Zep

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Former Employee - Salesman in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Salesman in Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Zep

Pros

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

Cons

About 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 ManagementAdvice

If 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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Zep needs to improve

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Support in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Support in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Zep

    Pros

    Zep is a company that has been around for 70 years , the company has longevitiy

    Cons

    Some people with expereince and education get past by on new opportunites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To use the talent you have in your department instead showing favorism to a person that is not quailfied for the job

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    They have been confused

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    • Culture & Values
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    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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