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Design Product Specialist (Current Employee) –  Dover, NHJune 22, 2017
The company is great. As a part-time employee you are giving stock options, 401K and paid holiday time. The work is physically demanding but it will keep you in shape
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Productive work place
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Bettendorf, IAJune 21, 2017
Sherwin Williams is a solid company to work for with employee benefits and bonuses. A typical work day with consist of helping customers in house or making deliveries to client sites.
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Decent workplace with flexible hours
4TH KEY ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Derby, KSJune 21, 2017
Nice place to work. No medical benefits for part timers, rare to move up without a degree. Not a long-term career unless you have a degree most likely.
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Short Staffed
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Clifton Park, NYJune 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.
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Depends on the Store
Intern/ Management (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, MEJune 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.
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Focused and Targeted Work Environment
SALES & MARKETING INTERN (Former Employee) –  Okemos, MIJune 20, 2017
Every member of the staff had a clear and distinct task for the day. This made it easy to accomplish what was necessary and reach sales objectives. It was a great learning experience.
Pros
Good People
Cons
Not Enough Staff
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Great for college students
Sales Associate/Intern (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJune 20, 2017
Its a great place to work, and advance into higher positions, but when you're a part time employee, your hours are awful. only a good job to keep while you're in school
Pros
free lunches, Pto
Cons
awful hours
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Depends on your personality
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJune 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.
Pros
Benefits, pay, training
Cons
Clientele, work/life balance
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Good work environment
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYJune 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.
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Good Company to work for; strong foundation
Industrial Coatings Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Cleveland, OHJune 19, 2017
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.
Pros
Good Benefits, Job Security, Freedom of Movement
Cons
Salary, Selfish culture
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Great place to learn and great management
Third Key Manager (Current Employee) –  Grand Prairie, TXJune 16, 2017
I have worked at Sherwin Williams for a few years and during that time I have learned a ton. Not just paint information but teamwork and time-management.
Pros
Teaching
Cons
Upper Management
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Great place to work and grow
Sr. Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHJune 16, 2017
Greatest Company to ever work at. Some of the HR leadership members need to go, but overall, the workforce, Leadership team at the top now, and from the past are amazing, hard working, caring leaders
Pros
Everything about the company
Cons
1 to 2 HR folks that should pick another field.
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great company of your full time
Sales Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Reno, NVJune 16, 2017
no upward mobility and schedule is constantly changing. job hired for was taken and given to someone else. hours change. part time are only allowed 28 per week and good luck getting those 28.
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Excellent employer
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  GeorgiaJune 15, 2017
Great company with above average pay and benefits. Some store locations were at times understaffed. Typical retail hours so work/life balance was always challenging.
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Great way to learn retail and learn how to sale products
sales assoiciate (Former Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXJune 15, 2017
you learn how to recommend certain thing to customers to aid in their projects and how much they will need. you learn to meet new people and work with stuff you wouldnt norally work with
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Great opportunity for advancement with a college degree
Paint Coatings Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Wenatchee, WA 98801June 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.
Pros
quarterly and yearly bonuses, opportunity for advancement, locations across all 50 states
Cons
Long hours, work functions after 5 PM, stores open until 8PM
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Fun place to work
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHJune 15, 2017
A typical day is working with lots of other people working towards a similar goal. There is a lot of coordination between departments and high level decision making done at all levels.
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Easy work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Milford, MAJune 15, 2017
Easy learning about paint products and keeping maintenance of store. Management is very unprofessional which made workplace culture very uncomfortable. There are no real hard parts to the job.
Pros
Easy
Cons
Promise for advancement is an absolute lie
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Good stepping stone, bad end game
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 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.
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Great company
Sales Associate/Key Holder (Current Employee) –  Crown Point, INJune 13, 2017
Sherwin cares about their employees and strive to ensure satisfaction for both employees and customers. Many different career opportunities and supports your choice in career.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
Gets very busy and intense
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