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Zodiac Pool Systems Overview

San Diego, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1909
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Manufacturing
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Zodiac is a leading global manufacturer of differentiated pool and spa products. Applying our rich heritage of innovation excellence to product engineering, we develop some of the world's leading solutions for the most technologically-advanced, energy-efficient ... Read more

Mission: We exist to create the perfect pool experience by designing innovative solutions that increase comfort, enjoyment, and peace of mind.

Zodiac Pool Systems – Why Work For Us?


 THIS IS ZODIAC.

Committed to delivering a better life to our employees,
customers, and pool owners worldwide.

Our Company

We’re an industry-leading global company with a 100-year legacy of innovative and quality products. Zodiac delivers quality-designed pool and spa equipment for residential pools under the following leading brands: Polaris®, Jandy® Pro Series, and Zodiac,®. We also sell products under the Cover-Pools, iAqualink, SAVI and Nature2 names.

Our focus is on delivering the perfect pool experience for each and every pool owner. We take our mission to heart, and Zodiac employees embody the passion for results, teamwork, and user focus that get us there.


Our Location

We work in two state-of-the-art buildings sitting across the street from each other in beautiful North County San Diego. Our convenient location in Vista, CA is close to some of the best schools in the state and is known for its proximity to great shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. With the beach just six miles away, the family-friendly community of Vista and its surrounding areas are some of the most sought after places to live in the U.S.


Our People

More than 500 employees work for Zodiac’s U.S. office in finance, legal, marketing, manufacturing, customer support, human resources, sales, administration, and engineering.


 

Many of our employees have been with us for more than 10 years. We emphasize professional and personal development to ensure our employees grow with the company.




Our Culture

We’re a diverse company built on solid corporate values that prioritize our employees and customers. Our employees come from a variety of industries and backgrounds and share one common goal — commitment to excellence. Our company culture is innovative, energetic, and ambitious.We take great pride in preparing our staff for the exciting careers that lie ahead of them. We promote training and development and a positive work environment for professional success and personal wellbeing.



We believe in giving back. Our P.A.T.H. (Providing Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) program offers our employees opportunities to serve their communities and help local non-profits. Some of the organizations we support include Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure(R), the Warrior Foundation, Red Cross, and the Brother Benno’s Foundation.

Zodiac Pool Systems Reviews

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    "Growing Company with a "family feel" yet progressive culture!"

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    I have been working at Zodiac Pool Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Zodiac is growing and adding many new employees. The company has done a great job preserving its warm and positive corporate culture while welcoming new staff and incorporating fresh ideas and perspective.

    Zodiac is a progressive company and, in an effort to offer work life balance, has a fabulous benefit of a 9/80 work week with every other Friday off.

    Zodiac has leaders that truly care about their people and see their success is dependent upon their employees' success. It is a supportive culture where people understand how their individual roles tie into company goals / results.

    New hires coming in are impressive! We are lucky to have their expertise and varied backgrounds, especially as we blend them with long term tenured employees. Companies can get stale when they don't infuse teams with new talent.

    Many internal promotions- lots of organic professional growth which helps retention and reduces turnover.

    Tuition reimbursement and good benefits.

    4% 401K match!

    Cons

    Parking is tough as we're growing so fast and outgrowing our facility!
    No onsite gym but there is a gym membership reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your teams as to the growth and expansion plans. HR should share statistics on turn over and internal promotions as some employee chatter and previous reviews point to high turnover rates yet our real turnover seems very low compared to the national and regional averages. Make sure we are prepared to scale... we need IT infrastructure, tools and more physical space/ parking. Would love a casual dress code everyday as most of San Diego's corporate offices now allow jeans everyday, not just Fridays.

    Thank you for the 9/80- its amazing to have every other Friday off... Feels like 5 extra weeks of vacation each year!

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Zodiac Pool Systems Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Zodiac Pool Systems.

    Interview

    I was contacted by their recruiter, than brought in for an in-person interview with the purchasing manager. They fast-tracked me to bring me in for a panel interview with 4 key stakeholders in the purchasing department.

    I was very positive about the initial interactions I had with the purchasing department and HR. They were very professional and friendly. The panel interview I had was... interesting. It was a lot of them poking fun at each other and asking me arbitrary questions that didn't really have a lot to do with what I know. The questions, I felt, were technical and applied more to the ERP system that I use instead of my supply chain management and purchasing abilities. I am not a computer programmer.

    They focused a lot on what I was doing in my current role and not the bulk of my 10 year experience with finished goods and components.

    They decided to pass on me, based on the fact that they felt I didn't have enough experience with finished goods, even though it was a key commodity of mine for almost a decade.

    Interview Questions

    • What processes do you run in ERP on a daily basis?   1 Answer
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