Valspar

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Valspar Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
162 Reviews
2.4
162 Reviews
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Valspar President & CEO Gary E. Hendrickson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good and middle management works very hard and are fair to employees (in 10 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits are above average (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Get micro managed, everything is a priority (in 11 reviews)

  • Lack of Work-Life Balance, over the year all perks have been removed (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    A good company to work for years ago but not now, really little direction.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Valspar

    Pros

    Benefits were fairly decent. Working pretty much on your own is a plus.

    Cons

    Management at Valspar does not really have a clue how to sell paint outside the stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late now Mgt. just lost 180 million dollars to a competitor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    More with less

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

    I have been working at Valspar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for the company both as a temporary worker and full-time. I think the company itself has great potential growth and a quality staff working for it. Most people I have come accross care about their job and the products they produce.

    Cons

    I feel, like most companies now, do not emphasise their need on the human elemnt. Holding out on job offers without direction for the prospect in mind, but focus on the bottom line is a bit more cutthroat for an entry level position.

    Speratic training the leaves inconsistancy among the staff is somewhat conflicting and causes confusion.

    Restructuring of management multiple times and causes more experience to walk out the door is concerning to people who just got there.

    Incremental raises that are already determined and do not compete with rise in living expenses/inflation/taxes is not a good way to hang on to people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the human element. Invest in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for; BUT changing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Valspar

    Pros

    Personal Growth, compensation, Business has been growing for years

    Cons

    Too much NEW leadership outside of the "paint industry"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to drive it's business through middle management that have been there for years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Valspar is an excellent employer and provides an atomsphere to grow, to excel.

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

    I have been working at Valspar full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Here at the Minneapolis VAST Center, one of the best features is the excellent cooperation between departments. As a chemist, I am very impressed that polymer, materials science and certified testing come together to help lauch new platforms.

    Cons

    Some seem to use the safety and housekeeping guidelines as a whipping post. I suspect these type of individuals can place themselves in a positive light by pointing our shortcomings of others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    C suite what are we to think?

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valspar

    Pros

    Work life Ballance ok. Offices are nice and well equipped . Not a place to consider if you are looking for a new job. Pass on valspar!

    Cons

    You cut people, you cut resources, you promote senior leaders that lose business and have nothing but failed initiatives to the name, you sponsor events at millions that add oh so little value. What are us little people to think? Should we see you as smart leaders? Should we be proud to be associated with you. Should we rest assured at night that the company is in good hands?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move aside! Start checking the ego's at the door ! Out with the old know it all, no longer relevant leaders!

  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    Changes are not always positive.

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

    I have been working at Valspar

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are very good. Most co-workers are smart, hard-working and are looking for the best outcomes for the company. The products across all channels are of premium quality and highly competitive. They put a strong focus on safety for their employees.

    Cons

    Changes in upper management who do not have experience in the paint industry are following a CEO blindly, right off a cliff. Recent restructuring cost this company employees who contributed more than those who were promoted to positions that they weren't qualified to receive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing the message you give to the folks in the field. We want solutions, not catch phrases.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tunnel vision on shareholder dividends

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

    I have been working at Valspar full-time

    Pros

    Offices are clean and modern

    Cons

    Need to work on change management and internal communications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Has great potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Tech I in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Lab Tech I in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Valspar

    Pros

    Certain divisions were stronger than others, leader in paint technology, fun and vibrant atmosphere, excellent focus on safety

    Cons

    Some divisions don't offer much as far as growth goes, cannot compete with 3M's salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to compete with 3M salaries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Busy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entry Shipping Coordinator in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Data Entry Shipping Coordinator in Garland, TX

    I worked at Valspar

    Pros

    Employees friendly, busy, never the same

    Cons

    There we're always something new each day. If a manager didn't like you it would make the place a hard to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to be friends with an employee and then stab them in the back

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Filler in Matteson, IL
    Current Employee - Filler in Matteson, IL

    I have been working at Valspar

    Pros

    The pay is good and management works with you

    Cons

    Really its not any that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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