Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Saint Albans, WV – May 9, 2018
SW is a great place to work. The work is fairly easy once you learn about the products. The outbound calls required of management is my least favorite part, but you're only expected to do 50 per store per week. Good benefits, decent pay, good chance for advancement.
I had no experience with paint so I was pretty much there to do the grunt work. -Put away new inventory shipments in the back of the store. -Take out heavy loads of paint for customers. -Use the company van to deliver or pick up paint. You'll be going to other SW stores and various customer locations including apartments, schools, businesses, etc. You'll be given directions but I'd highly recommend bringing a GPS in case you get lost. Your destination can be up to an hour away.
I didn't mind the work, but you need to be in good shape for it. You will be putting away 5 gallon buckets of paint that can weigh up to 30-40 pounds each. The back area can get very warm and humid, depending on the weather; it's sweaty and tiring work.
My co-workers and manager were great. Very professional, friendly, and hard working people but we needed more. Our store was very understaffed. The pay and benefits are good. But I wouldn't recommend this job if you don't have any experience with paint products. It was really overwhelming to try to learn about. I decided to look for a job I'd be more familiar with.
Top notch global company with advancement opportunities
Inside Sales Specialist (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 8, 2018
In store paint sales to retail customers and professional painting contractors. Paint business is a "time is money" business. The ability to problem solve is a huge plus, as well as attention to detail.
Inbound Customer Service Rep (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – May 7, 2018
I am on the phones from start to finish. There are days when it can get stressful with the customers but it is part of the customer service field. We only get 30 min lunches but its our biggest break away from the phones. The company always orders from really good restaurants on holidays.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Okemos, MI – May 7, 2018
I liked working at Sherwin because it was a place where I knew I could move up in the company. The management at the store I worked at was great and I loved everyone I worked with. Most of the customers were awesome too.
Manager (Former Employee) – Souderton, PA – May 6, 2018
I was a manager at store and I had an inexperienced assistant who was 24 yrs old and has no clue how to run a store. There upper management is a joke and they only like you if you can make them money so they can brag to other districts. The favoritism is unreal and unprofessional. They love turn over and don’t care about you unless your making them money the second you stop they’re out to get you. They try their hardest to keep you from getting unemployment at all cost even if they have to make stuff up.
Benefits, great co workers.
Stress, inexperienced ppl, upper management, and unreal goals
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Delaware – May 6, 2018
This company has a history of age and hiring discrimination. It might not be directly stated to staff anymore but the way they structure their hiring process to get around the laws and when was the last time you were in a store and saw a manager over say 30. If you're over say 30 with a ton of experience with a associates degree they automatically filter you out.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Weston, FL – May 4, 2018
Great first-job I can ask for. Company has excellent culture, good management, generally all managers in stores are nice-hard working people. Systems are hella outdated, from the early 90s. They can slave drive you if you let them :P