Unorthodox management but benefits are nice and co-workers are cool.
Order Picker/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) – Celina, OH – August 16, 2016
Ferguson, for being a new warehouse, isn't a terrible place if you can handle the back pain. The product placement is unorthodox and needs to looked at or try other employees ideas. This unorthodox placement causes much back pain on the hard working people. The workers try to keep a positive morale. Everyday is new challenge since every pallet is its own unique set up.
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) – Roswell, GA – January 27, 2016
I was a picker for Ferguson in Roswell,Ga and this was one of the worst companies i ever worked for...... The management was awful,my supervisor yelled and cussed at the workers,and he often threatened our jobs if we did something he didn't like.I tried to go to human resource about him only to be told that they didn't have a human resource lol which is a lie.My co-workers were okay but it was alot of people complaining about pay and how unfair management treats them,and they were to scared to speak up for themselves.This company should stop hiring ex felons to be supervisors and if there going to do that then at least put them in some type of classes,but if your just looking for a check then thats exactly what this is....... i would not make it a long term place to work though.
Good company with a solid direction, Management has a heart for those in the trainee programs and truly is like a family, The first few years will be rough especially if your at a satellite branch but that's just what it is starting out at the bottom of any company when your young and new. Pay is relative, it is not low and it is not high. You will be putting in roughly 50 hours a week making just under 45K a year but once you advance the opportunities will finally open up for you to push that 100k mark.
Culture, pay, advancement
Long hours, its a grind first few years esp if at a satelite branch.
eBusiness Specialist (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – January 8, 2016
Your happiness at this job depends on your manager. Managers make all decisions for you (leaving early, using PTO, lunch break time, employee outings, etc.) I personally had a great manager so my work-life balance was great.
Long lunch breaks, good pay, good benefits, VirginPulse, high community involvement
In-School Suspension Instructor (Current Employee) – Florissant, MO – December 4, 2015
I like working at FFSD. It has it pros and cons typical day at work be busy. Everyday is really busy and good for me cause I'm constantly being busy. You learn how to be more friendly and show less attitude.The management team is all some I love working with them and some go for my co-workers. I don't have a hard part of my job.The most enjoyable part for me is seeing the little kids and the infants have a smile on there face.
Somber work enviroment with a Cable TV in the lunch room. Vendors occasionally bringing in treats. On occasion the company would order pizza
Inside Sales Concierge (Former Employee) – Corona, CA – October 14, 2015
Early mornings and late aftenoons must be flexable. I quickly increased my call volume intake. Most employees are seasoned. You are either liked by the management AKA The Billionaires club or you're not regardless of work ethic. No enforcement of the company dress code. There seemed to be excessive favoritism within the company. There is really no "hard part" of the work. The hard part was dealing with dynamics of the company. Overall the day consisted of mainly handling customer complaints, and rerouting calls.
operations (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – November 30, 2015
Very career oriented work environment. Great benefits. Most managers flexible with work/life balance. Co-workers were usually very friendly and helpful at work. I learned to take charge of my career and to own my ideas because of possibility of being taken advantage of.
The company itself is great to work for, but the local warehouse management leaves much to be desired.
warehouse associate (Former Employee) – Front Royal, VA – November 2, 2015
Recently had a lay off due to opening a new warehouse in upstate NY. Great benefits and your co workers are great, but don't expect a very good working environment. Some management seem to think they can do what they want when they want.
I enjoyed what I did in Accounts Payable, but a central accounting office took over the responsibilities that I had. The people at my office were great and there was a sense of family there, but over the years, Corporate became too involved at the branch level. In my over 20+ years there, too many people lost their jobs at the end of the year. It became the norm to chop heads, which took its toll on the employees and the bosses. Too much interference from HQ.
Great people and benefits, bonuses most years
Corporate involvement changed the dynamics at the branch level, employees, even seasoned ones, became a number. Way too many layoffs each year.
forklift operator (Former Employee) – pomona, ca – June 24, 2015
I used to work here as a putaway driver and sometimes order picker. Theres a lot of drama and favoritism in the 2nd shift putaway department. I worked here for almost 2 years, fast paced, on my feet for 12 hours a days, always came to work and as one of their top 2 guys here out of 15 people in my department... I only received a $0.25 cent raised while everyone in my department got at least $1.00 raised. Its all about favoritism with management and how brown youre nose gets. Management is horrible here so many stuff went on that people should have gotten arrested if cops saw what was going on so with all the drama and stress that i endure in this place I was never the same person nor was my hair. I just regret wasting my life here, I truly do.
Lead Accounts Payable Coordinator (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – October 21, 2015
I was at Ferguson for just under 2 years and never had a chance to acquire any skills that would help me either move up within the company or skills that would help me in future jobs. The management didn't listen when I proposed ideas to help create a more enjoyable work environment and help streamline our processes. I was continually ignored when I voiced concerns over how our group was being treated compared to other groups. Management only cared about the numbers being entered and the bottom line. They never cared about my job skills or personal growth as an employee despite all of their half hearted attempts to make it look like they did. The work I was doing when I started as a temp was the same work I was doing almost 2 years later. The only thing that changed was that I was doing more of the work. The only thing I learned from Ferguson was that if you work for them do not make name for yourself and any "good will" you build up from going above and beyond every day without being asked does not matter when it comes to job security. They had numerous people leave for various reasons in my 2 years there and couldn't seem to attract any new employees. It is not a job worth taking in my opinion. I believe there are better options out there that have better benefits and better pay.
Flex time, dress code
Management, breaks, holidays, pay, skills training, work environment
Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – June 17, 2016
Was able to work hard and be promoted to an executive level in my 21 years with the company. I learned a tremendous amount about managing projects and Human Resources. This was definitely a company that taught how to multi-task. The hardest part of the job was lack of communication from HQ to the field. The most enjoyable part of the position was hiring associates, and seeing them progress throughout their career. Unfortunately, a distinct change in leadership and direction, has the company scrambling. A bit of a rat race where everyone is worried about their job security. Its unfortunate, as the company I started with 21 years ago, has changed - but not for the better. Work/Life balance is "talked about" - However is not encouraged, rather is frowned upon when time off is taken.
Receiving Lead (Former Employee) – Spring, TX – September 29, 2015
Fast pace, well organized, clean environment. Good group of associates that accompanied me in the daily tasks of accomplishing the goals set for the day. Hard working, task oriented. Many opportunities for advancement and a great benefits program.
A typical day at work begin at 6:45 opening the store, logging into your computer, checking your daily tasks and or emails, and then waiting for your sales rep. or manager to give you a bid or estimate to be completed. I learned how to bid and estimate government, utility, and local municipality jobsites using the correct specifications and product. I also learned a lot about product knowledge, assemblies, how to work our computer database such as trilogie, shipping and receiving, and storing material. The hardest part of my job was unloading ductile iron pipe from flatbed trucks on a non paved surface. I enjoyed inventory, gaining new knowledge of products and materials and knowing exactly what their purpose was for, how they were to be assembled, and where they were to be stored.
Innovativeand creative company within the construction industry
Area Sales Manager (Current Employee) – Tampa Bay, FL – August 7, 2016
Ferguson continues to add resources and solutions to the contractor customer base allowing the company to advance itself further away from it's competitors. Culturally Ferguson is founded on hard work and a competitive atmosphere which is present today throughout the organization. Work days can be very fast paced, which is rewarding to managers that hone their skills and resource utilization.
WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Illinois – June 16, 2016
The work wasn't bad or the problem either were my co-workers. The way things were handled by management and the way they ran their operation was very unorganized at best. They treated their workers very poorly and could never figure out how things should be done. The lack of communication between departments was hard to deal with because it created a lot of confusion and prevented a efficient work flow. My coworkers were hard working and great people to be around, I just wish management had a better way of running things