Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies

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Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
96 Reviews
2.7
96 Reviews
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Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies Chairman and CEO Lawrence H. Hayward
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Learned a lot about pools as one can imagine which was really helpful because I have a pool (in 3 reviews)

  • They also try to promote from within and offer succession planning and training for employees (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Hence always understaffed and low pay (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours during the summer time (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Don't waste your time

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies

    Pros

    It's interesting and the customers are usually good. There is no holiday rush here if your in a winter market. And they will promote you fast up to store manager.

    Cons

    Required to work 55+ hours a week for several months straight. Only paid 1/2 time for OT!?(for some mgrs this is less than min wage!) Even if you've been there awhile and won their top awards, you will probably only make as much as an assistant manager at fast food spot. 2 weeks of vacation , but you have to use 1 when they close for Christmas, so really just one. 3 sick days, but you can't take them or even know how many you have? Managers don't get paid for most holidays even though they have to work them ( mgrs get 3, everyone else 6).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company claims to be pool experts, but most of the stores are run by people that have been doing this for less than 2 years. Pay your managers a decent salary, and they will stick around.

  2.  

    Great Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Westland, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Westland, MI

    I worked at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedule
    -Lots of down time

    Cons

    -Long slow days
    -Lots of information to process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies

    Pros

    Everything from employees down to the work.

    Cons

    Wishing i can get hired full time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing excellent job... Keep up the good work!!!

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  5.  

    Great Summer Job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies

    Pros

    Easy to pick up information.

    Cons

    Pay did not resemble amount of supplies sold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    For someone who is willing to work hard, there are a lot of advancement opportunities. The Executive Board really does care about their employees.

    Cons

    As with any corporation, there is a lot of red tape but nothing to overwhelming. Pay could always be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    a fun place to work

    Cons

    uniform ooks like walmart employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your people and allow manager to wear more professional clothes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn and advance quickly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time

    Pros

    Learn the ins and outs of the pool industry. Lectures from vendors and manufactures on options and use.
    Lots of overtime during the summer and enough time to enjoy winter holidays off if desired.

    Cons

    Constant struggle to make labor budget..... not enough customers or sales for the day... someone is going home early.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prevent SM turn-over by offering more competitive salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Would love to go back!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, pay was awesome! Team attitude, great promotions, great encouragement

    Cons

    I have no complaints at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the great managers

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

    Excellent company to learn and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of training. Major equipment, chemicals, and trouble-shooting.

    Cons

    Like all retail, make the most with the least as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those that work hard. Provide competitive salaries to keep the knowledge base.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    No too shabby

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    lots of over time, great training, room to move up.

    Cons

    no commision, reak of chlorine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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