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Valspar Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
156 Reviews
2.4
156 Reviews
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Valspar President & CEO Gary E. Hendrickson
Gary E. Hendrickson
96 Ratings

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.  

    Has great potential

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    • 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
  2.  

    Good Company to work for... Company is growing at a relatively quick pace

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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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has grown exponentially the past few years. Salaries are fair and the profit sharing program is uncanny.

    Cons

    Company has lost it's ability to develop talent. And is in too must a reactive role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are many good people there and should be considered for the many opportunites that are going to outsiders. There should be a pool of individuals that the company sould concentrate on growing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Good place to work great benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Do not work as a temp to hire, almost no one gets hired.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Tech I in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Lab Tech I in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Valspar

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was real nice, even the technical managers on site. Work was pretty simple.

    Cons

    I worked as a temp to hire in 6-12 months. But ended up working for almost 2 years without ever getting a full time position. I was always told it was in the works but corporate was being difficult. But then they relocated the lab and wanted me to move as a temp and they would hire me on full time after. I didn't buy. I talked to a lot of lab techs who had been working for years as temp to hire and were all promised the same thing. Management was only nice to you because they were lying to your face. There is / was no temp to hire. It's all just a run around. They used to hire and used to be a good company to work for. But the corporate management has changed that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure your current management or sell yourself to a competitor already.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Turn of Events

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

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

    Pros

    Paycheck is OK... incentives keep slipping.

    Cons

    No leadership or communication of Strategy... No vision for success right now.
    Golf sponsorship appears to be our lead marketing tool right now.
    I guess things were different at Rubbermaid...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It used to be fun to watch the comments about Ben Moore here.... I guess it is our turn now.
    Maybe we need the kind of shakeup that they went through?
    Can the BOD be happy about state of affairs?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great pay but no training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Valspar

    Pros

    This company pays very well and has many good employees

    Cons

    No training or direction from direct managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training to new employees and cultivate an atmosphere of success

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Valspar Paint

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Valspar

    Pros

    For the most part, they are a pretty laid back company. As a rule, they promote from within. Employees enjoy a large amount of perks. After two years, I was at 3 weeks of vacation and 5 personal days. They buy your lunch every day up to $10.

    Cons

    There is a lot of computer/paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Layoffs suck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Sad...just sad...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valspar

    Pros

    It's a paycheck and that's it. If there were alternative paint companies in the cities...this place would be a ghost-town.

    Cons

    The place in NO WAY resembles the Valspar of even 5 years ago. This company currently has no vision, and no direction. They are now in the habit of screwing their employees at every turn...screwed with low bonus payout even with record sales...raises pushed out a month...pay to park on company owned lots in Minneapolis...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees for a change! Find someone to LEAD or get the hell out of the way. Middle management stinks!! and Senior Management is worse!!!

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

    Director minneapolis mn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Not that many. A unbearable work environment at the HQ. Backstabbing is just a normal game played by all including c suite members.

    Cons

    Management fully involved in political games that have no benefit for our customers, no benefit to our employees, no benefit to our shareholders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your 15 to 30 year employees and most of all senior leaders. They are sabotaging new thinking, they are sabotaging progress, they are sabotaging not being taken over by PPG or SW. Board of directors please take notice !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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