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Sherwin Williams

Sales and Management Internship

June - August 2021 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Everyone is so helpful whether you wanted to continue with them in the future or not. It is a mix of structured work and unstructured allowing you to gain skills and explore for yourself about the field. There were also a lot of fun opportunities to network like Phillies games, field days, and other events.

What I wish was different

There are other interns all over the country at the same time as me and I wish I would've been able to connect more with them. There is also an internship project where you need to meet with others in your area and I wish they had scheduled that time out so it worked with all of the interns and manager's schedules.

Advice

Everything you put in, you get out of the internship so be sure to take advantage of everything they have to offer.
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Sales intern

May - August 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed the sales experience and meeting other employee's roles/

What I wish was different

Less in the store with retail, more with the sales reps

Advice

Make sure you ask a lot of questions, you will learn more about sales the more you reach out to others.
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Marketing Co-Op

May 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

I really enjoy being able to work for such a well-established company with co-workers who are extremely knowledgeable about our brands and willing to share that with me so I can better understand my role and the vision of each brand group.

What I wish was different

The opportunity to stay within my group post graduation.

Advice

Network with people from different sections of the company and do not be afraid to ask questions.
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Retail Associate

July 2018 • Provo, UT

What I liked

My coworkers are great and the work schedule has been the most consistent I have ever had at a job.

What I wish was different

I am not sure what has caused it, but the training situation at Sherwin Williams is kind of slow if you get on in the summer as not an intern.

Advice

Ask a lot of questions. Don't assume you know how the paint or system works.
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Sales associate

May 2018 - July 2019 • Acworth, GA

What I liked

The fellow coworkers and customers

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Try to learn as much as you can
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Finance Intern

May - August 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Sherwin-Williams is a wonderful organization that strives to include everyone. As just an intern, you are able to sit-in on quarterly meetings and department meetings. Every Sherwin employee makes an attempt to get to know you on a personal level.

What I wish was different

Advice

Sherwin-Williams is a wonderful company to work for. They strive to better understand their employees not only on a professional level but also a personal level. If you're looking for a fortune 500 company to start your professional career, I strongly encourage Sherwin-Williams.
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Sales associate

February 2019 • Punta Gorda, FL

What I liked

Management

What I wish was different

More hours

Advice

Customer service skills are very important.
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Management Intern

June - August 2019 • Springfield, MO

What I liked

Learning about management styles and sales strategies

What I wish was different

Full time instead of part time

Advice

Be ready to work
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Finance

May 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

I like the work that I do. The people are super nice as well.

What I wish was different

More work. Days get boring

Advice

Ask questions Do the best you can always Dont skip work unless emergency Always be prepared Communication skills is KEY
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Stores General Accounting Co-op

October 2018 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Great experience at a Fortune 200 company that allowed me to do real work while going to school. Flexible hours and laid back coworkers made work fun and allowed me to complete work at a comfortable steady pace. Experience I learned in this role have helped me land a full-time audit position in the company. Lots of opportunity, and your network within the company grows very quickly.

What I wish was different

Not much. I wish I could have taken on some bigger projects, but still a very good workload/ project load.

Advice

Great experience for someone attending Cleveland State. It is very convenient to be able to work at Sherwin Williams and then come back to class. A perfect way to earn professional experience and attend school at the same time.
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IT intern

October 2017 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Corporate experience and practical learning

What I wish was different

Advice

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marketing and sales intern

May - August 2019 • Louisville, KY

What I liked

What I enjoyed most about my internship with Sherwin Williams was the amount of support and training I received from not only my manager but sales reps, sales VP, regional manager and many others. I felt i was given different views from and role from any prospectives within the company.

What I wish was different

I do wish that I spend more time outside the district store. A lot of my time was spend physically making and selling paint. I would have like to work more with Sales reps and in the district office.

Advice

One piece of advice i would share about my experience is to ask as many questions as you can about the position or internship. It will give you the best idea to reflect what you are walking into and if you think will be a good fit!
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Management and Sales Intern

June - August 2018 • Green Bay, WI

What I liked

In this internship you are introduced to a new way of looking at paint. As an intern, you shadow the managers and learn the systems and sales process of the business, as well as, make cold calls, warm calls and even set up some in store events. You also have the opportunity to go on multiple ride a longs with the Sherwin Williams sales representatives and meet with clients at the store, on the job site or even for lunch. You also team up with the other interns within your district to work on a project that will be presented at a conference at the end of the summer experience. I really enjoy the culture of the company. They are very welcoming and the manager, assistant manager and sales representatives are always willing to help or answer any questions.

What I wish was different

There is nothing I would change about their internship program.

Advice

Never be afraid to ask questions, the managers are there to help you and they want you to succeed.
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Management intern

May - September 2018 • Albany, NY

What I liked

I liked the involvement and explanation of the company as a whole while I was also a part of a small branch

What I wish was different

I don’t have any complaints about the internship, it was great experience

Advice

I would say to think of this internship as a long job interview, it will decide whether they take you on as a manager
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Sales marketing

May - August 2019 • Terre Haute, IN

What I liked

Paid internship. Jason the district manager is really helpful, and wants you to succeed. Flexible in and out of the store experiences.

What I wish was different

Less emphasis on the major group project at the end and more on marketing. Less traveling.

Advice

Be ready to travel to Champagne IL and Chicago multiple times during the internship. A lot of in store retail sales, and heavy lifting.
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Sales associate

May 2019 • Missoula, MT

What I liked

Entertaining position with great support staff

What I wish was different

Management of schedules and communication

Advice

Great summer job but not one that is easily integrated into the school schedule and they aren't as flexible as they tend to say they will be so not recommended if you plan to hold other jobs at the same time
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Operations Intern

May - August 2019 • Holland, MI

What I liked

friendly atmosphere, learned about office politics, lots of freedom in my own products

What I wish was different

I wish I had more supervision and direction

Advice

get to know workers on the manufacturing floor right away! it exposes you to the root of issues. the office is good for problem solving, not problem finding.
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Sales associate

April 2019 • Columbia, MD

What I liked

The training went smoothly and I was treated as an equal and was able to learn in a great environment.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sales Management Intern

June - August 2019 • Paramus, NJ

What I liked

The work environment was great, because each employee loved their position and wanted to help me enhance my knowledge!

What I wish was different

More set hours, my schedule changed weekly.

Advice

Great experience for someone who wants to become more knowledgeable in all areas of business.
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Sales Associate

May 2019 • Cranberry Township, PA

What I liked

I enjoyed the people I worked with and the work I was doing. I improved my communication skills and learned a ton about paint. I had no idea how much went into selling paint.

What I wish was different

If I were to change one thing, I would have liked the chance to work more. I had a great time and really don't have any complaints. I would have liked to be able to have input as I had some ideas I thought could be beneficial to the store.

Advice

I would say get to know the people you are working with, because you will be seeing them a lot, and things go more smoothly if you can have fun while you're at work.
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