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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated June 17, 2017
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  • Terrible work life balance working at a manufacturing plant (in 133 reviews)

  • You will work very long hours (48 min you're required to be at the store) (in 163 reviews)

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  1. "Wiener"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Part-Time) in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Part-Time) in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Negotiable on workable hours, especially if you are student. Management is nice, organized to an extent. Pay is decent, good opportunity for advancing in company.

    Cons

    Make you clean the rest rooms if you are new, not so fun. Inadequate training aside from various online "tests" that are required by a certain time of employment.

    Advice to Management

    Give incentives to the little people, management is already payed a nice sum


  2. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with advancement possibilities within different company divisions.

    Cons

    Company direction has changed over the past three years and is cloudy at best.

    Advice to Management

    There comes a time when you need to let the dust settle.

  3. "Sales Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Products, nice environment to work, good distribution network

    Cons

    Very political lately, architectural rules over industrial coatings, salaries below average


  4. "High pressure but opportunity for growth."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room for growth
    Good incentives
    Company provided training
    Opportunity for relocation
    Fortune 200 company
    Promotes from within
    Quick upward mobility

    Cons

    Long hours
    Poorly trained employees
    High pressure
    Too many marketing initiatives
    Growth based too much on 'who you know'
    Encourages employees to all think the same

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in your employees shoes.


  5. "life at SW"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Blooming Grove, Navarro, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Blooming Grove, Navarro, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    stable large company used to not promote too soon

    Cons

    have to please the computer instead of the customer

    Advice to Management

    create more reports, stay open 24-7


  6. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager/Trainer in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager/Trainer in Covington, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Training, Advancement, good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, not enough help in the store


  7. "Not my dream job but definitely not terrible."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Decent benefits. Internationally known company looks good on your resume. Work/life balance is good and not as strenuous as at an agency.

    Cons

    No room for substantial growth within creative sectors because company is afraid to risk in that direction and think progressively. Upper management is old suits. Almost all of their creative work is shopped out to outside agencies, so mundane "safe" work is entrusted to SW employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit more progressive in terms of work culture. You care about your employees overall, but create "meatier" opportunities for young people who want to grow meaningfully in their careers rather than see it as a stepping stone.

  8. "Lead BI Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Nice people n work environment

    Cons

    slow growth, average compensation and benefits


  9. "Good company, lacks training for new employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for full time employees, great opportunities to travel, awesome people in the company and salary is well above for what you do.

    Cons

    Not enough hands on training for new employees, a lot of middle management issues/miscommunication, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to train your new employees (part time and full time) in all facets of the job they will be doing correctly.


  10. "They have good benefits but they are not very organized."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Operations Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Branch Operations Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has good benefits and good salaries for the amount of educations that is required. They do not require anything beside a high school diploma to get into management but it is a lot easier if you have a bachelors.

    Cons

    All that the company cares about is sales. Operations almost seems like an afterthought. Store management is seen as a baseline sales force, being required to do the job of a sales rep and manager. There seems to be little to no accountability for how the actual sales reps do their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pile so much on your store management. They are required to do the job of both a sales rep and manager without increases in pay.


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