Z57 Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
32 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best job experience you'll ever have.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Consultant  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Z57 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The environment is amazing. Your co-workers are amazing. Your managers are amazing. The people above the managers are amazing. This is an absolute amazing place to work. You probably won't have a bettet job experience than this. If you're good at sales, this can be the best job of your life.

    Cons

    Cold calling is hard. Anyone who applies should know that, though. If you're weak minded, you won't survive. Managers always do their best to help people who are struggling, as long as you put in the effort. It's sales, suck it up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing exactly what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Perfect learning experience and great culture

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    Current Employee - Territory Consultant  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Z57 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are honestly the best part about working here. If you are looking for a positive work culture, Z57 is it. The longer you stay the course and not give up, the better it gets too. This is a job where you grow as a person.

    Cons

    The pay is not the best if you're not producing. The management staff is currently filled so you can't move position wise. You cold call a lot, and if you don't like it, 100-300 dials a day can bring you down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for advancement beyond a sales rep.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Customer Service Representative

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Z57 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Team-building events, co-workers helping each other out

    Cons

    Giving the clients the run-around at times, and there would be days where the calls would come in from nothing but irate clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more careful on who you are favoring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Learn how to sell.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Consultant  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Z57 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great sales coaching, fun environment.

    Cons

    Not a place to make a career at.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Poor Ethics

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    Former Employee - Upgrade Specialist  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Upgrade Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Z57 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company does a good job of hiring young people that are fun and high energy.

    Cons

    No one ends up staying. They push 'core values' down your throat but then you realize that no one is living them. Bottom line is this job isn't hard to get and any job where there turnover is about 50% each quarter probably isn't a great job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are past helping, you believe in what your doing and will continue to do it for better or worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The best job experience I've had

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Z57 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll leave Z a better person. The best work-culture, work-life balance I've had in my time in the business world. There is a steep learning curve, but plenty of money to make for those who can commit to being a student of the process, and committing to the program. The harder you work at knowing your territory, the more money you will make. Great place to: Make friends, learn about real estate, learn about marketing, learn about sales, improve public speaking, master a CRM, learn to cold call, learn to close deals, and have fun. Lots of promotions take place to those willing to commit and work through the difficult learning curve.

    Cons

    The base pay hasn't been adjusted for inflation over the last few years. A bump in pay even by 1 or 2% would attract more talent. A bonus pay to reps who prove their commitment over the first 6 months would improve retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer a $1057 or $2057 bonus to reps who hit 50 deals in 6 months. Offering an incentive at the conclusion of training may be the carrot needed to offset the steep-learning curve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I feel at home at Z57 - Great Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Z57

    Pros

    I've worked in other office jobs and nothing compares to the fun vibe you get at Z57.
    I like that Z57 is really invested in training and helping people develop. You don't have to come with a ton of sales experience. It's what you make it if you work with the coaches and trainers.
    There is a lot of bonus potential if you perform in sales. Lots of reco for effort is nice and there are people who are doing pretty well on the sales floor.
    Benefits are good and you get off work at 3:30 in most teams - which is awesome in the summer in San Diego!

    Cons

    It's a very fast pace and not everyone can keep up with it. Wish we could keep more sales people but it's a hard job and you need to stay focused and ignore the negative people who might bring their drama to the job. We work with Realtors - they have crazy lives already so I prefer to focus on helping the customers fix their drama and not getting pulled into co-worker drama. But you get a bit at that at any job - so overall, I really like it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the training! Wish bonuses were easier to hit sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    You must work hard but it's a lot of fun

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Z57 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I learned a ton about sales and how to talk to people on the phone. It's not an easy job and I saw people quit too fast before they started to make enough sales. I loved the energy in the building and we had a lot of contests going that kept things fun.

    Cons

    The comp plan is designed for someone who wants to make a career of sales. Really I just left because I wanted to go back to school, not be a career sales person. But if they had a part time job, I'd have stayed. Coworkers who are not succeeding can be really negative and try to drag you down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training is pretty good. More of the big meetings where we hear what's going on. More money faster. Get rid of the negative people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company sold out a year ago but keeps the same name

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Z57 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You lean a lot about over coming objections on the sales and service side of the business

    Cons

    No raises, management plays with the numbers to decide how much bonus money they want to hand out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great energy, great people, terrible work and compensation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Social Media Consultant  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Social Media Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Z57 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Z is a lot of fun for the first month or so because you're constantly getting recognition for your work. They tend to hire a lot of cool people and I'm grateful for all the friends I made while I was there. They also have a great training program to learn the basics for telesales.

    Cons

    The work you have to do is brutal and wears on you (cold calling all day long) and even when you're mildly successful, you hardly get paid anything. They are very misleading about the commission opportunities. Have to start work at 6:30 am, but realistically they want you to be there at 6:15.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a higher salary or more realistic commission structure and higher more qualified salespeople.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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