Assistant Market Manager (Former Employee) – Westmont, IL – December 30, 2012
I was a manager for their Westmont, IL location. As a company, they do a great job of turning fresh college grads into a managerial position. They have a great training program and are very patient. I really enjoyed working with contractors and building business relationships. Over time, I was able to build trust and confidence in customers that did not want to even deal with me at first. A typical day at Sherwin-Williams consisted of mainly sales, whether it was servicing the guests in the store or working on call logs to build better relationships with painters in the area. Other tasks included scheduling, ordering or putting away stock, scheduling, and others. I learned a lot from this job, and continue to use what I learned everyday.
Key Holder/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Dyer, IN – May 21, 2017
I truly enjoy working with our customers. Whether it's from picking out paint colors to just listening to them about something that is happening in their life. I have learned so much with this company. Everyday there is something new to learn about products or the company advancing. The staff is outstanding, everyone works well and really shows team work.
Sherwin Williams' Management Trainee program offers valuable experience for those coming out of college to build a career. It allows them to again management experience early, creating a baseline for future management positions.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Norman, OK – May 21, 2017
It was not that bad if you were trained to deal with customers and get them the product they needed. However, this was sometimes difficult because there are so many product (paint), etc. that it was often difficult to keep up with the amount of customers that came into the store on a daily basis.
Key Holder/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Jackson, MI – May 17, 2017
I used to love coming into work when I had a manager who cared about his employees and customers. That all changed when he left and another came in. My current manager is not prepared for this job and it's reflecting on our sales. It gets extremely stressful when you try and sell stuff to a customer and then to realize there is no more product in the store.
Good entry level job
Don't become key holder, you have more wokr but you don't get a raise.
Sales Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Huntingdon, PA – May 16, 2017
Sherwin overall was a great place to work, the cold calling got a little annoying but I understand why it was needed. It was a physically demanding job at times but their structure is great, just like their product. They have a successful business plan, you just have to believe in the process and you will do well and if you do well you move up quick, only left because of a competitive job offer closer to home.
Big company gives you lots of experience but you are shorthanded constantly
Management Trainee (Former Employee) – West Chester, PA – May 15, 2017
If you don't mind working a minimum required 44 hours a week for an Assistant Manager, and 48 weekly required for a store manager this might be the place for you. If you can handle being the only person in the store for the majority of those hours.