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Sherwin-Williams Manager Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  • Terrible work life balance working at a manufacturing plant (in 137 reviews)

  • You will work very long hours (48 min you're required to be at the store) (in 166 reviews)

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  1. "Overall Good Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really care about their employees. They invest a lot in there employees. We had a good amount of training opps.

    Cons

    You have to work weekends. It's retail and you are always going to be wrong even if the customer is the one in the wrong. Management will ALWAYS take the customers side.


  2. "Branch Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sherwin Williams is a stable industry leader that has been around for over 150 years.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to move often.

  3. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are good and pay is decent

    Cons

    If you work at a store where you have a lazy employees who only cares about themselves and only about making a trip at the end of the year then this job is for you. There are some higher ups that want to get off early every day and only work m-f so they make you as the ASM close every day you and work Tue-Sat. You might like that but if you have a life and like to get home before 8 every night then you won't like this job. Also, you have to request at least a month in advance if you want a weekend off because they make schedules 3 weeks out. Also, corporate is trying to close out on business deals and trying to save so much money that they are cutting part time hours so in turn gives you less help so your doing more work.

    Advice to Management

    Make higher ups be fair when it comes to the schedule and maybe ASMs won't continue to leave.


  4. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hillsdale, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hillsdale, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company, Great 401K, Building Relationships

    Cons

    Pressure to hit numbers!, STRESS!, LONG HOURS!

    Advice to Management

    NONE!


  5. "Store Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits! Dividends and pension are still a huge plus

    Cons

    Growth is great but takes away from training at times. NVA district management didn't support stores as much as previous management

    Advice to Management

    Continued training and support


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Colonial Heights, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Colonial Heights, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good work-life balance, high pay rate, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    physical work, pressure from customer complaints


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experience
    Benefits
    Customer service
    Training
    Great company
    Growth
     Its a great company to work for. This is surely not a desk job but a very physical job. But it surely is worth it.

    Cons

    None at the moment. Not a desk job but a very physical job. I love it but some people might not find it ideal.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for offers advancement opportunities."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Waldorf, MD
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Waldorf, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people on sites, good salary. They definitely like to promote from within the company. Great benefits for the employees.

    Cons

    Tons of hours, if you are a manager you are on call 24/7. Absolutely no chance to take a vacation without being disturbed.

    Advice to Management

    More resources at the plant levels. Also it would be nice to have a better work life balance.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Store Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    401k, benefits, advancement to sales rep, bonus

    Cons

    Sherwin is good at getting you in as an MTP making you think your getting paid well. Once you get to Store Manager and realize the amount of time and effort your putting into your business you see your very underpaid. There will be many times when you will work 12 hr shifts by yourself with literally no one else in the stores. This makes it hard to use the bathroom or eat a lunch. They built a culture where your expected to deal with it which I was not ok with. I went nearly 2 months working 50+ hours because I had no assistant but was lucky enough to have a reliable part timer where's some managers have gone 5 months working 70+ hours 7 days a week. As you are by yourself your still expected to run a million dollar business with upper management hounding you about numbers. Sherwin is starting to lose many good people because of this. It's gotten to the point upper management is holding meetings trying figure out why they are losing these people when in my opinion it's not rocket science.

    Bonus structure is nice but depending on your store, location, and the state your store was left in by previous management, it can be very hard to obtain any extra bonus and may take up to 2 years before you see anything. With the base they pay you being very low this can make it seem like your working for nothing.

    Also the understaffing has gotten so bad they take almost anyone with any degree to just to fill a spot. My assistant was the farthest thing from business minded and told me she did not like sales which showed through her quality of work and attitude for the 10 months we worked together. This method of take what you can will eventually start bringing in the wrong type of people causing the good people to leave.

    Advice to Management

    You have to realize with today's generation, the old business structure is not going to work. Unfortunately this generation wants a work life balance and does not want to work 50-60+ hours a week like their fathers and grandfather's did. I'm not saying this right or wrong but it just so happens to be the world we live in. Part of Organizational Behavior is the ability to accept change through the Organization and changing the business structure to retain the good people you have is one of them.


  10. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Rossville, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Rossville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job stability
    Great benefits
    High salary for entry level position
    Respectable company

    Cons

    Work-life balance
    Long hours
    Understaffed
    Lack of respect for women by customers

    Advice to Management

    Put more people in each store
    Put managers at 40 hour work week