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Updated March 18, 2017
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  1. "Great Summer Job"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Moseley, VA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Moseley, VA

    I worked at Douglas Aquatics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, relatable managers, flexible hours

    Cons

    Not the best resume builder


  2. "Overall it is okay."

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    Current Employee - Facility Manager in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Facility Manager in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Douglas Aquatics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work to do. Hours are fairly flexible. Can get to know who you work with pretty easily. Good beginner job.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great. Long hours in the sun can be hard. Deal with rude people occasionally. Supervisors can be generally not helpful. If they are busy and you have a problem you might not get help.

    Advice to Management

    Decrease supervisor workload.


  3. "Good experience."

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Wyndham, VA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Wyndham, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to apply
    Easy to get in
    Easy to move up
    Lots of flexibility for break
    Lots of activities to do

    Cons

    Terrible pay and it doesn't get better if you work there the following year
    Upper management doesn't care about employees
    Work conditions are bad


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  5. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Douglas Aquatics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company! Had a lot of fun!

    Cons

    No cons, great company to work for


  6. "Basic Lifeguardinf"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Douglas Aquatics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -easy summer job
    -casual work environment

    Cons

    -poor management
    -low pay
    -low incentive to work hard

    Advice to Management

    More oversight on the pools to reward hard workers.


  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Douglas Aquatics part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, on site training, no experience required

    Cons

    low pay and they offer no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. "Great first job, easy to move up in the company, friendly young staff"

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    Former Employee - Pool Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Pool Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Douglas Aquatics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to advance from a lifeguard, to a manger, to a supervisor! Great way to meet people around the community and get to know families within the neighborhood

    Cons

    Managing young teens can be tedious....alot of responsibility (saving lives as we liked to call it) given to young teens which can be stressful


  9. "Good seasonal job"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Ability to work unlimited hours

    Cons

    Offers mostly seasonal options for employees


  10. "If you're looking for a decently easy job, this is the place."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorktown, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorktown, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Leniency when it comes to taking time off. Management is encouraging and straight forward. There are no hidden agendas and supervisors make sure to communicate with all the employees.

    Cons

    There is not much room for professional growth. It's basically just a summer job college kids have, which is not a problem for me, considering I am one of them. The only thing is, they tend to underpay their higher guards like Assistant Manager and Manager.

    Advice to Management

    I honestly think that everything is well communicated and that the only thing they could possibly improve on is consistency throughout the company.


  11. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company does a good job in training new supervisors. They walk you through everything you need to know about pools.

    Cons

    The pay is not the best and you will be working long hours. From time to time you will also be asked to do things out side of your job title.


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