Sparkling Pool Services

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Sparkling Pool Services Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    good stepping stone

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Hightstown, NJ
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Hightstown, NJ

    I have been working at Sparkling Pool Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    hard working people, promote within, diverse set of skills

    Cons

    very brief training, not as much communication as id like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have company meetings that matter, help each other grow as teams and don't belittle anyone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sparkling pool was a typical lifeguard company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Sparkling Pool Services

    Pros

    Great locations. Saw management a lot.

    Cons

    Long hours. Alone at most times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the water clearer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Worked as a disposable employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Belle Mead, NJ
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Belle Mead, NJ

    I worked at Sparkling Pool Services part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There hours were very flexible and it was fairly easy to get hired. The job is also quite easy.

    Cons

    They paid guards who have been there for three years less than new hires. The management was completely incompetent and there was a very high turnover rate. Many of the managers simply are unprofessional, lacking people skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your lifeguards better and communicate with them. Lastly, take more care in hiring your supervisors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Former Lifeguard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sparkling Pool Services Life Guard
    Former Employee - Sparkling Pool Services Life Guard

    I worked at Sparkling Pool Services part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay relative to other pool lifeguard jobs, generally relaxed environment (not sure whether or not this is still the case).

    Cons

    Constantly under-staffed, unorganized, few employees with real technical skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more management-level employees with experience fixing/working on pools - the company is very slow at fixing problems due to such a small pool of people with true technical skills - results in angry clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Experience at Sparkling Pool Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I have been working at Sparkling Pool Services part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A few great managers here, good schedule flexibility, decent pay.

    Cons

    Very little career advancement, little support from upper management, no sense of company unity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Worked for 5 years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sparkling Pool Services (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked here from ages 15-20 and the money was great for a student. All the hours I wanted and always close to home. Supervisors were great and management was professional. Also got to be tan.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours you request will not happen and you might need the money. Just keep on top of your hours and pursue them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Most of the time I felt I was more mature than the supervisors

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Freehold, NJ

    I worked at Sparkling Pool Services part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Being a lifeguard is extremely easy. You get paid for rainy days, and no one shows up to the pools early in the morning or late afternoon.

    Sparkling does pay better than most other companies teens could work for over the summer. Though the starting wages are always different. I was a senior in highschool when I applied for the position so I started at $8.25, college students start around $9. Any younger you'll be in the 7 range.

    Cons

    Some supervisors don't take the job seriously and can be neglectful. Then the pedestrians can take their wrath out on you. Over the summer my pool turned green because they didn't put enough chemicals in it and got a lot of angry homeowners.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Lifeguarding with sparkling pools

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

    I have been working at Sparkling Pool Services

    Pros

    Good hours, consistent work ,self-led

    Cons

    You will never meet your boss. He's a voice on a telephone. It's really weird. He's a bit cheap, but otherwise a decent guy.

  10.  

    Decent first job...not a career.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sparkling Pool Services

    Pros

    Has flexible hours and nice managers

    Cons

    No where near paid enough for what you do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase wages. Increase wages. Increase transparency regarding upward mobility in the company.

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