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

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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

Other Reviews for Zep

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot but confusion rules

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Knee-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 ManagementAdvice

    Think about 5 years from now, not 5 months from now and stop treating your valuable, loyal employees like expired bread.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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