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"Outside Sales Representative"

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Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Very flexible work schedule. Decent, but expensive benefits.

Cons

No formal training on products and services.
Very little communication from management.
100% commission after training period ends.
Very difficult to earn a decent paycheck without having existing business contacts.
If a new rep inherits accounts, they do not receive 100% commissions on future sales for those accounts.
Since it is industry standard to provide customers with dispensing equipment, the cost of the equipment is deducted from a reps commissions if customers will not buy equipment.
No reimbursement for any business expense.
Zep has flooded the market with its products through internet suppliers, wholesale distributors, and big box retailers.
Excessive shipping charges for customers.
High order minimum for customers ($150). If this minimum is not met, commissions on that order are reduced.

Advice to Management

Stop looking for additional channels to get products to market, you are taking customers away from reps that rely on that income.
Work to reduce excessive shipping charges for customers. Customers cannot afford to pay in excess of $80 in shipping charges for products.
Start investing in training for your reps. If a rep asks for training; give it to him/her.
Start reimbursing reps for expenses, which is standard practice in your industry.

Other Employee Reviews for Zep

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    The constant lay-offs and never knowing when you are next.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employee.


  2. "Great experience, great leadership, and smart colleagues."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zep part-time

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, autonomous work life, great products

    Cons

    No Cons. Great place to work.

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