Sales Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 23 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.
With so many employees, its hard to find the right person to deal with
Great place to work if willing to sacrifice home life
Market Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 May 2018
Tons of room for advancement, however currently expanding too quickly causing poor work/life balance. As manager required to work +48 hours weekly, and have little say about location you are placed in. VERY difficult to move to a location closer to home, which increases the gap between work and home life.
over time is available, 40% discount, active job, great bonus payout including trips
long hours, upset customers, very little encouragement from upper management
Good environment to work in with potential to grow
SALES ASSOCIATE (ASSISTANT MANAGER IN TRAINING) (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 26 April 2018
This job teaches a lot to an individual. Good cutomer interaction and customer service experience. Very diverse work place culture. It is easy to move your way up in the company. good connections and communications within the neighbouring stores
Good Benefits, doesn't make up for culture and animosity
Sales Rep (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 April 2018
The job pays fairly and the benefits and retirement package is good but you have to get past all the gossip and stabbing each other in the back at work.
Instead of taking ownership of mistakes and fixing them, the promoted culture is to through each other under the bus in a effort to divert and try to look better by comparison.
You don't need experience or education to be promoted, it is completely based on how much butt you kiss.
The expectation is that you put in your 8 hours and then go home and then spend another 2-3 hours at home doing paper work along with mandatory homework for Sunday. Get used to kissing your personal life good bye
Good stock options and benefits
Long hours, little recognition, back stabbing culture
Good Learning Opportunity for Development of Customer Service Skills and Sales Experience
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 19 March 2018
When working at Sherwin Williams, I have managed to learn a lot about dealing with customer needs, getting a feel for what customers want, as well as how to service them in a professional manner. During a regular days work I'd service about 10-20 customers which is quite enjoyable because it allows me to help people with their needs. I would make some lead generation calls, converse with fellow employees, and tint and mix paint. Overall, everyday was always very much enjoyable. The hardest part of the job was that because we were a small store of 4 staff members, there are times where there is only one of us working at a time, and we would get a rush of 4+ customers. It's then your responsibility to service all of them as quickly and as effectively as you can which can be quite difficult.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 January 2018
Upper management does not care about staff employed at retail locations no matter their position. Do not follow Alberta labour standards properly when compensation for employees is concerned. No opportunity for a raise no matter how much extra you are willing to do or how flexible you are for hours. Gave me more responsibilities without giving a raise...
Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 20 November 2017
I am very fortunate to have been employed by these two very prestigious companies. They provided a productive work experience with continued support through active communication and tutelage in advancement for my skills and my placements within the company. I learned how to excel in my capabilities to fulfill my duties, maintain a strong and dependable work ethic, and as well the discipline needed to bring a dependable scope of experience and co-operative work in place to enhance, improve the work team effort.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 November 2017
I loved working here. took a bit of learning but aside from that, it is an easy company to stay with. The staff at my store was a lot of fun and willing to teach me. This company seems quite short on staff though so you may work many hours. it is great if you are a student or someone looking for part-time hours. As long you work hard, you'll get good hours (of course each store is different) there are also many opportunities to move up if that is what you want and you work hard.
Sales Associate (Third Key-holder) (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON & Kingston, ON – 18 September 2017
It is a great college student job as this carried me through college. They are very flexible with work hours as long as you too are flexible with working. Learn lots about paint and get a pretty good discount.
Decent job with good pay. Can be fun depending on coworkers.
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 September 2017
No opportunities to advance within company. If you're looking to move up start as an MTP. All the stores seem to be competing with each other rather than other paint companies. Benefits and salary are nice incentive to work here.
Long hours, no advancement if you start as part-time.