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Zodiac Pool Systems Reviews

Updated June 29, 2018
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Pros
  • "Love the 9/80 work week schedule" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance but hard work is rewarded" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Doesn't equipp one for a good customer service" (in 3 reviews)

  • "No vision, no culture, no fun, warranty issues and product failure a big issue" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Growing Company with a "family feel" yet progressive culture!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zodiac Pool Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Zodiac is growing and adding many new employees. The company has done a great job preserving its warm and positive corporate culture while welcoming new staff and incorporating fresh ideas and perspective.

    Zodiac is a progressive company and, in an effort to offer work life balance, has a fabulous benefit of a 9/80 work week with every other Friday off.

    Zodiac has leaders that truly care about their people and see their success is dependent upon their employees' success. It is a supportive culture where people understand how their individual roles tie into company goals / results.

    New hires coming in are impressive! We are lucky to have their expertise and varied backgrounds, especially as we blend them with long term tenured employees. Companies can get stale when they don't infuse teams with new talent.

    Many internal promotions- lots of organic professional growth which helps retention and reduces turnover.

    Tuition reimbursement and good benefits.

    4% 401K match!

    Cons

    Parking is tough as we're growing so fast and outgrowing our facility!
    No onsite gym but there is a gym membership reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your teams as to the growth and expansion plans. HR should share statistics on turn over and internal promotions as some employee chatter and previous reviews point to high turnover rates yet our real turnover seems very low compared to the national and regional averages. Make sure we are prepared to scale... we need IT infrastructure, tools and more physical space/ parking. Would love a casual dress code everyday as most of San Diego's corporate offices now allow jeans everyday, not just Fridays.

    Thank you for the 9/80- its amazing to have every other Friday off... Feels like 5 extra weeks of vacation each year!


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - California in Vista, CA
    Current Employee - California in Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zodiac Pool Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent values, good leadership, great culture and industry

    Cons

    They run lean on people, too many projects at one time, too many meetings. Regularly lose people because pay is not as competitive as it should be.

  3. "Supply Chain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zodiac Pool Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Care people with steady growing plan. Good management team.

    Cons

    Wide range of product category, but with high mix low volume.


  4. "A progressive company on Digital Transformation path"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zodiac Pool Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Zodiac is a leader in pool automation systems. The company is investing heavily and growing rapidly in the smart products and IoT areas.

    Leadership fosters an innovative culture and provides freedom to research and develop new product lines.

    Lots of hiring going on in the digital transformation area. The future looks exciting as the company is planning to launch multiple smart products.

    Upcoming merger will grow the connect product portfolio and would need strong technical talent.

    Cons

    The company needs to highlight its digital and technical areas. The transformation of hardware manufacturing company to Industry 4.0 should be communicated to attract talent.


  5. "Global Corporate HR Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zodiac Pool Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family environment, strong values, and culture. Strong growth path.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  6. "Fast paced and stretched, but good company with great people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zodiac Pool Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great values. Employees are hard working and high caliber. Friendly and open atmosphere. Focused on quality. Customer is always first. Honest and open staff.
    9/80 schedule is a great benefit (and would be hard to give up). Great healthcare, 401k, insurance benefits.
    CEO is personable and easy to approach

    Cons

    Takes a long time to progress up the pay structure. Have to do the role for years before salary increase related to the increased responsibilities.
    Too many projects being worked on at once, causing undue stress to some of the project teams

    Advice to Management

    Running too lean. Overloaded with projects that involve the same staff. More load balancing required

    Zodiac Pool Systems Response

    Mar 13, 2018 – HR Director

    Thank you for the feedback! We always love hearing the Pros but listen to opportunities to improve too. Causing stress to project teams is not our goal- I'll make sure to share this feedback with... More


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zodiac Pool Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, good company values, excellent customer service and lots of exciting growth.

    Cons

    Really don’t have anything negative to say. It’s not an easy job but for those who have drive and passion it is a good place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up a great job!

    Zodiac Pool Systems Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – HR Director

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you brought up all our growth opportunities- its such an amazing time for the company!

  8. "One Big Family"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Service Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Service Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zodiac Pool Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its truly one big family with all the love and support to do your job. Company really takes care and pampers employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes job goes into the night.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "No chance for intenal evovlement if in customer op's."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zodiac Pool Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Pay was ok, but could have been better. Although all goals are met per yearly reviews only 20ct/hourly were added to next years salary. That does not even acount for the inflation!

    Cons

    Customers would tell us chabges that were made by the company before our supervisors would know them. Doesn't equipp one for a good customer service! Favoritism is also a big issue.

    Advice to Management

    Managers/Supervisors should know the basics of how to manage or supervise a groupd of people in terms of, planning, problem-solving, analyzing sheets and numbers, organized, rolemodel behaviour,etc. School them, if you hire them from within!!!


  10. "Technical Sales Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zodiac Pool Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great compensation package with excellent benefits. Every other Friday off is amazing. The culture is alive and living as stated, not something tell tell others and hope to have someday.

    Cons

    Career path opportunities may require relocation.

    Advice to Management

    Bruce, great job casting the vision and working the plan. From the bottom looking up I see amazing leadership in those supporting the cultural and driving toward our mission. “Create the perfect pool experience”


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