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 Specialist (Current Employee), Carson City, NV – December 28, 2013
Pros: flexible scheduling
Cons: cut hours and lack of promotions
I really like the fast paced days where there is always something to do. They retain employees for years, so you are able to make personal connections with your fellow associates. The biggest thing that this company has taught me is how to multitask. The one thing that i do not like about the company is that the ability to advance has significantly – more... decreased. Part-time employee's hours seem to drop every couple years. I do love helping customers. It is a great feeling being able to help and educate customers in order for them to complete their project to the best of their ability. – less
This is a very diligent working facility. Multi- tasking is job one.
Quality Assurance Technician 2 (Current Employee), Morrow, GA – December 26, 2013
Pros: we have free coffee and a sizable bonus.
Cons: we work a lot of overtime.
The beginning of each day begins with a greeting of all the faces going in and out of the facility. Then, its right down to buisness. I'm grabbing my pens, calculator, and glasses while being updated about the last shifts day. I'm talking to supervisors and managers about what's important for the group to accomplish in order to supply our customers. I've – more... learned professionalism in both dealing with people and the stress of the job. I understand the business of manufacturing paint. I've learned how to accomplish goals. I often remember the feelings of building confidence each day as I am depended upon to bring responsibilities to fruition. My co- workers are fun and full of energy. The hardest part of this job is the long hours. – less
Management Internship (Former Employee), Brownsville, TX – December 24, 2013
Pros: great workplace, hand-on, benifits
Cons: learning all the products and it's purpose.
I worked at a commercial store that generated about 3.7 million dollars. Each day we helped customers and emphasized customer relationship management. My co-workers were amazing, we got along very well and I was able to learn much faster with their help. I do not believe that any part of the job was hard, I learned by my experiences and also picked – more... up on what the others were doing. The most enjoyable part of my day was seeing our sales number at the end of the day and knowing I was a part of Sherwin-Williams. – less
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Versailles, KY – December 19, 2013
Sherwin-Williams is a fantastic company to work for. They treat their employees great with wonderful salaries and benefits. They are strong believers in promoting from within, giving employees a better opportunity at advancement in their current positions. There is always something new to be learned and every day is something different.
The industrial side of The Sherwin Williams Co., is more demanding in both technical knowledge, education and specific work practices.
Technical Sales (Current Employee), Portland, OR – December 19, 2013
The industrial side of The Sherwin Williams Co., is more demanding in both technical knowledge, education and specific work practices each and every day. Most people who work in this area of the paint business have more training and are more equipped to present to the "professional contractor," the answers to their immediate and pressing questions and – more... needs. Customer service is one key difference that Sherwin Williams people are determined to make the difference between their company and their many competitors; whether other paint retailers or 'big box stores who carry paint.' – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Monroe, La – December 18, 2013
Pros: good work atmosphere.
Cons: long hours sometimes.
A typical day would be selling, tinting, and stocking paint. I learned good computer skills and a good work ethic. One of the best parts of my job was getting to work with some friends I know. The hardest part of the job was working long hours sometimes and dealing with rude customers.
WILLIAMS INTERN (Former Employee), Butte, MT – December 16, 2013
Pros: great benefits and pay with a great company
Cons: long hours and odd hours
A typical day involves movement of paint products and materials through out the store. Helping customers and do-it-your self customers with projects they are working on. I learned how the computer system and how to fullfill orders by the customers. I also learned a ton about the paint and decking products in the store. My coworkers were great. Managment – more... was great. The hardest part of the job is failure. The only way to learn is by doing and learning about the paint products because you never know what will walk through the doors or what contracter will call and ask for an estimate on prices. The most enjoyable part of the job is the store. – less
Store Manager (Current Employee), Parma, OH – December 14, 2013
Sherwin is dedicated to training their employees, encouraging them to grow, and giving them the tools to achieve those goals. It is not a Monday through Friday 9-5pm job. Weekends, holidays, and evenings are to be expected. As a manager, your work schedule tends to revolve around your assistants and part-time employees.
Customer service associate (Current Employee), Fort Myers, FL – December 9, 2013
I performed customer service for all customers, provided expert advice on paints, color selection, and applications. I also ran the shipping and receiving for my store. I also collected payments and handled billing accounts.
Sales Associate(3rd key) (Current Employee), Lansing, IL – December 7, 2013
Pros: free green tea, employee discount.
Cons: store opperating hours, short staff, not able to control hvac, no full time.
The normal work day consist of giving great customer service to paint contractors & retail customers, you answer phones and take orders over the phone and in person. Learned a lot of useful information about painting, paints, and paint equipment, how to open and close a store, how to multitask efficiently, when working several hours by yourself. Older – more... co-workers don't adapt to change well. Minus scheduling management is pretty great. Being short staffed(which is often) will make any of the normal parts of the job hard. Free green tea, employee discount. – less
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Beaufort, SC – December 5, 2013
Pros: enjoyable trainings, great support system, met lots of great friends, tuition reimbursement, relocatable, benefits and investment oppurtunities.
Cons: salary, very strenuous, work/life balance, short breaks.
There are a lot of pros and cons to the company. A typical work day consist of giving great customer service to paint contractors and DIY's. As an assistant manager I also helped manage a team of great people that work together to accomplish the goals of the store. I learned how to be a great manager and lots of leadership. I would say that the hardest – more... part of the job would be that you must manage your time wisely in order to run the operations of the store properly. On the other hand, the most enjoyable part of the job is helping customers, learning about their projects and listening to the final appearance. – less
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Clarksdale, MS – December 4, 2013
Pros: good pay, great benefits, good stock price
Cons: open until 7 on week days and 7 days a week
A typical day would start off by handling day to day activities that you learn through the training that is provided for you. You will also have your regular customers that come in on a weekly basis and you also have DIY customers to deal with.
Delivery Driver (Current Employee), Newburgh, NY – December 4, 2013
Its a good place to work management is really nice and is very knowledgeable of the products. Co workers are fun to be around. My day at work consist of my driving and interacting with all different types of people which is fun. The hardest part of my job would be the long days when its just driving all day with out a break but every day is different – more... some days are really busier then other days. – less
Cons: store hours arent the best, no time for breaks mostly.
You answer phones and take orders over the pone and in person, make 100 gallons of paint a day. Learn new things everyday paint knowledge and how different products work. Certain stores have different types of managers, majority are well trained, clean cut, very knowledgeable. My co-workers are a great group of people, get along well with each other, – more... hard workers. The hardest par of the job is staying a head of all the orders so they are all done in a timely manner and not getting backed up. The most enjoyable par of the day is knowing you are caught up and can joke around and have a good time while working. – less