Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor
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. GREAT COMPANY TO WORK FOR!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    I worked for Sherwin Williams for 5 years, and I don't regret a minute of it. I started off as a part-timer, and worked by way up. Part-timer, Full-time, Third Key, Assistant Manager, and Manager. Don't listen to the reviews that this is a bad Company. SW goes above and beyond any other Organization! You are given every opportunity to succeed. Training is the best I have ever encountered, and you get to be hands on with every new product and service. You know who your District Officials are, and they know you. Anyone who says otherwise is lying, or a disgruntle ex employee. You are given so many opportunities, and if you don't work hard you won't benefit from them. Houston/Galveston is the best districts in my opinion of the whole Company.

    Cons

    Slow days! They are the worse, and any store under 2 million knows what I'm talking about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! You're not #1 for no reason.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Store Training Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Training Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Training Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, autonomy, good bonus potential if you manage/increase sales, for the most part good opportunity for promotion, good training, multiple celebration events throughout year, good benefits, excellent stock performance,

    Cons

    not alot of resources to motivate store associates, no break rooms, no real lunch break schedules, managers can be overworked and not paid for overtime, not alot of option outside of store or sales going through mtp, a little bit of old school mentality in regard to selecting candidates- some people in positions for the wrong reasons, certain departments are very very inefficient and hurt other parts of the company, lack of investment/attention in store associates,


  3. Great company

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

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the work environment, many on-site amenities available to employees

    Cons

    Communication from/with managers seemed difficult and forced at times

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key!


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  5. Hours are the only con

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - District Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The flexibility and family atmosphere

    Cons

    Going from part time to full time is not an option


  6. Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

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

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits.

    Cons

    I really have no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up all the great work.


  7. Temporary A/P Clerk

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment, helpful coworkers.

    Cons

    IT and HR are very slow moving at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the professionalism


  8. Helpful (1)

    Can't imagine a better Company to work for....

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong, ethical, employee dedicated Management. Great Leaders, Co-Workers, morale. Financially sound. Great advancement opportunities (no glass ceiling). Competitive compensation. Generous 401K and Pension Plan. Technical leader. Superior quality products.

    Cons

    Must be willing to innovate, work hard, maintain standards, have high morals, and contribute whatever it takes to achieve personal and Corporate goals. Not really a CON... probably key to what makes this Company great!

    Advice to Management

    Don't veer from proven strategies. Continue focus on the welfare of Employees, Customers, and Vendors.


  9. Good work for summer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Pros

    Laid back, contractors are friendly. Flexible hours. Co-workers are usually in good moods.

    Cons

    Manual labor at times. Organizing store inventory gets tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more frequent breaks.


  10. Good, relaxed work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, great managers, decent starting pay

    Cons

    The people that come in to the store

    Advice to Management

    Nothing my managers are great


  11. Helpful (2)

    Store Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits such as health insurance, dental, vision. Bonuses quarterly and annually if sales and expense control goals are met

    Cons

    Retail setting with a 48 hour work week. Employee hours can be limited leaving the employees working very hard for long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Employee hours can be limited leaving the store short staffed and employees working very hard for long hours.



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