Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies

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Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
95 Reviews
2.6
95 Reviews
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Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies Chairman and CEO Lawrence H. Hayward
Lawrence H. Hayward
49 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • For someone who is willing to work hard, there are a lot of advancement opportunities (in 4 reviews)


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

  • Upper managers need better training on motivating store managers to produce high sales figures (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good job weak pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Cerritos, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cerritos, CA

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    it is a stable job, very flexible for a store manager, you became expert in pool stuff, annual conference in a very neat hotel for a long weekend, easy to transfer from location to another. great benefits.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, too much information to know and to remember, train people is very difficult, a lot of responsibilities, less hours in the winter and crazy busy in the summer...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more competitive pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies

    Pros

    People are nice, good culture. Management works hard at helping figure out commission.

    Cons

    Compensation for commission not always accurate

  3.  

    Dangling carrot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - District Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, expectations of ignoring your family life and giving all to a company that only cares about the bottom line.

    Cons

    The executives have a bonus plan that pays for bottom line performance period. Therefore they minimize costs in the fall to make the bottom line improvements which results in chopping labor and overworking the store management staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees more like a family

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    find another job elsewhere

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    it's a job thats it

    Cons

    chemical smell all the time/ hours cut/pay terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    now that larry's retireing it's going to get worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not everything they make it out to be.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The regular customers were friendly, in and out, and easy to help.

    Cons

    Peak season of Summer and hours are cut down to part time and some people are let go. When hired, what you are told about pay and hour is not accurate. Unrealistic view of talking to "every customer" about $1000+ equipment, even if it's a woman with her child just looking at @ $10 pool toys. The only way to grow with the company is to be pushy, pushy pushy ant meet their $70 APC. (Average (dollar amount) Per Customer)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of opening more Leslie's store, concentrate on taking care of the employees that have already committed to working for your company. If you want to show great customer service, stop leaving your employees that know very very little about the company in charge by themselves at 1 month of employment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Store Manager - over worked not enough family time

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Sayville, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Sayville, NY

    I worked at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    salary was ok. the fun enthusiastic environment makes for a fast day. fast paced environment and you grow to like your employees

    Cons

    no work/life balance. high chemical smell all the time. most of the staff is seasonal so there is limited committment from their part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stick to a 5 day work week for salaried employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good first job experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies

    Pros

    Working at Leslie's isn't so bad. Easy to learn, fast paced during summer time, good for students to apply.

    Cons

    Poor pay for anything above Lead Sales Associate, long winter hours, constant budget cuts with impossible to meet budgets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire whoever currently budgets. When you increase profited budgets, costs should go up as well. They have no clue how to budget based on that affect the hours/pay of employees that stay long term.

  9.  

    Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Representative
    Current Employee - Representative

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    On my own a lot.

    Cons

    This company makes it very difficult to do your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy employees work harder for you. No one is happy. Moral is at an all time low. You cannot continue to expect double digit growth in established territories.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed Feelings

    Current Employee - Service Technician  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great recruiters, managers are very good at making the numbers seem attainable

    Cons

    Once you get the job you soon realize that the numbers the managers offered you at the beginning are something that you really cant attain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    oh god where to start.......

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    No too shabby

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    • 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 for less than a 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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