin Williams is an incredible company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Sherwin Williams whole-heartedly believes that a good work-life balance is important for keeping employees happy and hard working. They have worked hard to make sure my personal life also is balanced so that I can stay happy and successful in my job. sherwin Williams is also great at promoting managerial positions from within.

    Cons

    One challenge is that the paint stores are open long hours, 7 days a week and sometimes this means hours of overtime for management of the stores. The opportunities for growth also seem to be less for part-time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for upper management. It is clear that they know what they're doing and I am just with them to learn from them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I learned a lot about business in 15 years. It's still a decent company, but not the same as it was 15 years ago.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in West Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in West Springfield, MA

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

    Pros

    The training and benefits offered are excellent. Overall, it's a solid company to work for.

    Cons

    The work/life balance can be very difficult to find. It's not the same company that it was 15 years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They seem to be hiring a bunch of "yes men" for the management and rep positions now. Middle and upper management want to sit back and pull the strings while the front line takes the bullets. It wasn't always this way. Go back to hiring qualified people that can make real field level decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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