Ferguson Enterprises
2.8 of 5 213 reviews
www.ferguson.com Newport News, VA 5000+ Employees

Ferguson Enterprises Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2014

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76% Approve of the CEO

Ferguson Enterprises President and CEO Frank Roach

Frank Roach

(82 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good benefits, good values even though my managers didn't practice them"
    in 18 reviews
  • "The training program I had right out of college was actually pretty good and the initial people I worked with top notch"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "The extremely long hours and extremely low pay were the reason for me leaving the company"
    in 28 reviews
  • "With that said, other managers appreciate the work life balance and can be great mentors"
    in 8 reviews
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Good people but bad management

front line support technician (Former Employee)
Newport News, VA

I worked at Ferguson Enterprises as a contractor for less than a year

ProsVery knowledgeable people, always willing to help you advance you knowledge of the systems. Willing to work with you on anything that come up in personal life.

ConsOnly moves up if you are in with the right people. They look to much at the numbers and not the person or the support that is given. Managers are not seen on the floor, or care about the employees

Advice to Senior ManagementTake time to ask employees how they are doing

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Went off track of the training syllabus. Didn't follow time guidelines given

Sales Trainee (Former Employee)
Sheboygan, WI

I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time for less than a year

ProsExcellent company culture. Great people to work with

ConsThe expectations are different based on the regions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Decent Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood benefits and vacation plan.

ConsLong hours. Demanding customers. You have to be in with the in crowd to advance.

Advice to Senior ManagementNotice the hard workers that are not with the in crowd.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Long hours, low pay, frustrating tools and procedures.

Assistant Operations Manager (Former Employee)
Pittsburg, CA

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

ProsWorked with some good people. If you're willing to travel across the country, there are some ok sales opportunities for advancement.

Cons50 work week for most employees but you get paid like you're only doing 40 hours. Upper management can be frustrating and sometimes they seem disconnected from the reality of your job.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry working in operations for a week.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Self centered managers that like to MICRO manage

Branch Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood benefits, good values even though my managers didn't practice them. Strong HQ support.

ConsMicro management. My customers were very upset my boss let me go after 9yrs and threw Ferg's quotes in the trash after I was let go. Mgmt only cares about how they look on paper and not about they people that got them there.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire the good ole boy managers and start over. My boss was connected with the Regional and District managers. He used smoke and mirrors to make himself look good. No matter how well my branch preformed ultimately he took the credit for it even though he never helped or attempted to assist me to reach out to my customers. The only time I heard from him was when sales were down and if I had a Stellar month all I would get was "what does next month look like"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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bad company bad management good benefits

COUNTER SALES (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC

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

Prosgood benefits cool coworkers oppurtunity

Consbad management terrible pay no incentive

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company poor ethics

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Waterloo, IA

I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises full-time

ProsGood Pay, Very Reasonably Priced Benefits, Benefits Start after 31 days, awesome coworkers who are understanding and easy to get along with

ConsHours are long, the overtime is only every other day dependent upon which team you are on if it falls right your team could get stuck with all the overtime, management needs an over haul they are very unfair and treat certain individuals with obvious favoritism, most managers don't know how to do the jobs of the working individuals, to many problems that go unreported or unchanged because the people that try to report them get fired or pushed to quit

Advice to Senior ManagementGrow Up!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time for more than a year

ProsSteady pay, decent benefits.

ConsManagement has no loyalty to employees that go above and beyond without being asked to. False promises by middle management. Negotiate wages up front in writing.Surprised this company.branch hasn't been in trouble with EEOC.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everyone the same. "Special Privileges" for favorites promotes a hostile environment and discourages other employees to perform to their full potential. Stand by your word, if you say you are going to do something for an employee make sure you do it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Long thankless hours.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood pay if you can negotiate it up front. Good benefits available.

ConsConstantly changing responsibilities. Company constantly adding responsibilities to existing, without allowing additional time to complete, and without incentives. The incentives are actually reverse incentives...do them or else....
Training is mainly offered as self paced web based and we have to take it while performing our daily job roles.
Hours are long, inflexible. Management does not back up branch associates.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer real job opportunities and make career path clear. Quit shoving web based training at us that we have to take while still taking phone calls and placing orders for customers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The company is exploding - - - that explains it all.

Sales Consultant (Current Employee)

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

ProsIf you want career, advancement and opportunity, Ferguson has it.

ConsLots of hours, lots of work, lots of challenge, but that's part of being part of a company in the right place at the right time.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo individual to share, but we need to remember, they were us once, and hopefully they can understand that we were them; do they remember the 4am calls, the day after day, after day or long hours.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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