Zep Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Zep Chairman, President, and CEO John K. Morgan
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Pros
  • If you're looking for a great work environment and a lot of autonomy, then this would a good company to explore (in 2 reviews)

  • A chance to earn an unlimited income while making contacts that can last a life time (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Benefits for sales reps are very basic (in 7 reviews)

  • Inside Sales team is still fairly new (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Sales Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong Brand, diversified portfolio, strong leadership

    Cons

    Transition to new ownership; changes occurring daily


  2. account executive

    Current Employee - Account Executive in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Zep (More than a year)

    Pros

    brand name chemicals are well known and have a good reputation

    Cons

    lack of support from equipment department

    Advice to Management

    car allowance


  3. VP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Zep full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Definitely a learning environment due to tremendous change over the last 10 years.

    Cons

    Too much change. Initiative to reduce operating expenses 10% of revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Coaching and communication on the near term future of employees.


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  5. Avoid at all costs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some great people and good relationships. Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Recently purchased by a private equity firm, prior to that there was zero leadership or strategy. Now it's all about profit and zero opportunities.


  6. Not the same Zep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Zep full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great brands, long legacy of great products. Various locations, great company for those who wan tto wear several hats and learn a broad variety of skills

    Cons

    Recently purchased by private equity and things are changing QUICKLY. Not quite sure what's happenign day to day or what the company will look like 6 months from now.


  7. It sounded good

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Zep full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility, decent pay, autonomy

    Cons

    Little or no direction, limited access to support, shipping policies are very limiting

    Advice to Management

    Streamline shipping, more training with other reps


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great

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    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zep full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products practically sell themselves. Great incentives and commission. No base pay, straight commission, the harder the work the bigger the check. Very independent, no micromanagement.

    Cons

    Hard to get problems resolved. If there is an issue that needs a manager approval you wont hear back for weeks Not much room for growth


  9. Transition Pains

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Zep full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours when not the busy season. Some room for advancement. Casual dress all work days now.

    Cons

    Company transitioning to private, lots of people jumping ship, lots of restructuring.


  10. Supply Chain Professional

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Zep full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated hourly group Strong Plant-Level Leadership (Some Plants) Privately owned

    Cons

    Recently acquired (direction is unstable) Focus on short-term financial gains


  11. Overall Outlook

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great overall company to work for. There is a sense of community and familiarity with every employee. Management tries to innovate and monitor productivity constantly and it seems to pay off immensely.

    Cons

    The facilities are a bit dated. The systems that they operate out of are a bit dated as well. Outside of that, there are few cons.



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