Benjamin Moore Reviews

Updated May 15, 2020

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3.3
58%
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88%
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Benjamin Moore President and COO Dan Calkins
Dan Calkins
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free Lunch, Team Support, Co-Curricular Activities, Lots of Events(in 100 reviews)

  • "Good work/life balance depending on what team you are on/your work, and your manager(in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not sure if upper management understands the hurdles that need to be overcome to execute business plan(in 25 reviews)

  • "Leadership and senior management is sneaky and not transparent whatsoever(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Transparency is so appreciated!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Benjamin Moore full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great products, good retailers, and a very transparent and communicative leader.

    Cons

    Technology and benefits could be better. Also more investment outside the Northeastern corridor would be wise.

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    Benjamin Moore2020-05-15
  2. "Painter"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Owner in Cape Coral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Benjamin Moore full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great schedule and good management

    Cons

    I moved to Georgia looking for work.

    Benjamin Moore2020-05-04
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Great company, poor leadership"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montvale, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Benjamin Moore full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch, nice office, great coworkers, fantastic product/brand, strong ties to the community and philanthropy with plenty of opportunities to volunteer.

    Cons

    Outdated technology, backwards structuring, low-paying, flat/little room for growth. Dead weight remains employed for 15+ years while everyone else does their work. Old school mentality.

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    Benjamin Moore2020-05-09
  4. Helpful (11)

    "When things get tough Benjaminmoore lets 22% of it's workforce go. Great Job Warren Buffet"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Montvale, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Benjamin Moore full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free Cafeteria food and nice building

    Cons

    Management is self centered. HR has no power and the polices including Performance keep changing. Lack of any earned growth.

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    Benjamin Moore2020-04-20
  5. "Great entry level company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Chemist in Flanders, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Benjamin Moore full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free lunch, great work/life balance, friendly approachable leadership team

    Cons

    Short staffed, salary/benefits not competitive, Too many leadership changes at once

    Benjamin Moore2020-03-14
  6. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Benjamin Moore full-time

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to grow within the company

    Cons

    Some Directors with no field experience

    Benjamin Moore2020-01-30
  7. Helpful (11)

    "Depends on what you are looking for"

    3.0
    Current Employee - HQ - Manager in Montvale, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Benjamin Moore full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Some good changes happening now with new CEO -Free lunch -Nice people -Excellent products and colors to represent - the best on the market -Strong and recognized brand and company heritage -Good time off (around 18-22 days -including holidays- based on how long you have been here) and 5 sick days -Standard benefits package -Reasonable compensation -Good work/life balance depending on what team you are on/your work, and your manager -Berkshire Hathaway company -Company supports independent retailers, mom-and-pop hardware stores across the US

    Cons

    -A few really smart and driven people, but unfortunately more mediocre talent just here for the paycheck, not engaged or enthusiastic about anything -Outdated HQ, building is a mess -Long commute times / awful traffic (unless you live nearby) -Archaic technology - lack of effective digital tools, both in HQ and in the field -HR dept is sub-par when it comes to growth tracks, performance reviews and goals, employee retention, development, training, and engagement -Growth opps typically only present themselves during re-orgs and restructures, which are unfortunately frequent, but feel chaotic -Lack of role clarity -Bandwidth spread very unevenly across different teams and employees (high performers are buried and working overtime while under-performers are seen socializing every hour by the coffee machine then head for the door at 4:59) -Very inconsistent expectations and responsibilities for role levels across the organization (mgr, sr mgr, director, etc.) -Need improvement when it comes to diversity and women in leadership -High turnover in Mktg dept

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    Benjamin Moore2019-10-13
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work"

    5.0
     
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Benjamin Moore

    Pros

    Awesome $$ good paying job money

    Cons

    Sporadic schedule switched around a lot in beginning

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    Benjamin Moore2019-08-19
  9. Helpful (1)

    "A great company that’s getting even better."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Montvale, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Benjamin Moore full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I’ve been at Benjamin Moore a few years now and I’m very glad that joined the company when I did. We have a mix of a fun, family culture blended with drive to win. Our leadership is helping create a climate in which the customer is squarely at the center of all we do.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. Silos are being torn down, but some remain.

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    Benjamin Moore2019-07-27
  10. Helpful (1)

    "It is great company to work with"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Analytics Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Benjamin Moore full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with

    Cons

    Nobody leaves the company. Everybody mostly retires in this company

    Benjamin Moore2019-08-04
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