Zep

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They have been confused

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Representative
Current Employee - Sales Representative

I have been working at Zep full-time

Pros

Products are rock solid, people are great calibre (nice) If you are looking to start your own business and have that mentality then this may be good for you or if you are starting your career and can give 3 years as a stepping stone, otherwise run the other way. More frustrating than anything else.

Cons

Motto of the company really is Zep pays Zep first. Good for the shareholders but as you go along they don't make the best decisions and don't really value people as partners. They are used to having tenured people who have been with the company and so if you are new...it's like learning in braille. It is slowly changing but they have wasted good talent and lost people who could have really contributed to company. It's been a gong show. They may be getting it now. Not sure for sales unless you concentrate in vehicle or food sales if there is a worthwhile career. If you are looking for a company with a strong culture - this isn't it. Very hands off - other than selling product they don't do much.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay what you need to - to put in place management in each region with experience. Sales reps without leadership are not very engaged and customers don't win in a commission for the money only environment.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    It was a good company once upon a time.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Zep full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great products. Support people are good and want to help. Diverse customer base. You can learn alot.

    Cons

    Poor leadership or support for high selling reps. Commission structure has not improved for the better. Non-responsive senior management. Looks like Zep will be going retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower you district manager's to make decisions that allow them to empower their people. Stop managing the company with fear. Stop treating Canada market like the US market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    over worked and stressed

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    Former Employee - Chemical Sales in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Chemical Sales in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Zep full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good people overall and good products

    Cons

    management is unresponsive to customer and sales complaints
    corporate is more concerned about themselves and their bonus through cutting sales pay structure and bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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