Zoot Enterprises

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Zoot Enterprises Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent opportunity for those that are dedicated and loyal

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

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

    Pros

    Balanced work and family life
    Friendly relaxed atmosphere
    Opportunity to create a new career path within Zoot
    Potential application of solutions is vast
    Witnessed extensive effort to improve the culture
    Management has an open door policy

    Cons

    Would like to us expand into new markets
    Having to decide between higher wages elsewhere or staying in the comfort zone
    Flavor of the month focus at times
    Would like to see top executives engage the entire company more frequently - leadership, trust, and motivation
    Sales force doesn't have a positive sense of urgency and level of intensity that I have witnessed elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your focus on growing the company culture – seeing excellent improvement
    During occasional lulls assign small exploratory teams to investigate new markets and develop new opportunities
    Hold more frequent (quarterly) State of the Company sessions
    Develop new benefits to encourage long-term loyalty
    Demand more from your salespeople

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Directionless and unable to gain momentum

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of great people to work with, you can bring your dog to work, onsite cafeteria, nice setting that is great for walks (when the weather is nice).

    Cons

    Almost no career development and very little incentive to stay at the company. Employees are not valued and owner has told entire company, at a staff meeting, to leave if they don't like how he runs it (it is his company but not a way to build devotion among employees). Experienced employees keep leaving for other jobs in the valley and almost everyone talks about leaving - almost never talk to someone that is excited about the company. Senior management talks about positive change but they either don't follow through or they implement change in a way that hurts rather than helps. Company often over hires and then let's people quit when business is slow - again losing experienced employees and lowering morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company has software that could have potential but is seasoned employees keep leaving for better paying jobs and/or job dissatisfaction. Need to find a way to recruit and keep talent at the company. All managers should be reviewed by there employees to identify ineffective managers that are lowering morale in the work force. Owner should step back from decision making and hire an effective CEO - preferably from outside the company that has proven success in taking a company like Zoot to the next level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Look elsewhere for employment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bozeman, MT

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Most of the people who work there are great. Flexible hours

    Cons

    Worst management I have ever seen - none of them could actually hold jobs with the same title for another company. Few of the executives have experience outside of Zoot, and it shows. No value placed on applicable higher education for employees within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in people who know what they're doing, let them work. The people leaving the company are the iones you should want to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Bozeman, MT
    Former Employee - Sales in Bozeman, MT

    I worked at Zoot Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, private company, fairly good solution

    Cons

    Not sales/marketing oriented. No firm pricing structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace sales and make them a key part of the organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    One of the most disconnected companies I have ever worked for.

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

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

    Pros

    There is a very laid back atmosphere. A lot of nice walks to go on to get out of the office.

    Cons

    Management has an enormous disconnect with employees. It's as if there are two companies in the same building and the managers work for one and everyone else works for the other. Managers work mostly behind closed doors and it's rare to even see them in the hallway or even get the courtesy of hello if they walk by or 'goodbye' if they leave the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a little more understanding as to how your actions are perceived by your subordinates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    No career or personal growth opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Manager in Bozeman, MT

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

    Pros

    Extremely laid back environment. Employees are not encouraged to work more than they are required.

    Cons

    Many managers have had their positions for several years and there is no advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The message that this is the way at Zoot and of you do not like it, you can leave needs to be stopped. Management should be aware that this message destroys employee moral and just enforces the idea that management places no value on employee contributions and attempts to be proud of their work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    No direction + No communication = No Motivation & No Progress

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

    I have been working at Zoot Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Fairly laid back culture.
    Dogs are allowed to come to work with you.
    Overall I enjoy the majority of the people I work with.

    Cons

    A major emphasis is placed on just patching issues and not actually fixing the core issues.
    People who have been here a long time hold onto any knowledge they may have gained and have a hard time documenting, forcing newer people to learn how to create the "wheel according to Zoot"
    Management refuses to pay attention to the glaring problems associates attempt to bring to their attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your associates. Dont let the associates that you say you value leave, at least try to fight to retain your "valued" associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, little work, no direction, no advancement

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

    I have been working at Zoot Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Great onsite benefits - gym, food, coffee
    Decent pay for the area

    Cons

    Not much of a culture
    Lots of downtime
    No advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring more than there is work to do...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people and challenging work

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

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

    Pros

    Really smart people, the chance to work with major banks and payment companies while living in Bozeman, and challenging work. They offer workout classes and lunch and after work. There is also an on site gym and discounts at local gyms if you are into fitness. The onsite kitchen make great lunches 4 days a week with an inexpensive salad bar option.

    Cons

    The work can be demanding a times and slow at others, depending on client deadlines. While most employees are great, there is an occasional grouch. Fortunately they don't usually last long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love the monthly free lunches. Please keep them going!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's ok if you just want lay back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT

    I have been working at Zoot Enterprises

    Pros

    friendly people in this place
    easy environment
    many activities for the community
    nice work place, has gym, own kitchen, and etc

    Cons

    too many relatives in this company
    too many non-tech people in this company are pretending they are tech people
    afraid of change
    stupid office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire some real managers
    relatives are good but most of the time not good for the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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