Sales Associate (Current Employee), Ashburn, VA – March 5, 2014
Pros: friendly non hostile work environment
Cons: short hours not enough pay
go clock in see what needs to be stocked, cleaned, or mixed help customers when needed, unload truck if its a monday or wednesday, learned everything there is to know about paint, co-wokers are friendly and nice, hardest part of the job is carrying 5 gallon buckets, most enjoyable part of the job is mixing the paint its so much fun
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Amherst, OH – June 9, 2014
Duties: Tinting paints & stains, running register, dealing with opening and closing charge accounts, counting down drawers, making deposits, dealing with paint sprayers and other things realated to paint & stain realated areas. Organizing and cleaning office and store. Ran P O S Sherwin Williams systems. Lifts over 100 lbs dealing with paints and stains – more... along with masonary products, resolving customer complaints, answering phone calls. – less
Chemist (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – June 9, 2014
Pros: stock plan matching
One of the top Fortune 100 Companys, we have a high level of internal promotions available due to career paths being outlined and planned out, the turnover of employees is relatively low, probably under 15% across the nation, we have a good incentive plan bonus, the salaries are competitive, and the benefits are of great quality. Sherwin Williams gives – more... financial support to various non-profit organizations in the communities. Also, the level of Safety is very highly practiced here at SW, which is the most important factor in our line of work. – less
Productive work environment with ability for advancement.
Sales Associate/Key holder (Former Employee), Trotwood – June 5, 2014
Pros: huge discounts, flexible hours.
Cons: no breaks.
A typical day at work consisted of me coming in and working the paint section of the store. I would open and close the store by myself normally and had large amounts of responsibility. With a good work ethic this was a great part time job.
Delivery Driver (Current Employee), green brook new jersey – June 2, 2014
I currently work at Sherwin Williams in Greenbrook NJ as a driver that delivers paint to various locations throughout the day. My day starts when I get an address sent to the handheld device that tells me the address where I have to deliver paint. I then follow the directions given to me by the handheld device to the location where I deliver the paint – more... to the customer. During down time when I do not have any delivers I assist in the store where needed. Some of the duties I help with in the store consist of answering customer questions, help move merchandise, and stock supplies.
So far I have gained valuable skills while working at Sherwin Williams and continue to learn and perfect my skills. Customer service skills are important to have in almost any profession but especially in management. Working as a driver for Sherwin Williams has allowed me to improve my customer service skills through interaction with contractors and other customers when I deliver paint and help in the store.
A good management team not only executes their daily functions but also cares for their employees and ensures that they are happy in their work environment.
The most challenging part of my job is time management. It is extremely important to be on time when delivering the paint. If I am late it will cause the customer to think of Sherwin Williams negatively and can result in a loss of repeat business. Although time management can be the most challenging it can also be the most gratifying. Trying to get to destination on time can be difficult when faced with obstacles that you cannot control. However, it is exciting to use problem solving skills to find a solution in a difficult situation. – less
Management (Current Employee), Greenville, SC – June 1, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: no time for anything else, but work.
Working at Sherwin Williams is a balance of antiquated methods to gain sales with the ability to manage a warehouse, people, customer service and the needs of each individual account that vary on how they are serviced.
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Cleveland, OH – May 27, 2014
Pros: training and easy job
Cons: not a lot of money
Great company to work for and the training was top notch. I loved traveling and teaching stores about the products. I was also able to teach paint techniques and merchandise. I worked independently unless it we had a trade show or a work shop. I met with my boss once a month but was able to touch base by telephone daily.
Sales coordinator (Former Employee), Nashville, TN – May 26, 2014
Cons: not enough pay, arrogant managers, no time off, back breaking labor
As a former employee of Sherwin-Williams I can tell you that this is not the company that you want to work for ,the managers are inexperienced bullheaded and selfish they don't like to hire in help or pay their help any money to do the jobs they are willing to set forth for you. Don't try to look for advancement at Sherwin-Williams because everything – more... is already predetermined before you get there unless you're in the "boys club" !! The managers will try to backstab you and try to beat you out the door to get you fired if they don't like you. If you want freedom Sherwin-Williams is not the place for you. I strongly recommend anyone to think before working for this company. If you don't like to be talked down to and made to feel like an idiot don't work here !!!! Please don't make the same mistake I did. There is better out there !!! – less
Typical day would include processing invoices using a computer system. Talking on phones with vendors and other site locations to make sure customers were paid. I learned communication skills, work ethic, how to budget accounts, team work skills, computer skills such as Excel. Management was very helpful, answered my questions and took care of me to – more... make sure I did the job correctly. Hardest part of the job was there was a lot of work. There was a never ending cycle of invoices to pay and problems sometimes to fix. There was a requirement to find an easier method for the system so problems wouldn't happen again. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people. The people that worked there were instantly friends of mine and were very open to helping. – less
Store Manager (Current Employee), Myrtle Beach, SC – May 19, 2014
A typical day at work consists of dealing with customers that are in high demand of paint for hospitality management/resorts and some DIY/contractors. I learn how to manage day to day operations and needs of not only the customers, the company and other employees. I have to know how to meet everyone's needs and have correct recommendations for each – more... individuals painting needs. One of the hardest parts of the job is explaining to customers they are not always able to purchase paint for less than the sticker price. Some contractors/chief engineers think they should receive the lowest price on all products, which hurts budget requirements. An enjoyable part of the job is co-workers and meeting new people through the public. – less
Utility Operator (Former Employee), Cleveland, OH – May 16, 2014
Pros: paid well for the work performed.
Cons: the job was not challenging.
Essentially I worked in the production department and I describe the entire process with the numbers 50-60-70. The management style is most definitely from the 50s where communication was inefficient and one directional. The building and most the infrastructure was from the 60s as well as the age of many employees. And finally, most of the technology – more... was impressive in the 70s. The position paid well as well as the benefits were very competitive. A production position with this company would fit someone who enjoys doing the same routine everyday and doesn't feel the need to actively contribute or change the status quo. – less