Fun place to work with others and get things done in a timely manner
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Ashburn, VA – May 1, 2016
Every day at Sherwin I sell paint to customers, restock inventory, unload shipment truck, and make about 5 sales calls a day. I sometimes work open to close on weekends, and I usually close every night on the weekdays that include banks drops. Work environment is great, and my manager's do a very good job at keeping the store in shape.
Learn a lot about sales and paint. Hard work pays off
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Clifton Park, NY – June 21, 2017
At times stores would be so short staffed that you're left trying to juggle making orders that were called in, taking care of customers at the counter, unloading the 20 pallets off the semi truck out back so the driver can get on to the next store all while the phone is ringing with new orders to be made and delivered.
Intern/ Management (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ME – June 20, 2017
I worked at a few different stores while at SW and they all have their pros and cons. It was an above average internship with great exposure to the industry but the job progressions to follow didn't entice me to stay.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – June 19, 2017
This is my 1st job since graduating college and it appealed to me for a few reasons. There is a lot of room for growth, pay is very good and benefits are great. The company is located all over the US, Canada, South America and more so if you want to move and keep your career you can. On the other hand, the fact that it is retail is difficult. You work a lot of hours that are inconsistent. It can be a stressful enviroment and there is not much of a work/life balance. As a woman in this company, I face a lot of inappropriate harrassment from customers...such as contractors/painters. It can become very uncomfortable at times when you deal with it everyday. In addition, I work with mostly men which can be hard because there is no one to relate too and the environment is insensitive. This job can be great if you're the right person for it. There is a lot of turnover in management but it's due to advancement and people moving up. Upper management is overall professional and helpful. There are plenty of training classes which are extremely helpful because of all the knowledge of products you need to know.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – June 19, 2017
Management is great and very easy to work for. Very clear in what the expectations were and how I was to perform. It has a very relaxed, but serious atmosphere that made it very easy to enjoy working here.
I conduct outside sales, so I create my own schedule. I have learned a tremendous amount about industrial coatings and the markets we serve in the last two years. One typically wouldn't receive this type of exposure in a role inside the store. I am used to a culture grounded in teamwork, so being alone and unafraid has been a challenge. Furthermore, all of your sales counterparts have their own budgets to obtain, and do not stay in their lane in regards to selling to your customers. They and their direct leadership can be very selfish at times. All and all, it is a great company to work for. Strong brand, longevity, good benefits, etc; however, sales, I have learned, is just not for me. It doesn't fit my personality type or align with my values.
Great opportunity for advancement with a college degree
Paint Coatings Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Wenatchee, WA 98801 – June 15, 2017
SW provides a great opportunity to develop a career in business with chances to move up quickly for those willing to move. There is a good compensation package and bonus structure for those willing to put in the time to grow their store or sales territory. They also provide a consistent training regiment to keep employees informed on new programs and products coming to market. Typically SW employees are given far more tools and education to provide a competitive edge over any other paint company in my experience.
Full time or part time employees are usually less compensated for their time and there is frequent turnover below the management level. Also, unfortunately, recent zero-experience college graduates from outside the company will be given a promotion to assistant manager over any experienced, and often far more qualified, non-degree holding current employee.
Overall, SW is a great place to work for any level of employee whom is willing to put in extra hours, that is looking to move up the corporate ladder limited only by their own ambition and achievement.
quarterly and yearly bonuses, opportunity for advancement, locations across all 50 states
Long hours, work functions after 5 PM, stores open until 8PM
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – June 13, 2017
Great job to move up in. Great benefits when going into management. Good part time job for anyone in school or needing a second job. High turnover rate. Horrible hours. Horrible job culture. Managers tend to be incompetent. Great stepping stone but not a company to settle down in.