Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
793 Reviews
3.5
793 Reviews
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor
Christopher M. Connor
515 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunities for advancement as far as you want to go (in 39 reviews)

  • Sherwin Williams is a growing company and has great benefits (in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • no work/life balance, upper management out of touch with store level (in 38 reviews)

  • Upper management can be tough depending on the stores sales and profit (in 75 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    No later than 7pm on the weekday. Good benefits. Solid Pay

    Cons

    Weekends, Heavy Lifting, Politics, pay is not as much as the work you put into managment. solid company

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Nashville, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the work required. Not too physically demanding

    Cons

    Work weekends and some holidays by yourself

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Company... Lacks International Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, products and work environment. Great Stock plan & benefits.

    Cons

    US based Exec team fails to trust subsidiaries. Pay below market average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    USA success dies not guarantee international success...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Is good

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    Former Employee - Driver  in  Brandon, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Driver in Brandon, FL (US)

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    u do your work they are real good

    Cons

    I needed more hours, full time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    SW is great company and has excellent benefits for its employees.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many long term tenured employees and excellent pension and 401k matching.

    Cons

    Too many programs that the employees all have to buy into. Also, not enough FT employees and would rather hire PT to save on paying benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many sales programs that get lost between trying to just do the normal job. The mgmt needs to understand that the people in the store have a lot to do. Management teams tend to be be very different depending on what area of the country you may work in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good company to work for, company seems to really care about employees

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good working environment, plenty of opportunities to learn decent pay.

    Cons

    Depending on district, can be very difficult to move up unless you are willing to relocate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    World Class Coatings Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    benefits, access to upper mgmt, resources

    Cons

    wages, promotion opportunities, glass ceiling, lack of diversity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time

    Pros

    everything was great, great compensation and work environment

    Cons

    no cons, long hours but that's to be expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience as a PT sales associate.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Jackson, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jackson, OH (US)

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The schedule was flexible and the training was on par for the position.
    Great benefits for part time employee's that I have seen no where else: paid holidays, 401k option available, free flu shoots and tobacco cessation programs.
    The pay was fair for the position and my experience.
    The store I worked at was located in a small town so the frequent customer's became known by name.
    Good store management and work environment (in my experience)
    Overall I really enjoyed my time at SW due to the manager and assistant manager I worked with.
    It seems to be a great place to work while attending college or while doing other work/job on the side.

    Cons

    Upper lever management is out of touch with reality. You'll be pushed by upper management to do an exponential number of sales calls per week with unrealistic goals.
    All of course without any increase in compensation or type of incentive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration the population, median income and other demographics for the vicinity the store is located in. Obviously a store in a city with 50,000+ population will have higher sales than a store in a town of less than 10,000. Thus, the goals and expectations should be based on the aforementioned above. Also listen to what your store employee's have to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    What you make of it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Decent hours
    Good management experience
    Start early and leave early

    Cons

    Work at 6:30 am
    Work weekend occasionally
    Not a flashy position
    Deal with scummy contractors at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more feedback and appreciation to management for their sacrifices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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