Pioneer Family Pools Employee Reviews
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A bit of a learning curve at first if you don't know too much about pools & spas but you eventually get there and everyone is super helpful! Also, you're basically working full-time for 4 months which is great.
The employer is an excellent person, but those in the back who run installation are different I saw many people get fired and even more quit due to being overworked in installation. 60+ hour weeks with no overtime. Excellent pay and benefits for full time staff though. Owner brings food and cares about customers.
Standard retail store and standard responsibilities. Stocking products, receiving shipments, hourly wage and generally receives 40 hours per week during spring and summer seasons. Unfortunately, store does not offer certain incentives that others in the same company offer. Commission and overtime are not offered for seasonal workers, lowering incentive to create sales and prices are notably higher than other stores in the company, causing problems in staying competitive with other companies in the area.
Great job for students looking for work in the summer. Start and finish dates line up well.
Management not very flexible, not open to new ideas or concepts. Little incentive provided to create returning employees
The business is seasonal so expect heavier hours through the pool season and the resulting slower period through the winter The business is established and well supported Great people work here and it was a fun team to be apart of Training and support available Good culture, tons of fun
Opportunity for growth was regularly available through additional paid courses and management meetings. Management was always available to help in this family-oriented institution.
Great corporate culture
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I currently work at the Hamilton location of Pioneer Family Pools. I reside in my second summer of work at this location. The staff I work with are nothing short of amazing. We have developed a hard working team that focuses on communicating effectively with our customers in the hopes that they leave the store happy with their experience. The chemistry that our staff has with eachother creates a workplace environment that is enjoyable and fun to be a part of. As a student going into University, I can proudly recommend Pioneer Family Pools as a place where students can work over their summer break. With a strong team of management behind us that are understanding and cooperative, the Rymal Road location is easily a top tier place to work, and I am looking forward to continuously working here for years to come.
All management and staff were always fun to be around, always helped however they could and would truly brighten up a dark day. I learned a lot about customer service and how to improve sales techniques. Hours were not insane but still allowed me to have a life out of work. (Summer Student position)
Slow in late summer (expected)
Pioneer Pools is a solid establishment. I worked at this establishment for just over a year and quit when I started my first year of University. The workers are good people, but the retail manager is not the most straightforward person, and will most likely lash out for unnecessary reasons. This aside, I made friends with my colleagues and that has carried out of the workplace.
sometimes allowed to play soft music in the warehouse while we worked
mentally unstable manager
I enjoyed most of my time there. Some back stabbing (a little more than usual). Most of the Management are great to work with. For university students, its a great summer job.
great hours, nice managment
too much talking behind peoples back
when I was working at pioneer pools, it was hard outdoor physical labour, we worked long hours we were payed well. it was very good experience working there, and I would recommended it to other people
6 days a week
I really enjoyed my time at Pioneer. I would go back if I could afford it. The people are all friendly and easy to work with, very knowledgable folk as well.
Lots of hours, free workout, free tan.
You have to sit in the car and do nothing before the next job.