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Sherwin-Williams Company

Management and Sales Intern

May - August 2022 • Marysville, OH

What I liked

The people were great, willing to listen to anything. Also the end of summer presentation event was fun even though it was in Detroit.

What I wish was different

Its an internship, not a job. I spent one half of it stacking boxes and learning nothing. Honestly a waste of time until I moved stores. Still just a job, nothing different than what employees in high school do.

Advice

It’s very hit or miss on a good experience or a bad one. I don’t think that the job was explained well enough, and they just wanted extra workers so they put “internship program” as the title.
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Intern

June - August 2022 • Doylestown, PA

What I liked

I liked working the retail aspect but also working on their intern project was fun.

What I wish was different

I wish that more time was allocated to learning about the corporate side of things.

Advice

Working on the project is really important and worth while. It can help inform you about the company.
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Sales and Management Intern

June - August 2022 • Springfield, MO

What I liked

I loved the people I worked with. The environment is so welcoming, and everyone wants you to learn and succeed.

What I wish was different

I wish I had to do fewer of the training modules every week. I learned the most from my hands-on experiences in the store.

Advice

Be open to learning and willing to get your hands dirty! This internship can be fairly physical which was something I was a little caught off guard by. However, I learned to love it and it actually made the work more rewarding to me.
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Engineering Co-Op

January - April 2021 • Garland, TX

What I liked

I really liked the experience on a manufacturing site and getting to work on continuous improvement and safety projects.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given more projects to work on while I was there, but part of this was because the ice storm in February 2021 in Texas.

Advice

I highly recommend staying with a fellow co-op if given the option, because I really enjoyed that experience as well.
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Sales/Management Intern

June - August 2021 • Orange, CA

What I liked

The mentors I was involved with in the program.

What I wish was different

Less virtual training and more on the job training.

Advice

Don’t be reserved — dive all in to everything you are attacking
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Sales and Management Intern

June - August 2022 • Bloomington, MN

What I liked

I loved the people and the sales experience that it gave me! They really like developing people. Overall, really enjoyed the experience.

What I wish was different

I wish it was less time in the storefront.

Advice

There will always be new information you can learn every day, take advantage.
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Finance Co-OP

May 2022 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

The managers are amazing here. They were so understanding and flexible regardless of life activies or classes. I was able to wear ear buds and listen to music without anyone hovering over me (which was common in past jobs).

What I wish was different

I was taught how to do tasks without being told the why. I think knowing why you are doing something is good information to have.

Advice

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Summer Lab Assistant

May - August 2021 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Everyone was very nice and I was able to communicate with other interns which I thought was a lot of fun

What I wish was different

I wish the tasks would have been more difficult. It was very repetitive.

Advice

They hire a lot of research and design interns, so any chemistry/biology/toxicology majors should definitely apply/
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Intern

June - August 2022 • Pensacola, FL

What I liked

Hands on experience

What I wish was different

More white collar computer work

Advice

Be prepared to get paint on you!
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Sales Manager Intern

April 2022 • Kearney, NE

What I liked

I had a well rounded experience. I got to see a lot of the responsibilities of management and spend time with outside sales representatives calling on clients or going to product trainings.

What I wish was different

I would’ve like more time at other locations than I had.

Advice

The more you ask to do the more you will be given to do. You’ll get out of it what you put in.
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Sales and Management Intern

June - August 2022 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I liked the educational videos and lessons we received from our virtual training modules and while working in store. I learned a lot, more than I thought I would, about the paint industry and customer service. I really enjoyed the people that I worked with and the leadership management team that were in charge of us interns. The work was fun to learn and do and the foot traffic in the stores were not too busy so a good balance of learning and working.

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship was more corporate office based and explored more career paths than store management, up to district/higher management. Interns were mostly working in the retail stores for 4/5 days and went into the district office for the last day to work on our group project with the other interns.

Advice

Learn as much as you can and ask as many questions as you can. As well as meet as many people established in the company as you can and keep in touch, as Sherwin really emphasizes their family-like culture and constant internal promotions.
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Sales and Management Intern

June - August 2022 • Kansas City, KS

What I liked

The internship project where we presented a solution to a problem to upper management

What I wish was different

I spent most of the time like a normal store employee and I wish there was something else that differentiated me more like an intern

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions. It's a lot of information and everyone knows it takes awhile to learn.
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Management and Sales Intern

June - August 2022 • Charleston, WV

What I liked

I enjoyed the different opportunities that Sherwin Williams makes available through this internship. You learn about the entire company of Sherwin Williams and the many different career paths that joining this company provides you with. This company genuinely cares about its employees and customers and it shows.

What I wish was different

I do not have anything that I wish had been different about this internship.

Advice

Take in as much of the information as you can that you are given during this internship if you plan to stay with the company, because it is very beneficial in the long run.
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Management and Sales Intern

June - August 2022 • Waco, TX

What I liked

Hands on experience with a day to day view on what managers do

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Go in with an open mind and get ready to get out of your comfort zone
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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

Advice

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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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