Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
933 Reviews
3.6
933 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.  

    Incredible company with several different career paths.

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    The employees are great. Most contractors are awesome people. They match 6% on your 401k. Great benefits. Great experience. Training is second to none. Great perks for hitting your budget and profit goals. A lot like owning your own business with a backing of a $10+ billion company. Incredible career paths.

    Cons

    It's hard work during summer and if your employees quit out of the blue. Not much desk time. But you learn to multitask.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Company That Cares

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Training Program (MTP) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management Training Program (MTP) in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    This is a great job out of college, but also has the potential to be long term career move. Many people stick around in this company for a long time because there are so many benefits to staying. Career growth and great upper management can be hard to find in a company, but Sherwin-Williams has both of those going for it. I felt like people actually cared about me here and that I was not just an asset that could be tossed aside at any point.

    Cons

    Retail obviously has it's challenges with crummy hours and oddly scheduled work weeks. Although it can be fairly easy for a recent college grad to become a manager and make good money quickly, it can be difficult to make significantly more money after this without a fairly big promotion (many times requiring relocation). Many managers get caught between the range of $55,000-$75,000/per year for a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating your employees as people and not as assets!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to be a part of

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

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

    Pros

    Starting wage was nice.

    People and culture are great, plenty of room for career growth IF you stick around, and stock options are nice.

    Fitness Center with yoga/classes available inside downtown HDQ building for use during work day.

    Cons

    Potentially difficult for young professionals to move up quickly, much seniority.

    No standard annual Bonus, pay increase.

    Vacation is not too impressive either

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great for right out of college

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

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

    Pros

    Sherwin-Williams has great training for their assistant managers and other employees. They promote from within the company and you are able to move up in the company quickly.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult with retail hours and working weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Reasonable Retail Job

    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Stores close at 7, lots of variation in daily activities.

    Cons

    Stores are understaffed, and it stepped on my request to not work sundays often.

  7.  

    Great company, fast paced, with room to grow.

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

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

    Pros

    Every day is a new and different day! You wear many hats and take on many fun challenges.

    Cons

    Sometimes micro-managing from higher up can throw a wrench in your gears and cause you to run off your course. Staffing is barebone and unless your store is making a magic number in sales, you won't have full-time help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give stores more than a week to implement something new. A lot of things just seem to be last-minute and unorganized. Beef up staffing. Every store should be equipped with at least one full-time employee, especially if you want management to get out of the store to generate sales leads with face-to-face opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Overall Positive experience

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great learning experience, and lots of opportunity to grow within the company

    Cons

    Entry level position can have minimum exposure to Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Not Bad At All

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

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Flexibility, Pay, Advancement Opportunities, Employees

    Cons

    Workload, Laborious Job, Retail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide Opportunities to get out of the Stores. More feedback on the necessary to progress outside the stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing company

    • 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

    I love working retail. I've been with this company for five years. I thought about moving up the ladder, but I wouldn't do it in kc

    Cons

    The store manager really sucks. Super lazy. Makes assistant do everything. And complains about how he doesn't agree with how things are done. The assistant does so much work, you can tell they're stressed, but not once do they complain. Just smile and keep working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Clifton, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Clifton, NJ

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

    Pros

    my direct manager is great and all the people are wonderful to work for. Corporate life is new and interesting.

    Cons

    The hardware and software are last century, would be able to work more efficiently if it were 2015 technology! Customers are why we have the business and jobs, but corporate should realize yes is not always the best answer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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