PoolCorp

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PoolCorp Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
35 Reviews
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35 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good start to career path

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Multiple in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - Multiple in Covington, LA

    I worked at PoolCorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are within or under a solid manager you will learn a great deal about all aspects of business and be given exceptional opportunities within your first 5 years with the company.

    Cons

    Seems to be a ceiling once you reach branch manager level as there is a bottle neck of qualified individuals who are waiting for the baby boomer generation to move on and out of upper tiers of management. While Poolcorp is one of the leaders in the pool industry their overall technical infrastructure is 2 decades behind todays business environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in new technical infrastructure and make for positions and compensation that will keep MIT's until regional manager positions, and above, open in the next decade.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Tiring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse
    Former Employee - Warehouse

    I worked at PoolCorp part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good beginning money, great relationships with customers, and once you get a hang of the computer system its pretty easy to do most things

    Cons

    Haphazard training and safety orientation, barely happened for me. Some customers expect you to know everything right off the bat and tell them how to do their jobs. Felt pressured into constant movement even when others were dicking around b/c I was lower in the totem pole. Some management will mess with your standing to further themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow up on training employees and consider adjusting your local budgets to help keep the good ones, keep more of an openness toward mental health issues. Healthy mind, Healthy Body, Healthy employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Unhappy employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at PoolCorp

    Pros

    Fun people to work with at the branch level

    Cons

    Pay is low and it is difficult to move up the company ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay should be equal to experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company, but low pay for the responsibility

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You're a decision maker and what you do influences the market. You get to help people run their companies and act as a consultant. Expense account.

    Cons

    They do not pay you enough. There are opportunities for advancement, if you go where you are needed. Very demanding goals, and much of your performance is weather related.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not much related to Supply Chain

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at PoolCorp as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with

    Cons

    Misleading to bring you into the company, not much growth there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity exists, but be prepared to work for it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Strong company
    Solid infrastructure
    Business will never die (people will always enjoy swimming)

    Cons

    Can be very VERY seasonal
    Hours can be awful in the demanding months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    NICE

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Buyer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Buyer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at PoolCorp

    Pros

    Nice place to get experience in a midsize growing corporate environment,

    Cons

    Upper management kills your bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Divise a diffrent method of purchasing early buys and define the rebates at the branch level.

  9.  

    Decent wage, poorly organized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shipper in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Shipper in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good wage, fun staff, lotsa inventory to learn. Good hours and benefits. Was close to home, overtime available

    Cons

    Poorly organized, compny was bought out and management had trouble transitioning to the new system corporate office was implimrnting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Drawbacks of a Publically Owned Co.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CDL Delivery Truck Driver
    Former Employee - CDL Delivery Truck Driver

    I worked at PoolCorp

    Pros

    Good Benifits, needed time off handled appropriately, access to tecnical info is good, monthly meetings for updates and to handle problems were consistant.

    Cons

    Poor rate of pay, response to problems was very slow or non - existant in some cases, bullying by senior employees was a problem, inappropriate shifting of responsibilities was cronic, over sight of poor employee relations was inconsistant. Inconsistant price changes to certain customers was rampant where big customers received unfair loww prices and small customers received unfair high prices. This resulted in a high rate of theft.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping low wages to satisfy investors return is not condusive to a well functioning company and that will produce better returns. A better model for assignment of responsibilities is needed. Less emphasis on the importance of senior employees where production over-rides quality of results.

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