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  1. "Failing or Failed?"

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    Former Contractor - Contractor in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Santa Rosa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ZAP as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well, Santa Rosa is nice . . . has some decent burrito shops and a bike path. Zap HQ is in prime location (until landlord kicks them out).

    Cons

    Disorganized, broke, criminal past (and present?) of hoodlums and thieves, . . . disinterested or incapable leadership, void of resources (financial, technical, administrative) . . .

    Advice to Management

    Define the company identity; focus, follow-through. Take on targets you can actually achieve, or at least believe you have an idea about how to achieve.


  2. "Disappointing Most of the Business has moved to China"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clean Tech and Emerging Products

    Cons

    Lack of Funding for years

    Advice to Management

    Develop a Business Plan and Strive to Follow it


  3. "too bad one can't choose less than one star..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ZAP full-time

    Pros

    A few of the people at ZAP WERE wonderfully talented and well intentioned.

    Cons

    The company was run by crooks who only cared about day trading their stock. Therefore, the company didn't follow any traditional business rules regarding product quality, customer service, etc. It was a nightmare!

    Advice to Management

    Close the company.


  4. "SUCKS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Well, it's certainly better than working at McDonald's, that's for sure.
    Expect to get paid pretty decently if you're in sales/marketing.

    Cons

    Management isn't consistent.
    Company focuses more on public relations and keeping stock prices up, vs. providing a quality product.
    Management is very inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on company development rather than stuffing your pocketbooks.
    Pay your employees what they're actually worth, rather than taking advantage of them.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work at ZAP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Santa Rosa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone at ZAP leaves work exactly at 5:00

    Cons

    Poor management, poor products, poor compensation

    Advice to Management

    Build a better product and compensate employees for their hard work.


  6. "engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    not that I am aware of.

    Cons

    confusing management.
    lack of core tech

    Advice to Management

    go home. don't play games.


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