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PoolCorp Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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Manny Perez de la Mesa
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  • The nature of the industry can be quite hectic in the summer time which can require long hours (in 7 reviews)

  • Poolcorp is neither serious about what they teach in the MIT program nor are they honest (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "AR Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PoolCorp full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Poor selection of managers are taking advantage of their position.

    Advice to Management

    Need loss prevention.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Gilbert, AZ
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Gilbert, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ladder of progression and advancement is always readily available.

    Cons

    I cannot pinpoint any downsides about working my career path.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Center Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Center Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Center Manager
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable work environment, decent people, variety of work, vacation and benefits, bonuses and ESPP. Overall, a good company that performs well.

    Cons

    Sub par salary commensurate with responsibilities and sales volume. Managers have lost most of their autonomy over the years which dampens the entrepreneurial spirit.


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  5. "They are a terrible company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay crap money to employees

    Cons

    Quit spending bullcrap on bullcrap things


  6. "Fast passed and very demanding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Valdosta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fun work environment, great health plans, and teaches the bases for any business related field. The company has locations all over the US and some outside the US

    Cons

    Long hours, very demanding, and because it is a luxury and now quasi seasonal industry the competition keeps you guessing on where and how to find ways to be profitable. To work your way up from the bottom can take a lot of time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Manager in training"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MIT in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - MIT in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relocation allowance if you ask for it before you sign your initial contract, insurance after 3 months, PTO, 401K benefits after 6 months, intense training program. Get to travel to Texas and Louisiana once a month for training at the edge

    Cons

    Warehouse work all day. Warehouse environment is not professional at all. Salary is not bad but after you compete the program they refuse to give you a pay increase. Depending on your branch you can work longer than 8:00 am to 4:30 pm... sometimes even starting at 5:30am


  8. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PoolCorp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great stepping stone, Lots of learning opportunities for people that want to take advantage of them, Lots of relocation possibilities, Relatively easy work

    Cons

    Safety is an afterthought, Pay is relatively low, Good sales numbers hide poor managers - lots of Sales Center Mangers and Regional Mangers were promoted to their positions when the company was expanding exponentially and were chosen because they had been with the company the longest

    Advice to Management

    Streamline pricing, have a smaller higher funded MIT program designed to actually create good Managers by taking smarter people and training instead of churn through anyone you can get your hands on hoping to find a diamond in the rough, Don't be afraid to spend money


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People!!!!! Flexible and Fun

    Cons

    Do not give you any direction

    Advice to Management

    Get a plan together, be a team


  10. "MIT program"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good fit for recent college grads. Good money for basically getting paid to learn. Work with mostly good people and program provides well rounded training

    Cons

    Run too lean causing employees to have little work life balance April-August . Not enough positions offered , HR should be more open about what they mean by relocation

    Advice to Management

    Slightly lower sales per head count , find a way not too lose people by making them not have to relocate so far


  11. "Ops Trainee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job is never the same day to day. Many of the customers have been coming for years and have great relationships with the staff.

    Cons

    First and foremost there is absolutely no regard to warehouse safety. We would store materials that would combust if mixed right next to each other along with materials that would also combust if exposed to water by the open warehouse doors.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long hard look at your safety culture before somebody gets hurt or worse



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