PoolCorp Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
35 Reviews
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35 Reviews
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  1.  

    Well ran company and an industry leader with great salary and benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment. Benefits, salary, PTO and stock options.

    Cons

    Slow to execute plan and follow up could use a little more attention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good start to career path

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Multiple in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - Multiple in Covington, LA

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

    Pros

    If you are within or under a solid manager you will learn a great deal about all aspects of business and be given exceptional opportunities within your first 5 years with the company.

    Cons

    Seems to be a ceiling once you reach branch manager level as there is a bottle neck of qualified individuals who are waiting for the baby boomer generation to move on and out of upper tiers of management. While Poolcorp is one of the leaders in the pool industry their overall technical infrastructure is 2 decades behind todays business environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in new technical infrastructure and make for positions and compensation that will keep MIT's until regional manager positions, and above, open in the next decade.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    recruiters go after over qualified candidates for the job.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Fairfield, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Fairfield, OH

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

    Pros

    high potential for max bonus but very hard to achieve, ability to manipulate your operational success if you work your reports strategically

    Cons

    long stressful hours, not enough qualified seasonal help for the time you need them or the number of people you need. underpaid, customers do what ever they want and it makes it difficult to run smoothly based on their every need,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay field managers more, bonuses don't pay the bills nor can we count on maxing them out and we are working 50-60 hours a week 4-6 months out of the year. allow us more seasonal workers or allow them to start earlier and work longer throughout the year before we have to cut them loose. too much work to do with only the full time staff when seasonal workers aren't available. consider remodeling bonus structure for a monthly payout to ops mangers that are attainable. that would help motivate us to reach our goals on a monthly basis and help make up for a low salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Tiring

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    Former Employee - Warehouse
    Former Employee - Warehouse

    I worked at PoolCorp part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good beginning money, great relationships with customers, and once you get a hang of the computer system its pretty easy to do most things

    Cons

    Haphazard training and safety orientation, barely happened for me. Some customers expect you to know everything right off the bat and tell them how to do their jobs. Felt pressured into constant movement even when others were dicking around b/c I was lower in the totem pole. Some management will mess with your standing to further themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow up on training employees and consider adjusting your local budgets to help keep the good ones, keep more of an openness toward mental health issues. Healthy mind, Healthy Body, Healthy employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Unhappy employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at PoolCorp

    Pros

    Fun people to work with at the branch level

    Cons

    Pay is low and it is difficult to move up the company ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay should be equal to experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PoolCorp

    Pros

    opportunities, solid company, and growing

    Cons

    I have no issues with the company

  8.  

    All depends on which branch you end up at.

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    Former Employee - MIT in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - MIT in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great Opportunities
    Good training
    Good bonus and benefits

    Cons

    Low salary due to heavy bonuses that are hard to hit
    Very little organization
    If you end up at a branch and your branch manager doesn't like you. You will get fired within 1 year.
    Overworked and under appreciated. I worked 70 hour weeks and was told to do more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time matching up MITs with their destination branches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company, but low pay for the responsibility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You're a decision maker and what you do influences the market. You get to help people run their companies and act as a consultant. Expense account.

    Cons

    They do not pay you enough. There are opportunities for advancement, if you go where you are needed. Very demanding goals, and much of your performance is weather related.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    PoolCorp: Great Culture. Exceptional Opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative

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

    Pros

    Here are my top three reasons I love working for Pool Corp:

    1. Motivated, Fun Loving, Professional and Driven Culture

    Pool Corp is top notch company that takes itself seriously, but not too seriously. I love being able to use my MBA skills in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.

    2. Career Paths and Places to Live are Unlimited

    With close to 300 distribution centers in the continental United States, myriad more in nine other countries and our support center in Covington,LA there are so many career paths you can take without having to bounce around between companies. And there are so many options to choose where you want to live and work. This makes the quality of life amazing for me!

    3. Pool Corp Genuinley Cares About their Employees

    PoolCorp provides excellent benefits and training oppotunities. They are always developing leaders and doing their best to provide us with exceptional advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    There is only one downside that comes to mind. Since Pool Corp is an international company, many of the jobs available for advancement require relocation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    An exciting company to start and grow your career with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

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

    Pros

    Management training program (MIT) allowed for a smooth transition into a full time management posititon. The potential to learn multiple facets of the company, and how to manage personel, inventory, logistics, and finances.
    Jobs are available across the country and even internationally.
    The benefits are above par, with a growing welness program.

    Cons

    Summer seasonal work hours are a little long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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