Valspar Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Valspar President and CEO Gary E. Hendrickson
Gary E. Hendrickson
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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)

  • Poor working environment and work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Maintenance manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orangeburg, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orangeburg, SC
    Recommends

    I worked at Valspar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company had good benefits. Management very supportive of safety program. Stood behind employees during economic downturn.

    Cons

    Big company, heavy in top management that got in the way of doing things. Too many chiefs.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Territory Sales Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Every day is a little different and you can somewhat manage your territory as you like. Free lunch everyday and a company vehicle.

    Cons

    Too much influence from Lowe's for the company to truly be successful. The Stanley Black & Decker frat house needs to go away.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the opinions of your employees and actually become an innovative company rather than waiting to see what the competition does first.


  3. Plant supervisor

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valspar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. The company truly believes in safety is the upmost importance. Valspar has a nice year end bonus and is very generous on handing out gift cards for going above what's required of you.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement if you are not college degreed.

    Advice to Management

    weed out the poor managers.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    If it matters were on it

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    Current Employee - BAtchmaker in High Point, NC
    Current Employee - BAtchmaker in High Point, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and good business to be in far as stability

    Cons

    management is poor at planning

    Advice to Management

    organize better work ethic


  6. Helpful (2)

    Territory manager

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom working independently. Company car and paid lunch each day.

    Cons

    Working within Lowe's! Too much effort for little reward. Lack of growth unless relocate.

    Advice to Management

    Too many agendas to follow. Get out of Lowe's...


  7. Helpful (3)

    Management will turn on you.

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Valspar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people I work with are great. Good benefits. Good bonus and 401K program.

    Cons

    Management is very in consistent in their message to employees. High turnover rate. Very little chance of being promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better or else you will continue to lose them.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Valspar

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Valspar full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers at mid-level are nice

    Cons

    Company leadership doesn't care about the employee

    Advice to Management

    Need to care about the employee


  9. Helpful (5)

    Where is GEH and HH

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Valspar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ok office here in Chicago Close to airport. Old leader is moving to Minneapolis which is good and a positive for all of us .

    Cons

    Panic and political. The two P's. BOD is totally disconnected from the business and fiduciary responsibility is just a forgotten concept to them

    Advice to Management

    Get of the golf course and out of the net jets to focus on the business. We are experiencing tough times and you set the example on how to do more with less by jetting of to major golf tournaments and private meetings using net jets that are shareholders and we pay for. Perform and then ask for that perk from our BOD. We , the employees, are watching the actions


  10. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great place to work, very professional

    Cons

    slow mobility upwards, very niche market, strong competitors in the space


  11. Great location, nice work environment

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    Current Employee - Associate Chemist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Associate Chemist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is great at Valspar. Lots of hard working people who enjoy their jobs. There are very busy times throughout the year and also times when it is not so busy. Management is very experienced and understanding of their employees needs. Holiday schedule is great.

    Cons

    The vacation time is not very good, compared to what I have heard from other friends new to the workplace. Otherwise, not a lot of cons to the job so far.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to stay flexible with employees. The start times are flexible which is great for employees with a busy schedule. I think salary reviews should be implented as well. Employees stick around when they are paid well, mentored, challenged, promoted, involved, appreciated, valued and trusted.



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