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Ferguson Enterprises Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, steady hours, good vacation time, opportunities to advance depending on being in the right place at the right time (in 41 reviews)

  • The training is good for new graduates that go through the training program (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Somewhat siloed with some non-traditional organizational quirks, long hours in branches or branch support positions (45 (in 74 reviews)

  • no work/life balance; be prepared to work 50 (or more) hrs per week, if you want to make good money (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "IT is the red headed step child of Ferguson"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Analyst III in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Network Analyst III in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Standardization, community outreach programs, snack kiosk in break room, there are a few really talented IT veterans that I enjoyed working with, casual dress

    Cons

    Below industry and regional pay, poor work/life balance, no chance for being promoted from within, inexperienced IT managers hire based on certs and not actual knowledge, they hired someone who blatanly lied on their resume because they liked their personality and the rest of IT has to support, mentor and pick up that guy's slack, micomanaging and seagull managers are the norm, contractors have little chance of being brought on full time, Tech Center facility is infested with roaches and in a dangerous area and the HVAC never works, no training, no mentoring, no knowledge share, products are deployed to the associates without telling Support or even teaching them how to support them, frontline Support reps have no industry knowledge causing ticket churn and cannot resolve anything, your bonus is based on management's discretion ... hope you are good at kissing butt

    Advice to Management

    It's 2016 Ferguson. If you want to reach your $25B goal you need to start allocating some budget to IT. Back in 1950 Mr Peebles got to goal by working 60 hours a week. That will no longer cut it and further, today's staff deserve work/life balance. Ferguson needs to trust and value employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Ok place - manager will rule your destiny"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Internal transitions available. Get higher sal at each one. So not too shabby. Would recommend finding a good manager. Yep

    Cons

    Managers promoted from politics rather than skill. French majors as IT heads, HR majors running analytics departments without knowledge of how to work with data. As a result poorly managed


  3. "Its a good place"

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    Current Employee - Receiving Supervisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Receiving Supervisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hard to be fired. Always growth

    Cons

    Pay is ok but could be a lot better. Lobg work day hours.


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  5. "Wonderful place to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Associates look for opportunities to help you grow, you will be challenged to perform at a professional level.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons, really a fantastic corporate environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Less than average opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company so you will gain a lot of industry experience

    Cons

    No opportunity to immediately move up in company, pay sucks for what you do

    Advice to Management

    Be more relateable to those who actually do the work, and pay us more since we do everything for this company


  7. "Truck driver"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver/Shipping and Receiving/Warehouse Clerk in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Truck Driver/Shipping and Receiving/Warehouse Clerk in Greenville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers became great friends and great place to work

    Cons

    Work became very slow no overtime

    Advice to Management

    Great


  8. Helpful (2)

    "countersales"

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    Current Employee - COUNTER SALES in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - COUNTER SALES in Augusta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good insurance, paid holidays, never had any problems receiving payment for hours worked.

    Cons

    High deductible on insurance. Very low hourly pay for jobs that require certifications. They pay about 20 percent lower than the regions average for similar jobs. They also prefer college graduates and promote them faster than experienced employees. I couldn't help but noticed how many employees sat stagnant while college graduates were placed in a program and quickly sent up the ladder despite experience or work ethic. Even though the more experienced employees carry about 85% of the branches work load. Kind of a good ole boy system, excluding work history over who's going to the lake house with the boss on the weekends!!! The things you ignore like the branch manager letting Freon out without using recovery tanks, ect.....

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to be considered for everyday work history and effort. Not everyone wants to be part of the social circle and should be rewarded for their efforts and hard work fairly!!!!


  9. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive working environment with fair pay, managers were fair and great to work for.

    Cons

    Very long hours were required to work daily.

    Advice to Management

    The long work hours required didn't balance work and home life.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Delivery Driver"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Whitehall, PA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Whitehall, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is average, so are the benefits.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent, apathetic and lazy, no one to turn to with concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Find a new line of work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Ferguson Enterprises"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ferguson Enterprises full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment. Co-workers are knowledgeable and pleasant to relate.

    Cons

    Weak IT management. Pay for IT resources is below IT professional market. IT Management has many individuals lacking sufficient IT expertise to manage an enterprise of its size.

    Advice to Management

    Promote capable associates. Stop making rewards out of promotions and putting individuals in positions for which they lack the competence.


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