PoolCorp Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2020

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Pros
  • "Outstanding training program that is perfect for college grads looking for sales experience(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great people working there at this time(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "newreview"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Westchester, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PoolCorp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people working there at this time

    Cons

    none at this moment in time

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good luck, Chuck."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PoolCorp full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There aren't any that I can think of.

    Cons

    Bros, be respectful to your employees. It makes them kinda cry when they go home in the evening. Had to see a therapist about gender and racial remarks, thanks.

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    PoolCorp Response

    June 29, 2020Talent Acquistion Lead

    Hello, we appreciate your review and are always looking for ways to improve. We would like to know more about the "gender and racial remarks" you stated in your comment. Please email our HR Managers at hremployeeandmanagersupport@poolcorp.com. Thank you, POOLCORP HR


  3. "Southern CA"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PoolCorp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent MIT program for recent college grad I highly suggest gaining experience and moving on. Starting wage is 47500 for MIT Program plus a cost a living allowance if you're in California(It only last for the training and is taken away once you become a manager. it is not adjusted in to your wages) It very relaxed atmosphere so it can be pro for those that enjoy a family type atmosphere but I've seen people take advantage of it so its not as efficient as one would like.

    Cons

    You are expected to work long hours because all day you are doing basic labor work to keep up with demand. The company runs too lean so there is never any time to attend to your management work unless you put in 12 hour days 6 days a week. Most locations need 1- 2 more employees to run efficiently. Raises are around 1-2% for most employees and 3-4% of they think you are exceptional. For those doing entry-level jobs (warehouse, counter sales etc) its around 15-60 cents a year and they try to only award 1-2 employees in your location the 3-4%. They have low retention with their MIT program because they demand a lot for the low wages. Most tend to leave after 2 years( they sign a 24 month contract to cover moving expenses and tend to leave once its fulfilled) only about 25% of my MIT Class is still with the company after 2 years. From what I've seen, most people in management, aside from those in upper management, are people that grew with the company with no higher educational background. It can be a pro for those that grow with the company but there is a HUGE issue retaining college educated employees. I my self had my cost of living wage stripped once I entered in to my new role after my training (decrease of 4k in wages) and was told I had to get a promotion in order to receive a wage increase because I was already being paid top dollar for my position.

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    PoolCorp Response

    July 1, 2020Talent Acquistion Lead

    Thank you for your candid review. We value your feedback and strive to improve upon our current programs, including the MIT program, and the employment experience for our employees. If you would like to provide more specific examples of where you feel the program, or your employment, did not meet your expectations, please feel free to contact our Talent Acquisition Lead at 985-801-5222.

  4. "Just doing this because I have to"

    3.0
    Former Employee - BDR 

    I worked at PoolCorp full-time

    Pros

    They Pay you money to work

    Cons

    They don't pay you money to work

  5. "Operations"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at PoolCorp full-time

    Pros

    Family like teams at branch level.

    Cons

    Older computer systems and long Hours

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Ok Job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PoolCorp full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay for an internship.

    Cons

    It is basically a Walmart sized pool store.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Some issues but overall good"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Branch Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PoolCorp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compensation package, treat it like your own business

    Cons

    Confined to 4 walls and a ceiling....your are what your numbers say you are. This company is very much corporate. In both good and bad ways

  8. "Great Place to work all managers and personnel were really nice."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Agency Attorney I in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PoolCorp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great pay.

    Cons

    It would be nice to have 3 forklifts

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  9. "Solid company"

    3.0
    Current Employee - CENTER SALES MANAGER 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PoolCorp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy in the winter

    Cons

    Crazy in the summer time

  10. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - BDR 
    Recommends

    I have been working at PoolCorp full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great for college grads

    Cons

    Nothing so far, just work hard

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