Ferguson Enterprises

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Ferguson Enterprises Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
261 Reviews
3.0
261 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good values even though my managers didn't practice them (in 21 reviews)

  • Compare this training program with some of the other large post grad programs (i (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • The extremely long hours and extremely low pay were the reason for me leaving the company (in 30 reviews)

  • With that said, other managers appreciate the work life balance and can be great mentors (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    ferguson fire & fab

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Addison, IL

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

    Pros

    Not a bad job if you are in sales or management. Good pay excellent benefits managers make 60k. Huge corporation

    Cons

    Tons of drama in the fab shop, have to watch your back. Most fabricators are under paid management does not have a good track record for handling day to day operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very unhappy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Current Employee - Inside Sales

    I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a good company but it all depends where you are. Some branches/areas really are like a family and care about you, while others are not. Good vacation and health insurance and good starting pay for non experienced.

    Cons

    Very long hours (7-5) with no break, few days off holiday wise. They want you to work very hard in sales but offer no commission or rewards. Advancement is more based on if you are willing to move rather than your ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show employees that you actually care about them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales Trainee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferguson Enterprises

    Pros

    Majority of the coworkers were fun to work with. Other than that not much was positive.

    Cons

    Upper management was terrible and no leadership and people skills. They did not care much for their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Tough Crowd.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Management Trainee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Management Trainee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401k matching, cool leadership opportunities if you are part of the trainee program

    Cons

    The culture in my particular office was pretty toxic. Mandatory 10 hour days (6am-5pm) and occasional Saturday shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more welcoming to incoming employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inconsistent Corporate Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA

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

    Pros

    Great family relationship at the branch level.

    Cons

    Politics prevail at corporate headquarters, and many managers are promoted based on relationships rather than skill in the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require and expect managers to mentor and develop their associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good-old-boys click

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Stack it deep, sell it cheap

    Cons

    If you don't conform, your out. They want drones, not open free thought about how to make your current work place or position to be a better, more positive environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to not become Grainger or McMaster-Carr

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours, low pay, frustrating tools and procedures.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Pittsburg, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Pittsburg, CA

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

    Pros

    Worked with some good people. If you're willing to travel across the country, there are some ok sales opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    50 work week for most employees but you get paid like you're only doing 40 hours. Upper management can be frustrating and sometimes they seem disconnected from the reality of your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try working in operations for a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Steady pay, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Management has no loyalty to employees that go above and beyond without being asked to. False promises by middle management. Negotiate wages up front in writing.Surprised this company.branch hasn't been in trouble with EEOC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone the same. "Special Privileges" for favorites promotes a hostile environment and discourages other employees to perform to their full potential. Stand by your word, if you say you are going to do something for an employee make sure you do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company poor ethics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, IA

    I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, Very Reasonably Priced Benefits, Benefits Start after 31 days, awesome coworkers who are understanding and easy to get along with

    Cons

    Hours are long, the overtime is only every other day dependent upon which team you are on if it falls right your team could get stuck with all the overtime, management needs an over haul they are very unfair and treat certain individuals with obvious favoritism, most managers don't know how to do the jobs of the working individuals, to many problems that go unreported or unchanged because the people that try to report them get fired or pushed to quit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow Up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Did not provide the growth opportunities you would have expected of such a large company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They provide you with great benefits.

    Cons

    They do not pay a lot and raises/bonuses are minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your employees.

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