PoolCorp Reviews

Updated March 13, 2014
Updated March 13, 2014
35 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PoolCorp

    Pros

    opportunities, solid company, and growing

    Cons

    I have no issues with the company

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    An exciting company to start and grow your career with.

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

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

    Pros

    Management training program (MIT) allowed for a smooth transition into a full time management posititon. The potential to learn multiple facets of the company, and how to manage personel, inventory, logistics, and finances.
    Jobs are available across the country and even internationally.
    The benefits are above par, with a growing welness program.

    Cons

    Summer seasonal work hours are a little long.

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Center Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Center Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Center Manager

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

    Pros

    If you are willing to work the sky is the limit
    Travel opportunities
    Quick advancement (manager of a million dollar store after 2 years)
    Ability to live all over the country (300 locations)
    Great culture
    Casual work place

    Cons

    The base pay is lower than average and if you are working in a market that isnt strong (yet) it can be tough to reach your bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once someone has proved themselves please compensate them. It is crazy to lose a potentially life long employee over a few bucks a pay check

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  5.  

    A great hands on company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Center Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Center Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at PoolCorp full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You learn from the bottom up at the sales center location but gain an incredible amount of knowledge, training, and hands-on experience through our MIT training course.

    Cons

    During the height of the season, depending on your location, work is extremely intense. However, it's well worth it if you take the time to cultivate your work environment and well as building and growing your customer relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are the best in the business. Let us show you how good we really are by letting us make the decisions that really need to be made that can make our business grow.

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  6.  

    Great company for the right person. Fast paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Center Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Center Manager

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

    Pros

    -Continuous training opportunities
    -Friendly employees
    -Every day provides a new challenge
    -Not a "typical" office (cubical) work environment
    -Great Benifits
    -Relocation possibilities
    -Promotion opportunities

    Cons

    -Long hours during peak seasons
    -Outdated inventory management system
    -Salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new system to replace outdate Prelude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Solid place to begin a career for recent college graduates.

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

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

    Pros

    -Manager in Training program is a great fit for recent college graduates.
    -Strong opportunities for advancement if you are a driven employee.
    -Personable management. From sales center level up to the top.
    -Work experience is great. You really have the opportunity to make an impact and your ideas are listened to at the branch level.
    -Good yearly bonus opportunities for managers.
    -Benefits package is good and has improved the past few years.

    Cons

    -Many pool and spa companies still operate like it is the 90's. You have to be very patient with customers and some vendors who at times may lack professionalism. (There are many exceptions to this though don't get me wrong)
    -Salaries are somewhat lower than you'd hope but you won't starve either.
    -Seasonality of the business can sometimes make for long days in season.
    -Fast paced warehouse environment. As a manager you must be able to deal with people from different backgrounds and figure out how to get the most out of your team.
    -If you want to wear business casual type clothes to work everyday this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -I would give former MIT's a salary raise after 3 years of employment. This would help to retain talented managers and prevent them from looking around at other opportunities.

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  8.  

    Great post-collegiate opportunity.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - World and industry leader in their field.
    - National company, able to relocate as desired.
    - MIT Program is a great leadership opportunity for a recent college grad.
    - Jeans and Sneakers to work.
    - Senior Management is apporachable, actually learns your name.
    - Large company, very small feel.
    - The employees like to let loose.
    - Company car, cell phone, etc.
    - Excellent insurance benefits.
    - Values-based selling philosophy.
    - Continued oppotrunity for internal training and development (Diamond Sales Certification).

    Cons

    - ERP system is out of 1975.
    - Being a publicly traded company can lead to some regulatory headaches.
    - On the lower-end of the $ based compensation.

    Customers can be a pain, yeah, but that's not unique to PoolCorp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about paying the former MITs a bit more, consider an update to SAP or GUI-based ERP system.

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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treats their employees very well

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MIT  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - MIT in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, even beyond monetary ones. Company really puts employees first. Good company cohesion, everyone is willing to work together. Great training program.

    Cons

    Seems slightly like a blue collar corporate environment at times. Some customers seem desperately behind the times, and this causes them to sometimes be difficult to work with. Salaries can be a bit low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating employees well, but bring salaries to a more competitive levels to retain employees longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    PoolCorp has given me a great chance to succeed.

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

    I have been working at PoolCorp full-time

    Pros

    Great manager in training program that encompasses almost every aspect of the business, and gave me a chance to sling shot my carrer. Lots of room to move up and grow with this company as it continues to grow. The training includes great programs for marketing, sales of any product, presentations, and financial analysis.

    Cons

    Thus far the biggest complaint is the warehouse management software. It takes a while to get used to, even with the training program, but has been even more difficult to teach to new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on the inventory management system

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience, effort required.

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

    I worked at PoolCorp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work is seasonal - in temperate climates this means easy work during colder periods.
    Opportunities exist to advance in the company, from warehouse positions to management.

    Cons

    Work is seasonal - busier periods during the warmer months can mean lots of work.

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