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Sherwin-Williams Company

Sales and Management

June - August 2021 • Westbrook, ME

What I liked

I loved the relationships I built in the company and with the clientele. I loved how every week focused on different aspects of business in general and we were able to meet and connect with representatives from departments within the company.

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship could have been less retail based and more sales representative based. Although relationships were made and built regardless, being able to leave a store environment would have been enjoyable.

Advice

My one piece of advice for students interested in this experience is to not be afraid to go outside your comfort zone. What may seem crazy could be the part of the job you love the most.
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R&D Intern

June - August 2021 • Bowling Green, KY

What I liked

Sherwin had a great culture that encouraged learning.

What I wish was different

More technical information

Advice

Be open and looking for new experiences and opportunities
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Management & Sales Intern

June - September 2021 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

The company atmosphere was great! I felt welcomed and supported throughout my entire internship and learned a lot of new skills.

What I wish was different

I wish I got to learn more about the management side of things rather than just the retail side of the business! I would have loved to learn more about their operations and how decisions are made.

Advice

Don't be afraid to go out of your comfort zone! The best way to learn and to meet new people is by pushing yourself into new experiences every day. When you do this, your opportunities will always expand! There are always new people who are friendly and willing to help you learn, you just have to put yourself out there!
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Management and marketing internship

June - August 2021 • Nacogdoches, TX

What I liked

Very hands on! A lot of learning and a great team.

What I wish was different

Everything was perfect

Advice

Learn 2 or 3 things each day, don't stress out about the knowledge, you'll get there!
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Management and Sales Intern

May - August 2021 • Canandaigua, NY

What I liked

Great work environment.

What I wish was different

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Sales Associate

May 2021 • Carbondale, IL

What I liked

The hours were flexible payw as pretty good for the area

What I wish was different

more hours

Advice

Its a retail job in sales, you cant win everyone over, dont try to.
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management and sales intern

June - August 2021 • Wheeling, WV

What I liked

I loved the team that I worked with and the connections I made while working with the company.

What I wish was different

I wish the group project would have been more hands on, in person rather than virtual meetings but that was unavoidable with the pandemic.

Advice

Do everything you can. Gain every bit of experience you can while you can.
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Research Intern

May - August 2021 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Very friendly people at this company, and a welcoming environment.

What I wish was different

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Painter

May - August 2021 • Lakeland, FL

What I liked

The physical labor

What I wish was different

The hours

Advice

Don’t settle for a paycheck
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Sales and management intern

May 2021 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

Learning how to navigate the software they use and making personal connections with clients and contractors that come in. Problem solving through a material shortage was helpful to clients during this time and challenging to figure out alternatives.

What I wish was different

It was not what I expected based on the position description and I would have liked more info prior to accepting, it was vague.

Advice

Great experience if you are looking for a sales associate position or to work for the company because there are lots of opportunities after the internship, thy tend to hire from within!
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Marketing intern

June - August 2021 • Las Vegas, NV

What I liked

I liked meeting fellow employees at the store and district office.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have shadowed the district office staff for a day or week.

Advice

It was so much more than learning about paint. It was learning about P&L statements, customer centricity, and LTV of customers.
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Sales associate

June - September 2019 • Amarillo, TX

What I liked

It was a good work enviroment

What I wish was different

I wish it didn’t smell like paint the whole tome

Advice

It is a good job, just be patient in learning
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Software Test Engineer Intern

January 2020 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

I like the way they help me to succeed, for example they trained me different software tools and rotating to different department.

What I wish was different

At this I can not ask more than I have it.

Advice

Pay attention to the detail and work very hard because everybody does not get this opportunity.
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Web Engineering Professional Apprentice

January 2020 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

The hands-on work, shadowing a full-time person on my team, the training opportunities

What I wish was different

Maybe the opportunity to get to shadow different teams and interview other people to help me in my career journey, and help me to choose a full-time position on a team.

Advice

Document every part. Whether it is the trainings, workshops you attended. Also, document any work you have done, the steps you took. Write down the struggles, rewarding moments and any awards that you received. Make sure to add any new skills acquired to your resume.
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Sales Associate

May 2019 - August 2020 • Sterling Heights, MI

What I liked

It was great. Work environment was friendly and professional.

What I wish was different

Advice

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sales associate

July 2019 • Audubon, PA

What I liked

A very fun experience that led to many entertaining and informative encounters.

What I wish was different

I personally wished that there was more consistency in how managers treated their part-timers. Practically all of my managers in the past have been pretty nice except for one and I just want to know how they got through whatever screening was done.

Advice

Be very aware of how the employees talk about their managers more notably the part-timers to have a better sense of what kind of environment you are getting yourself into.
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Sales associate

June 2019 • Meridian, ID

What I liked

The people and the environment

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Understand it’s going to be hard work beforehand
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Management and Sales Intern

June - August 2019 • Albuquerque, NM

What I liked

My co-workers and the company culture. I enjoyed the marketing project and being able to travel to Dallas to present it.

What I wish was different

Less time in the store and more time learning the business and going on sales calls.

Advice

the intern isn't easy but it is very rewarding. Make the most out of it and learn as much as you can. Sherwin-Williams has a great company culture that we can all learn from.
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Finance Intern

January - September 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Flexibility

What I wish was different

Leadership

Advice

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Sales and Management Intern

May - August 2019 • Green Bay, WI

What I liked

I enjoyed working closely with the store manager and learning all of his functions. I also benefited from working on a project with a team of interns. Additionally, everyone in the company is so nice and helpful.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been even more professional aspects of this internship and less time working in the store as a sales associate.

Advice

At first it is overwhelming trying to learn all the product information. Don't worry! No one expects you to be an expert. You will gradually learn over time.
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