Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
885 Reviews
3.5
885 Reviews
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor
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563 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I drove a straight box truck and I had to deliver paint and supplies to contractors. My job title was a Hazmat Driver.

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    Former Employee - HazMat Driver in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - HazMat Driver in Phila, PA

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Sherwin - Williams is that there's always the opportunity to advance at this company. Also, by being a full-time employee, you get a nice benefit package which includes a 401K and a pension.

    Cons

    One of the main challenges is getting to know your customers if you're working in the warehouse. As far as driving, everyday is different. You always have to be aware of everything around you whole you're driving and you have to adjust your driving to mother nature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have a good employee and he/she is threatening to seek employment elsewhere, do your best to keep them because you might get someone to replace them but that same person most likely night not be as good as the one you let walk because they wanted more hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good training

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Great Co workers, training, advancement

    Cons

    Under staffed, long hours, stores under staffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff the stores. This will free up managers and increase sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Blaine, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Blaine, MN

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Experience learning a wide product range and be able to sell them.

    Cons

    Very structured.

    Some warehouse work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    swp is a good long term employer, great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, 401k match,pension plan, many opportunity for growth worldwide

    Cons

    balancing your work & life is difficult at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Great benefits, bonuses, great learning experience

    Cons

    Strenuous work, entitled contractors, cold calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your employees how great of a job they are doing

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Opportunity to move up at all levels.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Immediate work team is very supportive. If you need a weekend, or week off, you can make it happen.

    Cons

    Salaried employees often work long hours. Any loss of employees are absorbed by management, and vacation time can be hard to use up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    If you want to be a lifer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    - Good Benefits
    - Good work/life balance
    - Decent pay

    Cons

    - Poor training and career growth opportunities
    - Upward mobility is difficult or happens by jumping departments
    - Clicky
    - Poor new employee on-boarding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your talent and set them up for their success, not yours. When your employees experience personal success is when they will be most productive for you and as a result you will see more fruit from your company's labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Service sales parts painting equipment

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    Current Employee - Branch Operations Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Branch Operations Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good 401 plan fair working environment great co worker good customers

    Cons

    no incentive for extra effort

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not know how to manage a sector of growing department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Work- life balance, pay, benefits, training, laid back culture, get sales experience

    Cons

    Working weekends, finding good part-timers, pressure to make budget and sales calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spent three years working in the same store. Good managers are not easy to come by. Next time promo him or her before they find another opportunity

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

    Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Not many companies today have both a pension and a six percent matching 401K. This is a very big plus for any company.

    Cons

    Upper management is very ego centric. When the district succeeds it is because of what they did not because of the hard work done in the “trenches”. They have also forgotten what it is like to be in stores. They now have store management making outside sales calls. This new task did not come with any increased support in the stores, no increased part time hours nor increased full time employee support. This has increased the already high number of hours worked 48 (required) to on average 52-54. Work life balance has pretty much disappeared all together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees they are the one single largest capital expenditure you have. When we tell you work life balance is not possible to achieve don’t just responded with canned answers about better time management. We in the field all are hurting to find a work life balance maybe it’s time we get some help from upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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