Zones Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Pros
  • Often times there was free food and drinks (in 16 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Marketing and leads generated were time consuming and account executives were/ are taking valuable time to qualify leads to validate them (in 8 reviews)

  • When upper management decided to eliminate my position was the worst thing that happened (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Solution Architect

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zones full-time

    Pros

    Company seems to be heading in the right direction hiring talented pre-sales engineers. These talented people collaborate well with Account Executives and customers.

    Cons

    VP's of the solutions group lack the ability to lead a solution focused organization. There is a lack of accountability to move things forward. Also there have been times that upper management has missed bonus payouts due to simple over sites. Hence talented people leave the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Hold upper management responsible for paying out the employees on time and listen to constructive feed back and action on it. This will help you retain talented people.


  2. Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Zones full-time

    Pros

    Training program, environment is fun and the schedule is great.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, pay is not that great.

    Advice to Management

    Management should try to implement a better way to work as a team. The managers are very worn down and lack excitement which can be a drawback. There is also a lot of movement within the organization and that can lead to a false sense of being a strong team.


  3. Decent employer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible management, good atmosphere and facilities.

    Cons

    Company has some growing pains. There is an apparent lack of certainty on how to move forward.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Account Executive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People you work with

    Cons

    Base and Commission Structure Vacation Policy Growing Pains


  6. Helpful (2)

    Get your feet wet

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Sales in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This was a great company to get knowledge about industry and getting started. If you fit profile this might be a great company but group is very demographic and culture limited.

    Cons

    Expect low progress, team will lower knowledge than expected and inadequate management tactics. Lower average pay rate in the industry.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Support

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Support in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gym, workout classes, free food, access to vendors

    Cons

    Recent elimination of telecommute policy, lack of communication, huge employee turnover, low salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well and they will remain loyal


  8. Growing

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of growth at the Chicago location, they hire during the summer months only. Young, Talented team, lots of free breakfast and lunches, lots of activities in the summer months after work.

    Cons

    gotta hustle, don't allow remote access, no option to ever work from home

    Advice to Management

    allow high performers a day or 2 a month to have the option to work from home. stay on top of the negative attitude employees.


  9. Working as an Account Executive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You will learn how hard some work can be but with patience and diligence it will pay off. This is a great place to be introduced to the world of IT. Great training, great people, great community.

    Cons

    If you do not succeed at first you can be passed up. You can still make up for lost time by being good to your clients but the boss will "snowball" success even if it is a lucky "one time" sale.

    Advice to Management

    Look at long term work ethic rather than quick sales for better team moral and for long term repeat customers who feel valued.


  10. Lost it's vision

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, location and mostly upbeat.

    Cons

    Can't steer the course with a solid go-to-market strategy. Attempting to be great at everything without a solid plan to follow. Legacy management needs to be replaced with fresh talent. This company is seeing it's demise. Extremely low pay in the industry. No career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is diminishing, legacy management does not treat employees well.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Churn 'em and burn 'em industry

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free Breakfast/Lunch/Happy Hours frequently Never have to bring work home with you

    Cons

    Dial Slave Low Pay (32500 base) Poor Commission Structure (10% of gross margin per deal) Never a chance to work remote Very few chances for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Make sure managers are leaders and not just order givers. No managerial accountability on Chicago ZBS side.

    Zones Response

    Aug 18, 2015 – Director of Communications

    Thank you for your contributions during your time at Zones. Your review mentioned a few topics, many of which our team is working to address as Zones continues to grow and evolve. While our ... More



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