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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated June 15, 2018
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  • "Not a very good work life balance" (in 166 reviews)

  • "Very long hours in a shift and promotions are scarce" (in 193 reviews)

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  1. "A Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    lower on the salary scale


  2. "Protective and Marine Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Protective and Marine Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Protective and Marine Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, Pay, flexible schedule, ability to learn and grow with in a company due to extensive training. Great vacation hours and paid holidays off.

    Cons

    This position can be quite stressful as it requires long hours and high expectations. There is also the stress of making sure you recommend the correct products.

    Advice to Management

    Only advice that I have is that they need to back off on the micro managing piece and let us sale. I get we have to be held accountable but the microscope does slow us down.

  3. "Fair Salary"

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    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Because I often work overtime as well (paid), the salary is generous for the amount of work done. The hours are sometimes long, but usually I follow a forty-hour work week schedule.

    Cons

    Retail is a large part of the job; sales.


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Pros

    Fun, energetic workplace! Lots to learn, depending on the store.

    Cons

    Easy to stagnate. Hard to get promotions. Pay is alright at best.


  5. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, good compensation and benefits, potential growth within the company

    Cons

    I did not have any problem while working with Sherwin-Williams


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. This is a fast paced position that is very hands-on. Majority of the time is spend answering calls, placing orders, physically tinting paint to customer specifications, collecting materials for customers needs, stocking, merchandising, etc.

    You meet a ton of contractors and DIY customers who are great to talk with and establish a relationship with. These people understand the value of SHW and you don't need to explain to them why that is so. Customers come to SHW knowing that they are getting a great product, you just need to help them with paint color and the best paint product for their specific project.

    Cons

    If you work with lazy Associates, you end up picking up the slack for them and it can be somewhat stressful. It can also get very busy at times and some customers get short and rude because there are only 2-3 employees at a time and only one paint tinter so it takes time to complete customer orders.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great at the location I worked at. Keep listening to the clients needs and work with them to find solutions to problems that may arise. Be confident in your associates and let them know that they are doing a great job if they are. Thank you for such an awesome experience.


  7. "Good Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Benefits, competitive salary, good coworkers

    Cons

    Management could be better in terms of planning long term

  8. "Wholesale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Works with school schedule

    Cons

    Do not get any more that 27 hours and get in trouble for going over a minute


  9. "Good job, Ok benefits, Ok pay"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    A lot of opportunities

    Cons

    A lot to learn , little pay starting off
    Under appreciated
    More interested in shareholders than employees

    Advice to Management

    Value and show just as much appreciation to there employees as they do to there customers, and share holders


  10. "Sales Rep"

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time

    Pros

    Career Advancement
    Great Salary/Bonuses/Benefits
    Friendly Atmosphere
    Trips for overperforming

    Cons

    Understaffed/Inexperienced staff in stores
    Management doesn't care about work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Take a break from rapid expansion, let the stores catch up with staffing.


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