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Benjamin Moore Reviews

Updated August 3, 2018
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  • "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 also very unapproachable and patronizing" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to Work, if You're in the Right Department"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Montvale, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Benjamin Moore full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Room for growth
    * Great Co-Workers
    * If you are competent in a field, your talents will be recognized and your work will adapt to match your interests and strengths

    I started doing straight reporting but very quickly branched out into data science and computer science once management recognized my skillset

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is some departments are still rooted in old, outdated ways of operating. There is a tide of change coming, though.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Territory Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people who work hard, very fun environment among the sales force. Good job perks.

    Cons

    Divided interest towards sales team and customers. Bonus plan geared to paying least possible payouts.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Moving off track"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product and sales people. Free lunch

    Cons

    Low pay for the industry, very small chance of promotion (unless you live in NJ), micromanaging from top down, and zero power on the front lines.

    Advice to Management

    Review base and bonus pay levels with the industry and decentralize. What works in NJ does not normally work in the South where different issues are at play. The areas may be smaller, but the load is the same or more and time away from family is greater on a territory 4 hours wide. No reason to hurt the smaller reps by lowering their bonus because of volume size. It's why people left or are looking. Terrible change for '18.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Territory Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Benjamin Moore full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great CEO, great product, well respected brand.

    Cons

    Company lets larger retailers control too much of the relationship and it can end up undermining the Territory Rep’s credibility. Many times Reps are pushed to break policies in order to satisfy needy retailers.

    Advice to Management

    Have separate sales teams to specifically cover the large retailers with multiple outlets. They should be a separate channel at this point and should not be considered “independent retailers”.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Unprofessional Management"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Landover, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Landover, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Benjamin Moore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch,great hours and weekends off

    Cons

    The Landover warehouse Management is unprofessional and unsure of their duties. Favoritism is noticeable. The work is easy but the management makes it more stressful then needed. The turnover rate is terrible. Over 50 people let go within 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop messing up the companys name. Stop letting people go because you feel threatened by their performance


  6. "GrEAT WAY TO START"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Purcellville, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Purcellville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Benjamin Moore (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meeting new people, pay is fair

    Cons

    Long/Early hours, helping every customers need

    Advice to Management

    Of course raises when employees go above and beyond


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Former Manager in Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Former Manager in Montvale, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Benjamin Moore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch, great CEO, inspiring concepts on color and painting, some inspiring coworkers

    Cons

    rigid structure, very, extremely political environment, bunch of feminists running around drunk on ego. Any intelligent and skilled person will not waste their time there. When you interview there, pay attention to the small details. Don't be fooled by the smile and enthusiasm of some of those interviewing you. Beneath the surface, lies nothing but contempt, jealousy and a controlling demeanor. If you're smart enough to detect those signs, you'll save yourself a great deal of future headaches

    Advice to Management

    The CEO is a great and awesome person. However, he's not aware of the internal politics at the lower level, where a few female managers run the place into an abyss of incompetence. Talented people will soon look for an exit

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Mediocre at best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is plenty of vacation time.

    Cons

    Quite a few employees haven't had raises in years and with benefit costs ever rising have actually seen cuts in pay. They have replaced monetary rewards with hamburgers pizza and cookies. It seems like they dont believe money is important to workers anymore. Most of the employees are unhappy and wouldn't recommend this company to any friends or family.

    Advice to Management

    The reputation of Benjamin Moore is changing fast. Treat all employees with a little bit of dignity and respect.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Architectural and Design Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product and industry leader in color.
    Professional and knowledgeable co-workers.
    Company car, good benefits and free daily lunch.
    Respected brand in the paint/coatings industry.

    Cons

    Many responsibilities to attend to. Hard to keep up with the pace of the job and all the follow up.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the role of this position and the people that provide the support to the territory representatives.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Territory Sales Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Benjamin Moore full-time

    Pros

    High salary for position in industry

    Cons

    Terrible company to work for. Interview process is a mess and they treat their employees with no respect and threaten to fire you .

    Advice to Management

    Value employees and retailers. Stop giving the larger retailers discounts to put the mom and pops out of business.


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