Ferguson Enterprises
2.8 of 5 213 reviews
www.ferguson.com Newport News, VA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 1, 2014

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Ferguson Enterprises President and CEO Frank Roach

Frank Roach

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Self centered managers that like to MICRO manage

Branch Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood benefits, good values even though my managers didn't practice them. Strong HQ support.

ConsMicro management. My customers were very upset my boss let me go after 9yrs and threw Ferg's quotes in the trash after I was let go. Mgmt only cares about how they look on paper and not about they people that got them there.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire the good ole boy managers and start over. My boss was connected with the Regional and District managers. He used smoke and mirrors to make himself look good. No matter how well my branch preformed ultimately he took the credit for it even though he never helped or attempted to assist me to reach out to my customers. The only time I heard from him was when sales were down and if I had a Stellar month all I would get was "what does next month look like"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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bad company bad management good benefits

COUNTER SALES (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC

I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood benefits cool coworkers oppurtunity

Consbad management terrible pay no incentive

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Just bad

shared accountant (Former Employee)
Newport News, VA

I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time for less than a year

ProsFlex hours are nice, you get discounts in the community on apartments and other useful things. Parking is good I guess.

ConsHostile work environment. Not structure or professionalism. No real sense of leadership. Lack of advancement. Plays favorites in many cases.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart with professionalism. Stop letting people make teams with friends. Lack of structure makes management look bad

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Bad company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises

ProsExpensive benefits lack of pay bad equipment no heat what else can I say but there aren't any. Fourty cent raise for a year of 50 hours a week. How about splitting the management bonus with employees

ConsEquipment is outdated. Have rental trucks more than company trucks. No one is certified in the boom truck, forklifts, or stock picker. Management keeps it understaffed it affects bonus pay for them to hire more people. Need Teamsters union across the country. Working on it. No heat for employees in the warehouse but it's 80 in the sales office.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to fire the entire pittsburgh management staff. To have workers with no heat in their warehouse and it's 80 in the sales office is really unfair.

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Females do not apply!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCompensation and bonus. My peers were great to work with.

ConsSenior Management, horrible benefits, hours, no training or advancement if you are not male.
This company allows sexual harassment and harassment of associates and does nothing but move people around to solve problems. Most managers will stab you in the back.

Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of doing webcasts that no one pays attention to, hire consultants to train all managers on how to be the best leaders they can be and not harass your associates.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Remember to look over your shoulder and forget the customer!

General Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time for more than 3 years

Prosbroad availability of products but not in your inventory

Consall about the bottom line. forget the customer needs and associate values

Advice to Senior Managementthe person shaking your hand wants your job

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Too many hours for low pay, understaffed and underpaid.

Sales Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises full-time

Prosgood benefits and insurance package

Consnever hire enough people one person expected to do the job of several. no breaks sometimes no lunch

Advice to Senior Managementtreat people right and they won't leave

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Don't trust verbal agreements

Warehouse Clerk (Current Employee)
West Seattle, WA

I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIf you are desperate , it's better than nothing

ConsThere are a lot of politics there. Watch your back.

Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe pretend to care more , and reward reliable people more

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Absolutely the most dismal place to work EVER! They do not call it Furgatory for nothing!

Controller (Former Employee)
Asheville, NC

I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent products! We sold the very best products money could buy! For that reason we could make fantastic margins, often 100% or more on products! We were extremely profitable, had a captive audience and could dictate market conditions as our competitors were often slower, less equiped and unable to match our service and quality! Buy from them get it in 3 weeks, buy from us get it tomorrow! The parties, the flirting!!

ConsVery oppressive workplace! Management out of Nazi Germany! Management would try to hire uneducated, blissful hotties to work the showrooms and ran the place like a brothel! Anything, absolutely anything went at the place! Most people only work for FEI 1-2 years max then they move on to a real job. Employees were a means to an end, not a value added asset. One department at the company had multiple senior level professionals that had been on average with the company 3-7 years and at least 15 years industry experience. They fired them all and replaced them with 24 year olds that they could push around, tell them how stupid they were, but pay them crap because in this economy who can find a job where you can get paid like crap but have a chance with that hot showroom associate!

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest time and energy into your employees. Stop using phrases like "That's a fireable offense!" Make your #1 asset your employees, believe in them and use them as a way to completely obliviate your competition. Stop spending company time to water ski, fish, hunt and play golf. Try and do that on your time so as not to keep employees at the office beyond closing. Just because you are playing golf from 8 am - 4pm and want to work until 7:30 becuase your home life sucks because you knocked up the showroom girl, doesn't mean I have to stay around to make you feel better about yourself, or do I? One last thing. When I left the company I gave them a 2 week notice. I worked 4 days then they told me to go home and that I did not need to work any further. However they called me in for one thing or another for the remainder of my 2 weeks notice. It was like they knew what they were doing in this situation. When I was supposed to get my paycheck for the 2 weeks I only got paid for 4 days. I called and complained, they advised I was let go 4 days into my 2 week notice and that is all they are paying for. So my thought was to tell them I should be paid for the extra work I did for the company. However I told them that their attitude and their lack of professionalism is why I quit. I quit without having a job! Thats right! So management if you want some advice try and make your place of employment a better place to work than being unemployed. I found another job quickly and was able to watch the 2010 winter olympics in style while every day having the memory of seeing their faces when I answered this question, "So where are you going to work?" My answer "Nowhere!", "I just know I do not want to work here anymore and I wish you luck!" Gosh this feels good to let other read! I just might go have myself a steak dinner tonight while I think about how awesome my current employment is!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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one of the worst jobs I've ever taken

Driver (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises full-time for more than a year

ProsNear my home, big company, so the opportunity to move elsewhere is there. Steady pay. Good co-workers, casual atmosphere. Ok bennies at best.

ConsPay stinks. Raises are a joke. Long hours or they get rid of you.The worst...? the culture that pervades this branch and others is eerie and degrading to basic humanity. Zero chance of promotion unless you're blood related and even then you had better be royalty. Lord help u if you're female...like being back in the ol' south...sucks big time!!!

Advice to Senior ManagementBlow it up and start ove!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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