Zep - Zep enabled me to grow professionally in customer service, sales, warehousing & distribution, P&L mgmt and more. | Glassdoor
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"Zep enabled me to grow professionally in customer service, sales, warehousing & distribution, P&L mgmt and more."

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Former Employee - Branch Manager in Rochester, NY
Former Employee - Branch Manager in Rochester, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Zep full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Quality products
Professional mgmt and staff
Opportunities for growth
Solid benefit package

Cons

Difficult for new salespeople to get started without prior connections with buyers in large accounts

Advice to Management

Ensure that you make it easy for customers to do business with you. This benefit was lost when Zep closed many branches on the local level. Perhaps this was merely a growing pain and has worked itself out by now.

Other Employee Reviews for Zep

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Learned a lot but confusion rules"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

    Old, established company, good products, some smart people there

    Cons

    Knee-jerk reactions to market fluctuations, they have massive layoffs to show investors they are "serious about cost cutting" then add staff gradually, then another layoff, then more rehiring... rinse, repeat...

    Advice to Management

    Think about 5 years from now, not 5 months from now and stop treating your valuable, loyal employees like expired bread.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "They are moving towards eliminating sales reps altogether."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in DeSoto, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in DeSoto, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are your own boss. I technically had 5. The last one, hadn't made contact in a year and a half.

    Cons

    Totally unorganized. Getting anything done except placing orders is impossible. Plus, I think they are moving towards eliminating their sales force to local distributors.

    Advice to Management

    Train your sales force. Don't just send them out with a three day course of sales 101.

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