Zep Reviews

Updated July 14, 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. It sounded good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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


  3. Great atmosphere and good people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - E-Commerce Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - E-Commerce Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Zep full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is competitive, flexible hours, strong devotion to employees, advancement opportunities, casual dress code, professional atmosphere, and strong work ethics

    Cons

    There is very little to say negative about the company. Their goals are met each year and working here has been awesome. Many employees are long term with 5 plus years so in small cases, change is not well received.


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  5. Transition Pains

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zep full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  6. Supply Chain Professional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Professional in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  7. Overall Outlook

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Zep

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  8. Sales

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

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

    Pros

    18 years business-to-business sales experience selling & servicing using a consultative selling approach 18 years experience selling in programs and managing business at the district, regional, and national level 18 years experience responsible for executing a sales plan 13 years experience attaining new business and working with local sales and management team 13 years tele-prospecting and cold calling for new business 13 years experience making on average 200 calls per week (both phone & field calls) 13 years preparing daily/weekly reports, participating in conference calls, and developing guidelines Responsible for a defined territory (entire state of Georgia) Specialties:Coachable/trainable Enthusiastic and confident voice inflection Strong presentation and communication skills “Road Warrior” Good listening skills Project a positive attitude Preparation/organized Strong public speaking skills Well developed negotiation skills

    Cons

    Zep Inc bought out by New Capital Managment


  9. Helpful (1)

    Frustrating

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Glendale Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Glendale Heights, IL

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Insurance 401k vacation pay. Coworkers are pleasant. lol don't have anything else to add.

    Cons

    Very limiting. Comp plan rewards those who sell less. After a year your best bet is to move on. Not much hope for positive change.

    Advice to Management

    Not going to waste my time, they don't act on feedback.


  10. Dysfunctional

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a competent, self-motivated marketing team. If you're in that department, I think you can find better opportunities than others might find. Because of that group, you can feel a sense of pride in the products sold.

    Cons

    The top level executive teams suffers from a few dysfunctional leaders. Not all of them are bad, just a few. If you go to work at Zep, I hope you get to work for one of the few principled leaders there, or you could end up on the chopping block.

    Advice to Management

    Remove those few dysfunctional top level executives and replace them with principled leadership.


  11. Territory Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Flower Mound, TX

    I worked at Zep full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and fun environment. great perks.

    Cons

    Limited potential for advancement and difficult pay plan to understand and maximize.



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