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Was once a great place to work.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Grand Rapids, MI (US)
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Grand Rapids, MI (US)

I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If you are willing to move around the country you can move up the ladder quickly but must buy in to the corporate mantra.

Cons

Unobtainable sales goals. Heavily micro managed. Unreasonable hours. Seal Island..... degrading. SW was once a great place to work until the economy dipped. Everything is now micro managed and managers and sales reps are glorified sales associates.

Advice to Management

Senior management truly has no idea what is going on at the ground level in stores. Listen to your managers, reps, and associates.

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  1. Good Company for experienced people

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    Current Employee - BI Developer in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - BI Developer in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good work and lots of opportunities
    opportunity to work in a global environment

    Cons

    slow pace of work, but it always depends on your immediate manager
    situations can become very political sometimes

  2. Helpful (4)

    Changing of the Guard at SW

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Sherwin-Williams full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    SW has historically been a solid stable blue chip company with a long successful history. Was a great place to work for years.

    Cons

    The Company has new leadership and has recently implemented "new sales methodologies" for obtaining business/accounts. The store managers are now charged with trespassing and "accosting" prospective customers in our competitors (such as Home Depot and Lowes) parking lots.

    First, this takes precious time away from mission critical management and sales responsibilities at the SW retail store. As a result of this newly proposed compulsory activity - leadership has also implemented a new quota system for store managers that is completely unrealistic and well just not doable -- EVEN if these practices were not unethical, embarrassing and undoubtedly illegal!

    Where is HR? They should be doing their job -- warning and advising leadership against this potentially illegal practice affectionately called "Seal Island" by SW exec leadership. This is a stealth exercise is where the managers of SW retail stores are supposed to go and solicit and steal business from competitors ON THE COMPETITORS' STORE PROPERTY. Hanging out trespassing and soliciting and watching for the cops, employees of the stores and security. Classy sales activity!
    Indeed, the former good ole boys at SW have definitely turned into SHARKS.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership at SW needs to get a grip!

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