Ferguson Enterprises

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Ferguson Enterprises Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
261 Reviews
2.9
261 Reviews
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Ferguson Enterprises President and CEO Frank Roach
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, good values even though my managers didn't practice them (in 21 reviews)

  • Compare this training program with some of the other large post grad programs (i (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • The extremely long hours and extremely low pay were the reason for me leaving the company (in 30 reviews)

  • With that said, other managers appreciate the work life balance and can be great mentors (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    This was a really nice company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The branch that I worked for is located at a warehouse area. I started as a temp and after three months, I was hired full time. Co-workers and management were really nice to work with. We all got along. As a receptionist, I had no previous experienced, however, I learned so much there and the person that trained me was very patient and kind. If you want to advance in the company, there are good opportunities for that. Work environment is really nice inside the Company.

    Cons

    My starting pay was pretty decent, however the raises were too low. Since the company is located in a warehouse area, you will need to own a car because the public transportation is not accessible to the company.

    Recommends
  2.  

    great opportunity, must be highly dedicated time wise

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Very diverse company. Has many opportunities. Good pay, benefits.

    Cons

    The workload is high, the demands are high and present a significant challenge to maintaining a work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Where to go?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you are happy with your current salary and position you will always have a job.

    Cons

    No clear career path for people wanting to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time training your employees on how to sell, not how to take orders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The ins and outs of the plumbing business

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    Former Employee - Sales/Management Trainee
    Former Employee - Sales/Management Trainee

    I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have a great training program and a great distribution network.

    Cons

    This company expects 55+ hr week and likes to pay for a 35 hr. I also saw little long term growth potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good start for college graduate...just don't stay too long

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    Former Employee - Insides Sales I in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Insides Sales I in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, fun and laid back atmosphere, great co-workers, yearly raises can be very nice, training program is challenging but well worth the skills you obtain.

    Cons

    Ferguson promotes a work life balance but then requires a 50 hour work week with monthly Saturday work and inventory weekends twice a year. Also, depending on the branch, it can be difficult (as a woman) working with so many men in such a manly industry (comments, sexism). Promotions and advancement takes a lot of time for the majority of people. Yearly raises are so low it doesn't make a difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't overlook at your valuable employees that are deserving of a promotion. There are too many favorites with senior management and it reminded me too much of high school. If you weren't in the cool club good luck with trying to advance in your career here.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ferguson

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Hampton, VA

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

    Pros

    great work environment, love the opportunities. I'm in a training program where I'm on a fast track to outside sales.

    Cons

    Not really any cons, I love where I work. It's a great work environment. I love it and the people are great.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outside Sales - Waterworks

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES

    I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Earning potential can be great when the market is hot.

    Cons

    Earning potential can be poor when the market is down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to increase base salary and lower commissions to retain employees over the long term.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall good experience and I gained incredible experience in P&L and HR management

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hard working and caring associates.

    Cons

    Company has become so large that it has lost its ability to be nimble b/c of its bureaucratic processes. Opportunities for professional and compensation advancements are becoming harder to come by for middle to upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Company, Questionable Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA

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

    Pros

    Ferguson as a company is fantastic. Very supportive of it's employees, great benefits and lots of employee engagement. The company tries hard to make sure employees have a good work/home balance.
    They offer lots of opportunity for professional development within the organization and genuinely care about their employees.

    Cons

    Management seems to reward those who find ways to do less while holding back those that work hardest. There is a lot of talk about improving but never any action.
    A lot of politics goes on and it can be frustrating for someone who genuinely cares about the company and it's future. There is a lot of taking credit for other people's work and keeping the little guy down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the majority of the management staff, including the executives, could really benefit from some management training. Pay more attention to and reward those employees who are actually producing results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Management Trainee in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Management Trainee in Newport News, VA

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

    Pros

    Pay was great
    Benefits are top notch
    Leadership is generally incredibly knowledgeable about their field
    They are by far the #1 company in their space

    Cons

    Sitting in a cubicle all day got boring
    Working at the Headquarters fresh out of college can be daunting and lack the opportunities to experience things in the industry that you really need to be successful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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