Ferguson Enterprises Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX | Glassdoor

Ferguson Enterprises Dallas Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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Pros
  • great company with really good benefits (in 48 reviews)

  • The people that work with the company a good people to be around (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours (50 hr work week is company standard (in 76 reviews)

  • 50 hour work week to get your salary (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Lost roots"

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    Current Employee - N Texas Regional Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - N Texas Regional Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large, very stable company - Ferguson is the most prominent wholesaler in an industry that will not soon (if ever) dissolve. With a clear focus on industry and "sales via" diversity, it would be astonishing if Ferguson were ever to organically dissolve

    Good insurance benefits - Hard pressed to not be covered for necessary check ups/treatments

    Cons

    Work Hard/Play Hard mantra seems to have shifted to strictly Work Hard.

    Employees work/life balance seems to have been drastically devalued in the last 18-24 months

    Heavy operations focus on little things combined with the desire to entice customers to order only using Ferguson approved procedures has turned off both internal and external customers.

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear with employees on desired direction for business groups. Help employees get a firm understanding on how new technologies and SOPs better serve the customer than current or previous practices. If new technologies and SOPs are a necessary evil that will not better serve the customer, explain to employees why the company thinks they are necessary evils.


  2. "Inside Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ferguson Enterprises (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You really learn how to juggle many tasks.

    Cons

    Sometimes people in the construction industry can be rude.

  3. "Good people long hours"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Euless, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Euless, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good coworkers. Pay is ok. Relaxed work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Long hours, changing company structure has employees feeling uncertain


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to make good friends the coworkers can be great at times and have your back when you need help

    Cons

    At the same time they have a sink or swim attitude management values conflict with good values if your the bosses daughter or son in law they will promote the ahead of you. No morals at all also all these positive reviews are from managers hired to write fake comments do drink the kool aid.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Some good--mostly bad."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The training program I had right out of college was actually pretty good and the initial people I worked with top notch. It began to go downhill as soon as we had some management changes.

    Cons

    The amount of hours I put in were excessive in view of the job requirements. Though part of my training was simple warehouse work, I was never given much of a chance to use the college education I earned. If this is the leader of the plumbing supply industry, the industry is in real trouble.

    Advice to Management

    The positive treatment of all employes whould go a long ways to improving morale.


  6. "Look past the smoke and mirrors..."

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At one time a very good company. Fellow employees are loyal to the company to a fault.

    Cons

    From the General Manager all the way up to corporate, it is every man for themselves now. The company, like many others, were not prepared for the downturn, and the entire system is built around growth and volume. When the economy took a dive, the model did not work anymore. The quickest way to cut expenses is to get rid of you most expensive employees. Most of the key people lost in this market left on their own. Most went to the competition. Speaking about the Dallas area specificlly, if and when the market comes back, there will be no left to handle the business.

    Advice to Management

    Make a change in local and area management at the very least. Better yet, continue to stick your head in the sand. The competition will love you for it.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good 1st job, would never do it again though."

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    Current Employee - Sales/Management Trainee in Euless, TX
    Current Employee - Sales/Management Trainee in Euless, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ferguson was still hiring a lot of people when I went to work for them which has since slowed down. But at the time it was honestly the path of least resistance.

    Cons

    Abuse college grads by working them on a "salary Plus" system which boils down to being hourly. In order to get your full pay you must complete 50 hours per week. And overtime isn't allowed beyond that. So where most companies have to pay OT after 40 hours, ferguson doesn't begin paying until 100 hours in a pay period so you may work 65 hours one week and 35 the next and never get paid any more. Very frustrating to try and understand how and why they do it that way....

    Advice to Management

    Hire the best and brightest and treat them better in hopes of molding good employs instead of hiring 50 and hoping 2-3 work out.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great job for young, single person with no social life or the desire to have one."

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company. Good benefits. Good opportunities if you are willing to relocate often.

    Cons

    Zero personal life. The expectations to put the company before EVERYTHING is unbelievable. This company has created many, many unhappy families.

    Advice to Management

    Balanced employees are productive employess.


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