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Pay vs Management
Selector (Former Employee) –  Lebanon, PAMay 9, 2016
While the pay is what is attractive, especially with overtime, management is what will drive you out the door. There is constant pressure to point out the flaws of your coworkers, and rarely any recognition for those who go above and beyond what is required of them. Threats are regularly made by management that "if you don't like it, you know where the door is". Not only are these threats made, but they are done so in public. Over the years, the company has cut back more and more perks for working there such as lunches and raffles, and most of the time does not even provide cutlery for use by employees.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Poor treatment by management, no perks, limited bonuses
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A company that uses a lot of Salesforce.com functionality
IT Business Analyst III (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 11, 2016
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.
Pros
Great uses for Salesforce.com
Cons
No on-boarding and very little management support
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I work with a great team of people
Credit Officer Senior (Current Employee) –  Norwest Business Park NSWMay 4, 2016
Very busy office, never a dull moment. Always something to be done and customer to call.

Currently I am enjoying working with the banking team and allocations for all direct deposits, bpays and credit card payments.

I am also enjoying reviewing new applications for customers before they are approved for opening accounts.

Enjoying reporting for my manager till a replacement is found to fill this position.
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Needs repair
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 9, 2016
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.
Pros
Friendly peers, pay
Cons
Leadership
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Average Company With Untapped Potential
Health, Safety, and Environmental Manger (Current Employee) –  Wheeling, ILApril 14, 2016
Valspar has had tremendous success in paint manufacturing and is recognized as a leader in the industry. It has a decentralized organizational structure which can be good and bad. On the good side there's a lot of flexibility to implement new ideas at a local level. On the bad side - if the idea is big enough there are many road blocks which can hurt morale. Most management teams operate in silos because there is no clear direction with priority given to the proper issues at hand. The company is full of great people and most people want to develop but without the tools and leaders to develop its workforce most people never develop to full potential. That goes for both salaried and hourly. Pay is above average and the benefits are solid. Work-life balance is above average as well.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Management engagment and people development
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Position was enjoyable to manage
QUALITY MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Medina, OHJanuary 30, 2016
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.
Pros
Well established processes and monitoring for continuous improvement.
Cons
Plant closure
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Productive place with a great employee atmosphere
Journeyman Batchmaker (Former Employee) –  Medina, OHMay 8, 2016
Great wages, fantastic people, learned a lot working with this company. Learned several positions taught by great and dedicated employees.
Pros
Great Wages, Great Employees
Cons
Healthcare costs, Terrible Managment
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Fun and productive learning experience
Intern (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PANovember 13, 2015
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.
Pros
Great work environment and enthusiastic coworkers
Cons
Employees are over qualified for their jobs
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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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Global Company with good benefits
customer service representative (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MINovember 10, 2015
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.
Pros
Lots of PTO
Cons
No job security
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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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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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Good workplace and great team
Administration Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bayswater WAJanuary 12, 2016
Reception/Admin role incorporating support to the state manager and HR Manager very busy and worked well with the whole team
Pros
Treated like a family member
Cons
some challenging times throughout the year
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DEMANDING BUT FAIR
MANAGING DIRECTOR - FAR EAST (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNOctober 4, 2015
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.
Pros
Excellant compensation
Cons
24/7
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Nice Work Place
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  illinoisDecember 8, 2015
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.
Pros
nice people
Cons
no room to advance your career
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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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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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Fun and enjoyable company to work for
Territory Manager (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 26, 2016
Fun, team oriented job with a great leadership and work-life balance. Company car, phone, laptop and free lunches are provided.
Pros
free lunchess, work life balance
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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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Friendly environment and very flexible
NETWORK ANALYST (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNAugust 31, 2015
Valspar is a great company to work for especially the environment and teamwork everyone contributes. Being a contractor like many, Valspar treats everyone equally and provides everyone the flexibility they need. It is fun working for Valspar because everyone is very friendly and they will always introduce new hire to everyone in the team and also give them the comfort level they need.
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