Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. Ops. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great learning experience -Come to learn, but also to work. Parts of this job were very physical. -Great team/family feeling

    Cons

    -Like I said, if you want to sit at a computer all day, this is not your job. Come ready to work in the warehouse

    Advice to Management

    -The only thing that I can think of is to keep up the good work. I would have liked to seen the whole supply chain but just missed out on that because I wasn't able to tour a store.


  2. Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, laid back company with management not breathing down your neck. Promotions are quickly given IF, BIG IF you take advantage during your window (if you aren't interested in moving up early in the process, they tend to overlook you for future positions). Teaches you how to essentially run your own business, become more sales oriented, overall a great entry level job.

    Cons

    Blue collar job so heavy physical labor. Technically still retail so you have to deal with all the cons that come with that (open 7 days a week, clocking in and out, uniform, cleaning, customer service, managing employees, etc.). Will vary based on district but favorites are being picked for promotions which sometimes is baffling.

    Advice to Management

    Be more one on one with your stores when it comes to predicting budgets and judging store performance. When it comes to promotions and competitions, base decisions off of merits and not personalities or favorites.


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    An awesome part-time job

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wells, ME
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wells, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, awesome co-workers, solid management

    Cons

    Can be stressful, have to deal with incredibly frustrating customers, expected to learn a lot

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees have access to all the information they need easily.


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  5. District Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Company, Great Culture, Great Opportunity!

    Cons

    Sometimes the company can be slow to change.


  6. Oracle Apps Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time

    Pros

    Lots of new tech to learn and friendly env

    Cons

    Not applicable Not applicable not applicable


  7. sales rep

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good companies great benefits, growth for those who are willing to push

    Cons

    bare staffing in retail stores

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees and customers in mind alike


  8. Great place to start or even stay with

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    Former Employee - Lead Warehouser in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Warehouser in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to start out, lots of opportunities to move up or over in the company. Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Bone headed coworkers, D.I.Y. know it alls, entitled customers. Not the best pay in the world but, honestly better than most companies.


  9. Great transition job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth if you are a fast learner

    Cons

    Stuck in a paint store all day...


  10. Excellent Place for Advancement

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Residential Repaint Representative
    Current Employee - Residential Repaint Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place for advancement, competitive salaries, and plenty of training provided to better yourself and achieve your goals.

    Cons

    Expectations can be pretty high for budgeted goals, although there is skill and talent involved, luck is a big factor in advancing quickly to upper management.

    Advice to Management

    More sales training, especially for assistant managers. Better training for how to uncover leads.


  11. 3nd Key/SA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stone Mountain, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stone Mountain, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits , training, advancement and the tools to show you how to run a business.

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes impossible deadlines, high levels of stress from time-to-time,



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