Growing company with many opportunities. Local management is wonderful
Training Store Manager (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 20 March 2017
Workplace environment is rather young therefore great employer for recent graduates and emerging leaders. Lots of advancement especially for participants in the Management Training Program! Fantastic way to fast-track a career for anyone. Welcoming of individuals redefining their careers in a new industry. Knowledge acquired can easily transfer to another industry or even one's personal life.
Good atmosphere, low salary and little advancement
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 28 October 2016
I have worked with Sherwin Williams for three months, the store manager and assistant store manager are nice, the most interesting things are tinting the gallons of paints to the customers. The hardest time is carrying all of the boxes and pills to the right place in every week's warehouse stock. But the salary and benefits of part time employees are very bad, only the minimum payment without any commissions.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 October 2016
Great place to learn about running your own business and how to deal with retail customers. Very demanding and long hours per week. Overall, a good company to work for so long as you are willing to work hard and go the extra mile to be successful.
?? (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 1 August 2016
Even when you have certification in interior design and arts degree, they still won't arrange a interview. Yes I'm leaving this review in hopes that a job you have been trying to fill for four months in grande prairie gets filled by someone who has no clue in color matching, tinting and good customer service
Sale Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 July 2016
I had worked for Sherwin Williams for 2 years and had nothing but trouble. The Management lies constantly to you buy dangling career advancements in your face and telling you that you need to do certain tasks to get those positions. Once you've over work yourself to complete the tasks given, the job opportunity never happens. They will hire an unqualified employee above you (for the same position you've applied for) and then you will have to train that person. In my experience the company never told any of the interview candidates that they did not receive a position, you would just see the new employee start working in your store and it created a lot of hostility towards the new co worker. The Management of the store I was in would be too open with customers and they would let the customers know the inside operations of the business as well as information about employees work behavior and personal life. The contractors at Sherwin were way to involved in the company "Drama" and "Politics" it is like nothing I have ever seen before. After leaving Sherwin Williams I still to this day hear false rumors being spread about me by the store Management, members or the Sales Team and other Store Employees. The Management has the team brain washed into thinking something that is far from the truth. If you ever going to apply for this company all I have to say is Good Luck or RUN as fast as you can. I'm glad I had left this company when I did.
Close to home.
Bad Management. No Full Time positions. False promises. Minimum pay for the hard work you do.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Waterdown, ON – 26 May 2016
I learned a wide variety of knowledgeable information regarding paints and stains. I provide useful suggestions to customers depending on their individual needs relating to what type of paints they should be utilizing and how to properly apply them.
Sales (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 3 March 2016
Helping customers with all their painting needs. Learning about new products and the contractors job needs. My Co-workers are great to work with as we work as a team. The hardest part of the job is being called stupid, an idiot or a moron; to the customers; by the management. The best part about the job is working with the customers.
Helping and talking with customers
Management has no sensitivity training to deal with employees.
Store Manager - Richmond, Burnaby, Vancouver (Former Employee) – White Rock, BC – 27 January 2016
-customer service, tinting paint for customers, handling projects for large contractors, handling cash -working under pressure, meeting deadlines, creating strong bonds with contractors and making them feel comfortable with my store and staffs -excellent team work, working as a team and creating a happy work environment -product failures, dealing with claims -providing excellent service to exiting and new customers. working in a team is always fun.
Let me start by saying that it is extremely hard to get a full time position for this company. I have heard rumors that this was a great company to work for. You can only hired as a temp with promise of 8 months and temps on priduction floor last between 1 day and 3 months on average. Personally I work in the lab and my co workers, most management are great to work with and very compliant although my direct manager has been completely ignorant to myself and almost every other employee. She has gone as far as saying "Who cares about your kids" When asked if i could switch shifts 3 weeks in advance because of a child care issue. Her excuses for anything i have asked have been absolutely ridiculous and i have always got a "No". Being a temp is hard and it seems like management does not care that they have an ignorant and completely unqualified manager amongst them. I could go on about this particular manager but there is no need. I am grateful for the experience and happy working with my co workers and will probably be more grateful when my time comes to an end.
Third Key holder (Former Employee) – surrey BC – 6 May 2014
Easy days usually. its retail with mainly contractors as customers. Good hands on training and education on paints and what they do, and what to recommend. Easy parts were helping customers. toughest part was doing weekly stock by yourself. Had fun with co workers and team. nice location, near everything.