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"A great co. to work for, worked with the best."

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Former Employee - Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
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Approves of CEO

Pros

I worked with people most of which became friends, management would respond in a positive way to any issues. They would come up with a new approach.

Cons

The reports that they wanted from you, got to be to much. they needed to do a better job of time spent on reports as compared to be out selling.

Advice to Management

The amount time spent on paper work, was quite frankly too much. But looking at it from the other side I still loved what I did, working for the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Sherwin-Williams

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Treated more like a regular part-time employee than an aspiring intern."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Sales/Management Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Sales/Management Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work at Sherwin-Williams are the most knowledgeable in the industry and love what they do. If you are passionate about this industry, it's the right place to be.

    Cons

    The employees are not compensated fairly according to their tenure and experience. I made the same as an intern as a guy who had worked there for 5 years and knew everything there was to know.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people with the respect they deserve. Many employees put their all into this company but are not given the same in return.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing, lack of advancement opportunities."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package, compensation is relatively competitive with good bonus plan (dependent on the store however), well respected company

    Cons

    Hours cut which means less employees; at the same time, upper management continued to assign meaningless sales call goals and promotional activities that you had no time to do. 40% off sales at least once a month but not enough employees to assist during the sale. Price increases and lack of customer service (again to due hour cuts) just led to dissatisfied customers. The glamorized "Management Trainee Program" is just a way for the company to get a bunch of workhorses with college degrees to put in their stores. On a daily basis the job consisted of about 80% physical work - tinting paint, lifting, operating forklifts, etc. with very little time to actually manage (which is what I was told I would be doing when I was interviewed). Very little opportunities for advancement. Expect to work in the store for about 4 or 5 years on average and then get "promoted" to being a sales rep which is just another unrewarding job where you get to deal with more stress. Gave it a year, but couldn't come to terms with having a job that provided absolutely no intellectual stimulation. I didn't go to college to mix paint all day and get chewed out by completely irrational, overemotional, and psychotic customers.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more challenging career opportunities for college graduates with more options for advancement, establish more attainable/realistic sales goals for stores, let store management determine hours since they are the ones who know their store the best, not district or division management.


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