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Valspar Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay with good benefits that allows for you to maximize your time (in 20 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, learning and development opportunities (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • some disconnect from upper management (in 15 reviews)

  • No work life balance what so ever (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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

    I have been working at Valspar full-time

    Pros

    job is challenging and rewardign

    Cons

    we have been sold to sherwin williams.


  2. "Operations manager"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much to write about.

    Cons

    Lack of company culture.


  3. "Valspar"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to learn.

    Cons

    Not enough people to get all the work done.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for selling the company! NOT!


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  5. "Territory Manager"

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

    I worked at Valspar full-time

    Pros

    They were a pretty good company to work for.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


  6. "Limited Growth outside of becoming one of the few regional managers"

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    Current Employee - Terriory Manager Architectural in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Terriory Manager Architectural in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork environment among the other territory managers, company car, lunches paid for. Free paint, matching stock plan, Free work dress shirts.

    Cons

    Despite long travel distances, Valspar required 8.5 hours a day in a Lowe's store. If the store you traveled to was a 3 hour round trip, too bad, you still had to be in the store 8.5 hours. What started out as never working weekend, later turned into working 5 summer Saturdays, with no meaningful increase in pay and no additional comp days given.

    Advice to Management

    No real advice to give as these were the working conditions before Valspar sold out to Sherwin Williams. I don't know how different it is there now.


  7. "Personnel Management"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Walled Lake, MI
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Walled Lake, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Valspar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can't think of any positive attributes

    Cons

    No regard for personnel, treat employees as a commodity and not an asset.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate how you treat the most important asset you have - your employees. They are the life blood of your organization.


  8. "Pro Rep"

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    Former Employee - Pro Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Pro Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valspar part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, Constant upgrade on products, Helpful upper management. Everybody worked as a team to fulfill customers needs.

    Cons

    Some updates not for the area, worried about future per being bought by Sherwin Williams

    Advice to Management

    Could be more reassuring as to what Valspar's future will be.


  9. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valspar (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy with support, open minded to trying new things. Valspar has great products, great innovation and talented people driving the business forward.

    Cons

    The acquisition has made operating this year difficult. Lack of shared services makes it difficult to drive the business forward as planned.

    Advice to Management

    Include all levels in strategic planning


  10. "This company does nothing well"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Valspar full-time

    Pros

    Neat building, a few excellent coworkers. Decent bonus payouts some years. You can buy paint for half off. Halfway decent pay.

    Cons

    This company has No processes, everything is like reinventing the wheel. Terrible, feudalistic HR department - really can't stress that enough - no policies and they make it up as they go along. Clueless leadership.

    Advice to Management

    You sold out, which was the only wise thing to do with this train wreck.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Sinking ship after aquisition by Sherwin Williams"

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    Current Employee - Logistics in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Logistics in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only good thing about the post-acquisition Valspar today is the people. There are some of the nicest and smartest folks here that I've met in my 10+ years in professional workforce.

    Cons

    Office and team morale has definitely hit its low after the company had been acquired by Sherwin Williams. Across all teams in the Minneapolis HQ, people quit weekly and are replaced by temps, especially in the "merger synergy" functions such as Finance and HR.

    Management is trying to convey a message that the acquisition "will be good for your career" but hardly anyone believes this. Poor communication from management as far as company and work direction, primarily because nobody knows what is to come next after the merger closes. Everyone I have spoken to in the office is either looking for work or is demoralized.

    Working in the Minneapolis HQ sucks because there are no perks to speak of, the benefits package is standard to mediocre, and I can't say that the salary is stellar either.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being fake in your communications to employees. The upper management made sure to provide for their golden parachutes, whereas the employees are viewed as disposable. The classic story of corporate America.



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