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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)

I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time for more than 5 years

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Changing of the Guard at SW

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    SW has historically been a solid stable blue chip company with a long successful history. Was a great place to work for years.

    Cons

    The Company has new leadership and has recently implemented "new sales methodologies" for obtaining business/accounts. The store managers are now charged with trespassing and "accosting" prospective customers in our competitors (such as Home Depot and Lowes) parking lots.

    First, this takes precious time away from mission critical management and sales responsibilities at the SW retail store. As a result of this newly proposed compulsory activity - leadership has also implemented a new quota system for store managers that is completely unrealistic and well just not doable -- EVEN if these practices were not unethical, embarrassing and undoubtedly illegal!

    Where is HR? They should be doing their job -- warning and advising leadership against this potentially illegal practice affectionately called "Seal Island" by SW exec leadership. This is a stealth exercise is where the managers of SW retail stores are supposed to go and solicit and steal business from competitors ON THE COMPETITORS' STORE PROPERTY. Hanging out trespassing and soliciting and watching for the cops, employees of the stores and security. Classy sales activity!
    Indeed, the former good ole boys at SW have definitely turned into SHARKS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership at SW needs to get a grip!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Promise, Promise

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Associate  in  Lehigh Valley, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Lehigh Valley, PA (US)

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time for more than 3 years

    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
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