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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  • Terrible work life balance working at a manufacturing plant (in 144 reviews)

  • You will work very long hours (48 min you're required to be at the store) (in 169 reviews)

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  1. "Cover the earth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits and pay is good. good people and days go quickly

    Cons

    stuck in the past

    Advice to Management

    innovate things other than products


  2. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people. Good pay. Plenty of room advancement.

    Cons

    None at the moment, really good place to learn the business and grow with the company.

    Advice to Management

    N_A

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Maximum training and endless opportunities

    Cons

    Minimum staffing at times and scheduling


  4. "Great post-grad career!"

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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

    Lots of movement in the company that allows you to advance and climb the ladder quickly. Healthcare options, tuition reimbursment, and great 401K.

    Cons

    Open 7 days a weeks and most holidays.


  5. "Sales Service Rep Diversifed Brands"

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    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time worked starts as you leave your home; Typically have about 4-6 Lowe's stores in your territory; Not extremely micro-managed but that also depends on the regional manager; Fellow reps are happy to share advice; Not tied to one location everyday but, depending on territory, long drive times (1-2 hrs each way) should be expected; No company car, but you are reimbursed mileage; Great job if you like talking to people; Some stores are great, others you dread to visit.

    Cons

    Majority of cons are related to Lowe's; I am employed by SW, but Lowe's determines what I actually do; Customers do not see reps as any different from Lowe's employees, therefore, you are treated with no respect; Lowe's management teams ask you to "cover" for employees who have called out, or taking lunch, which is poor scheduling on their part, yet I pay the price; Spending at least 1.5 hours per store to replenish color cards that kids/adults leave in a mess (even when you are standing there!)

    Cons of SW: Expected to work multiple weekends per month and the major holiday weekends; Must create a calendar to follow exact to the minute, if anything changes, notify the RSM immediately or you'll be suspected of not working; Reps sales numbers are in the hands of part time Lowe's employees, meaning I could sell 100gal while working store A, and only 5gal at store B because I was not there; Budget increases too high, typically >15% ; Bonus structure was inadequate for the work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the budget and bonus structure; Selling strategy is constantly changing, focus tends to change frequently; Remember we work for Sherwin-Williams not Lowe's, please stand up for whats best for your employees. Create higher positions for reps to move into, currently only a couple of the divisions have 1-2 additional positions above SSR.


  6. "Advancement for those who are willing to work for it"

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    Former Employee - PC Sales Representative in Lebanon, TN
    Former Employee - PC Sales Representative in Lebanon, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement, competitive pay and industry leading innovation. Relationships with many vendors lead to ability to sell your customers and not lose the sale.

    Cons

    Store management has a lot on its plate and staffing is never adequate with amount of physical work required of P/T associates

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed my time with SW and for a large company they do a good job of treating employees as more than just a number


  7. "Excellent company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Crowley, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Crowley, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent management. Great benefits even for part timers. Higher than most retail settings starting pay. The work is just plain fun. Tinting paint and lifting heavy boxes on truck days. Always a pot of hot coffee in the morning. Large water cooler for hot summer days. Lastly of course I may have forgotten to mention, A/C.

    Cons

    In smaller cities you may be twiddling your thumbs for up to 2 hours before your able to help another customer.

    Advice to Management

    Very satisfied with management no advice needed.

  8. "sherwin"

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Chemist in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doiong


  9. "Manager"

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

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    need more team building activities


  10. "Great learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Pros

    Lots to learn. Good people.

    Cons

    Can be boring work sometimes.


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