Decent company depending on you region, store location and DM
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Redford, MI – May 24, 2016
Another top performing company with good intentions but poor initiatives. Career growth is dependent on the location of your store and the ability of your shoppers to buy paint at $50-$60 a gallon. In well off suburban neighborhoods this is a fantastic sales approach but in urban areas where household incomes border on the poverty line, its terrible. Most of the money that you want to make comes in the form of quarterly bonuses. Without making these bonuses, which hinge completely on gallons sold and $ per gallon, you end up taking home a very modest salary. The controllable bonus is a decent kicker but you only get that once a year, usually sometime in February for the previous year. The job is a grind, top performers are rewarded with new stores and sales rep positions, and up from there. But those people usually come from store where Duration, Proclassic, Emerald and various other expensive lines are sold in quantity. This is what I noticed in the 3 years I was in the Detroit District. Stores taking accounts from other stores, and then those same people want to act like they don't know why customers are leaving home stores for new ones. To sum it up, there were good sides and ugly sides. If you get hired in make sure you know what store you are going to and fight to stay in area's of high growth and high household incomes. Do not take a store in a poor neighborhood, you will like the title but hate the job.