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PoolCorp – Why Work For Us?

 

Everything But the Water

With more than 3,400 employees and over 300 locations worldwide, POOLCORP leads the pack as the world's largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products.

Our inventory includes a diverse range of products, from construction materials, replacement parts and fencing to pool care products and spas, with roughly 80,000 wholesale customers around the world.

POOLCORP’s Products
 

POOLCORP offers a continuously expanding roster of products to its customers. There are presently more than 160,000 national brand and private label products in our network’s inventory. POOLCORP constantly strives to locate products at the lowest possible cost, while at the same time maximizing supply logistics to deliver the best value to our customers.

POOLCORP’s Commitment
 

Since our founding, POOLCORP’s singular focus has been exceptional value. We are dedicated to promoting growth for our customers’ businesses, expanding opportunities for our employees and increasing returns for our shareholders.

Who We Are

POOLCORP is the world’s leading independent distributor of swimming pool supplies and related equipment. We distribute a broad range of products to customers serving four principle markets:

  • Remodelers and builders, which refurbish, retrofit and overhaul existing pools and install new pools;
  • Independent retail stores, which sell swimming pool products to consumers;
  • Repair and service companies, which perform periodic maintenance and repair services, primarily for residential and small commercial pools and
  • Contractors serving the commercial and residential irrigation and landscape maintenance markets

The company distributes non-discretionary pool maintenance products, such as chemicals and replacement parts; discretionary products, such as packaged pool kits, whole goods, irrigation and landscape products, including a complete line of commercial and residential irrigation products and parts, power equipment for the professional landscape market; specialty products, which include light fixtures and built-in BBQs; and golf irrigation and water management products.

We operate over 300 sales centers throughout the US and in 10 countries in North America (US, Canada and Mexico) and Europe (France, UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium and Germany).  Each of our sales centers is operated as a business with full profit and loss responsibility, giving our organization a very entrepreneurial feel and our associates the opportunity to gain business management experience early in their careers.

Great Reasons For Choosing A Career At POOLCORP

  • Stable, growth-oriented company
  • Great training and development programs
  • We reward talent and success
  • We’re in the swimming pool industry
  • We have a history and culture of success:
    • Fortune 1000 company with exceptional shareholder returns over time
    • Named one of America’s Platinum 400 – the Best Big Companies by Forbes
    • Named one of the Market’s 10 Best Stocks of the Last Decade (Tim Hanson, The Motley Fool, December 2005)
    • Named one of the “Best Performing IPOs of the decade” by Forbes (2004)

At POOLCORP, we know that our greatest asset is our people. The rich diversity of ideas, experiences, cultures and lifestyles represented by POOLCORP employees makes it possible for us to give the best possible service to our customers. Your search for a great place to work ends right here – at POOLCORP.

POOLCORP needs talented employees at every level and anticipates even greater needs in the future. Great talent makes good business and this is true for POOLCORP. At POOLCORP it is about opportunity for your talent to be recognized and to grow. POOLCORP is committed to improving the lives of our customers by providing quality service, products and solutions that earn their trust and build relationships. Our associates are at the heart of the company, and we value teamwork, integrity and positive energy. POOLCORP has opportunities whether you are an experienced professional, have been called to serve or recently discharged from the military, a recent college graduate, a student looking for an internship, or searching for an entry level position. Join our team of dedicated, talented associates and build an exciting career with POOLCORP, the industry leader. 

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation

Base pay is targeted to be competitive with other major employers in the market seeking higher-caliber talent. Performance is reviewed annually with merit increases granted as appropriate. POOLCORP provides annual and quarterly incentive plans for eligible employees.

Benefits

The POOLCORP Health benefits program gives employees the flexibility of benefits that meet their needs and the needs of their families. POOLCORP is committed to your success. By providing you with comprehensive benefits our goal is to help you reach your fullest potential – personally and professionally. These benefits can help build a foundation for your future, as well as help you live a healthy lifestyle.  

Our employees have the opportunity to choose form an extensive offering of benefits. Some of these benefits are available from day one and include:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision care benefits
  • Company-paid life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurance
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts that provides tax- efficient savings for medical and childcare expenses
  • A Health Savings Account with a company contribution that can be used for eligible medical expenses
  • A full range of mental health benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary benefits such as whole life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, short term disability, automobile, homeowners and pet insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 15% discount
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Salary continuation in the event of illness
  • Identity Theft coverage
  • Relocation benefits

Health and Wellness

At POOLCORP, we invest heavily in the health and well-being of our workforce. We not only offer a comprehensive package of health and wellness benefits – but we also provide many programs and services that compliment it.

We Practice Prevention

POOLCORP believes that preventive medicine is the best medicine. That is why we provide each employee company-paid (100%) preventive medical coverage through our healthcare plans. We also provide many educational opportunities to help our employees make smart healthcare choices, and offer events and tools to improve their lifestyle.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation

Base pay is targeted to be competitive with other major employers in the market seeking higher-caliber talent. Performance is reviewed annually with merit increases granted as appropriate. POOLCORP provides annual and quarterly incentive plans for eligible employees.

Benefits

The POOLCORP Health benefits program gives employees the flexibility of benefits that meet their needs and the needs of their families. POOLCORP is committed to your success. By providing you with comprehensive benefits our goal is to help you reach your fullest potential – personally and professionally. These benefits can help build a foundation for your future, as well as help you live a healthy lifestyle.  

Our employees have the opportunity to choose form an extensive offering of benefits. Some of these benefits are available from day one and include:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision care benefits
  • Company-paid life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurance
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts that provides tax- efficient savings for medical and childcare expenses
  • A Health Savings Account with a company contribution that can be used for eligible medical expenses
  • A full range of mental health benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary benefits such as whole life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, short term disability, automobile, homeowners and pet insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 15% discount
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Salary continuation in the event of illness
  • Identity Theft coverage
  • Relocation benefits

Health and Wellness

At POOLCORP, we invest heavily in the health and well-being of our workforce. We not only offer a comprehensive package of health and wellness benefits – but we also provide many programs and services that compliment it.

We Practice Prevention

POOLCORP believes that preventive medicine is the best medicine. That is why we provide each employee company-paid (100%) preventive medical coverage through our healthcare plans. We also provide many educational opportunities to help our employees make smart healthcare choices, and offer events and tools to improve their lifestyle.

We Reward Healthy Efforts

We reward employees who take steps to live a healthier lifestyle. POOLCORP offers financial incentives to our healthplan participants for undergoing a yearly health assessment. These incentives are applied to offset medical costs.

Compensated Time Off

At POOLCORP, we understand how important it is to have time away from the job. We recognize that you want to be able to enjoy your life, be with your family or just re-energize. We also realize that you have responsibilities to other people and to your community. That is why we offer generous compensated time off, including the following:

  • Compensated disability
  • Jury duty leave and bereavement
  • Leave of absence, including maternity, military, and company discretionary leave
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Paid time off – 13 to 23 days, based on years of service

We reward employees who take steps to live a healthier lifestyle. POOLCORP offers financial incentives to our healthplan participants for undergoing a yearly health assessment. These incentives are applied to offset medical costs.

Employee Development

Manager Trainee Program

POOLCORP has a formal manager in training program available to recent graduates with education in the following disciplines:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Industrial Distribution
  • Professional Selling & Sales
  • Management
  • Business Administration

The program is designed to nurture effective leadership skills that will help you progress. Our manager trainee program is a well developed progression plan that quickly orients talented and competent individuals into the POOLCORP environment. Employees move quickly into sales and operations management roles. Advancement is based primarily on demonstrated performance and the desire to seek greater challenges.

Manager Trainee Social Network

Connect and communicate with POOLCORP online. Our social media sites allow you to become a part of the conversation and stay on top of the company’s latest accolades and employment opportunities. You can connect with current and past Manager Trainees.

Internships

Paid U.S. internships are available for outstanding college students. As an intern you’ll gain hands-on experience at one of our sales centers throughout the company. Interns work alongside the leaders in the industry, offering them a unique opportunity to observe a challenging and fast paced work environment while at the same time developing skills and a greater understanding of the wholesale distribution industry as a whole.  Many of our interns join POOLCORP after graduation as a member of our manager trainee program.

Career Development Support

We invest heavily in our employees’ development to maximize the success of our company and the success of our people. POOLCORP employees have access to worldwide resources to enable them to achieve professional and personal growth. These resources include:

Personal Development Management Training

POOLCORP offers management training through a personal development plan. It provides existing employees with the opportunity to move vertically, allows for the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in their field of expertise, or make lateral moves to broaden their range of skills. 

Job and Technical Training

In addition to professional top-notch professional skills, POOLCORP focuses on in-depth industry and technical training to keep you up to date on emerging technologies and skills valued in the marketplace.

Education Reimbursement Program

POOLCORP provides assistance for external education in addition to our internal training programs. 

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    Simply amazing.

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    Pros

    PoolCorp is an industry leader in the pool business, and the culture shows it! Friendly staff and employees, I honestly had to write this review so I could look at the other reviews I have never worked at PoolCorp! PC not only met my expectations but raised them.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

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    Continue doing what your doing!

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Additional Info

Website www.poolcorp.com
Headquarters Covington, LA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1983
Type Company - Public (POOL)
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

With more than 3,200 employees and over 300 locations worldwide, POOLCORP leads the pack as the world's largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool and landscaping supplies, equipment and related leisure products. Our inventory includes a diverse range of products, from construction materials, replacement parts and fencing to pool care products and spas, with more than... More

Mission: To provide exceptional value to our customers and suppliers, creating exceptional return for our shareholders while providing exceptional opportunities for our employees.... More

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