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Updated February 9, 2018
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Pros
  • Good pay, good benefits, great coworkers (in 24 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, learning and development opportunities (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is not considered important (in 9 reviews)

  • some disconnect from upper management (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Valspar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay hours and company overall

    Cons

    Got bought out and shutting us down


  2. "Consumer relations rep."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valspar full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, bonuses and profit sharing

    Cons

    Required overtime frequently on weekends

  3. "Not it's former self"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Valspar full-time

    Pros

    No supervisor constantly looking over your shoulder

    Cons

    Not the same since acquired by SW. More micromanaged. Product quality decreased.


  4. "Commercial Center Manager"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Center Manager in Stuart, FL
    Former Employee - Commercial Center Manager in Stuart, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working hours and aggressive pay.

    Cons

    New company growing and becoming established.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow and establish a loyal customer base.


  5. "IT Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valspar full-time

    Pros

    Great safety standards for factory

    Cons

    Current Merger with Sherwin Williams

    Advice to Management

    consolidate computer systems


  6. "Good till SW took over"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is great, awesome people to work around for the most part. Works with employees on a lot of things

    Cons

    Was told by Sherwin Williams that they love our facility and capabilities until acquisition went through then find out we are closing the doors


  7. "Specialized chain Account Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valspar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A real team work atmosphere. Excellent supervisor and leadership.

    Cons

    Remote communication can be slow.

  8. "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Robust product training
    Personal Company Car
    Free Lunch

    Cons

    Micro Managing from Higher ups
    Bends to Loews Demands
    Very Little opportunity to make outside sales calls
    Glorified Lowes Paint attendent


  9. "Great company gone"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valspar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Valspar was a wonderful work experience with challenges, growth, encouragement and some of the best management teams that I have worked for.

    Cons

    Since being purchased by Sherwin Williams it feels as if the company is twenty years behind the times.

    Advice to Management

    Update to newer and better systems as you are severely behind in technology and losing major amounts of productivity because of it.


  10. "Valspar/Sherwin-Williams employment review"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Buyer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well established and successful company

    Cons

    Ideas and thoughts are not always heard; don't matter as much


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