Ferguson Enterprises Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. 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 a year)

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

    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.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Where to go?

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. 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 a 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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  7. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  8. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Earning potential can be great when the market is hot.

    Cons

    Earning potential can be poor when the market is down.

    Advice to Management

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

  9. Helpful (1)

    ferguson fire & fab

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Addison, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not a bad job if you are in sales or management. Good pay excellent benefits managers make 60k. Huge corporation

    Cons

    Tons of drama in the fab shop, have to watch your back. Most fabricators are under paid management does not have a good track record for handling day to day operations.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Excellent Company, Questionable Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Great customer service and great employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - COUNTER SALES in City of Industry, CA
    Current Employee - COUNTER SALES in City of Industry, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security and ability to promote. Also the ability to move around the company is a big plus.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get compensated fairly.

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