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Benjamin Moore Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Michael Searles
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  • Not sure if upper management understands the hurdles that need to be overcome to execute business plan (in 24 reviews)

  • Senior management it is time to do something about this department because it hurts us all (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Benjamin Moore full-time

    Pros

    When moving, they pay for all your relocation expenses

    Cons

    I sit around most of the time. Nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    I would like things to do all the time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Specialty Sales"

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    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Benjamin Moore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    130 yr old company. Autonomy, quality products

    Cons

    Poor management, poor culture, lost market vision and purpose

    Advice to Management

    more coaching, hands on managment by area sam


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Things are much better"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Our current leadership is more focused on our customers ( dealers ) and employees than they have been in over a decade and our results are proof. Our programs to support the dealers and their customers are paying dividends for all employees. Marketing plan overall doing well as well. Good work life balance and good balance of newer and longer tenured employees.

    Cons

    Marketing headed in the right direction but still needs to catch up with the importance the painting contractor plays to the well being of the overall business, our spend should reflect this. Benefits while good were better at one time and should be re-evaluated. Technology still behind though current team addressing after years of deferring investment in this critical area. Long term health of independent channel is a risk at BM.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on our dealers and their customers as well as our employees. Look for opportunities to grow the brand in new ways but not at the expense of the ID channel.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Could use some ethics training"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Garden City, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Benjamin Moore part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexibility with scheduling and ability to switch with coworkers.

    Cons

    Diverse culture due private ownership of many stores, thus resulting in an non-homogeneous workplace culture. this creates situations where owners can do whatever they want and no consequences.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Montvale, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Benjamin Moore full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get free lunch, nice coworkers

    Cons

    Once you hit 55 it's out to pasture

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of CAO


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Montvale, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, I work with great peers, close commute, Great offices and location. Wish there was more room for advancement.

    Cons

    Don't trust those high up C's that have ridiculous salaries and bonuses. If they're not loyal at home they're sure as heck not loyal to the company they work for. Keep an eye on them especially in my department. He smiles and looks ok on paper but deep down he's a snake and looks out for number 1, himself.

    Advice to Management

    Don't trust the ones you trust the most.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fair work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have great benefits at the company and paid holidays

    Cons

    Few promotions occur within the company


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Sales various roles"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was a great employer from 1883 to Yvan Dupuis Retirement

    Cons

    Once it was bought by Berkshire it has tumbled quickly.....No compassion ....recently just pushed out one of its top and beloved salesman of over 30 years two years after he lost his 22 year old daughter to cancer.

    Advice to Management

    Searles should clean house......gutless suck ups hovering around him


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Short on transparency and trust"

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

    I worked at Benjamin Moore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful HQ offices, free lunch daily, decent compensation package and benefits, personable CEO.......that's about it.

    Cons

    Senior management is not transparent at all, serious lack of trust between work force and senior management, no opportunities for advancement, some very arrogant folks at the C-suite level and senior leadership level, no synergy at all between various levels of employees and management. Too many legacy employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer....! Engage with employees. Be honest and more transparent with employees. For long term sustainability and growth, leadership must seriously start hiring younger employees who can move the business forward in the coming years.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "BDR"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Benjamin Moore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meeting dealers, learning about small business

    Cons

    They use you, eat you up, and spit you out! This is one disgusting company!

    Advice to Management

    The don't deserve constructive criticism



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