Sherwin-Williams
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Not the greatest but not the worst

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The quality of the job differs from store to store and getting fewer hours because of something you can't control is really demotivating but other than that the pay is decent and the work is not too demanding.
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Training has a lot of interesting things to learn except ...

Your job success depends on the biases and values of who you get training from and who their regional manager is. The company promotes inclusion and diversity but in reality, some of the lower level employees/managers are again, biased and unfair, discriminating, and has favoritism.They want you to do everything. You will work and be responsible for not just your training but partly as a Store Manager+Assistant Manager+SalesAssociate+KeyHolder+DeliveryManager+Stocker.It is not training, it is to stress you during training. You'll be destroyed and they will not be supportive.Product knowledge is the only thing that is great from their training managers. It is essential but anyone can acquire it with time.

Pros

products, tinting and mixing paint, customers & clients are interesting & motivating

Cons

personalities and culture are not good, unprofessional, biased, discriminating, unrealistic responsibilities & duties
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Excellent culture for Working

The management training program is a powerful program that helps me to get more profound information about all company products and operational processes through daily training at the training store with an expert store manager.I learned a lot of things like colour selection and color match as well as all panting related materials and proces

Pros

Work Schedule

Cons

Excellent culture to learn
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Growth opportunities with decent pay

Decent place to work. If you like to sell paint, and are good at managing customer problems, this place is for you. District managers are a mixed a bunch so you can expect anything.
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Awsome Company

Very helpful people around, always wiiling to help also everyday new things to learn. Mangement care for you and they are very flexible in all aspects.
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Fortune 500 American flavor

Assistant managers work 44 hours and managers 48 hours per week. The pay is horrible and every store is understaffed and over worked as bonuses are tied to cutting costs. Very few people make it past manager of a store, long term there is almost no future with this company, short term the pay is undesirable.
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It was alright

It's basically repetitive retail busy work. The contractors can be pretty insane but they do bring you moose jerky every now and then. It does very much so depend on who your manger is though and how they run the store.
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Good for an income

It was good for an income. Management is not the greatest and lots of favoritism. There is a high turn over rate and you work alone a lot with little to no training.

Pros

income

Cons

no lunch breaks or coffee, low income
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Fast passed and demanding working environment

Job is very demanding. Store managers have to work 48 hours/ week and often times more with lack of staff and other issues. Upper management is completely out of the picture, don’t hear anything from them ever. Pay is okay but taking the amount of hours worked into consideration it’s not worth it. No work life balance and culture. Get to learn how a business is the only real upside to this job.

Pros

Decent salary, benefits and RRSP matching

Cons

Hours worked, work life balance, culture, upper management
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I did not like working there.

High stress, high expectations. American corporation cookie cutter style operations. Big egos. I wouldn't take a job there. Lots of hype, not enough delivery.

Pros

Company car, gas paid for

Cons

Bad work culture. You are a number, not a person
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Great place to work as a part-time job. Lots of potential to grow a career with the company, even from just an entry-level customer service role

Great environment, a lot of focus on growth for the company and employees. Lot's of great programs offered to progress your career. One of the less boring retail jobs I have had

Pros

Friendly environment.

Cons

Sometimes understaffed, especially on holidays (when it is busiest)
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Good place to work company cares about the employees

25 + years and love the company. Great salary and awesome benefits with 6+ weeks of vacation. Bonus structures also available for sales and management roles.

Pros

Bonus structures

Cons

Local managers
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Fun place to work at times, not a super difficult job. Very tedious.

Overall the job isn't all that bad, the wage should definitely be increased for the amount of physical work that they have you do. Not much opportunity to grow within the company.

Pros

50% off purchases

Cons

Low wage
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Fun and easy

Job can get busy at times but overall was good.Good for students looking for a part time job. Job is straightforward and system is easy to understand.

Pros

Relaxed fun fast paced
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Good company to work for with some cons

I enjoyed learning about the products and colours at SW but the store I worked at was so slow. After all of the chores were done we would spend the rest of the day sitting around with no customers coming in for hours. So the days dragged on.

Pros

Lots to learn, nice staff

Cons

I left because I was a part time employee working full time hours on minimum wage.
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Unrespectful atmosphere by management quite often.

Management doesn't solve issues, that could become a larger situation. They don't care, if it doesn't affect them directly. They let the problems fester, until they become too large, and if you are the one putting in a complaint, you are the one that gets disciplined. If there is a production issue, they don't listen to the operators, who are there all the time, and see the issues. Instead they give you attitude about screwing up, even if it was a mechanical error. And if you have a solution, you get ignored. And once you prove your solution works, you get no credit for solving the problem.

Pros

Decent pay, good benefits, some but not all good coworkers

Cons

Not much respect by management, yelled at by production manager in front of coworkers, missed breaks, improper training and trainers for the job being done, having to do unnecessary work because of a lack of proper materials.
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Best Place i've ever worked

Great enviroment, great co-workers. Training is comprehensive and on going with new things to learn all the time, and the management team are always looking out for the stores and employees best interest.
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Old boys club. Mis-management. Good benefits.

If you want a good position where you can mistreat staff, push your weight around, take advantage of the system and choose your own hours, then secure yourself a management role in SW. Otherwise, high turnover rate, 10 people in 5 years, due to management having interpersonal issues. HR ( based in USA ) does not fix the issues. Upper management will back management up because they don't want to make the effort to find new management. Morale is very low.Understaffed for almost one year, so stress levels are high with existing overworked people.No 15-minute breaks.Management and employees expected to do janitorial work (clean toilets, urinals, office floors).

Pros

RRSP matching. Benefits.

Cons

Unrealistic workload. Interpersonal drama. Low wages.
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Competitive culture

A great company to work for. The world leader in paints and coatings. Keep doing the great things that you do. The management trainee program is an opportunity to grow your career with the organization.
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Enjoyable workplace but hard to advance

I enjoyed my time working for Sherwin-Williams. They provided a good amount of training, and my team felt like family. I wish there was more opportunity for advancement within the company though, and sales goals weren’t set at such an unattainable rate.

Pros

Christmas parties, contractor events, felt valued by the company.

Cons

Long hours, weekends, abrasive clientele.
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Flexibility

A typical day at work is like a rollercoaster--it all depends on which location. Amazing people to work with. I learn that contractors are unique and can be funny and weird. Also, you can have flexibility working with sherwin- Williams.

Pros

flexibility

Cons

standing a lot
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Based on 6,287 reviews

Ratings by category

3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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