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The Pond Guy Overview

Armada, MI
51 to 200 employees
1994
Company - Private
Other Retail Stores
Unknown / Non-Applicable
The Pond Guy® is a growing company with over 100 employees. We are a pond and lake, water garden supply and service company with customers in all 50 states. We have customers with large ponds used for swimming, fishing and ice skating and customers with decorative water ... Read more

Mission: To be a group of passionate, knowledgeable pond people helping the world enjoy ponds. We offer innovative, proven solutions delivered with a commitment to complete satisfaction... guaranteed.

The Pond Guy – Why Work With Us?


So many wonderful reasons!
NOT SEASONAL –

While we do offer a few positions to those looking for extra work in the summer, the rest of our employees are with us year-round. You’re probably asking yourself, “What can they do to a pond that’s frozen over?” The short and simple answer is not much. As our busy season continues to grow, the preparation time grows with it. We dedicate a lot of our winter months to training our employees and completing projects to make our busy season that much easier and efficient for our customers and our employees. In addition, the business-to-business side of our company, Airmax, Inc., builds and manufactures inventory during the winter for spring distribution.

GREAT BENEFITS –

The Pond Guy has a variety of benefits. We offer:

  • Health, vision and dental insurance for you and your dependents. The Pond Guy provides a monthly contribution to help cover these costs.
  • Short-term disability insurance. This is a great option for employees as it provides coverage for injuries and/or surgeries for events that occur outside of work as well as maternity leave.
  • Life insurance at NO COST to the employee.
  • 401k with employer match. Our plan is absolutely amazing! Once eligible, if you choose not to contribute to your 401k, The Pond Guy still provides a 3% match. If you contribute 5% or more, The Pond Guy ups their contribution to 4%.
  • Profit Sharing is rolled into your 401k.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) after 90 days.
  • Paid Holidays after 1 year.
  • Option to earn 2 additional paid holidays before your 1-year anniversary.
  • Monthly birthday luncheons.
  • Awesome events team that hosts everything from chair massages, bonfires, company outings, slushies and more.
  • Free Pond Guy swag.

ON-SITE AMENITIES – 

We have a brand new, kitchen and break room which features café style seating and couches. We also have an outside eating area with a great view of our Koi pond and a full-size pond just a 5-minute walk away with another great seating area. We have our own iced tea machine which is made daily and our own slushy machine for those hot days!

OUR CULTURE –

We’ve all had that first day on the job… The one where we’re so impressed with the company’s excitement of their core values only to find out that that’s it. That’s where it ends. The book shuts and they’re never spoken of again. That’s not us. We know that to ensure our culture reflects our core values we must practice them every day and work hard to continue, grow and sharpen them. We openly discuss these core values through our quarterly review process as well as through our training. We actively look for individuals to join our team who share these values!

OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPOSURE –

When people hear The Pond Guy, they most commonly picture 2 guys in a garage with a boat or a sprayer and are surprised when they learn of everything we do in house. Our departments consist of Accounting, Customer Service (phone and face-to-face), Outside Sales, Facilities/Maintenance, Production, Product Development, Repair Center, Warehouse (Shipping & Receiving), Marketing, Creative Design, IT, Software Development, HR, Purchasing and Local Services which includes Applicators and Technicians. Our non-busy season allows us to do cross training and provide exposure to the different possibilities for career growth.

SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST… THE PEOPLE!! –

Hands down the top ranked item that employees love about working here is the people. Employees often describe our working environment as a laid-back environment with high expectations. Very contradictory right? We say the same thing every time it comes up. It’s usually explained as a place they feel they can relate and communicate with coworkers and enjoy the comradery and teamwork of driving to meet their goals together. Our culture creates an environment of caring and working hard to ensure our customers receive a quality product in an efficient manner. Apply now to become part of The Pond Guy Tribe!

The Pond Guy Reviews

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    Current Employee - Pond Tech in Armada, MI
    Current Employee - Pond Tech in Armada, MI
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    I have been working at The Pond Guy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Pond Guy has a friendly, professional and comfortable environment. I enjoy coming to work each day because my co-workers feel more like family than colleagues. The Pond Guy offers great benefits, extra monthly perks to all employees and treats each employee fairly. Management provides support to each team member so they can meet and exceed their goals, with opportunities for advancement. Continuous hands-on training that keeps the team up to date on all products. There is no where else I would rather work! The Pond Guy is continuously expanding and changing, making each day something new to look forward to!

    Cons

    Not cons, just friendly tips - There is a lot to learn, but with hard work and dedication it will all become natural. You need to be adaptable and flexible because The Pond Guy is constantly growing, and with growth comes change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and support!

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The Pond Guy (Almont, MI) in December 2018.

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    The process started with a group interview which I felt had a good flow, different than most. It was a comfortable atmosphere. They were up front on how the whole process would work.

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