Hayward Industries Reviews

Updated Mar 2, 2021

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3.7
65%
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69%
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Hayward Industries President and CEO Kevin Holleran (no image)
Kevin Holleran
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, valued their employees, invested in intern program(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and excellent salary(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The culture is very old and in spite of attempts to change it, resistance prevails and much of that resistance comes from upper management(in 5 reviews)

  • "Poor work/personal life balance(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Learned a lot!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Service Coordinator in Oakville, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hayward Industries full-time

    Pros

    They have a lot of ways you can learn and move around in the company if you are open to doing extra work. You can diversify your skills if you just ask around and everyone has each other's back and supports one another.

    Cons

    The summer hours can be very long but it's very hard to avoid that since it is a pool company and we are only busy in the summer.

  2. "This nonsense has been going on for 3 to 4 years"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Oakville, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hayward Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros.

    Cons

    Be aware that the probation period is 6 months. They can let you go without a reason

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  3. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in North Kingstown, RI

    I have been working at Hayward Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing really to add here

  4. COVID-19

    "Great company, lots of opportunity to learn and grow."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Clemmons, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hayward Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company is growing fast, has strong demand even during the pandemic. Not a lot of limits on what you can get involved in. Everyone globally is willing to share and help you.

    Cons

    Company is growing rapidly, sometimes you have to act fast on limited information, which some people like, and some people don't. Maturity is coming in areas that were, historically under family ownership, neglected or under-invested in.

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  5. "Good management low pay"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Hayward Industries full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of interesting project to work on

    Cons

    Pay raises barely keep pace with inflation.

  6. COVID-19

    "Would not recommend"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hayward Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Worked at HQ. Smart people outside of management. Dependable paycheck (as long as you aren't the newest person).

    Cons

    You'll work well over 40 hour weeks for non-competitive pay. Management only cares about profit of the parent company, which means your workload will only increase because the company won't grow (and you'll never move up). They forced employees to come in during COVID after employees were fine working remotely without issues. Management decided to make everyone take two weeks unemployment, and changed their minds two months in. They never fairly balanced it out since some people had to take unemployment, and others did not. No bonuses. Diminishing benefits. Red flag.

  7. "Solid company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Hayward Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great products and a great colleagues

    Cons

    It seems that there is a lack of a clear top-down strategy that results in ambiguity and inefficiencies.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hayward Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, upward mobility, welcoming culture. Great support systems for beginners

    Cons

    the industry is pretty grizzled and you will run into your share of difficult customers.

    Hayward Industries Response

    March 31, 2020HR Talent Acquisition

    We are grateful for your review. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Former Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hayward Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great people and working environment

    Cons

    Lots of changes (downsizing/lay-offs) in wake of new CEO.

    Hayward Industries Response

    March 31, 2020HR Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your review. If you have any additional feedback , please email me at talentteam@hayward.com.

  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hayward Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Would be hard to find a company that supports as much work/life balance

    Cons

    The industry itself isn't glamorous

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