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Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies Chairman and CEO Lawrence H. Hayward
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Pros
  • Learned a lot about IT and database management from my mentor (in 10 reviews)

  • Loved that they put customers first and promote from within (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • very poor pay scale and upper management is "cold" (in 23 reviews)

  • Job can lead to long hours and relatively low pay (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to learn and grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of training. Major equipment, chemicals, and trouble-shooting.

    Cons

    Like all retail, make the most with the least as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those that work hard. Provide competitive salaries to keep the knowledge base.


  2. "Would love to go back!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, pay was awesome! Team attitude, great promotions, great encouragement

    Cons

    I have no complaints at all

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the great managers


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn and advance quickly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time

    Pros

    Learn the ins and outs of the pool industry. Lectures from vendors and manufactures on options and use.
    Lots of overtime during the summer and enough time to enjoy winter holidays off if desired.

    Cons

    Constant struggle to make labor budget..... not enough customers or sales for the day... someone is going home early.

    Advice to Management

    Prevent SM turn-over by offering more competitive salaries


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  5. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    a fun place to work

    Cons

    uniform ooks like walmart employees

    Advice to Management

    take care of your people and allow manager to wear more professional clothes


  6. "Great Summer Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy to pick up information.

    Cons

    Pay did not resemble amount of supplies sold.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  7. "Amazing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everything from employees down to the work.

    Cons

    Wishing i can get hired full time

    Advice to Management

    They are doing excellent job... Keep up the good work!!!


  8. "Great Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Westland, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Westland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedule
    -Lots of down time

    Cons

    -Long slow days
    -Lots of information to process

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Don't waste your time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's interesting and the customers are usually good. There is no holiday rush here if your in a winter market. And they will promote you fast up to store manager.

    Cons

    Required to work 55+ hours a week for several months straight. Only paid 1/2 time for OT!?(for some mgrs this is less than min wage!) Even if you've been there awhile and won their top awards, you will probably only make as much as an assistant manager at fast food spot. 2 weeks of vacation , but you have to use 1 when they close for Christmas, so really just one. 3 sick days, but you can't take them or even know how many you have? Managers don't get paid for most holidays even though they have to work them ( mgrs get 3, everyone else 6).

    Advice to Management

    This company claims to be pool experts, but most of the stores are run by people that have been doing this for less than 2 years. Pay your managers a decent salary, and they will stick around.


  10. "Dont see what is with all the complaining"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lsa in Yucaipa, CA
    Current Employee - Lsa in Yucaipa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, both in the company and as customers. Now i do work at a store that is doing very well in the sales category. These others just may not have that sales mentality, but personally i think the pay is fine. It requires no education guys. Go to school if you want to make more. I have a good dm and the best store manager ive ever worked with. Yes, during summer we work 55 hour weeks, and money is nice in those months!

    Cons

    If you cant cut it in sales, this job is not for you. If you are not patient you will go home frustrated every day. There are many pool owners who need to be educated, so it takes time, patience and a willingness to listen. Are these cons? Maybe not, simply facts that may be negative for some people with certain personalities.

    Advice to Management

    Not much guys. The job is simple and we can do it, most of us at least. Our website is atrocious though. Put store sku numbers on the site so it is easy for us to find thing a little quicker for customers. Beyond that i got nothing.


  11. "I have had an amazing experience with some great people here. (For almost 3 years now)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You learn a lot here. Excellent managerial experience and in my tenure here I've been given several raises and promotions.

    Cons

    Sometimes people are a little rude, but you get that everywhere. (Come winter it dies quite a bit.)


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