Good Work Life Balance Sales Position
Sales Service Representative (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – August 16, 2017
The great thing about this job is that you can make your own schedule. You are able to start your day and end your day when you please as long as you work 8 hours. There's a lot of driving involved and your drive time is included in your 8 hour day. I usually started my day around 9 am and I would visit one Lowe's store, check in with management, fill and order new color chips, train employees, mix paint and help customers and then move on to the next store. I'd spend about 3 hours at each store, taking my lunch in between stops.
While a lot of freedom was definitely a perk to this job, it was also a job of constant demands from both customers and management. Constant phone calls, emails, and projects with tasks to be completed at each of your stores was a constant. I managed about 10 stores in the beginning and would go to 2 per day, all 10 within the week. After the company hired more employees, I went to 8 stores and only went to my slower stores once every other week and my face paced stores multiple times per week.
Every year there's a national sales meeting that you are able to attend and there is occasional travel for regional meetings.
Overall I would say working for Sherwin-Williams has been a good experience. It's a good position for someone who likes sales.
Not sure what to say about job security. Within the stores I would say it's good. For this particular position, it's within a different business unit of the company and there was just a major lay off since the company acquired another. 200 people lost their jobs.
Good work/life balance, decent pay, good benefits with stock options, make your own schedule, travel, company credit card, some meals expensed when travelling
Lots of tasks to do with little time to complete, constant misfirings between Lowe's & SW management, no office to work from, Lowe's understaffed & rep expected to cover