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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  • Terrible work life balance working at a manufacturing plant (in 129 reviews)

  • You will work very long hours (48 min you're required to be at the store) (in 156 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for part time, good people, decent hours.

    Cons

    Big learning curve for new hires.


  2. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Decorative Product Specialist in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Decorative Product Specialist in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Diverse roles for employees. Opportunity for advancement in company. Potential to move, transfers are workable.

    Cons

    There were none. Hours were standard, management was great, co-workers were great, it was like family.

    Advice to Management

    None. They were so flexible about emergencies, sick days, etc.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "assistant management"

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits and compensation are set up to be very rewarding! Decent hours of operation for retail management. Very professional and friendly work environment. Has a great career path to follow.

    Cons

    The typical scenarios that can pose as problematic in any management position.

    Advice to Management

    You are as strong as your weakest link and do not procrastinate. Time management and multi-tasking are key.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture, Great People, and Many Opportunities for Driven People

    Cons

    Work can be overwhelming in a sales position, but other than that it is a great place to work


  6. "Sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Strongsville, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Strongsville, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the team environment, and the company values. I enjoy helping customers and doing it the right way, and that is what Sherwin Williams is all about. I enjoy interacting with customers and my fellow employees. It makes the day go by quicker, and also allows me to enjoy doing my work.

    Cons

    Working long and difficult hours. When you are at a commercial store like myself you are consistently doing physical labor or helping a customer. There is very little downtime. This can be difficult at times especially when you have to management and deal with other issues.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership/management techniques should be taught more. From my personal experience some people are put into managerial and leadership positions and don't know how to effectively communicate with employees. This can result in a less effective staff overall.


  7. "Doing good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobile Device Technical Support in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Mobile Device Technical Support in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company IT program usually handled all of their problems with their hardware or of mobile device software extremely fast

    Cons

    There is not really many bad points about the company. Just some upper management not the fastest responding to emails


  8. "Waiting to retire"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SW provides a good salary and benefits. Hours were good at corporate office. Plenty of extra training if you want it. A lot of good people to work with. Tuition assistance is great. I know several people who have earned their degrees or masters degrees while working here.

    Cons

    Some managers are not qualified to have people working for them. They don't have a clue what the people they manage actually do, nor do they have the people skills to effectively manage and retain employees.


  9. "Sales Associate Key holder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Key in Apopka, FL
    Current Employee - Third Key in Apopka, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great internal promotion rate and benefits. Ability to work and go to school. Great training programs and incentives for workers.

    Cons

    May have to work weekends. Days in the store can be very long. Wish it paid more.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the managers around longer. The promotion rate is so high that managers move in and out very quickly.


  10. "part to full time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great base pay and path to move up

    Cons

    full time employemenr starts at 44 hours


  11. "Internship Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent training and community to work for. Learned all of the basics of their management program. Learned valuable customer service skills.

    Cons

    The potential to have long work weeks, and long hours inside of the shifts. With the seasonal sales, longer hours are needed to put in. Without a delivery driver, you have to deliver paint in your own vehicle.



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