Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
797 Reviews
3.5
797 Reviews
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor
Christopher M. Connor
517 Ratings

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    From East to West

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager  in  Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    They really take care of you on a transfer. I've worked for this company 21 years and have loved it those years.

    Cons

    The difference form working in the West Coast and now the East Cost is very disappointing. This is not the same company here. The amount of service hours used to staff a 3 million store is 8 to 10%. For the first time I have seen in several stores that phones have to go unanswered and task are put off for days due to the understaffing. It saddens and stresses me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider using an independent time management company to observe and record some of the larger stores. This would be of great value to the staffing needs. Also I would greatly suggest that you look into your HR issues from this area. This would have been 4s and 5s below before.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked at Sherwin for over a year as an Assistant Manager, I would have spent my whole career there, if I had more help in the store

    Cons

    For me a lot of it was working by myself, and that happens a lot in smaller stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Handle inside and outside sales by developing an efficient business and market plan.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Glen Cove, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Glen Cove, NY

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Sherwin Williams is because of the interactions with Customers as well as your co-workers. I been fortunate to work with great people.

    Cons

    One that comes to mind is work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do great coaching in helping you get to the next level in your career.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be ready to produce

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good 401k plan and decent benefits, along with competitive salaries for full-time workers and adequate bonus programs when individuals are able to produce.

    Cons

    Culture varies greatly from area to area and even within areas, as with most places, it is as good as the people you work with. However, many times a culture of hyper-competitiveness to a fault is present, which leaves individuals at the mercy of middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on incentivizing individuals throughout the organization to go to business more effectively by fostering competitive team environments as opposed to just competitive environments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to Work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Sales
    Former Employee - Management Sales

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome Co-workers
    Great benefits and pay
    Company wants you to succeed
    Great training program

    Cons

    very male dominated field
    must have passion/enjoy paint otherwise it gets to be too much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The most unstable environment ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Training Program (MTP)  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Management Training Program (MTP) in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay was good but the amount of hours worked and constant standing and lifting the pay wasn't enough

    Cons

    Heavy lifting, poor building infrastructure, majority of summer spent with poor AC or no AC, drove 1 hour to and from work, floated for seven months around the metro plex as an MTP, dealt with gross restrooms, rude men and even rude co workers!!!! Not for minorities at all especially women!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a better way of working with minorities and women in your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fast paced environment with many career opportunities.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    There are good career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    The working environment can be stressful.

  9.  

    am

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    easy people to work with. relaxed environment. distant from upper management.

    Cons

    mandatory overtime. doesn't pay for additional hours.

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

    Disrespect, distrust, used

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Avon, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Avon, CO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent salary plus bonuses and good products. They pay for you to move to your new store after a short period of training.

    Cons

    Absolutely no pay for overtime. Getting approval for overtime is not possible because it requires district level approval and by the time you know you are going to need to work OT, it is closing time and too late to contact him.
    Also, you will work almost EVERY Saturday. You work late every day you do work. You will barely have a life. Your job will be your life. Your hard work and dedication will not be appreciated. Your manager will not have your back. He will back stab you. Your sales representative will also stab you in the back. Management is not held accountable for their actions. They can abuse you and get away with it. Management makes mistakes and they are not written up. Only your mistakes are written up.
    Employees are not valued as people. You are their money maker. You are nothing more. You are not a human being. You are not to have a personal life especially a family life.
    You are to over charge every customer. All they care about is money and their stock value.
    Consistency is not in their vocabulary. They will let one employee get away with murder but write others up. Fairness is not in their vocabulary either.
    Their training method is to expect you to be able to sprint without first learning to crawl. Then it is your competency that is to blame if you don't get the product knowledge and computer knowledge.
    Your manager will not be trained on how to lead or manage. He is only trained on how to make money. Money is their only concern. You are not their concern.
    Your district manager does not care about your growth or success. He only cares if you are making him money. He will not listen to any of your pleas for help. You will be ignored and labeled as a bad employee.
    My advice is not waste your time with Sherwin Williams. Invest your blood, sweat, and tears in a company that sees you as a human being and invests back into you and will take care of you even when your personal life gets really tough.
    Females get promoted faster and get treated better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Crawl, walk, run is a great principal in teaching. Don't expect a new manager in training to be able to perform like a 10 year veteran.
    Be consistent in your punishments. Be fair in your punishments.
    Don't be so stuck on yourselves. You are far from perfect. Listen to assistant managers and listen to their complaints. Make a way for assistants to write reviews of their managers both store level and district level. Their needs to be two way communication. Not complete trust in upper management. I got written up for stupid things others got away with and couldn't say anything about it. Don't allow managers to be gods and act like they are. They are stupid and make mistakes. They are horrible leaders too including district and above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    great benefits and pretty decent salary but be prepared to work hard and deal with a lot

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

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

    Pros

    fantastic benefits, as long as you have a degree you start as an assistant manager, can go anywhere in the united states, great management training program, decent starting salary. bonuses available.

    Cons

    long hours minimum of 44 hours a week must be worked. every store is understaffed so be prepared to work. late closing hours stores close at 7pm and open at 7 am so not much time to have a life. hard work a lot of lifting and constant standing and working in warehouses with no heat or a/c. majority of stores are in bad condition as far as the warehouse goes. every year you expected to do atleast 10% more in sales than previous year if you don't you get put on probation and cant get raise or promotion or transfer until the next year if you do go over 10%. all day long you get to deal with complaining customers and contractors who all complain about the exact same thing pricing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    decrease he 44 hours for assistant managers to 40. decrease store hours from closing at 7pm to 5 pm for all stores NO ONE COMES IN AFTER 5PM ANYWAY and if they do it isn't worth the extra to hours you have to pay an employee. THIS WOULD GO VERY FAR IN EMPLOYEE MORAL. SUNDAYS STORES SHOULD BE CLOSED OR ATLEAST CLOSE AT 4PM AT THE LATEST NOT 6PM. STAFF the stores never should it be just a manager and assistant manager and that's it all day. LET ASSISTANT MANAGERS DO AN EVALUATION OF THERE MANAGERS SO THAT THERES A SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES.

    Approves of CEO

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