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American Pools Reviews

Updated March 23, 2019
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  1. "Overal great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Port Jefferson, NY
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Port Jefferson, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy job and not a lot of people you can make your own hours

    Cons

    Long hours, time and a half for holidays


  2. "lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    very good pay and great locations

    Cons

    there are no cons for this job

  3. "Beware Of American Pool Of SJ Terrible company"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Marlton, NJ
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Marlton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Pools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There was nothing positive about this company-American Pool Of Southern New Jersey

    Cons

    Understaffed
    Rude Maanagement
    Rude headguards
    Don't give teens lunch breaks even though its taken out of your paycheck

    Terrible company to work for. Management was awful. People in the office wouldn't address your concerns. Made pools unsafe for patrons. Even if you are a teen they won't give you a lunch break even though it's the law. Worked with employees who were harassing. Very understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop breaking the law!


  4. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for. You can work at various pools or if you prefer stay at one pool

    Cons

    Salary is just minimum wage


  5. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in West Windsor, NJ
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in West Windsor, NJ

    I worked at American Pools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The job was good pay and had a lot of hours and opportunities for as much as we wanted to work.

    Cons

    At the end of the summer, it was hard to take days off because requests would get denied and I would have to work on days that I requested off weeks in advance.

    Advice to Management

    The connection between the office staff and supervisor seemed very disconnected and it should be more connected.


  6. "Lifeguard/Pool Operator Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Pools part-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of room to move around and find something that you like. If you are independent you can work at a single guard pool or if you prefer a team you can guard at a community pool. There is room to move up and be a supervisor or even in the office.

    Cons

    There is a high turnover rate and things that require multiyear development never get accomplished. Often times guards have very little say in decisions and it is difficult to communicate to management.

    Advice to Management

    Inform all employees during the hiring process on how to communicate with the higher ups. If things need to be fixed or there is a issues, everyone should know who to talk to to resolve it.


  7. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American Pools part-time

    Pros

    . Certifications
    . Good co-workers
    . good learning opportunities
    . Relaxing environment
    . Get a tan

    Cons

    The only fault I could find with my experience with American Pools is some of the lifeguards they employ. 99% of their lifeguards are great and well qualified individuals but every now and then there is that one person who just doesn't do anything.

    Advice to Management

    Frequent lifeguard evaluations by their supervisors

  8. "The main office was a mess and they didn't work with me well to schedule hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy job for summer work, Interview process was simple.

    Cons

    Poorly managed, scheduled me for overtime often.


  9. "Terrible company"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in North Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in North Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Pools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -the immediate supervisors are great, and do help you out

    Cons

    -the office will not help you in anyway
    -they will try to keep you working as many hours as possible and travel as far as possible

    Advice to Management

    -create an incentive program for those who work the most to earn more


  10. "over 24 years of customer service & delivery of well designed & executed in ground pools and spas"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent treatment of all prospective clients, very competitive pricings,innovative designs that make sense for homeowners, fair and consistent treatment of all subcontractors-(fast & full payments as work completed), considerate and consistent warranty policies for clients, 100% access to owners throughout the entire construction process and beyond, highest quality products-equipment and construction included,..work directly with owners on your major backyard transformation-remember-you're going to enjoy this for years !!

    Cons

    Since this a smaller company there is not the advertising budget and website capabilities of some of the larger competitors that are also in this marketplace. In certain cases and at certain times the larger competitors will go under market value (below costs) to sell their products based on a "volume" sales philosophy. We simply cannot go below costs and keep our doors open.

    Advice to Management

    In this very competitive market and tight budget time for homeowners this company needs to continue to find a way to distinguish itself from the "big box" competitors and low price companies. A better website and some increased advertising are called for as well as a continued commitment to provide a very high quality experience and product as an alternative to the competitions offerings.