Assistant Market Manager (Former Employee), Westmont, IL – December 30, 2012
Pros: schedule flexibility, bonuses, coworkers
Cons: hourly rate, too much micro-management
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 – more... 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. – less
WILLIAMS INTERN (Former Employee), Butte, MT – December 16, 2013
Pros: great benefits and pay with a great company
Cons: long hours and odd hours
A typical day involves movement of paint products and materials through out the store. Helping customers and do-it-your self customers with projects they are working on. I learned how the computer system and how to fullfill orders by the customers. I also learned a ton about the paint and decking products in the store. My coworkers were great. Managment – more... was great. The hardest part of the job is failure. The only way to learn is by doing and learning about the paint products because you never know what will walk through the doors or what contracter will call and ask for an estimate on prices. The most enjoyable part of the job is the store. – less
Store Manager (Current Employee), Parma, OH – December 14, 2013
Sherwin is dedicated to training their employees, encouraging them to grow, and giving them the tools to achieve those goals. It is not a Monday through Friday 9-5pm job. Weekends, holidays, and evenings are to be expected. As a manager, your work schedule tends to revolve around your assistants and part-time employees.
Customer service associate (Current Employee), Fort Myers, FL – December 9, 2013
I performed customer service for all customers, provided expert advice on paints, color selection, and applications. I also ran the shipping and receiving for my store. I also collected payments and handled billing accounts.
Sales Associate(3rd key) (Current Employee), Lansing, IL – December 7, 2013
Pros: free green tea, employee discount.
Cons: store opperating hours, short staff, not able to control hvac, no full time.
The normal work day consist of giving great customer service to paint contractors & retail customers, you answer phones and take orders over the phone and in person. Learned a lot of useful information about painting, paints, and paint equipment, how to open and close a store, how to multitask efficiently, when working several hours by yourself. Older – more... co-workers don't adapt to change well. Minus scheduling management is pretty great. Being short staffed(which is often) will make any of the normal parts of the job hard. Free green tea, employee discount. – less
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Beaufort, SC – December 5, 2013
Pros: enjoyable trainings, great support system, met lots of great friends, tuition reimbursement, relocatable, benefits and investment oppurtunities.
Cons: salary, very strenuous, work/life balance, short breaks.
There are a lot of pros and cons to the company. A typical work day consist of giving great customer service to paint contractors and DIY's. As an assistant manager I also helped manage a team of great people that work together to accomplish the goals of the store. I learned how to be a great manager and lots of leadership. I would say that the hardest – more... part of the job would be that you must manage your time wisely in order to run the operations of the store properly. On the other hand, the most enjoyable part of the job is helping customers, learning about their projects and listening to the final appearance. – less
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Clarksdale, MS – December 4, 2013
Pros: good pay, great benefits, good stock price
Cons: open until 7 on week days and 7 days a week
A typical day would start off by handling day to day activities that you learn through the training that is provided for you. You will also have your regular customers that come in on a weekly basis and you also have DIY customers to deal with.
Delivery Driver (Current Employee), Newburgh, NY – December 4, 2013
Its a good place to work management is really nice and is very knowledgeable of the products. Co workers are fun to be around. My day at work consist of my driving and interacting with all different types of people which is fun. The hardest part of my job would be the long days when its just driving all day with out a break but every day is different – more... some days are really busier then other days. – less
Cons: store hours arent the best, no time for breaks mostly.
You answer phones and take orders over the pone and in person, make 100 gallons of paint a day. Learn new things everyday paint knowledge and how different products work. Certain stores have different types of managers, majority are well trained, clean cut, very knowledgeable. My co-workers are a great group of people, get along well with each other, – more... hard workers. The hardest par of the job is staying a head of all the orders so they are all done in a timely manner and not getting backed up. The most enjoyable par of the day is knowing you are caught up and can joke around and have a good time while working. – less
Store Manager (Current Employee), michiagan – November 20, 2013
Pros: livable pay
Cons: long hours and difficult customers
Hard to work with some contractors. Homeowners and customers can be very hard to deal with some days and normally just blame the Manager. Its great to work with the other store and meet with other Managers at the events and meetings. Hardest part of the job is the work-life balance. Managers are required to work 48 hours a week minimum. Paint fumes – more... after a while can be hard to deal with. – less
Human Resources Recruitment Specialist (Current Employee), Malvern, PA – November 19, 2013
A typical office day as a Recruiter involves sourcing, interviewing and hiring candidates to run million dollar business units for Sherwin-Williams. Out on the road, I build relationships with colleges, hiring organizations, and our employees.
Sherwin-Williams is a great company to work for. They definitely take care of their employees with benefits but as far as scheduling goes it's a little rough. Most stores are under staffed and over worked. There is also little advancement options for part time employees.