Zones

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Zones Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
175 Reviews
2.6
175 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • potential to earn good money, good hours, lots of perks and free food (in 16 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.  

    Company in major change

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Zones full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Zones has been making significant changes and investments in the organization at all levels. Nothing but goodness on the horizon. Massive revenue growth targets and potential acquisitions of other companies soon.

    Cons

    Lack of decent training programs in certain parts of the company. Sales training is being completely revamped which will likely result in significantly better results for AEs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your teams learn how to be effective in their jobs. Processes should be standardized and refined so they support the vision of their division as it fits into the companies overall vision and direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zones

    Pros

    Good payment and benefits structure.

    Cons

    No diversity in management by developing a broader selection criteria for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring diverse cultures asap.

  3.  

    Watch out

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    Former Employee - Brand Champion in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Brand Champion in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Good people but corporate environment

    Cons

    Cutthroat environment, once they squeeze every dollar they can out of you they send you packing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Account executive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zones

    Pros

    Fun envrionment, young coworkers, awesome office location (willis tower), month long training program, great 1st sales job.

    Cons

    Low pay, Commission structure is terrible so you can barely make any actual money off of this, cold
    Calling, little room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your employees are saying

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Not a company you that will want to be long-term.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Zones

    Pros

    Lots of training, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management micro-manages everything; monthly goals are arbitrary; commission structure is not worth if you put in the work. Company is hiring a lot of college graduates...creating a revolving door atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay, take care of employees who've been there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It's OK

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance.
    Don't expect too much from their employees

    Cons

    Nearly not enough money
    Geared towards "fresh out of college" professionals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move people that have the skill up in the organization before they rot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice job. Too little pay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Great people. Lot's of training.

    Cons

    Little pay. Not enough opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Auburn, WA

    I have been working at Zones

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere at Zones,

    Cons

    Pay could be better at Zones

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales management is shady and dishonest. Expect to be used and thrown out the door.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - Great training
    - Office location is phenomenal
    - Lots of free stuff

    Cons

    - Inexperienced, incompetent, and greedy lower-middle management
    - 1 week of paid vacation
    - Lots of employee turnover
    - Poor ethical principles
    - HR is non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard working employees should be given more opportunities to progress within the company. Very little support and career opportunities are available to employees in the Chicago location. As a result, employees are dissatisfied, have little power, and are treated as cheap labor.

    Sales talent is strangled by micromanagement, continued operational deficiencies , and poor guidance. Too often sales managers will step on their AEs for their own personal gain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the big leagues

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Company is gaining some limited visibility as a VAR player.
    If you hustle, have some good accounts, bring on some good buying accounts, you can make a little money.
    Work-Life balance is good.
    The longer you can hang on, the more money you can make.

    Cons

    -Compensation. It seems like compensation is on-par with other VARs, but falls terribly short of OEM field jobs. Basically a 50% paycut if you are moving, for whatever reason, from an EOM field job.
    -Antiquated internal systems. Moving to Dynamics CRM soon, but it may be too late.
    -Leadership is over their heads, at MOST levels.
    -Quotas are arbitrary numbers assigned to you, without any kind of research or in-depth study of territory historicals or potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Showing people a slide of the McDonalds Training Center, as a threat, does not motivate anyone to work harder, or make them want stay with your organization.
    -Pay your employees close to what the OEMs pay or you will ALWAYS lose your talent at the first opportunity.
    -Invest in 'big boy' tools and resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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