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Benjamin Moore Reviews

Updated September 16, 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 25 reviews)

  • everything - especially the senior management (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Product info"

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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

    Good company great benefits great coworkers

    Cons

    Micro managed to a point some times


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Territory rep"

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    Current Employee - Territory Representative
    Current Employee - Territory Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, Good benefits, Good pay

    Cons

    Management does not have a clue about commercial paint industry. They sell a brand, programs, NOT a product.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to be SW and be what you are, the best brand for the independent. TR's can't deliver price, delivery, service etc. to the contractor, this must come from the retailer. Push DOSR program and engage Retailers. CEO relies to much on VP's who are lost. Programs come out of the cubicles at corporate and overwhelm TR's. Too many mandates for TR's to be effective.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Can't Handle the Truth"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive in Montvale, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer a free lunch (though we know there is no such thing...)

    Cons

    Absent a rudder; blind to meaningful change; repeated failures to learn; abusive C suite

    Advice to Management

    BH must replace Searles; Any capable CEO will know what to do with the rest of the crew...


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing Specialist Manager"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Department in Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Department in Montvale, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent company advancement opportunities, great office facility location, free lunch, co-workers are easy to work with and easy to bounce ideas off.

    Cons

    My boss, CMO is the biggest joke within the company especially the marketing dept. what he does behind closed doors during business hours is not professional at all. He should be kept on a short leash especially on business trips. Don't let his smile and title fool you.

    Advice to Management

    Even though they get the high salaries that doesn't mean C-Suite's are the most professional or trustworthy


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Specialist"

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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

    Free lunch
    Co-workers are some of the nicest people you will ever meet
    It feels like your work really affects the big picture since it's a medium sized company

    Cons

    Typical office politics, but what company doesn't have that, right?


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Recognition of high quality Brand and innovative products

    Cons

    Micro-management of employees, recycled and obsolete tactics for conducting business, limited to no opportunities for advancement within the organization.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "National Accounts"

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    Current Employee - National Account Representative in Flanders, NJ
    Current Employee - National Account Representative in Flanders, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, free lunch, very generous with vacation time, 401K, CEO very personable

    Cons

    Underpaid, responsible for doing work for other departments once you leave that department, poor management, no room for growth/moving upward in the NACIC department, favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to time manage your employees so you are not pulling other departments from their job to help your department, don't all go out for smoke breaks together, stop playing favorites and get rid of people who are not doing their job

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Chemist"

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Flanders, NJ
    Current Employee - Chemist in Flanders, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunches. Decent benefits. Good working environment. Challenging.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. No structural timeline on certain things. Priorities change. Some times feels like you're getting pulled into multiple directions.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Best Paint in the World - Worst Sales Strategy Imaginable!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Benjamin Moore full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People who work here are salt of the earth, very intelligent and ready to help any way they can.

    Cons

    Company is laying off several of the folks who grew the company over the last 30+ years. These are folks that know our products in and out and also have personal and in depth business relationships with both our vendors and end users. They are already short staffed in the sales department and yet they continue to let go several representatives on an annual basis. Also the health insurance plan will bankrupt your family - absolutely the worst plan I have ever had at any company.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that SW is eating our lunch because they outnumber us on the street. If you take the job of 3 or 4 reps and make 1 rep take on that amount of work ie. (calling on facilities, retailers, architects and our painters along with opening stores - closing stores and also add in a huge increase in con calls and webinars as well as market meetings ...... 2-3 years down the road NO ONE WILL GET THE SERVICE THEY DESERVE! We should be adding to the sales force not eliminating valuable knowledge base from our ranks. We are completely forgetting about our end users by decreasing our salesforce and increasing responsibilities to a level that is intangible for any one person to manage with good long term results. Also laying off staff that is in the 60k to 80k salary range and hiring 2 college grads at 30k is not the answer. One of the strategic pillars of BM is Intelligence - A 22yr old has no knowledge of the premium products we sell and no real life experience selling the top architectural paint in the world. If you want to sell super premium than hire super premium.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Benjamin Moore full-time

    Pros

    Great people with great work ethic. Overall the company provides a nice place to work and treats employees good.

    Cons

    Location is a bit out of the way


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