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  1. "Great Job for college"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head Lifeguard in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Head Lifeguard in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at USA Pools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked here during college and really enjoyed my experience.
    Management was easy to work with.
    Low stress job.
    Opportunity to manage others.

    Cons

    Compensation is not that great.
    Minimal promotion opportunities.


  2. "Okay job, no benefits!"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Roswell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The job is really calm-going and stress-free, if you have a nice manager. And, you're basically a babysitter so it's very boring. The management never checks in either so you don't have to worry about someone being over your head all the time.

    Cons

    We don't get paid properly. All the management makes okay money but lower level lifeguards make BELOW min. wage after taxes. Also, they promise bonuses and a minimum hr/week, but they never follow through and give excuses when directly asked. Because I got paid so little, I won't be working with this company next year. Other pool companies in the area pay better and have a HR staff that is reachable during working hours.

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE pay us the amount we deserve. We got taxed like crazy even though we weren't supposed to, under Georgia law. And, your bonus rules are terrible - please revise!


  3. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Villa Rica, GA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Villa Rica, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at USA Pools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back job for highshool or college students, except of course when an emergency arises. Mainly accident prevention and twirling a whistle.

    Cons

    Long shift hours, having to play the baby-sitter role for unruly children, and the occasional skinned knee and tears. Positively boring a large amount of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Localizing the interview and orientation process to locations outside of the company's headquarters and closer to the aspiring employees.


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    "Avoid this company at all costs."

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at USA Pools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None, this company preys on uninformed High School and Post HS kids with their designation as private contractors as opposed to what they should be designated as employees.

    Cons

    This company only pays their lifeguards via debit cards, which they issue, so reap the usage fees associated with them.
    They also hire their lifeguards as Private Contractors, which has been ruled an incorrect designation by the IRS.
    This puts the the company that hires USA Pools as well as the lifeguards at risk for any liability.
    It was illegal in MN so we tried to get our useless Wage and Labor Dept to stop them. We had to get a ruling from the IRS, only to find they have already been deemed by the IRS to be hiring lifeguards as contractors is illegal.

    When they were informed that it was illegal to only pay via Debit cards in MN, I was fired.

    Do not hire them, do not work for them. This company should be put out of business.

    No stars!! Negative Stars!!!!

    This company recently changed its name to USA Management. They probably reincorporated to try and dodge all the lawsuits that previous employes are bringing against them, but since these are mainly HS and post HS kids and the individual dollar amounts so small, they keep getting away with it.

    Advice to Management

    Have a conscience.


  6. "Fair management and fair pay."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at USA Pools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Getting to sit by the pool and be paid is always a dream job. Sometimes though unqualified coworkers and management issues can get the best of you.

    Cons

    Sometimes poor management and having to deal with unruly pool patrons.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with your guards at their level. occasionally come to the pool and see what happens on a daily basis.


  7. "I had a great summer with USA Management!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Pool Manager in Orinda, CA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Pool Manager in Orinda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at USA Pools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love the option of being able to earn supplementary income while I am away from college during the summer. I am offered to apply and return each summer as an Aquatic Facility Manager in my area. They also have future options for me when i graduate college to work for the company full-time!

    Cons

    The only con is that because I do work seasonally, I have to reapply every summer so the Human Resources are aware I would like to return.


  8. "Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Cumming, GA
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Cumming, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at USA Pools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job with a lot of responsibility. Decent pay for the low amount of experience required. Management is a lot more lenient than many other companies my friends worked for.

    Cons

    There were only three people assigned to the pool I worked at and two had to be working at all times. Therefore, I had to work almost every day, but I didn't mind it and I made a lot of money by the end of the summer.


  9. "Great Summer Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I have been working at USA Pools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I got to write my own schedule, flexable hours and I met a lot of nice people my own age.

    Cons

    I enjoyed very much and look forward to doing it again.


  10. "Great place to work as a part time and first job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at USA Pools part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very understanding and supportive company

    Cons

    Not that many opportunities for advancement in the company


  11. "Best money for lifeguards in the city"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    They give you (almost) the salary you request
    They allow you to work on your own if you demonstrate that you are intelligent.

    Cons

    No holidays off.
    Schedule is very strict.
    High price of uniforms.
    Responsibilities are generally more cleaning related the life guarding related.


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