Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin-Williams Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
880 Reviews
3.5
880 Reviews
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Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Christopher M. Connor
Christopher M. Connor
560 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, ON

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

    Pros

    A lot of social communication.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to learn.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They were not prepared for business in Canada, I would stay clear until they figure it out.

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

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time

    Pros

    They stress safety, lots of opportunity for training and self betterment. They will spend money to make money, it is not a cheap organization.

    Cons

    Too rigid in their business practices, they seem unwilling or unable to adapt to situations. Their culture seems a little cult like. They do lots of things which just don't make sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the islands and have different facets of the company work together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    My experience at Sherwin Williams

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

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    It is a seasonal business so half the year is not as rushed.

    Cons

    Generally most stores are understaffed and the learning curve for information is steep.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great if you love retail

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

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams as an intern

    Pros

    -Overall, they're a good Company who's growing and expanding in Canada but are short on Talent. They've been around for years and are leaders in their industry now and in the foreseeable future.
    - laid back atmosphere, good people
    - constant learning and development

    Cons

    - heavy lifting, on your feet all day
    - Unorganized internship program
    - subjective performance evaluations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade software

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Inter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in St. Catharines, ON
    Current Employee - Intern in St. Catharines, ON

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good hours, decent wage, but the work was dull

    Cons

    Good culture, but youre selling paint wasn't for me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    a lot of work for low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Milton, ON
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Milton, ON

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

    Pros

    slow periods allow you to do nothing and just chill on your phone

    Cons

    the pay is too low
    retail customers can be very rude
    long weekend hours or very early hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay higher
    make forty hour work week standard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Management Trainee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at Sherwin-Williams full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good chance to get a job at the company, you have to show little effort to show your value.They really want young people.

    Cons

    Too many responsibilities for one person. Not much of a pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working fair, not much to critique.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I felt like an entrepreneur with huge corporate support.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    Great people; Management, peers, staff, and especially the customers.

    Cons

    Sometimes stressful. Accounts receivable vs sales/customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it fair and keep up the support.

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

    It's a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oakville, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oakville, ON

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    The management and the atmosphere is great, the company is professional and has hi-standards in terms of customer service and customer satisfaction. I like working for Sherwin Williams I learned a lot here in a very short period of time and I like to help out the customers with their painting needs and concerns.

    Cons

    The only downside of working here is that it is a part-time position so I had to find a second part time job in order to make enough money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is great at this store.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    like the company they just need to pay me more

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams

    Pros

    think on your feet. they give you room to work. allowing you to make the changes you want

    Cons

    they took a long time to make a poor choice (in my opinion) HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    choose replacements faster

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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