Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
973 Reviews
3.6
973 Reviews
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor
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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 summer intern experience with clear roadmap.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Harrisburg, PA

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Interns gain hands-on experience in the daily management of a Sherwin Williams branch. In addition to gaining thorough product knowledge, interns have the ability to work on specific projects designed to be integrated with the regional growth strategy.

    Cons

    This internship heavily focuses on retail skills in addition to general business skills. Interns help manage warehouse storage, make paint, and stock shelves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should present interns with challenging summer projects to not only help the branch but to also help the intern envision the branch's position in the greater area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    A very positive working environment. A lot of room for moving up in the company. One of only a few companies that offers pension plus 401k.

    Cons

    Many of the starting positions entail working out of one of their stores (retail). Lots of people working for them, a little harder to make a name for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No specific advice for management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's great. The work environment is amazing and the people are too.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Sherwin-Williams has a flexible work schedule

    Cons

    The pay is just okay for part-timers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

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  5.  

    Sales Associate - Part Time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Lafayette, LA

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    All part-time jobs are not created equal, this is a very good place for college-age/young adult worker interested in retail sales. Good in-store training trickled down from knowledgeable managers will get you comfortable and confident with the commercial/residential painting industry.

    Cons

    Can be under-staffed and busy during busy seasons, and a bit of micro-managing from the Regional Level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course in regards to employee training and have more realistic expectations of individual stores rather than trying to cut-down in hopes of challenging growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    The pay is fairly decent, especially for a recent college graduate with 0 experience in the industry. They value education and allow stores to make their own decisions. The hours are decent, 44 hours a week but most stores close at 7pm the latest which is not to bad. Sherwin-Williams employees are more loyal than any I have seen. Most of the people I have met have been with the company many years and are not complaining about it. Finally, they have excellent training programs, they are not cheap. They really do invest in their employees and they really believe in promoting from within.

    Cons

    You will likely have to relocate. They are not shy about letting you know. It's probably the second question they ask you... maybe the first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information to employees about open positions that are not just in sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, raise process needs to be more fair

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    flexible hours and good people

    Cons

    Don't get rewarded for hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    work life balance, compensation, growth

    Cons

    office, leadership, promotions, employee help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training, promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good job, good benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Winder, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Winder, GA

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

    Pros

    Team Environment, decently flexible schedule

    Cons

    Slight micromanaging from upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great to be working

    Current Contractor - Owner in Belleville, IL
    Current Contractor - Owner in Belleville, IL

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independence... manage job scheduling....

    Cons

    Gaps in work... losing bids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advertising more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Working Above and Beyond

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Decent wages and valuable experience for people both in college and out of college.

    Cons

    Requires you to deal with sometimes difficult clients. But, that is every business. We are involved in sales after all.

    Positive Outlook

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