Easygoing workplace with major growing opportunities
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 18 January 2019
Great experience if you're good with moving heavy pails. Store managers were all very kind and cheerful. Learned all about different applications of paint, resins, stains and many other industrial and commercial paint products and their uses. As a delivery driver I was hauling flammable and hazardous substances occasionally, strapping them down and loading/unloading pails or skids to major contractors, construction sites, and even other Sherwin williams locations.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 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
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 5 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
Employee (Current Employee) – GRVD, Canada – 18 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.
Investment matching, benefits.
Lower wages, long Hours, work expectations too high
Commercial Sales Rep (Current Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 9 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.
great for students right out of school
management direction changes too often during the course of a year
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.
Great advancement, simple to understand work.
Limited industry, but sales techniques are always valuable.
Part Time Store Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 28 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
With such a small staff. If someone is sick etc we have to bend our outside schedual to fill in.
Key Holder (Former Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 27 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.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 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.
PT SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – 3 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..
great place to work, great corporate culture, no work-life balance
Store Manager & District Trainer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 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.
benefits, work culture, friendly management, many promotions
no work life balance, pushing sales, dealing with short-staffed stores
Customer Service Representative/Sales (Current Employee) – Moose Jaw, SK – 3 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.
RRSP matching. Employer rsp plan, benefits, good work culture.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Sydney, NS – 15 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.
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