Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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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. Helpful (1)

    Great experience learning how to run a store, manage staff/inventory, and build strong relationships with customers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Ellensburg, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Ellensburg, WA (US)

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to deal with customers on a daily basis, from DIY, contractors, and painters. Mixing paint orders properly throughout the day for customers, and making sure the store is neat and organized were fun. The pay was good, great benefits, and good atmosphere. SW has an identity and strong culture. SW has a great Management Trainee program for recent college graduates looking to get into store management.

    Cons

    I really had no complaints about SW. They treated me well while I worked there and gave me an opportunity to excel and advance my career up through management.

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work they really care about you and your success. I can honestly say this is the best company I have ever worked for. You build a lot of relationships and they value hard workers.

    Cons

    Sometimes the customers can be very difficult to deal with depending on the market you work in. But hey that's any customer based jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work appreciate your leadership.

  3. Part time sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This company isn't going anywhere. The training was easy for the most part and my co-workers were very helpful. They work well with scheduling and make sure you get the hours you want.

    Cons

    Understaffed during super sales! It is hard to learn the products.

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  5. sales associate

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I truly love working for this company

    Cons

    no cons that I can think of

  6. Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I would have to say is that its a good place to work at. The environment is a good workplace.

    Cons

    Some bad things is just trying to figure out things on your own when everyone is busy. If your a sales associate that is starting off, ask lots of questions.

    Advice to Management

    None, they do the best they can to train you and to maintain the store. So continue doing what your doing.

  7. A solid, rewarding company for those with a strong work ethic.

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Above average training programs that help you develop a lot of transferable skills. Hard work and effort are rewarded.

    Cons

    Work life balance can sometimes get very challenging depending on your position and what comprises your outside life.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to hiring people who are willing to think for themselves instead of some robots.

  8. sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good store to work at, good mgrs

    Cons

    slow hours, lots of lifting

  9. Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Searcy, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Searcy, AR (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay for Full-Time College student and great management.

    Cons

    Large learning curve. Can also be a pro if you like to learn

  10. Sales Rep.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun challenging and safe environment to work in with a great team.

    Cons

    Nothing is much wrong with working with Sherwin Williams except the long hours.

  11. Warehouser

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the aspects that worked best for me about this job were the flexible hours and friendly staff to work with.

    Cons

    There was much more heavy lifting involved than I anticipated and the training program did not help me learn about the products.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a better training program for new employees. The computer system should also be updated, one convenient feature would be if contractors could place their own orders.

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