Zep

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3 people found this helpful  

Solid Company, Some Growing Pains, Will Thrive in the Future

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

Pros

Zep has some of the finest products int he specialty chemical arena. Their products can be sold to any customer at any time. While the culture is changing, it still has the feel of a smaller company.

Cons

Zep is going through a lot of growing pains currently. It is in the process of the changing the corporate culture and refocusing efforts to establish a multiple route to market strategy. Layoffs, low-employee morale and increased pressures on remaining staff make life difficult in the short term. My thought is that when these changes are complete, Zep will find it's way back to a great place to work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Carefully consider strategies and realize that your people are your most valued asset. I have seen some talented people who have been let go due to severances and this can have negative consequences if not looked at from a case by case basis, rather than, a departmental basis.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person 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

    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.  

    Disorganization

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

    Pros

    not a bad place to work in the beginning

    Cons

    unrealistic goals on all level of accounts receivable making the group more collectors than account managers
    Cliquish management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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