Zep Reviews

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
50 Reviews
2.2
50 Reviews
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Zep Chairman, President, and CEO John K. Morgan
John K. Morgan
21 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people who care about what they do (in 5 reviews)

  • Smart colleagues, autonomous work life, great products (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Benefits for sales reps are very basic (in 7 reviews)

  • Inside Sales team is still fairly new (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Professional environment with potential for advancement especially in Atlanta

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager

    I worked at Zep full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fair pay, good communication with mgmt, team approach at all levels, advancement opportunities in Atlanta especially and if willing to relocate. Unlimited potential in sales

    Cons

    It is difficult for sales reps without a book of business to make it at Zep on the pay structure unless their is strong spouse support while a rep builds his/her business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more structured sales rep training program would be helpful. There is not enough criteria used in hiring new reps. It seems as though the process is to throw as many people against the wall and see what sticks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Zep enabled me to grow professionally in customer service, sales, warehousing & distribution, P&L mgmt and more.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Zep full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Quality products
    Professional mgmt and staff
    Opportunities for growth
    Solid benefit package

    Cons

    Difficult for new salespeople to get started without prior connections with buyers in large accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that you make it easy for customers to do business with you. This benefit was lost when Zep closed many branches on the local level. Perhaps this was merely a growing pain and has worked itself out by now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemical Sales
    Current Employee - Chemical Sales

    I have been working at Zep

    Pros

    Great products, great support people, customer service, freedom to develop at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom but you must be mature enough to work autonomously.

    Cons

    Pay is not up to par with other Corporations. Their expenses are a joke. They give you an amount you have to subsidize your own cash to make ends meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the compensation plan to be competitive. With gas prices nearing $4.00 a gallon give some more incentives. If a Branch exceeds their budget or quota. They give you a dam pen.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zep

    Pros

    Temporary employee but great management

    Cons

    Temporary so no room for advancement

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    outside 100% commish sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Extrordinaire
    Current Employee - Sales Extrordinaire

    I have been working at Zep

    Pros

    you get out of it what you put into it. still a good job

    Cons

    some management has no clue what we do or how we do it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get to know our business before you make decisions that hurt our company. It used to be a partnership between reps and the company now it's the company against the reps, that needs to change

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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