First of all, expect to work pretty hard. Sherwin usually understaffs there store by at least one member. I am a part time sales associate and I typically get 30-35 during summer and 20-25 during school. Which is nice because you get more hours than a regular part time job. Managers typically work 48 a week and assistant managers typically work 44. Usually when you get to work there is a number of tasks that you may do. Tint paint for customers, help customers, deliver paint, clean the store, stock freight, use the forklift. There is always something to do. If you have a knack for sales then your manager will have you do lead gen. Lead gen is basically cold calling customers to ask if they have any projects or anything. Sherwin hates to call it that, but that is what it is. You may also have to match paints. The training you receive really helps in the beginning, but there is a lot of on the job training. Honestly, the job is pretty challenging and makes you think on your feet. It is not boring and you learn something almost every day. The pay sucks though for how much you have to do. You could get near the same wage for flipping burgers. Also, every day you are going to deal with at least one horrible customer. Most customers are great though. This is basically like any retail job. It is easy to progress up the chain too if you are smart and loyal to the company. So there are great advancement opportunities.
To begin, a Management & Sales Intern and a Sales Associate are two separate positions, but they are closely related. A sales associate assists customers by preparing their products, making product recommendations, answering questions about the use of the products, color consulting, and so on. A Management & Sales Intern shares the same responsibilities as a Sales Associate, plus learning about managing a Sherwin-Williams store and completing a project with a team of interns. From being an intern, I learned a lot about staffing, inventory, profit and loss statements, managing expenses, et cetera. The project my team worked on started with us doing research and interviewing customers, implementing strategies in our respective stores, and finally presenting our solution to a panel of sales professors and Sherwin-Williams Division executives.