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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated August 20, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company but...."

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time

    Pros

    The company does have a great 401k option, relocation preferences, and discount. You can work your way up quickly (if willing to relocate). Company offers many training courses for employees to keep everyone up to date with new products etc.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to balance work and personal life. You can get unlucky and get placed in a store an hour away from home if there are no openings around you (Management position). Short staffed 80% of the time, so be ready to work 44+ hours some weeks.

    Advice to Management

    We shouldn't always be looked at as a number in the company, us employees work their butts off everyday up to 12 hours sometimes to bring in great results . Also SW should focus on promoting the brand more up north/east (NY area).


  2. "Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes"

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    Former Employee - Service Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Service Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workplace environment! Good pay, overall a very hospitable experience. Proper training for the position and always open to questions, very understanding when employee mistakes were made.

    Cons

    I don't know that I recall any poor experiences during my time, dealing with some customers could be frustrating but we were trained for that. Everything about sustaining a livelihood through the position was comfortable and reassuring.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! I had a pleasant time and would enjoy working for the facility again in the future.

  3. "its a great 9-5 job with solid pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Technologist in Warrensville Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Technologist in Warrensville Heights, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the company is growing and the stock is soaring with the acquisition of valspar under sherwin williams. this is a great job for someone who wants to show up to work every day shut up and make a good retirement.

    Cons

    everyone I work with is close minded and of an old school of thought. my co-workers are a huge pain, its a cut throat environment to work in.


  4. "Cover the earth"

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    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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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