Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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3.8
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Sherwin-Williams CEO John Morikis
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Pros
  • "Very good secure job with great benefits(in 310 reviews)

  • "Good benefits of holiday parties(in 281 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance - retail environment(in 249 reviews)

  • "Upper management makes a point to let stores know goals are made to be excessive, they drive people harder(in 247 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Yes

      May 11, 2021 - Sales Representative in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good times had by all

      Cons

      Great place to work besides bathroom

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Warehousing

      May 4, 2021 - Warehouse Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They compensate comparably to similar places, offer benefits and tuition reimbursement. They are the #1 paint/chemicals company including the brands Valspar, Cabot, Min-wax, Thompson water seal, Krylon, Purdy and others.

      Cons

      Lower Management really puts employees through the ringer. The employees that do their job and excel are more susceptible to corrective action because they are out numbered. Any attempts to help provide insight or improvements are seen as defiant or a threat. They have not stopped increasing production standards and in turn people get hurt trying to comply with the demands or leave the company, but they will not adjust the standards. Spills and recordable incidents go under reported to compete with other sites. A lot of safety rules, but it seems to be a one way street. The job was increasingly difficult and vacation days were shortened. Different shifts don't cooperate and is cause of management. Probably because of the standards they have to enforce.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Too Much Stress For Not Enough Pay

      May 8, 2021 - Sales Associate in Ormond Beach, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company benefits are amazing and the in store staff are friendly, cohesive, and all around great coworkers. The training is very extensive and will leave you able to answer almost any question a customer throws at you. In that vain the handyman-like skills you gain at this company are helpful even outside of work.

      Cons

      The corporate level management is absolutely abysmal and have a compulsive habit of sacrificing the physical and financial well being of their store level employees to make an extra nickel. There are simply not enough employees and positions in a store to properly balance customers and store tasks which creates a constant feeling of being stretched too thin.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Retail is Retail

      Apr 18, 2021 - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people in the company are generally friendly and the accounts that come into the store on a daily basis are easy to work with You are always learning Assistant positions don't have much stress associated with them compared to the managers You are basically a glorified full-timer

      Cons

      retail is retail= you'll get great customers and horrible customers You have to know the product you are selling or you will have a tough time Even assistants work on the weekends and closing shifts You are basically a glorified full-timer Most customers are men and most of them are sexist meaning women will have a tougher time interacting and gaining their customers' trust Weekly Call List

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Love this company & my job

      May 9, 2021 - Assistant Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      So much opportunity for growth & advancement if you show you are determined, get to form close relationships with customers, learn so much everyday, & so many resources to support you!

      Cons

      Sometimes times get hard and you have to work long days and hard days like any other retail job.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing job

      May 10, 2021 - Student in Roswell, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very flexible especially with students in school.

      Cons

      Learning all the codes is a definite hassle.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good starting, Good Growth

      May 8, 2021 - Management Trainee in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Growth potential is great in the company with a clear outline of where to go and what to do to get there.

      Cons

      Expect to work 44 hours, and then 48+ in the next role up. Lots of manual labor.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Pros/Cons

      May 8, 2021 - Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Its really like running your own business Make your own schedule quarterly & yearly bonuses no cap on sales bonuses days fly by

      Cons

      Schedule is tough if you don't have team Tough to make bonuses if your demographic isn't growing Sales calls

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      You'll have forearms of steel

      May 4, 2021 - Delivery Driver in Reno, NV
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Independent work - You're driving for most of the time - Ability to gain PTO as part timer - Schedule flexibility - Increased grip strength - Management & coworkers typically cool to work with

      Cons

      - Hauling pails of paint all day either by hand or dolly - Having to haul all those pails in the hot dry days - Using the truck with no aux plug-in..

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      It can be a very dynamic environment

      May 10, 2021 - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Getting to know the regulars is pretty good. There also isn't anybody there I don't like.

      Cons

      It can get very monotonous at times

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