Anthony & Sylvan Pools

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Anthony & Sylvan Pools Reviews

10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best Pool Company to Work For in DC Metro Area

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Consultant  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Design Consultant in Fredericksburg, VA

    I worked at Anthony & Sylvan Pools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great reputation and brand. High quality product, great management team, competitive pricing made it easy to close the deal. Great sales contests as well.

    Cons

    Had no control over the # of leads, location, or quality. Company also tends to over staff salesman. This diminishes income potential. Job is also 100% commission and not paid until pool is excavated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feed the experienced sales staff that is proven and generates constant profit instead of adding more non pool industry salesman. This ultimately forces good salesman out because they can not maintain or grow their yearly income.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    High hopes but eventually let down

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Doesn't Matter  in  Doylestown, PA
    Current Employee - Doesn't Matter in Doylestown, PA

    I have been working at Anthony & Sylvan Pools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are good at 'weasling' your way up - you can get places. If you are good at your job, you are appriciated.

    Cons

    This place is falling back into what it used to be. I had high hopes, but I am sadly seeing they are forgetting small necessities that make a company great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your word more often. If you say we get yearly reviews - schedule them. If you say you are working on better employee benefits - don't cheap out.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging but fun. Large workload

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction  in  Doylestown, PA
    Former Employee - Construction in Doylestown, PA

    I worked at Anthony & Sylvan Pools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people
    Flexible hours depending on the role
    Caring middle management
    Great finished product

    Cons

    Workload is a struggle to stay on top of during summer months
    Senior management too far removed
    Hard to satisfy guests if landscaping is not in contract
    Some Design Consultants should be terminated for their approach in attaining a sale; but senior management praises them for generating revenue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management and even some upper management have the best intentions. But, CEO and president are unwilling to budge or adapt to changing customer needs. Consider going to sites to see the final project more, and understand why the customer may not be satifsfied.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Strong Management, Fun Environment, Great People!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting  in  Doylestown, PA
    Current Employee - Accounting in Doylestown, PA

    I have been working at Anthony & Sylvan Pools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Anthony & Sylvan Pools is:
    - Customer-focused
    - Supportive of work/life demands
    - Always celebrating employees' extra efforts with fun workplace events
    - Continuously diving in to find ways to improve throughout the company whether it be customer service, financial performance &/or business processes
    - Willing to develop employees for future roles
    - Well positioned to maintain it's leadership position in the pool construction market through it's innovative designs, strong work ethic and customer-centric approach

    Cons

    Other than possibly some minor cosmetic improvements to the backoffices in Doylestown, there really are no cons. A&S Pools is a solid company all around and it's nice knowing that you are a part of making Customer's backyard dreams come true no matter in which department you work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on striving for continuous improvement throughout the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Environment!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Doylestown, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Doylestown, PA

    I have been working at Anthony & Sylvan Pools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the things I like most about working at Anthony & Sylvan Pools is the great camaraderie and team atmosphere. There is plenty of opportunity for career advancement whether you are a pool service professional, sales minded individual or an accountant.

    Cons

    One of the drawbacks of working at Anthony & Sylvan Pools is the seasonality of the industry. The summer months can be very busy while there is down-time during the winter months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company and wonderful hardworking people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anthony & Sylvan Pools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Dedicated employees many have been with company for 15+ years. Like a 2nd family to many. Company works hard to consistently improve product and service to customers. Recognizes employees work hard especially during busy summer season.

    Cons

    Summer. Not really a con because summer is when we are the busiest, but we get through it each year. The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor day are non-stop action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listening to employees in direct contact with customers to continue to understand and improve our product and service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Currently interning for the summer

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    Current Employee - Summer Intern  in  Doylestown, PA
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Doylestown, PA

    I have been working at Anthony & Sylvan Pools as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people, fast paced environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of yet

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    nice people but limited training, low pay no reimbursements little sales support

    Former Employee - Design Consultant
    Former Employee - Design Consultant

    I worked at Anthony & Sylvan Pools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexable hours almost self scheduled

    Cons

    no sales support, your it from sale to dig, drawings permits meetings. 25% selling 75% unpaid paperwork and meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the sales force out of the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, great people!

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

    I have been working at Anthony & Sylvan Pools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Upbeat and positive atmosphere
    Family-orientied atmosphere and culture
    Collaborative team spirit
    Promotes from within

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to speak of yet. I've heard that summer hours can be long, but that is to be expected with this industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Pay, Bad Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service and Sales Technician  in  Doylestown, PA
    Former Employee - Service and Sales Technician in Doylestown, PA

    I worked at Anthony & Sylvan Pools

    Pros

    Competitive hourly salaries with sales based commission. Take home company vehicle. Work outside. Winters off.

    Cons

    no fixed daily schedule. Bad communication between customers and management leads to uncomfortable interactions between technician and customer. High stress levels due to demanding seasonal workloads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with the customer

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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