Zep

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  1.  

    Zep enabled me to grow professionally in customer service, sales, warehousing & distribution, P&L mgmt and more.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Quality products
    Professional mgmt and staff
    Opportunities for growth
    Solid benefit package

    Cons

    Difficult for new salespeople to get started without prior connections with buyers in large accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that you make it easy for customers to do business with you. This benefit was lost when Zep closed many branches on the local level. Perhaps this was merely a growing pain and has worked itself out by now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot but confusion rules

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Knee-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 ManagementAdvice

    Think about 5 years from now, not 5 months from now and stop treating your valuable, loyal employees like expired bread.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience, great leadership, and smart colleagues.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep part-time

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, autonomous work life, great products

    Cons

    No Cons. Great place to work.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    They are moving towards eliminating sales reps altogether.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in DeSoto, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in DeSoto, TX

    I worked at Zep full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You are your own boss. I technically had 5. The last one, hadn't made contact in a year and a half.

    Cons

    Totally unorganized. Getting anything done except placing orders is impossible. Plus, I think they are moving towards eliminating their sales force to local distributors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your sales force. Don't just send them out with a three day course of sales 101.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Inside Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Breinigsville, PA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very happy with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love working here!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Basic Inside Sales Position

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best companies i ever worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer
    Current Employee - Developer

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

    Pros

    Good leadership and very balanced work and life hours.

    Cons

    i haven't came across any such so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience but unstable

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Utilize an external organizational consultant to create consistent practices across business units.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company at one time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep

    Pros

    You can make as much money as you want if you work hard.

    Cons

    Management does not care about the customers anymore

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