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Updated January 22, 2018
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  • Terrible work life balance working at a manufacturing plant (in 155 reviews)

  • You will work very long hours (48 min you're required to be at the store) (in 183 reviews)

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  1. "Perfect First Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible Hours
    -401k & Stock Discount Purchases
    - Friendly and Patient Environment
    - Overall Good Customers

    Cons

    - Little opportunity to work up.
    - No full-time unless your management
    -Wildly inconsistent hours
    -District expects a lot out of the stores in general.

    Advice to Management

    Employee turnover is the greatest enemy to this business. You guys should really think about offering more of an incentive for employees to stick around.


  2. "sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Keyholder in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Keyholder in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible hours, learn a lot, cute housewifes, good benefits

    Cons

    the hours, the pay, always understaffed

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company/Shady Corporate Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Outdated equipment, outdated "old school" company policies that have barely changed over the last 150 years. No vision of the future work environment. Management tends to "black list" people they perceive as a threat to their ego and will sabotage any shot at moving up or out or purposely hold back qualified individuals because they don't want to have to have an opening to fill.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the structure and policies of organizations that are way newer than yours that make billions more than you do and blow you out of the water when it comes to employee morale and overall happiness. Most jobs now are done online, on a computer. Embrace the future and post more telecommuting opportunities and get rid of the dusty old idea that professionals need to be constantly supervised in person. Appraisals are done based off of reports generated electronically and the computer screens, phones, email, internet, texts etc is already accessible and monitored too. You have kronos so people would still have to clock in on time, think of the money you would save not having to provide commuter benefits, rent of space, electricity, gas, facility maintenance, cleaning services, the list can go on and on!


  4. "Good job for students"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Pros

    Flexible with school hours and easy job

    Cons

    Management was money hungry


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Boring but good pay with benefits"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are some of the best I've seen. They have a lot of nice resources since they're a large company.

    Cons

    Work/life balance isn't good. The tasks can be very mundane and tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is all about sales but then forget about the operations aspect of the store.
    Also, yes there is room for growth but it's so structured that if you don't want to be a manager you're stuck. There are few other opportunities.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Pros

    Worked around school schedule for me

    Cons

    Nothing in particular that I would say

    Advice to Management

    Work with sales associates. Boss always said was taking calls and wouldn't do anything.


  7. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities if you start in an SW store.

    Cons

    Constant change of direction. Upper management out of touch with the reality of sales arena. Very little opportunity to be heard by management - feels like they discourage input from lower levels. Do not recognize experience prior to SW employment.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to communicate with salesforce where they feel they can be open and honest.

  8. "Sales Associate Job Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Pros

    Steady hours, good employee discounts, opportunities to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Lots of physical work, very early or very late shifts.


  9. "Okish"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of the people are great

    Cons

    No heat or air. Treat the people that do the most work badly

    Advice to Management

    Share the love down the line


  10. "Decent Enough"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are opportunities to move upward.

    Cons

    The customers often treat you poorly. A chunk of the job is making cold calls to people.


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