Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    I have learned a lot about the paint industrial and managing a store.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Key in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Third Key in Coppell, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Store closes at 7pm every night, lots of people that want to help you succeed, good benefits, and lots of opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Stores are often understaffed and there is a high turn over rate. There's lots of education on the numerous products the company has to offer.

    Advice to Management

    Staff your retail stores better and your existing employees will be much happier. Happier employees tend to make better employees.


  2. A god, fast-paced company

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time

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

    Pros

    - Excellent Benefits
    - Vacation Time
    - Bonus Checks
    - Paternity Leave
    - Great customer base
    - Hours business is open

    Cons

    - Out of touch management
    - "Cold" calling people
    - How management looks at full time and part time roles
    - Shifting blame on others rather then solving problems

    Advice to Management

    - District management and sales managers need to come in the stores so they can remember what store employees deal with on a daily bases.
    - Stop speaking to the employees and reps as if they are slabs of meat.


  3. Part-Time Sales Rep

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, yearly reviews, average pay

    Cons

    Difficult to advance without moving


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  5. Good training

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time

    Pros

    Good training, lost of opportunity for quick advancement, good starting salary and bonuses

    Cons

    Expect a lot of work out of managers, long work days while at the same time wanting you to do everything you could to minimize overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Realistic expectations of work hours per employee, ensure adequate training of employee before promotion


  6. Paint Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Upward mobility, great resources, strong innovation.

    Cons

    Staffing and hitting budgeted expectations every year is unsustainable.

    Advice to Management

    Could create more incentives outside of quarterly bonus to meet goals. Create equal opportunity for stores and encourage and support team work instead of individuals stores needing to cheat their way to their budget.


  7. Assistant Manager

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

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time

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

    Pros

    Helping customers, management training, and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Hours and most stores only have three or four employees.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Corporate Headquarters

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are a stable company that still has a pension plan for employees.

    Cons

    They do not get rid of bad employees, especially incompetent and abusive managers. They don't really care about employees and managers are allowed to do whatever they want to employees with impunity. It's probably OK to work there if you have a good manager, but it you don't, it can be hell going into work every day. They are stingy giving vacation time. You can't use sick time if you r chile is sick or if your spouse is in the hospital. Benefits are on the low end of average.

    Advice to Management

    Do some serious house-cleaning. When someone claims to have management experience, verify if it is true. Don't put people in management positions over areas where they have absolutely no experience. Realize that employees are your most valuable asset and treat them that way.


  9. Painting gets messy

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

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    At Sherwin they had a great 10 week internship program. All my co-workers were friendly and willing to help (as I started working during their busiest time of the year). They also hired mostly from within so that gave me hope for the future. Sherwin also gives their employees a uniform so you don't have to worry about getting your clothes messy.

    Cons

    Most of the customers were male (contractors),and did not trusted my paint knowledge because I was female. I was also working hard on the floor and did not have a chance to fully finish my course work in the back.


  10. Senior Financial Analyst

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Company has been performing very well the past several years.

    Cons

    Very conservative management style, new ideas take long to implement.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with the employees more.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Assistant Manager

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

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

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

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Match 401 up to 6%
    - Decent pay for the work done

    Cons

    - Hours are very long and open seven days a week.
    - Lack of employees make the job stressful because of the hours that must be put in to run store.
    - lack of growth within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that assistant managers are treated like that and not just a third key holder. Be fair with the with scheduling and don't have that "I went through it so you have too attitude"



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