ZeroTurnaround Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Working at ZT

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has treated me like family - it is a group of very hard working and caring individuals who never complain. For a sales environment, there is much more focus on working together to get things done, rather than throwing elbows and competing against your colleagues. If you work hard here, it does not go unnoticed. You get out what you put in.

    Cons

    The job might take over your life, but that is on you.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Fun atmosphere, but that's about it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZeroTurnaround full-time

    Pros

    The people working here are fun, loud, and friendly. The music and energy in the office is what gets you going and gives you the motivation needed to make 130-180 calls a day.

    Cons

    Leadership is down your throat. The tables are designed so the Team Lead can watch all of you, and they constantly do. There's hardly any time to think to yourself, which makes the time go by, but they need to relax a bit. Hours are 8:00-5:30? That's a good one because you are talked down to if you arrive any later than 7:30 or leave earlier than 6:00 with no overtime. Making on average of 150 calls a day is exhausting, and when you're not calling you're sourcing for more people to call. Definitely not the job for everyone. High turnover here.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up a bit or pay more. Instead of texting and goofing off, while penalizing any BDRs or Account Execs who dare do the same, help those who need it most. Some struggle here and can't improve because those higher up are less mature than a lot of people at a lower position.


  3. Helpful (5)

    zeroTURNAROUND AND RUN

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ZeroTurnaround full-time

    Pros

    The only pro would be growth. You can grow but you do not learn much. Making calls for 8 hours a day is not a skill.

    Cons

    Cold call. That is all you do as a BDR. 150+ per day. There are no skills to be learned except for clicking a number and waiting for someone to pick-up. During the interview, they pump you up and tell you about your day-to-day and its nothing like they explain. Once you walk in your first day its like a whole new world. I world full cold calls and frat bros blowing on horns if you don't stand up during 'power hour.' They call people slackers for not arriving before 7am. Also, you should never ever leave before 5:30PM otherwise you're not 'working hard.'. They have free beer so theyre pretty pumped on that. Thanks for the free beer. It means a lot. Same with corn hole. I couldn't work in a place without corn hole so thank you, ZT. Do not let these people trick you. The music is loud. The managers are entitled. You will learn nothing while being paid 35K.

    Advice to Management

    Your metrics are unreasonable and the training is horrendous. The turnover rate is insane and you do not seem to care.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    if it is your first sales job--teaches you good qualities

    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Boston, MA

    I worked at ZeroTurnaround full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    teaches your good qualities to have in the workplace: -arriving early (7 AM) -utilizing salesforce.com and finding prospects via LinkedIn and other search sites -making over 100 phone calls a day -staying late (6 PM)

    Cons

    -not much room for growth -work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    -raise pay or hire less


  6. Great place to work if you are willing to challenge yourself

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BDR in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - BDR in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZeroTurnaround full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people who are willing to teach you everything they know. I came in with zero experience and had no shortage of people willing to take me one on one to mentor me. If you put in the hours and have a positive attitude you will be rewarded, even though the goals are high they take into consideration your effort and attitude.

    Cons

    Long hours, this is not a 9-5 job and during the end of the month you will be expected to be there before your managers! If you are not meeting your goals you should plan on consistently being early and staying late. A lot depends on your manager if you hit it off this job is much easier . Pay is lower to begin with than many competitors but if you put in the hard work you can move up quickly and make more than the average.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear with what will happen if you dont hit your goal. There is also some stress around not doing well and it leads to worse results when you dont know where you stand within the company.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Overworked, underpaid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BDR
    Current Employee - BDR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ZeroTurnaround full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of good people and open atmosphere with lots of activities like ping pong and cornhole. company provides lunch every friday. If you are willing to work your butt off, you can advance quickly

    Cons

    Claim hours to be 8-5:30 but it's actually more like 7:30-6. They say employee safety is paramount, but refuse to close the office unless the T is shut down. You are forced to come in early for remainder of the week if this happens. Work-life balance is abysmal. Music is often terrible. Boiler room type of work place.

    Advice to Management

    You are burning out your employees with the consistent pressure and "constantly watching over your shoulder" style of management.


  8. Hard work, long hours, great people, fun time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BDR in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - BDR in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZeroTurnaround full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People, leadership, opportunity for growth/compensation, location. Office is nice, work sponsored open bar once a month, catered team lunch on Fridays.

    Cons

    Hours, repetitive, starts at somewhat low compensation. You're making 100-150 calls a day as a bdr. Nothing worth having is easily achieved. Deal with it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the whimsy as the revenue skyrockets.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Feels under-payed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZeroTurnaround full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The environment, training, and acclimation is supportive to new low level employees who are just starting their careers. The opportunities for growth are good and those who make it more than a year are doing well.

    Cons

    However, as an entry level employee long hours and high expectations are not properly rewarded. The promotions are all based on how much you sell and quite hard to achieve because the product is relatively inexpensive and deals are small. You must effectively pay off your entire year salary with deals before you get promoted, with a slight base increase. Those who do not achieve this within a year typically leave or get fired.

    Advice to Management

    Hourly requirements over 40 hours a week with no overtime pay is questionable if proved that it's a requirement.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Entry-Level Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As ZT was in true startup mode, exposure to many different sales processes, operations, and growing pains provided an excellent opportunity to learn a lot about the business world in a short time, especially for someone just entering the work force. A supportive team of employees around you made you feel like you contributed and were a valued member of the team. Great product(s) with great support. As overused as the expression is, a work-hard play-hard mentality is employed everyday.

    Cons

    As a startup, the hours tended to be very long which made it very difficult for anyone living outside the city to maintain any sort of work/life balance. With a lot of young employees there was a lot of unnecessary drama, making things feel a bit like High School politics at times.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Solid career step

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BDR
    Current Employee - BDR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZeroTurnaround full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -opportunity for growth -great product with no legitimate competitors -easy to learn and absorb sales techniques

    Cons

    -long hours -its sales and can be discouraging if you're struggling

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.



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