Zep Reviews

Updated September 1, 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. Buyer/Planner

    Current Employee - Raw Materials Buyer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Raw Materials Buyer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work!

    Cons

    No "real" opportunities for advancement.


  2. Sales Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. 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


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  5. Dysfunctional culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great products and entrepreneurial spirit

    Cons

    Poor business model. Senior leaders with low EQ.


  6. VP

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    sold company to unethical group

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, who all now have their resumes on the street.

    Cons

    New management. CEO was banned by SEC for five years to be an officer in a public company for unethical behavior. So he ends up at private company after buy-out, Zep.

    Advice to Management

    quit now


  8. Helpful (1)

    Avoid at all costs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    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.


  10. 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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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