Zep
2.8 of 5 45 reviews
www.zepinc.com Atlanta, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 4, 2014

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2.8 45 reviews

                             

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Zep Chairman, President, and CEO John K. Morgan

John K. Morgan

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31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A difficult place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsProud history of success, challenges that provide great opportunities to learn, and recognized products

    Conssome people make it very difficult to get things done.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    decent place to gain experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosmet some nice people made a few friends......also a few enemies

    Conssupervisors could care less of what is going on they are lazy and some very racist against employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience initially 10 years ago but management changing

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    Prosit is a 100 percent commission job.

    Consno stability with management changing on regular basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome up with a business plan and stick to it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people to work with.

    ConsThe constant lay-offs and never knowing when you are next.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employee.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learned a lot but confusion rules

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsOld, established company, good products, some smart people there

    ConsKnee-jerk reactions to market fluctuations, they have massive layoffs to show investors they are "serious about cost cutting" then add staff gradually, then another layoff, then more rehiring... rinse, repeat...

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about 5 years from now, not 5 months from now and stop treating your valuable, loyal employees like expired bread.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Basic Inside Sales Position

    Inside Sales (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe inside sales team had a very strict daily schedule. This was my first sales position and I learned basic sales skills. Steady pay-check.

    ConsNot much room for upward opportunities. Low commission structure. Every day is exactly the same with not much opportunity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company at one time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou can make as much money as you want if you work hard.

    ConsManagement does not care about the customers anymore

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    Zep Inc.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsThere are opportunities for new people who can bring in their experience from larger companies, and there are good people still at the company.

    ConsThe company has had a lot of changes to its mid and high level management positions. It doesn't matter if it is to cut costs or to eliminate what leadership considers "B" level players, this continues to create non-value added changes within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would hope that the core of the company's retention and morale, human resources, will make significant improvements in their leadership.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    pound the pavement

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsThey provide all the support you need from management and other sales reps as well as products for samples.

    ConsIf after 6 months you aren't making enough sales they give you a short time frame to achieve the sales goals or you are done with Zep.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp new sales reps that do not have experience by showing them how to find potential customers. Going door to door is not an effective method for finding new business.

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    tossup

    Salesman (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsA chance to earn an unlimited income while making contacts that can last a life time.Good initial training. Great experience.

    ConsAbout 15 or 16 years ago, the upper management started a gradual turn around of what I considered the best company I had ever worked for. They started putting continous arbitrary pressure on the sales reps, picking out almost at random who they wanted to harass. For the first time they hired supervisers from outside the company, which they had previously prided themselves on not doing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf sales reps could somehow take their accounts and leave the company,there would be no one left.. It's not the company that I joined twenty years ago.

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