Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
935 Reviews
3.6
935 Reviews
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor
Christopher M. Connor
588 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Many opportunities for advancement (in 44 reviews)

  • Great benefits, opportunity for advancement if willing to move (in 67 reviews)


Cons
  • no work/life balance, upper management out of touch with store level (in 43 reviews)

  • Upper management keep putting the wrong people in leadership positions (in 84 reviews)

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  1.  

    sales/delivery driver

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales/Delivery in Rocky Mount, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales/Delivery in Rocky Mount, NC (US)

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    steady, great future opportuties and a great learning curve.

    Cons

    sometimes internal or currents employees are off time overlooked or not encouraged to pursue future opportunities to further their advancement in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always consider advancing internal promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company with Great Opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay coming out of college, good benefits, opportunities to move up in the company and around the country, stable company and my work/life balance has been great (but i don't have children or anything)

    Cons

    A sales rep once told me about this company "you wont get rich, but you'll never have to worry about losing your job," which is very true, when i worked in the stores the hours kind of sucked but I've seen much worst in retail mgmt. I've got small gripes here and there but overall I'm happy I work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, this company is definitely going in the right direction, they are asking more and more out of their employees (which irks some people) but I see it as trying to avoid complacency in the long run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Incredible company with several different career paths.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    The employees are great. Most contractors are awesome people. They match 6% on your 401k. Great benefits. Great experience. Training is second to none. Great perks for hitting your budget and profit goals. A lot like owning your own business with a backing of a $10+ billion company. Incredible career paths.

    Cons

    It's hard work during summer and if your employees quit out of the blue. Not much desk time. But you learn to multitask.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A Company That Cares

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Training Program (MTP) in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Management Training Program (MTP) in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    This is a great job out of college, but also has the potential to be long term career move. Many people stick around in this company for a long time because there are so many benefits to staying. Career growth and great upper management can be hard to find in a company, but Sherwin-Williams has both of those going for it. I felt like people actually cared about me here and that I was not just an asset that could be tossed aside at any point.

    Cons

    Retail obviously has it's challenges with crummy hours and oddly scheduled work weeks. Although it can be fairly easy for a recent college grad to become a manager and make good money quickly, it can be difficult to make significantly more money after this without a fairly big promotion (many times requiring relocation). Many managers get caught between the range of $55,000-$75,000/per year for a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating your employees as people and not as assets!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to be a part of

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst Developer in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst Developer in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Starting wage was nice.

    People and culture are great, plenty of room for career growth IF you stick around, and stock options are nice.

    Fitness Center with yoga/classes available inside downtown HDQ building for use during work day.

    Cons

    Potentially difficult for young professionals to move up quickly, much seniority.

    No standard annual Bonus, pay increase.

    Vacation is not too impressive either

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Overall Positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Auditor
    Current Employee - Field Auditor

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great learning experience, and lots of opportunity to grow within the company

    Cons

    Entry level position can have minimum exposure to Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for right out of college

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Sherwin-Williams has great training for their assistant managers and other employees. They promote from within the company and you are able to move up in the company quickly.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult with retail hours and working weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not Bad At All

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Flexibility, Pay, Advancement Opportunities, Employees

    Cons

    Workload, Laborious Job, Retail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide Opportunities to get out of the Stores. More feedback on the necessary to progress outside the stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Reasonable Retail Job

    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Stores close at 7, lots of variation in daily activities.

    Cons

    Stores are understaffed, and it stepped on my request to not work sundays often.

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