PoolCorp Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. System Analyst/Software Support

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst

    I have been working at PoolCorp

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

    Pros

    I love my job and it's a great opportunity to further my experience and i enjoy working there doing software support and helping users on daily basis.

    Cons

    My only feeling is that I want to be in California and do not wish to stay long term in Louisiana. However I am told that option is not available for now and it could be years before i can work remotely.

    Advice to Management

    I am loyal and hard working individual and willing to learn and share the knowledge i have acquired from experience and help my company in any way I can.


  2. Inside Sales

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

    I worked at PoolCorp

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Paid Holidays

    Cons

    Extremely bust during the summer

    Advice to Management

    People should be number one prioritiy


  3. Inside sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PoolCorp full-time

    Pros

    It is great to work here

    Cons

    The job really is seasonal


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  5. Operations Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at PoolCorp (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good experience in this field, fast pace

    Cons

    Not compensated enough, you will work long hours and you will be tasked with lots of different things all the time


  6. Customer service counter sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - COUNTER SALES in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - COUNTER SALES in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at PoolCorp full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, great branch management, family environment. Career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Beyond the branch you are just a number. Out dated software.

    Advice to Management

    Stop setting unrealistic goals.


  7. inside sales assoiciate

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Charlotte, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Charlotte, FL

    I have been working at PoolCorp full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The hours are great!

    Cons

    My Pay could be better.


  8. It can work for certain type of people

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

    I have been working at PoolCorp full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very laid back, fair people, not as rule oriented.

    Cons

    Unstructured sometimes, not very professional, niche industry so skills may not translate.

    Advice to Management

    In a seasonal industry, consistent leadership is key.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Operation Manager

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

    I worked at PoolCorp

    Pros

    There is excellent pay, benefits, and customers. I really enjoyed meeting customers and listening to their stories.

    Cons

    College Grads please please do not waste your time applying to work here. PoolCorp pretends to want change into their company, unfortunately they do not. This company uses what I call the "good ol boy" method. You will not be judged by your work only by if you fit in. I believe corporate is blind to the operations of scp and spp 's. That's scary to me! You WILL BE treated unfairly when you work for a Scp or Spp.

    Advice to Management

    The culture of an organization will make or break a business. You'll miss out on good talent not setting that culture you want all employees to experience.


  10. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at PoolCorp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The culture of the oompany is good

    Cons

    Salaries and compensation could be better


  11. Good company if you just want a paycheck

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

    I worked at PoolCorp

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Management has a kind of hands off approach and let's you focus on your tasks and assignments. Managers will offer guidance and assistance as needed which is nice when you need the support, they aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. Access to online company resources for expanding industry knowledge and staying up to date with industry trends. Great training program for recent college graduates.

    Cons

    - Like most companies, there are always some managers that are threatened by ambitious employees. If you are constantly looking for new challenges, problems to fix, or inefficiencies to eliminate then you will have to deal with lots of negative criticisms and resistance from those lazy managers. - There also seems to be a huge lack of communication between departments, this results in small problems become large ones and lots of wasted labor hours. - Management doesn't seem to care for improving small problems or realize that pennies lost can add up to significant losses. - Limited career advancement opportunities. - Due to low performance standards you are easily replaceable, don't expect to be valued at what you're worth (regardless of experience, education, or contribution to the company).

    Advice to Management

    Increasing sales are always important but so is saving dollars in the value/supply chain. These savings can have massive impacts on the bottom line and suggested improvements for warehouse and transportation operations should not be shrugged off. I also suggest having branch managers hold (at least weekly) meeting with their staff and with department reps to share information and give performance updates. This will also allow for people to work together to generate reasonable and effective solutions for existing problems. Increasing communication increases teamwork which leads to solutions.



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