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The Valspar Corporation is a manufacturer of paint and coatings based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. With over 11,000 employees in 25 countries and a company history that spanned two centuries, it was the sixth largest paint and coating corporation in the world. Valspar was founded in 1806 as a paint dealership in Boston, Massachusetts. The Valspar name emerged in 1903 as the name of a clear varnish and became the company name in 1932.

On March 20, 2016, Sherwin-Williams announced its intention to pay $9.3 billion to acquire Valspar. The acquisition finalized on June 1, 2017.

An angry customer said this in a review "Purchased Valspar Pristine in plain white to paint my bathroom. What a horrible experience! It streaks. It takes like 3 coats before there is sufficient coverage. Almost 50 bucks down the toilet. Don't buy this product".

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Chemical Reactor Operator (Former Employee) says

"Worst company to ever work for So don't waste your time at this place. Supervisors are completely. They let people sleep all night on forklifts and in the nasty control room. Terrible place to work"

Medewerker bediening (Former Employee) says

"Collega's zijn gezellig, maar worden onder druk gezet en alles wordt beloofd en komt Valspar niet na. Je wordt op een vieze manier behandeld als ze van je afscheid willen nemen Liegen ze tegen je. Echt mis management en een negatieve sfeer. Ook gevaarlijk werk met veel stank.De technische dienst medewerkers zijn toppersGraai cultuur"

Batch Maker (Former Employee) says

"This place fired me for days they excused....not to mention they are closing the entire building in December.old equipment...workers who have been there 20 years plus being pretty much started over because they have changed the companyNoneManagement"

Inspection (Former Employee) says

"The job was enjoyable but your co-workers was a challenge. Without leadership and direction. Manager doesn't know too much about the job he is just in Manager position. Overall the job was good.having the weekend offhealthcare"

Machine operator (Former Employee) says

"the co-worker are fun to be around some of the management are nice people. not enough time home with my family. I've learned how to deal with people with not so good attitudes, but the company really believes in quality for their customers.co-workersnot enough workers."

Account Manager (Former Employee) says

"During the time I worked at Valspar there were a lot of changes going on and everything was very chaotic. It seemed as if no one knew the direction the company was taking and every department was during their own thing.friendly peopleno structure"

Sales Representative (Former Employee) says

"The worst company I have ever worked for from management to products. Valspar (Paintdrop) has no idea about the contractor paint business. Forced to see paint to professionals that know paint and never came back after they tried it. The people at Valspar know it and you were told to sell through it. Delivery trucks never available so you have to deliver everything youself. I cant believe a paint company this big would allow this to happen. No respect for the painters, employees and no pride in their products. What a misstake!!!!!!!NothingVery bad place. No respect for employees."

Inventory Manager, Scheduler, Production Super (Former Employee) says

"At one time working at Valspar was stressful but rewarding. A Plant Mgr change impacted things in a negative manner in early 2011. Communication to direct reports and to the plant floor dropped off drastically. New PM often never left his office. It was months before he made an appearance on the plant floor to see first hand what was taking place. Basically set behind his computer firing off flaming e-mails treating everyone's job. The trust that many of the leadership group had built was gone.employmentno training, forced culture not taught, new hire standards reduced, lack of communication from management"

Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) says

"They work you hard and you have to get 90% every month if you are not making 90% you get fired. you can't get promoted and you get 50 cent rise for the year."

Area Manager (Current Employee) says

"A business entity based upon a clique and inner circle. Essentially a head of field sales out of her depth and puppet stringed by line manager. Lacks any "real culture", requiring constant talk of culture yet no actual demonstrating of such. Business plan requiring fine tuning to regional variations and a clear defined plan in advance.Simply no substance"

production operator (Former Employee) says

"don't work hear beware stay away poor management . short staffed lazy and lying supervisors just sit at there desk all night you go to ask them question they give you a dirty look like why are you bothering me . no breaks work you like a dog for 12 hrsnoneno breaks"

Manager (Former Employee) says

"Management is absolutely horrible and cares for no one other than themselves. I gets up to 140 degrees and at one point we didn't even have fans because they said it was a fire hazard. Even though we used production equipment with the same plug in and voltage. We had a decent maintenance crew but when they would come up with a good idea the production manager would steal it as his own to make him look better. One of those companies when half the production workers would be a better fit for supervisors and management other than the current ones who only worry about how to keep there job.decent hourly payeverything else."

Former Employee (Former Employee) says

"Worst work environment I have ever experienced, Mangers are paid by the degree they have earned not what they have accomplished. Leadership is non existent and what is really scary is they don't know the difference between leadership and management. Turn over is weekly.........Stay away!they have nice commercialstoo many to list"

None (Former Employee) says

"I worked here briefly and people come and go like a revoling door. Also, all of management is anglo-saxon, they hire very few people of other races for top level positions. That seemed very odd to me. Growth is limited and on the surface they are all very nice but what you hear when no one is looking is horrible.cool officeillusion of potential.."

Area Sales Consultant (Former Employee) says

"Ego led field team who on the surface behave as 'one team' but are back biting and deliberately undermining of their colleagues. Lack maturity and transparency. Staff turnover is high and management are inexperienced. Are not customer focused and seem to let down the B&Q customer rather than trying to provide excellent customer experiences."

contractor (Former Employee) says

"Spent sometime there as a consultant, the sourcing group is managed like a highschool. Millions of dollars are missed while there is NO structure. Was so glad to get out of there.great payhighschool clicks"

Filler Operator (Former Employee) says

"Wouldn’t recommend this job to anyone else... was fired due to favoritisms and because management don’t care about there temp employees just hired on this place showed that hired on employees can fight with a temp and they get off with a warning and temps get fired on the spot.... my old manger found a new job in New Jersey was happy to leave if he wouldn’t have left I would still be working thereWorkersBad machines always messed up"

Product Marketing Manager - DIY Outdoor Products (Former Employee) says

"Too many people were involved in every decision. Slow to proceed. Lots of busy work. Goals unclear. However, that was all before Valspar was sold to Sherwin Williams. I'm sure things are different now because 90% of the staff in Chicago was turned over."

warehouse, shipping and receiving (Former Employee) says

"Valspar worker us 60-65 hours a week when the housing boom was going on, and fired us when everything slowed down. Valspar got into an aggressive cost cutting mode and nobody was safe. They fire hourly and salaried workers.the wages and vacation timeno job seccurity"

production tech (Former Employee) says

"don't work here don't let you take breaks in a 12 hr day .suppose to get 30 min break and two 15 min breaks . the shift supervisor's are not experience enough with people skills stay away .other wise the people on shift are great this was the worse experience of my life.the night shift runs short handed and they don't care while your killing your self . I ran chemical reactor's for 32 years in one company and I never seen such bad leadershipgood co-workersno-breaks and bad supervision"

Ian says

"Used the eggshell v700 what a load of rubbish, shows every brush mark, has an awful sheen on it- supposed to be eggshell, and is almost impossible to get a good finish with it. I will never ever use this paint again"

Patrick Gallagher says

"I bought bathroom paint for en suite. Midnight blue colour so far onto my 6th coat and still patchy. Tiler came today to tile shower cubicle, put a dusty hand onto the paint, wiped it off with a damp cloth and wiped the paint off too. Can not stress enough DO NOT USE. I have given 1 mark to leave this review. I know need to sort my mess out, will also be phoning Valspar for an explanation and refund"

Lorna Vickers says

"This paint is poor quality and it isn't cheap! The paint remains tacky even after months. I am having to fill woodwork where internal patio doors stick on the surround and pull pieces of wood off."

JoBH says

"Incredibly disappointed with both the colour and consistency of this paint. Even after 3 coats (and that's over a proper undercoat) the paint is streaky and bears absolutely no relation to the colour we chose. Appalling coverage and like painting with skimmed milk. Was expecting a rich dark green, almost black colour (Mariana Trench) and it is positively peacock green. What a waste of time and money. Seriously the worst paint we've used. Ever."

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