Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor
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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. Human Resources

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Upward Mobility is a key essential to employment with SW.

    Cons

    Relocating often in order to promote.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career Path development for incoming employees not just Interns would be helpful and allow for better employee retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Great company to start working at out of college

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    Current Employee - ASM in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - ASM in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    District Support. Great culture. Gives you all the necessary tools to succeed and uppermanagment truly values your hard work.

    Cons

    Sometimes understaffed. Politics involved when moving up but not as much as other companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. it's a great company to work for and invest in. good benefit and pension plan

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    you will be surrounded by good people, most people are willing to help each other.

    Cons

    working hour is not as flexible as other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Solid Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits. Multi faceted job, must be very personable and willing to work long days. It's a good mix of desk work and being on your feet. Good experience thus far

    Cons

    must be willing to work night/weekends/holiday. However, it's really not that late most days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    possibly convert more part timers to full timers after being with the company for a certain amount of years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. SW Pros and Cons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Great Manager and great employees

    Cons

    sometimes there is unsatisfying work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great company for those who can remember instructions, pay attention to detail, and are committed to doing things fast.

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people. Effective managers who are on top of things.

    Cons

    Work in close quarters with people. So when you have a work issue with someone, you have to be in the store and solve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys clearly know what you are doing. I have nothing but respect for this companies management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great way to get your career started

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Great benefits and paid vacation even in your first year. Flexible schedule. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Still have to work retail hours (some nights and weekends). Slow in the winter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More pay would entice some people to stay with the company longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Solid company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Decent entry salary out of college. Good benefits. 6% match in 401k.

    Cons

    Demanding retail hours. 44 hrs for asst. mgr and 48 min for store manager each week. Barebones staffing budgets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper mgmt should have to work at least one super sale every year to see how more staffing is needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Job can keep you on your toes with something new each day, week, month, with a healthy, fast growing company

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, match or beat many competitors in market and outside paint industry. Fast growing company with huge upside potential. Teamwork is abundant.

    Cons

    Initiatives are not prioritized well enough. Can feel bombarded with things per month without knowing which is truly the main goal to achieve.On top of that it is typically a 3 man/woman team in most* stores. Too much credit is given to lazy managers!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize initiatives!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Repetitive and disrespected

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    There's opportunity for advancement and they have good benefits. Schedule can be flexible as long as you aren't low on employees.

    Cons

    Your pay does not match the amount of work you put in or the crap you put up with. Retail hours with slim part time hours to give. Upper management just looks at numbers and assume they know what's going on at your store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the store employees appropriately and give them the part time hours they need.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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