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Zep Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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Zep Chairman, President, and CEO John K. Morgan
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Pros
  • Great products practically sell themselves (in 12 reviews)

  • Great people with friendly attitudes and helpful dispostions (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Now that New Mountain Capital has taken over, they are attempting to "flip" the company in an 18-month period (in 5 reviews)

  • Mid-management lives in constant fear of upper management, will not stand up to outrageous demands of sales reps and tends to micro-manage (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "ZVC Customer Service"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great growing and stable company. Employees are treated as real people with lives outside of the company.

    Cons

    No option to work at home if needed

    Advice to Management

    Option to work at home if needed


  2. "Zep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

    Great company fun to work there

    Cons

    too many changes but some changes were good

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Loader in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Loader in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zep (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nothing good to say about the company

    Cons

    Not appreciated ....got rid of the union to lower wages

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to deal with people...slavery is over


  4. Helpful (1)

    "worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

    can't think of any pros

    Cons

    not the company it used to be


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zep full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Phenomenal products
    Peers are great people
    Pay is decent
    Benefits are decent
    Workload is not overwhelming
    Laid back environment
    New enterprise software is more robust

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement
    New Mountain Capital has destroyed the positive culture
    Bonuses, incentives, and perks have been stripped away
    Distribution center has no permanent offices or toilets
    Stench of raw sewage permeates the warehouse constantly
    Upper management does not care about the employees
    Front line management is clueless and reckless
    Favoritism is rampant
    Bad employees thrive, good employees are leaving
    Morale is through the floor
    Leadership constantly breaks promises
    Safety culture is all talk with no action
    Many DOT, OSHA, EPA, and Labor regulations are ignored

    Advice to Management

    Please sell the company off to someone that actually wants the company and its employees to thrive. Stop rewarding the wrong people and pushing great employees out the door. Keep your promises!

    I used to love working here, but now I can't wait to leave this sinking ship!


  6. "Take the time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people with friendly attitudes and helpful dispostions

    Cons

    Rushed working environment that caused stress leading to decreased productivity

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the concerns expressed by co-workers


  7. "Great Company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zep full-time

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities, Benefits! Company has strong integrity and cares about their employees.

    Cons

    Nothing to add in this section.

  8. "Outside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, decent pay if your sales were high enough

    Cons

    Too many to list, way too many negative changes the last 5 years I was there. Would not consider a recommendation for some one to work there as a sales rep.


  9. "zep"

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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 Zep full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn different industries. Good products with a well known name. many different financial opportunities.

    Cons

    Changes throughout the company without a clear path. many of the distribution facilities have closed or are going to close.

    Advice to Management

    Keep finding ways to provide the sales reps with the right tools. Provide company updates contest and incentive packages.


  10. "District Manager"

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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 Zep full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility within programs and product bundles, great products, knowledgeable sales force

    Cons

    lack of training, negative company culture, poor leadership


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