Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
810 Reviews

3.5
810 Reviews
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunities for advancement as far as you want to go (in 39 reviews)

  • Sherwin Williams is a growing company and has great benefits (in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • no work/life balance, upper management out of touch with store level (in 38 reviews)

  • Upper management can be tough depending on the stores sales and profit (in 75 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Wonderful introduction to the world of sales for college student.

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Sherwin-Williams is gaining experience into the world of sales. Managers at branch locations are friendly and well-trained so its easy to pick up on new skills. Work days are diverse, so they go quickly and you get to meet a lot of new faces.

    Cons

    You feel like a very very small piece of the puzzle and it is tough to get in touch with anyone from the corporate offices. Compensation is less than adequate as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more transparency so that upper management can better see how stores work and so there is less of a disconnect between retail stores and headquarters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great company, great benefits, good people

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

    Pros

    benefits, pay, 401k, stock options,

    Cons

    hard to move up but getting better. a little micromanaging some times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The best company I have ever worked for in terms of company culture, employee compensation, and quality of products.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Paramus, NJ

    Pros

    There's plenty of opportunity to grow professionally within this company if you are a hard worker. As a manager and assistant you can earn bonuses if you hit your store sales. High quality products make it easier to sell. Management truly cares about your success and wants you to have a work/life balance not just all hours dedicated to work. Flexible hours. Retirement plans good as well.

    Cons

    If you are a woman seeking employment here you need to have tough skin to deal with some of the contractors that come in and are not all exactly proper business men. Better also have no qualms about lifting some heavy equipment either! Products can get pretty heavy. There are dolly's to help but still require some muscle and tough skin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There really is no advice I can give. They taught me a lot and were very interactive and patient with me as a new worker who had to learn 40,000 + products. Great people and great environment to work in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    17 year employee, good times and bad. Company has lost track of what made it .

    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity for advancement if willing to move.

    Cons

    The this year vs. last year philosophy is not a way to build a long term business. Only concerned now about stock price and sacrificing its American stores in the process. Investing all money in foreign ventures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your stores are chronically short staffed. Get out of the 1970's business philosophy and practice what you preach. You have to have experienced employees to compete with the competition stores yet you will not commit resources. Offer the best pay in the industry staff your stores properly and you will achieve your goals . And number one the box stores are NOT your competition it's the contractor market that is key. Quit offering our service and top personal for nothing by matching prices with companies that do not offer our service and locations. The pricing system is a joke. A gallon of paint can sell to one person for 50.00 and someone else for 10.95. Really?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Like minded individuals working together closely.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone was incredibly friendly and passionate about their jobs. Great company.

    Cons

    None. I had no negative experiences here.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sherwin-Williams has many opportunities for recent graduates to move up in the company. They also provide great benefit.

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

    Pros

    - Benefits: 401K, Pension, Higher Education Reimbursement, etc.
    - Opportunities to move up and advance your career
    - Ability to transfer almost anywhere

    Cons

    Product knowledge can be very challenging, but it's important to know that there are many resources to help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees in lower positions, but who have a great deal of experience, on things that can be improved at the store level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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

    Pros

    Really like working here. Good pay especially for right out of college. Clear goals, great chance for advancement and Upper management is extremely accessible. They teach you to do the job they want to do. Upper management is very involved in your success. If you do your job right and try you will move forward.

    Cons

    Unrealistic Goals and work life balance can get out of whack do to not enough employees per store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop opening new stores and put more employees into the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Loved this place,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interior Products Specialist  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Interior Products Specialist in Madison, WI

    Pros

    It's Paint & Decorating, how happy can that be? Everyone I've met working there is happy. The only reason I left was due to personal issues, or I'd have worked hard for SW for a very long time.

    Cons

    Long intensive hiring process is a tradition at SW, but I guess that's what it takes to make a great team of co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful experience working for Sherwin Williams

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, benefits were outstanding, vacation accrual was the best I've experienced, the culture was fantastic people were wonderful to work with

    Cons

    Pay was disappointing, across the street from the casino

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place

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

    Pros

    Very good mentor , good work atmosphere , Very like it!!!!!!!!!!

    Cons

    Good place to make work and life balance, not good for young people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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