Sherwin-Williams

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Was once a great place to work.

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Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Grand Rapids, MI (US)
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Grand Rapids, MI (US)

Pros

If you are willing to move around the country you can move up the ladder quickly but must buy in to the corporate mantra.

Cons

Unobtainable sales goals. Heavily micro managed. Unreasonable hours. Seal Island..... degrading. SW was once a great place to work until the economy dipped. Everything is now micro managed and managers and sales reps are glorified sales associates.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management truly has no idea what is going on at the ground level in stores. Listen to your managers, reps, and associates.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Promise, Promise

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Associate  in  Lehigh Valley, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Lehigh Valley, PA (US)

    Pros

    Days go fast during the busy season.

    Cons

    Staff members are always fighting with each other
    Other stores will steal customers away
    DM's have their favorite "team members" and will make the paper trail for those they do not like.
    Long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are trying to understand why good team members are leaving, look in the mirror.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    too much work for sales associate and third key holder and not enough compensation.

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    Former Employee - Third Key  in  Liverpool, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Third Key in Liverpool, NY (US)

    Pros

    great hours for a student. they work around one's school schedule very well. i had and still have a great relationship with my assistant manager and manager. That may be a result of the people and not necessarily anything to do with Sherwin-Williams.

    Cons

    they work you every single weekend. over a five year span, i worked on average 49-50 weekends a year. management always complains and whines when you take time off. dealing with paint contractors on a daily basis is banality at its absolute worst. no offense, actually a little, paint contractors are not the brightest or deepest individuals you'll meet. they always act like it's a sin to ask them for payment. i was under the impression that sherwin williams was a business. one important thing to note, gossip and rumors spread real quick. be careful of what you say and how you say it to other employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize the work that part-timers provide. i often felt like an unimportant cog in the greater machinations of sherwin-williams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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