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Review averages

  • 183 employees say

    Excellent (100)
    54.644808743169%
    Good (40)
    21.857923497268%
    Satisfactory (35)
    19.125683060109%
    Subpar (8)
    4.3715846994536%
    3.80
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Sherwin-Williams

Reviews - What employees say

3.80 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 21.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Support from management

They are hiring and promoting people with degrees that know absolutely nothing but make promises to you when you have to train someone that can’t distinguish the difference between oil and latex paint. Or my favorite promoting employees that doesn’t deserve the promotion and their numbers reflect why they should not be promoted. Very discouraging to be with an company for years and can’t get into management or receive the pay you deserve and get told lies as of why they go with another candidate but yet they trust you to train new hire and promoted employees!

Freedom to work independently

It’s a one on one thing when helping customers. You may come together to mix large orders but other than that you mix your own orders when you retrieve it from your customer.

Attitude towards older colleagues

It’s bittersweet each store is like a small family you may luck up with an awesome team or they may just have to grow on you.

Career Development

That’s funny. You feel like you have given allllllllll your time and energy and not to mention your body(lifting) to a company for them to overlook you in promotions. But they notice you when they need you to feel in for the one or two people that have left the company because they have found better

Overall compensation for your work

Not even close to what I deserve and for whom all I have trained or just stepped up to help.

Office / Work Environment

Some stores are new(excellent) and meanwhile you have older stores that they take their time fixing even when management is aware of the conditions of the building example a/c issues or buildings being to small to accommodate the volume of sales the store generates but they do not care as long as you are open for business.

Environmental Friendliness

Just depends on what area your store is in. Some are great and then you have the not so great locations.

Company Image

Ratings are beginning to reflect on the turnover rate this company is facing due to the wrong choices of promotions and pay.

Job Security

Pretty decent. Unless you do something dishonest.

Handicapped Accessibility

I have not noticed anything specifically for this but some stores are accessible.

Workplace Safety

Just depends on your building but if you are concerning working in heat when the a/c has been out for weeks and all you have is fans blowing out hot air in this Georgia weather.

Challenging Work

It’s not hard at all. If you want to learn it you will; it’s the same routine every single day.

Inclusive / Diverse

Some are treated and promoted fairly quickly than others!!!!!! Ways are created for some!!!!!

Suggestions for improvement

  • Promote with experience!! Keep buildings maintained by any means necessary. To show employees MORE appreciation! Our Christmas party was the only thing we looked forward too but that’s no longer. It would be nice to experience what other large companies do shut down the business for one day yearly and close down six flags or something and invite the families out. But that will never happened.

What I like about the company

Just the great people I have met over the years. The training I reserved from the true genuine people.

What I dislike about the company

Just the overall treatment of people that actually work their butts off and do not get what that rightfully deserve Because they have promoted someone’s nephew or niece and tell you this bogus story as of why they went with that candidate.

Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered
  • Company
    Sherwin Williams
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Again, the lack of full-time staffing outside of management is a problem. I understand financially why it is done, but it extinguished my interest in continuing on with a company that I otherwise liked and enjoyed working with. Not everybody wants to be a manager or rep - especially when you're only in your 20's and have only been in the paint industry for a year or so.

What I like about the company

All of the staff I worked with at this store were great and I really enjoyed my time with the company for the most part. As a part-timer with no interest in retail management or becoming a sales rep, there really aren't other options for advancement (ie - no true "full time" positions, because the company will not provide health care and other benefits unless you are management/sales team). If those are acceptable routes for advancement to you, then I'd absolutely recommend a career with SW. It was a generally enjoyable job.

What I dislike about the company

I disapprove of the lack of full-time retail help outside of management. It ends up in the management being spread too thin, and the part-timers having to do way more work than their pay/benefits are worthy of. Full-time staff would have been very appealing to me, but was never available in any SW branch I worked in (I only knew of 2 people who were even technically full-time and not managers/reps). I think in the end it hurts the store, and the company reputation to lean so heavily on part-time help and management only.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) Match is offered
  • Company
    Sherwin -Williams Company
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop playing favoritism with your employees such a great multi-billion dollar company that strives for the best . Still does not truly care about your employees it's all politics I get it . It's life there is so much to work on but at the end of the day it is all about production and gains ! As long as the company is making money everyone is happy. What about who we really are and what we want to achieve in the long term .? No ! Every person for themselves !

What I like about the company

Benefits

What I dislike about the company

Where do I even start ? It's all preference you move up with Sherwin when upper management wants you to ! Who ever is qualified and has a college degree gets bumped to the front of the line ! Your 5-8 years of service don't really matter unless you have proven yourself. For a company that promotes equality respect ? You must impress your superiors otherwise look elsewhere to get ahead in the company ! They don't like you! They will do everything in their power to get rid of you.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • City
    Cleveland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 183 employees say

    Excellent (100)
    54.644808743169%
    Good (40)
    21.857923497268%
    Satisfactory (35)
    19.125683060109%
    Subpar (8)
    4.3715846994536%
    3.80
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Sherwin-Williams
3.80
183 reviews

Industry average (Consumer Goods/Grocery/Retail)
3.22
150,819 reviews

kununu average
3.35
3,118,000 reviews