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"Changing of the Guard at SW"

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Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL
Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

SW has historically been a solid stable blue chip company with a long successful history. Was a great place to work for years.

Cons

The Company has new leadership and has recently implemented "new sales methodologies" for obtaining business/accounts. The store managers are now charged with trespassing and "accosting" prospective customers in our competitors (such as Home Depot and Lowes) parking lots.

First, this takes precious time away from mission critical management and sales responsibilities at the SW retail store. As a result of this newly proposed compulsory activity - leadership has also implemented a new quota system for store managers that is completely unrealistic and well just not doable -- EVEN if these practices were not unethical, embarrassing and undoubtedly illegal!

Where is HR? They should be doing their job -- warning and advising leadership against this potentially illegal practice affectionately called "Seal Island" by SW exec leadership. This is a stealth exercise is where the managers of SW retail stores are supposed to go and solicit and steal business from competitors ON THE COMPETITORS' STORE PROPERTY. Hanging out trespassing and soliciting and watching for the cops, employees of the stores and security. Classy sales activity!
Indeed, the former good ole boys at SW have definitely turned into SHARKS.

Advice to Management

The leadership at SW needs to get a grip!

Other Employee Reviews for Sherwin-Williams

  1. Helpful (1)

    "too much work for sales associate and third key holder and not enough compensation."

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    Former Employee - Third Key in Liverpool, NY
    Former Employee - Third Key in Liverpool, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great hours for a student. they work around one's school schedule very well. i had and still have a great relationship with my assistant manager and manager. That may be a result of the people and not necessarily anything to do with Sherwin-Williams.

    Cons

    they work you every single weekend. over a five year span, i worked on average 49-50 weekends a year. management always complains and whines when you take time off. dealing with paint contractors on a daily basis is banality at its absolute worst. no offense, actually a little, paint contractors are not the brightest or deepest individuals you'll meet. they always act like it's a sin to ask them for payment. i was under the impression that sherwin williams was a business. one important thing to note, gossip and rumors spread real quick. be careful of what you say and how you say it to other employees.

    Advice to Management

    recognize the work that part-timers provide. i often felt like an unimportant cog in the greater machinations of sherwin-williams.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Promise, Promise"

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Lehigh Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Lehigh Valley, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Days go fast during the busy season.

    Cons

    Staff members are always fighting with each other
    Other stores will steal customers away
    DM's have their favorite "team members" and will make the paper trail for those they do not like.
    Long hours

    Advice to Management

    If you are trying to understand why good team members are leaving, look in the mirror.

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