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A company that uses a lot of Salesforce.com functionality
IT Business Analyst III (Current Employee), Chicago, ILApril 11, 2016
Pros: Great uses for Salesforce.com
Cons: No on-boarding and very little management support
Valspar has been one of the few companies that use both sales and service cloud, as well as communities. They are also very open to exploring new Salesforce functionality.

The team is very small and there is too much project work for a team that small to handle.

Everyone is very worried that Salesforce will no longer exist once Sherwin-Williams purchases Valspar.
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productive fun place to work
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (Former Employee), Covington, GAMarch 14, 2016
productive fun place to work. the employees are nice and are very helpful to new hires. The management is very helpful and will train you as you go.
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Awesome place to work
IT Risk Auditor (Current Employee), Boston, MAMarch 14, 2016
My team are great people, that love what they and are willing to go the extra mile to see project don't go past the due date.
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Needs repair
Product Manager (Former Employee), Chicago, ILMarch 9, 2016
Pros: Friendly peers, pay
Cons: Leadership
Valspar's systems (financial reporting, analytic's, operations, etc.), were difficult to manage through. The artwork and art label system drove one to managing minutia and not what really counts - product strategy. The consumer div. is driven by Lowe's and the sales team. This puts them at a me-too product innovation disadvantage and vision is extremely short-sighted. This also puts an undue sense of urgency that could be avoided with stronger leadership. Something is broken there.
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Good company overall!
Senior Logistics Manager (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MNMarch 8, 2016
High turn over rate due to senior leadership. Great leadership from middle management down. Good 'ol boy mentality at the top. Innovative product and very underrated within the consumer market.

I enjoyed my time with Valspar.
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I really enjoyed working for Valspar - a Great company.
Territory Manager - Lowe's Sales (Former Employee), Mooresville, NCFebruary 8, 2016
Each day I met with contractors and visited one of the Lowe's stores in my territory. While in the stores got to meet many great Lowe's employees and management.
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Position was enjoyable to manage
QUALITY MANAGER (Current Employee), Medina, OHJanuary 30, 2016
Pros: Well established processes and monitoring for continuous improvement.
Cons: Plant closure
The plant was a good environment to work.
Day to day operations are well organized and busy. The other managers and employees are knowledgeable and very helpful to new employees. The company recently made the decision to close the location.
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Fun and enjoyable company to work for
Territory Manager (Current Employee), San Diego, CAJanuary 26, 2016
Pros: free lunchess, work life balance
Fun, team oriented job with a great leadership and work-life balance. Company car, phone, laptop and free lunches are provided.
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22 Great Years
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), North Kansas City, MOJanuary 14, 2016
The reason I no longer work there is because they shut down our Kansas City operation so my position was no longer needed.
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Good workplace and great team
Administration Assistant (Former Employee), Bayswater WAJanuary 12, 2016
Pros: Treated like a family member
Cons: some challenging times throughout the year
Reception/Admin role incorporating support to the state manager and HR Manager very busy and worked well with the whole team
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Independent workplace
Resolution Account Manager (Current Employee), Grand Rapids, MIJanuary 5, 2016
Not enough compensation for the type of work being done and the amount of work being done. Management is not very approachable. Do not feel like I was provided enough training to do my job efficiently.
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Great place to work, best sales team ever
Regional Commercial Sales Manager (Former Employee), Mooresville, NCDecember 28, 2015
Open new Lowe's stores across the United States, training Lowe's sales staff and working with Lowe's store managers, approx. 10 years. Moved into the commercial side working with contractors painting large box retailers.
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Nice Work Place
Executive Assistant (Current Employee), illinoisDecember 8, 2015
Pros: nice people
Cons: no room to advance your career
Valspar is an overall great place to work. The people are kind and genuinely care about others. The negatives are that a lot of people don't separate work/home life and it is rather difficult to move up within the company.
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intern at Valspar
Intern (Current Employee), Minneapolis, MNNovember 25, 2015
It is a very nice place to work. The work-life balance is great, however the subject matter is a bit dull. It is studying how paint dries.
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OK
Masking/fork lift/ (Current Employee), Athens, GANovember 17, 2015
This job was ok, did many jobs masking, demasking, chalking, fork lift, pre paint inspection, blowoff, blast and blast blowoff Met a lot of good people and Management was good.
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Fun and productive learning experience
Intern (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PANovember 13, 2015
Pros: Great work environment and enthusiastic coworkers
Cons: Employees are over qualified for their jobs
Fun and encouraging coworkers. You learn that all the research and development are part of something big. And the coworkers are just as friendly and enthusiastic about chemistry as you. The most enjoyable part of the job is that you get a sense of ownership with the project you work on and you learn about the variables of polymer science.
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Global Company with good benefits
customer service representative (Former Employee), Grand Rapids, MINovember 10, 2015
Pros: Lots of PTO
Cons: No job security
It's like getting into Fort Knox (very difficult), but the turnover is crazy. It is like a phone factory. You never really feel like you are a valued employee, more like a seat filler. It's heartbreaking when you give a job your all and feel little recognition for your hard work. There are some amazing supervisors and employees. Their benefit package is good and their vacation and PTO package is even better. Try not to get too attached, they don't really care about you as a person or employee.
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Valspar
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Grand Rapids, MINovember 1, 2015
typical day at work-sitting down at in a cubical 8 hours per day. take between 900-1600 calls per day. mondays being the busiest day. meetings on Wednesdays. management is very helpful. love working with my co workers. company very appreciative of their employees.
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Some good, some bad
Technical Manager (Former Employee), Montebello, CAOctober 7, 2015
Pros: Pay good dividends
Cons: Destroy too many peoples livelihood
Ruthlesss people when it comes to meeting the bottom line. Will close a facility and out people out of work in the blink of an eye.
All while the "management" gets hefty bonuses and pay raises.
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DEMANDING BUT FAIR
MANAGING DIRECTOR - FAR EAST (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MNOctober 4, 2015
Pros: Excellant compensation
Cons: 24/7
Excellent Company with strong Management.

No such thing as a "Typical Day".

24/7 required to manage a Business unit with over 300 customers and revenue of $90+ m covering an area twice a big as the U.S.A.

Understanding on how to read a P & L is a must.

With over 800 employees of all ages, Race, Creed & Religion it is mandatory to have a strong understanding of various customs and to respect same.

Hardest part of job is communicating correctly in various Languages and dialects along with communicating all relevent information to Headquarters 12 time zones away.

Most enjoyable part of the job is Traveling and meeting people from all parts of the world.
Claimed Profile
Headquarters
901 3rd Ave. South
Minneapolis MN, United States 55402
Revenue
$1bn to $5bn (CAD)
Employees
5,001 to 10,000
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Links
Valspar website