PoolCorp

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This is the first job I have worked where I look forward to work!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in New York, NY
Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in New York, NY

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

Pros

Friendly and outgoing workers, Competitive salary and benefits, Different experience every day at work, Never a dull moment, Ability to work into promotions and increased responsibility.

Cons

Heavy knowledge of product and sales techniques needed to succeed, Must be willing to work hard, Can experience high workloads during the season (I like to see as a positive).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep heading in the direction our company has taken!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    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 (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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great post-collegiate opportunity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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