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PoolCorp Reviews

Updated March 13, 2019
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  • "Wonderful work environment, forward thinking IT Department, Excellent leadership in the IT Department" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Great people and great experience" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Decent Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It is a decent job.

    Cons

    There are better jobs out there.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "I've never felt more like a number"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Covington, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PoolCorp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are flexible, and I get to go home at the end of the day. If you need a job, this place is fine. If you want to be complacent and ride out the rest of your career, this place is a good fit.

    The people are generally nice, and somewhat welcoming. Benefits are good, but a bit underwhelming.

    Cons

    Their whole value system is wrapped up in "improving profits for shareholders and reducing operational costs" and it shows.

    Leadership is extremely weak; very little feedback; almost no vision.

    I regret taking this job.

    Advice to Management

    Do you care?

  3. "Warehouse associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly people

    Cons

    Peak summertime means very long, hard, and hot hours


  4. Helpful (2)

    "MIT Program - Stable company but you will be overworked to meet the bottom line"

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    Current Employee - MIT
    Current Employee - MIT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good pay for employees at MIT level and up
    - a lot of company paid travel within the first 6 months only.
    - no micromanaging
    - company relocation ( which you have to pay back if you quit in two years)

    Cons

    - prepare to work 50+ hour weeks minimum with no overtime upon completing the program.
    - VERY blue collar environment which the recruiting team doesn’t express when hiring you.
    - prepare to work in the blazing heat or freezing cold in the winter times.
    - aggressive company culture which encourages racial discrimination and homophobia
    - lazy sales team
    - if you choose operations know the company only cares about sales and operations managers will be paid less and receive less benefits.
    - huge disconnect between corporate and MIT Trainers with the sales centers you’ll actually work in.
    - don’t expect to get a corporate position out of this

    Advice to Management

    - the company culture sucks and is damn near abusive work on that
    - Be transparent about this job especially when recruiting college graduates who are looking for something less blue collar
    - don’t pigeon hole MIT’s to go operations or sales with no room for crossover.
    - lessen the disconnect between the corporate level and and down


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work/Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PoolCorp full-time

    Pros

    Good people are found in every department.

    Cons

    Need more employees to balance work/life.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Do not work for this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are none, horrible company

    Cons

    They don’t care about their employees. Only care about is the stock holders.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employees and they will take care of your company. This is not happening.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good People poor higher mgmt"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PoolCorp full-time

    Pros

    Winters are relaxed. Good people working in the company.

    Cons

    Upper mgmt is not connected with lower staff. The summers are brutal leading to 60 hour work weeks.

  8. "Management and Sales during my tenure"

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    Current Employee - Sales Center Manager in Lakewood, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Center Manager in Lakewood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to make the business run the way you want once you prove yourself.

    Cons

    Sales Team not always held accountable for inaction.

    Advice to Management

    Small staffed stores are expected to perform above the level of their limited employee resources. Horizon's two and three person stores inhibit their growth. My sales Center did not start to really take advantage of any momentum we started until I had a fourth on board and trained.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "MIT Program"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PoolCorp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This overall training program really helps clear a direction for someone to follow if they want to be in this industry. Meeting new people who share similar mindset with you is great. The opportunities are endless with this company but you need to be willing to put in a lot of hard work and network your butt off to gain opportunities. I would recommend this program to new college grads or those who are looking for a career change!

    Cons

    Some training weeks aren't as informative as others. At the beginning it is hard to understand your true place in the branch and needs to be properly informed to all the other workers.

    Advice to Management

    Reschedule some of the training days. Leadership is important but not 2 weeks worth of class important. Split track week need to happen early on, operations get undertrained compared to BDRs. Upfront there needs to be more training for ops because after the program we are still scattered with knowledge while BDRs get another 6 months worth of training.


  10. "warehouse forklift operator"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    a very great company the guys I worked with are very professional and easy to get along with they really know there stuff

    Cons

    have nothing negative to say