Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Assistant Manager

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company offers great insurance and a pretty nice starting salary and bonuses for people who have graduated from college with at least a Bachelors Degree.

    Cons

    A lot of "back breaking" work. At the end of the day it is still a retail job so you are expected to work weekends, late hours and holidays. Because the company is try to become more diverse, they are hiring a lot of women which often causes tension between both genders.

    Advice to Management

    Dont under staff stores and give reasonable appraisals.

  2. Assistant Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time

    Pros

    Great resume builder and great first job out of college. Gives great insight in the retail world.

    Cons

    Stores under staffed and store bonus plans are obtainable every other year since they base it off of the previous year's number

  3. Was given opportunity to change issues and was supported by management. Enjoyed my career and met many great people.

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

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent resources, processes, checks and balances. Promotes team work and world class operations and programs.

    Cons

    Large company so sometimes so many initiatives that goals contradict one another.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on 5 focus areas. People, Safety, Quality, Service and Cost.

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  5. technician

    Current Employee - R&D Technician in Lowell, IN
    Current Employee - R&D Technician in Lowell, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There really are no pros to working at Sherwin Williams. From low pay to no benefits it's a wonder they can keep anybody around.

    Cons

    You work as a contract employee forever without ever being hired.

  6. Great company for right out of college

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    401k matching, bonus opportunities, and opportunity to move up the ladder

    Cons

    long hours, difficult work life balance

  7. Sales associate

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging work especially when working with odd projects customers bring in.

    Cons

    Repetitive nature of the job leads to some boring days

  8. vp Cleveland

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great environment. Winning culture, great leadership with vision. I really enjoy working here, and would encourage people to think about SW when you consider a career

    Cons

    Cleveland is not a garden spot, but it is manageable. specially in the summer. Great sports town and great family town

    Advice to Management

    Grow beyond our US base. Buy Valspar once you have them on the ropes at Lowes. They bring business we don't have.

  9. Financial Processor

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and plenty of opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover in my dept. 40% of the employees have not been replaced, which means more work for the remaining staff. Some duties have been moved over to our Malaysia office, which has resulted in more work for the US Team.

    Advice to Management

    I don't believe the pay matches the level of work we do in our dept., but I have been informed that our concerns have been voiced to upper management.

  10. Good company but non loyal

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits; fun work environment. Chance to develop relational selling skills.

    Cons

    Working there was a fun environment; promotion to management was nonexistent without degree which is devastating to loyal employees. Company says they promote from within but they recruit many fresh out of college students to take those positions for which the loyal employees train them. Moving up to assistant manager is a 15 year proposition without a degree.

    Advice to Management

    Don't recruit as many nonexperienced college students who will eventually leave. Focus on your loyal employees who want to move up.

  11. Sales representative

    • 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 full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Solid company, continues training and good benifits

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, management no consistent and sometimes they micromanage

    Advice to Management

    Consistency, stability wih budgets.

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