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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  • Terrible work life balance working at a manufacturing plant (in 145 reviews)

  • You will work very long hours (48 min you're required to be at the store) (in 172 reviews)

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  1. "Treat your employees better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treat you well enough to keep you around, but not well enough to want to stay.

    Cons

    Constant movement and little opportunity to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better than current.


  2. "Store Key"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Pros

    Small team, and simple work.

    Cons

    There are no cons at Sherwin-Williams.

  3. "Good job"

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

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Pros

    Mixing different kinds of paints and solvents
    Good, knowledgeable managers
    Retal

    Cons

    Some managers ruin stores
    Could be better breaks


  4. "part-time sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people to work with, very good environment to get hands on experience, employee discount

    Cons

    part time hours may be a bit more that a full time student can handle


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Pros

    Fun College job
    relaxing atmosphere
    room to climb if view it as a full time career

    Cons

    People are in and out
    Manual labor
    Pay is alright


  6. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Great colleagues that were like family
    - Flexible hours. Management worked around my schedule as a student.
    - Some paid sick days/hours and some paid vacation days/hours if you work there long enough

    Cons

    - Since I worked at a busy location, sometimes it felt like the part-time employees should be getting paid more
    - Obviously, there could potentially be negative experiences with customers, as there are in any sales associate position


  7. "Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours , and great opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    The salaries should be more, for the hard work and stress

  8. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lewisville, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for an assistant manager position
    Good career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Outside sales incorporated into the assistant manager store position
    44 hours a week (no extra pay or overtime)

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Former Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small stores, good hours for retail and good benefits. Uniform shirts provided and training is on CD's and on-the-job. Move up potential is good if you are motivated.

    It takes hard work and a strong work ethic with a devotion to customer service.

    Hiring process for Management Trainees: Recruiter Phone Interview, District Manager Interview and Store Visit.

    In Store Support Staff: Go in store to speak with a manager and fill out an application. The Store Manager or the Assistant can interview you on the spot or have you come in later depending on his or her customer volume at that time. Management calls references and verifies job references so be truthful and don't leave anything out. Usually you can get hired within a day to one week.

    Cons

    Depending on the District Manager the stores can be pitted against one another rather than unifying and performing as a team and succeeding as a company.

    Some District Managers are very supportive of their managers and do exemplify a family support among the stores in the district and the profit margins are much greater and it makes for a much better working environment f or managers and support staff.

    Advice to Management

    If you are using your stores like dogs in a fight to see who will fight to the death for the last morsel of food than the environment is very unhealthy for the employees. You may have short term success but, your turn over and employee satisfaction will be in the bottom of the paint bucket. This in turn will most assuredly lead to poor customer service and a more pressured environment for the customer.

    Employees should be there to help in a patient and caring way with each customer and find out what the customer needs and make sure they are satisfied and the results will be a very profitable and high customer services driven store through out the district.

    The District Managers that perform their duties as described at the beginning of my Advice to Management need to find another career as they are using a primitive, simple minded and dysfunctional approach to success and management.


  10. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work enviornment
    variety of management skills

    Cons

    Peak times, very busy
    too many products


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