Zones

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Lots of change, some growth, quite a bit of micromanagement

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Former Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR
Former Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR

I worked at Zones full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Incentives, product knowledge, interaction with manufacturer partner

Cons

micromanagement, not great benefits, lack of consistency in fulfillment of solutions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There's much more to a sales job than (just) we expect you to sell, sell, sell.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intense learning experience- mentally exhausting.

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    Current Employee - Corporate Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Executive in Auburn, WA

    I have been working at Zones full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Zones has grown hand over fist the past decade, and there is a lot of potential in the future. They continue to make changes under a new CEO, but it is extremely difficult to perform at the sales goals they expect. Goals rise every month, and are out of reach for the average account executive. Managers range in experience and knowledge.

    Cons

    ALthough the positions are described as "salary", it is an hourly position. Management requires breaks at specific times, and often times you work through lunch without getting paid (if you are performing, and have clients to work with). Account Executives can tend to feel micromanaged by their managers, and are often left without progress goals, and a vague idea of how to obtain new clientelle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The lack of follow-through on new initiatives leads to confusion and distrust in the benefit of working for Zones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better be in for the long haul!

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Auburn, WA

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

    Pros

    Leads by the thousands, some cool perks. If you hang around for 3-5 years, you will get hand me down accounts from all the turnover and you could end up at six figures after 6-8 years just for sitting there and waiting. Most people quit, a few get fired for really performing poorly, and even fewer succeed at any substantial level, but the opportunity is there and is real.

    Cons

    Poor pay, poor benefits, lack of concern for employees well-being, solely profit driven. The owner is all about the company valuation, and he should be, but I think there is a balance that could be achieved. Most employees are underpaid and hate their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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