Employer Spotlight

The UIS Career Development Center offers our Employer Spotlight to employers who recruit UIS students. This Employer Spotlight serves to better educate and prepare students for future career opportunities. Students will be able to learn about a featured employer and the internship/career opportunities they offer. Students will also be able to engage with some of the featured employers at our career fairs/expos.




Organization Name

What is your organization’s mission statement?
Our mission began more than 150 years ago in 1866 when Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams founded the company in Cleveland, Ohio. The duo went on to shape an industry and create a global legacy. That legacy continues on today as we look ahead and continue to innovate our future. With stores, distribution centers and facilities spanning the globe, we’re able to deliver the best in paints, coatings and related products to the world. From our headquarters to our 130 distribution centers and more than 4,000 retail locations, we continue to grow in new and exciting ways. Here, there’s no one path to success. Our 60,000+ employees are diverse, innovative and passionate. Our employees worldwide bring their energy and unique perspectives to each new day. We believe in careers that grow with you and open up new opportunities. With the support of a global team, you can innovate, grow and discover a career where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show. Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or contract.

Tell us a unique or fun fact about the organization.

You could be a part of amazing projects all over the world by joining our SW Team. Sherwin Williams has “covered” The White House, the Hollywood Sign, the Golden Gate Bridge. the coatings on the back of iPhones and created the shade of yellow for school busses.

What kind of positions are available within this organization?
FT and PT Sales Associates, PT Delivery Drivers, manager training programs, summer internships

What types of academic backgrounds or experiences would be most relevant for the available positions? What are the most important skills or characteristics needed to succeed in this organization?
All backgrounds accepted – no experience required – working as a team – customer service – reliability – willingness to learn

What are some benefits available to employees who are continuing their education?
Part Time employees receive: personal days, paid holidays, vacation time, 401K with company matching, wellness program and employee discount.

How does your organization support a diverse and inclusive environment?

The Sherwin-Williams Company is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion where differences are welcomed, appreciated, and celebrated to positively impact our people and business.

How would you describe your organization’s dynamics or workplace culture? What would you like potential applicants to know about the day to day operations and workflow within your environment?

Sales Associates will assist customers at the store and over the phone by determining needs and recommending appropriate products and services. This involves providing a great customer experience to all customer types- including homeowners and contractors by making product/color/ application recommendations based on the customer’s specific project needs. You will received paid training. You will also have to pull the appropriate products from the sales floor/warehouse, and tint and mix them according to customer specifications- working hands on with paint products. Responsibilities also include preparing customer orders for pick-up or delivery, maintaining store cleanliness, and assisting in warehouse duties- unloading trucks and stocking merchandise. This job is fast paced, active, and physically demanding; you will be unloading pallets and on your feet most of the day helping customers, lifting boxes and paint buckets, up to 50 lbs. However, we have equipment, such as dollies and pallet jacks, in the store to help you maneuver them.

What opportunities and/or challenges do you see on the horizon for your organization within the next 5 years? How might new employees contribute to the continued success of your organization? 

Growth is essential to our business. “To grow in knowledge and character as well as in size” was an early guiding principle. We are committed to growth that is disciplined and sustainable, intended to benefit our shareholders, customers and our employees.

Previous Employer Spotlights

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July 2020 Northwestern Mutual
June 2020 Hy-Vee
May 2020 Innovative Staff Solutions
 April 2020  Midwest Youth Services
 March 2020  JBS  
 February 2020  Sikich  
 January 2020  Memorial Health System