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PoolCorp Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • They do have a good training program which is the MIT (in 12 reviews)

  • Great people and great experience (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • The nature of the industry can be quite hectic in the summer time which can require long hours (in 8 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. "LOVE THIS PLACE!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Covington, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working as a contract employee in the IT department for 6 months now, and I'm due to become permanent any day. Since day one, I have been treated with immense respect and care from management and have been given the responsibility and authority I have craved for so long. My ideas are given consideration and I am included as a member of the team in all aspects. In my previous working experience, I have never been treated as well as I have at POOLCORP.

    Cons

    From what I hear and have yet to experience, the health insurance and benefits could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to treat employees with the same care and respect that you do now, but don't forget that operating as a big business with a small business mindset will only get you so far.


  2. "Inside sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice people and overall great atmosphere. The RM and BDR are awesome!

    Cons

    The training hasn't been the best but it's starting to get better.

    Advice to Management

    Take time with brand new employees to ensure they are properly trained


  3. "Poolcorp is a great company to work for. Lots of opportunities to move up if you're willing to work for it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Center Manager in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Center Manager in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good benefits, company truck and gas card are a huge plus. Potential for really nice bonuses. Awesome job to make good contacts and friendships in.

    Cons

    Base salary is a little lower than it should be for the amount of work involved. Lots of false promises from some prior management.


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  5. "Good start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have to play your cards right like anywhere else.

    Cons

    Moving up means that you have to move

    Advice to Management

    Do not run as lean as you do.


  6. "A Solid Company to Work For But Not Perfect (like most places)"

    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 PoolCorp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Outstanding training program that is perfect for college grads looking for sales experience
    -Opportunities are everywhere (at the start)
    -Pretty good starting pay
    -Overall Good People in company
    -Great benefits like 401K, insurance, stock program
    -Company vehicle

    Cons

    With over 350 branches A LOT factors on location...

    One problem is that corporate treats everyone like they are on the same playing field. Which is simply not the case when you're in a heavy weather influenced industry.
    If you're in a more diverse seasonal market hitting your numbers can be extremely challenging

    -Heavily weather based business
    -Bonus is very hard to obtain
    -Salary is too low for the manager job
    -Branches run lean (but in some markets they have to because of lack of work to do in winter)
    -Micro-Management at times
    -LONG HOURS April to August

    And finally.... one of the biggest cons is the customer base. Now this I'm sure depends on location but the Pool customer base is not exactly the most professional group in the world. Sure they can be fun people to get a beer with but most are horrible at running and owning a business. Terrible at managing money and are not educated. Some customers are a dream but many are a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Increase base salary for managers
    Hire more help


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Center Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. "Fast passed and very demanding"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. "Manager in training"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Good"

    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

    Pros

    Great People!!!!! Flexible and Fun

    Cons

    Do not give you any direction

    Advice to Management

    Get a plan together, be a team


  11. "Driver"

    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

    Benefits are affordable but suck

    Cons

    Corporate structure like every other



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