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Was once a great place to work.

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
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 (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

826 Other Employee Reviews for Sherwin-Williams (View Most Recent)

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    Solid Company That Could be Great.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A relaxed atmosphere can be found at all levels. Business model is solid and they continue to grow despite economic slowdowns. Most of the employees in any plant, store or lab are very friendly.

    Cons

    Effecting change can be difficult even when it makes economic sense. Red tape seems to hinder improvements along with strained inter-functional relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the capital expenditures process. Consider more opportunities for telecommuting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of physical work, but a rewarding job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Defiance, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Defiance, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, above minimum wage.
    Some stores might have you driving a lot (a pro if you like driving)

    Cons

    Can really be exhausting. It probably depends on the store and how much product you move.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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