Zones Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
164 Reviews
2.7
164 Reviews
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Murray Wright
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • potential to earn good money, good hours, lots of perks and free food (in 15 reviews)

  • I have a support role and Zones has been great-great work life balance, flexible schedule (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • They are always advertising for new account executives for a reason (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management was inconsistent and they didn't seem to care truly about their employees (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Reinvigorated leadership has Zones on the right track

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Zones full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company was struggling up until leadership went through an overhaul. The effects of those changes have been tangible and immediate. The company feels fresh and there is a sense of optimism from the bottom to the top. Zones has been making a sincere effort to treat employees well while growing profits. This company is moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    In the past, compensation has been less than competitive. As the company evolves however this is changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the path you have laid out for yourselves. The efforts you are making are having a noticeable impact on the company. Zones is now a much better place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Zones full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work Culture, great co-workers and flexibility. Great company to work for or at least start your career.

    Cons

    Management Internal decisions and Compensation (Depends if you are an inside guy or outside).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really don't think that there is any need for an advice to Zones Management. They all work great but sometimes it seems like that we need some type of glue between internal system and external system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place for quick employment, bad place for a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Auburn, WA

    I worked at Zones full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They will hire anyone.
    Free food
    Stable hours

    Cons

    Internal IT Technology is way obsolete to justify trying to convince others to purchase new, top of the line items.
    Management is absolutely horrific. They are more interested in saving their own behinds than in helping build a real team.
    You are doomed to fail if you are an independent or critical thinker. They want fleshy robots, not humans.
    No chance at financial success
    Boiler room type attitudes among management
    Illegal and Unethical practices regarding whistleblowing and their reactions thereof.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff and take them seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    You get out what you put in it.

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

    I have been working at Zones full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you have 10 years of time to invest and can "survive" on what you will be paid, you have a chance to do some big salary numbers.

    Cons

    Zero direction. No feeling that you belong to a team out in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Product Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great.

    Cons

    So many process changes, high gaps in salary between similar positions. No training at all in some departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Lost it's luster

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PPM in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - PPM in Auburn, WA

    I have been working at Zones full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    South sound commute location is great for people in Tacoma or Auburn

    Cons

    Too many changes to senior management. Employees are leaving in large numbers. Employees are not valued. Salaries are very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a living wage, value your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent starting ground for entry level sales with day time hours and no travel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA

    I worked at Zones full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Training program has been in place for many years
    Great starting ground if you are new to B2B sales
    Some opportunity for growth if you are in sales

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities for non sales and support groups
    Not open to new ways of business- telecommuting and work from home
    Training program is heading down hill over the last yr
    Very micro managed even though you are an adult they treat you like children most of the time, everyone goes to lunch together and on breaks at the same time. Probably should have a union

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think upper management should be aware of what is actually going on more than once per year, ask for feedback truly respond too it don't just give lip service you will and do nothing. Many talented people have left due to mid line managers being horrible and not in tune. some upper management have been there too long and need to move on for the company to change. Move out of Auburn bad location for quality candidates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Unfullfilling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Zones full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Luke Zeman , company culture , pretty laid back

    Cons

    Other management is a little shady. Also, the compensation is garbage, and the commission is always wrong! As far as resellers go, i do not think manufacturers really consider Zones a killer in the midwest. Also, the CRM program is literally the worst thing ever. If you are desperate for a job, this is a good option. But its falling apart in Chicago right now; i would like elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better support in the midwest.

    Clearer outline of our commission and spiff reports

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nice people work there, but not in management

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

    I have been working at Zones

    Pros

    some good managers that want you to succeed, others are just killing time

    Cons

    new leadership can't seem to make up it's mind on how to fix the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    zones needs actual sales managers to help mentor and grow AE's, the sales managers have far too much responsibility to be effective leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A place to get your start

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

    I worked at Zones

    Pros

    Will hire people with no experience if they are cheap enough. Good location for employees who live in the south puget sound.

    Cons

    compensation is very low. benefits are expensive. And management has a philosophy that cheaper is better. They find ways to hold back earned commissions from sales staff. It isn't a place to call home for a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Handing poor equipment to low cost employees is only a band-aid. Be honest and up front about policies. Sneaky is a good word to describe their transparency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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