Zep
2.8 of 5 45 reviews
www.zepinc.com Atlanta, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 3, 2014

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42% Approve of the CEO

Zep Chairman, President, and CEO John K. Morgan

John K. Morgan

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31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    They have been confused

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsProducts 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.

    ConsMotto 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 Senior ManagementPay 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people to work with.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employee.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learned a lot but confusion rules

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

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

    ConsKnee-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 Senior ManagementThink about 5 years from now, not 5 months from now and stop treating your valuable, loyal employees like expired bread.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience, great leadership, and smart colleagues.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart colleagues, autonomous work life, great products

    ConsNo Cons. Great place to work.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Inside Sales (Current Employee)
    Breinigsville, PA

    ProsWonderful place to work, great leadership support, good benefits, very informative training program.

    ConsVery happy with this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLove working here!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a good company once upon a time.

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

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

    ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementEmpower 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Basic Inside Sales Position

    Inside Sales (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe inside sales team had a very strict daily schedule. This was my first sales position and I learned basic sales skills. Steady pay-check.

    ConsNot much room for upward opportunities. Low commission structure. Every day is exactly the same with not much opportunity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience but unstable

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGood people who care about what they do. Open work environment. Substantial decision-making and job autonomy. Managers tend to delegate and leave you to figure out how to get things done.

    ConsManagement is not very strategic. Often resorts to layoffs to improve financial results. Individuals are often moved or promoted into positions that they are not qualified to hold.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize an external organizational consultant to create consistent practices across business units.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best companies i ever worked for

    Developer (Current Employee)

    ProsGood leadership and very balanced work and life hours.

    Consi haven't came across any such so far

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    over worked and stressed

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

    Prosgood people overall and good products

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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