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Great Employer
LEAD WAREHOUSE (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB10 February 2019
Great Job with Fantastic Benefits
Friendly Coworkers
Great Location
Very Busy and never bored
management always willing to support you if you wanted to move up in the company
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1.0
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Fortune 500
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 February 2019
At Sherwin Williams, you work for a massive company that doesnt care about you.
Long hours for minimal pay. Each store has a skeleton crew, and management that don't have the qualifications to be running a store
Pros
40 hour work weeks
Cons
Mismanaged
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5.0
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fun place to work but with lots of heavy lifting
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON5 February 2019
I enjoyed working here, the management was awesome! great place to start if you are looking to move up as it is possible and many people get promoted internally. they encourage employees to be actively engaged within the company
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2.0
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Large company. Overlooked employee.
Employee (Current Employee) –  GRVD, Canada18 January 2019
The company is large and popular for a reason. They do happen to push their employees very hard and expect 110% every day. They do seem to care about employees, but when there are problems, they are seldom resolved. The pay grade is lower than average in the industry, but the benefits make up for it a bit.

Management in Canada is not mature nor is it experienced. The feeling of being thrown in a fire and expecting to get yourself doused is very appropriate when you start a new role here. Whether it be a beginner position or a management slot.

Therefore, the morale is low and the expectation for revenue is high. There's clearly something missing here. Senior managers paint on facades with smiles as they shake hands flying from facility to facility across the country. Sales people are constantly saying how unhappy they are with management and their customers. Facility and operations management are unhappy and stressed by their managers expecting more. Production staff are tired and have no personality.

I should not like to work here.
Pros
Investment matching, benefits.
Cons
Lower wages, long Hours, work expectations too high
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3.0
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a company that has become micro managed
Commercial Sales Rep (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON9 January 2019
this company has taken micro managing to a new level,employee turn over is high, moral not so great
When i started goals were very attainable, but the last 2 years they have become unrealistic and not very many people ar achieving them.
I have happened to achieve the goals and sales targets the past two years due to experience and knowledge of my industry.
Pros
great for students right out of school
Cons
management direction changes too often during the course of a year
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4.0
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Good Training and Career Advancement
Summer Intern (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC8 January 2019
While it is selling paint, people need it, and always will.

The work starts off simple, you will be helping the manager and assistant manager with the sale of paints and coatings to their customers, both long-time and one-offs.

However, the opportunity for career advancement is high, as they are always looking to expand and take on new people for the role of manager and assistant manager, which is a multi-week paid training course.

As long as you show that you are willing to work hard, listen, and ask questions, you can go very far in the company.
Pros
Great advancement, simple to understand work.
Cons
Limited industry, but sales techniques are always valuable.
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5.0
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Belle esprit d’équipe
Livreur de peinture (Former Employee) –  Brossard, QC30 December 2018
Une très belle esprit d’équipe mon gérant et mon assistant gérant il était très gentil
Pros
Repas gratuit
Cons
Pas de pause
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4.0
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Pretty relaxed
Part Time Store Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Fredericton, NB28 October 2018
A contractor and DIY customers store.
We seem to be busy when there is a DIY sale .
Everything is run buy computer systems. Almost impossible to make a tint mistake.
The store is open 7 days a week and we only have 4 staff so it is hard to build a culture out side of work but we do make it fun in the store
Pros
Paint discounts
Cons
With such a small staff. If someone is sick etc we have to bend our outside schedual to fill in.
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2.0
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Amazing job bad management
Key Holder (Former Employee) –  St. Catharines, ON27 October 2018
The store managers will make or break your career.
if you are a part time employee within the company and go to human resources for any reason they will ignore you or tell you to deal with it.
I've worked for the company a year and a half and haven't had a raise yet get treated like garbage by bosses and higher up. This is not a retail job it is a warehouse where things are a mess. ONLY ADVANCEMENT IN THE COMPANY IF YOU HAVE A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA or work as a part time employee for 5 years or more.
Pros
Great hours, customers
Cons
Unfit management, horribly organized, unknowledgeable staff, unfair environment.
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3.0
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Unstable job
Gérant / Manager (Current Employee) –  Laval, QC14 October 2018
Very unstable job, one week is fine the other you're doing 60+hrs. No overtime for managers and promotions are hard to come by past the manager level.
Cons
Long hours, poor staffing
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2.0
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It was an okay place to work
Sales Associate and Cashier (Former Employee) –  Nanaimo, BC15 September 2018
fair pay and fair hours, it was going through a management change at the time so it was pretty messy and disorganized. must be able to lift pales of paint and learn about the product
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5.0
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The Place to Grow.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  St. Catharines, ON10 September 2018
If you want a shot at getting promoted quickly, making good money and being part of a great culture, Sherwin is a good option.

The company is growing at a rapid pace in Canada. If you show initiative and work hard, the sky is the limit. Love working for them.
Pros
Advancement Opportunities, Culture, Freedom
Cons
Long work weeks
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3.0
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All work with Unequal Rewards
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB4 September 2018
If you are working in store, You are treated poorly. Assistant managers, managers, and the reps are treated far better. The company doesn't invest in new equipment which makes doing work not as officiant as it can be. The environment and moral can be so awful in certain locations, it takes a big toll you mentally. I came into this job hoping to grow in placement and be treated right. I got the exact opposite. They give no incentives to keep people and show appreciation for peoples works.
Pros
hour lunches, okay pay
Cons
toxic environment, terrible moral, poor communication, management, outdated equipment
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3.0
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great work enviroment .. but
PT SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Nanaimo, BC3 September 2018
its a great work environment an theres room to grow within the company.. sadly the amount of responsibilities you are required to fill is very high.. but a low wage with not many incentives to want to do more for the company. little wage for what you are expected to do..
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5.0
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Tres belle environnement et l’experience est plus que parfaite
Coloriste (Current Employee) –  Chicoutimi, QC3 September 2018
J’aime travailler la mais je trouve que mon salaire n’est pas assez haut pour ce que je fais mais tres belle entreprise
Pros
Experience
Cons
Salaire et les heures trop irrégulières
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3.0
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great place to work, great corporate culture, no work-life balance
Store Manager & District Trainer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 August 2018
The 48 hour + weeks make having a life outside of work incredibly difficult. High stress work space with management pushing you for sales. But, you are in charge of your career path. Fantastic experience running your own business. If you are sales oriented, this is the job for you.
Pros
benefits, work culture, friendly management, many promotions
Cons
no work life balance, pushing sales, dealing with short-staffed stores
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4.0
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Missed the boat
Customer Service Representative/Sales (Current Employee) –  Moose Jaw, SK3 August 2018
Was passed over for advancement because of MAT leave, now stuck with an assistant manager who is lazy, overbearing and incompetent. This is a store issue, not a company issue though. Great benefits and work atmosphere, if it suits you. Also I was recently shorted a days pay and my overtime for working Canada day. Still waiting for a resolution a month later.
Pros
RRSP matching. Employer rsp plan, benefits, good work culture.
Cons
Low pay
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4.0
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good company culture
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Sydney, NS15 July 2018
its hard work, long hours and pay is not competitive but the company takes care of its staff, creates a fun workplace with helpful senior management. Very sales focused company, you must meet quotas and budgets.
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4.0
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Meh
Cashier and Sales (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC14 July 2018
If direct management wasn't as great to me as they were I would not have stayed as long as I did. Overall it's not a bad job but it doesn't pay as well as they should and upper management is horrible
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3.0
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Excellent Management training programs
Sales Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC23 May 2018
Sherwin is a very large, structured establishment, with a strong management team. They silo there business units, making cross silo communication difficult. The marketing groups offer strong sales programs designed to maximize opportunities, but the development of programs can be slow due to the size of the organization. Overall, they are a good employer with a great salary and benefits package.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
With so many employees, its hard to find the right person to deal with
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