Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
930 Reviews
3.6
930 Reviews
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor
Christopher M. Connor
586 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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    assistant manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    None, none, none, none, and none.

    Cons

    asked to work overtime with out pay, they say you can move up - although you are kept within the district, managers do not stay at work they always find a way to get out of the store and dump all work on assistant manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up bad employee and allow freedom of movement to all employees, increase bonus structure (at a "big" store) you can only make a hundred dollars a quarter… HR was non existent after many complaints were filled...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The company keeps things interesting and competitive with many of the promotions and company objectives.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Clifton, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Clifton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Room for advancements
    Work life balance
    Good starting salary and benefits for recent graduates

    Cons

    As an assistant there is a lot of physical labor
    Working with paint contractors who often have a bleak outlook on life
    Many co-workers lack confidence and simple decision making skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never really see or hear from them. Overall they do a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HazMat Driver in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - HazMat Driver in Phila, PA

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time (more than a 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
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  5.  

    Good training

    • 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

    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
  6.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Territory Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work comrades and excellent training.

    Cons

    Extreme age prejudice. Claims of family values but don't be too old or out to pasture with you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your middle management folks more closely. They have a tendency to step over dollars to pick up dimes!

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

    If you want to be a lifer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Service sales parts painting equipment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Assistant Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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