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Zep Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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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. "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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Management"

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    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

  3. 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


  4. "Management Talks From Both Sides of Their Mouth"

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    Former Contractor - Warehouse/Contract in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Warehouse/Contract in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Zep as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was decent and workers were good people, work load was generally manageable. Job was challenging for the most part.

    Cons

    Constantly changing expectations, poor training, incredible lack of consistency in business processes. Mid-management lives in constant fear of upper management, will not stand up to outrageous demands of sales reps and tends to micro-manage.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent! Don't say it's going to be done this way today and totally reverse that in a day or two. Also, don't tell an employee that scheduling doctors appointments (with ample advance notice) is perfectly alright and then a month later terminate someone for "attendance issues" when the ONLY time they have not been 100% on time is when they had (previously approved) doctors appointments.


  5. "Take the time"

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    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


  6. "Thick skin a must for this job..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    People you work with are fun and some very easy to get along with...

    Cons

    Job stability is non existent....impossible quotes. Manager has no sense of where to direct or lead. People degrade yell and scream at you constantly for harassing them...


  7. "Outside Sales"

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

    I have been working at Zep full-time

    Pros

    Before new ownership you had endless freedom and ability to make great money, crazy good money. For 90+ years was a company driven by sales people. Used to be rewarded for hard work. Now every sales rep is making significantly less money as management reduces commission rates about every 6 months.

    Cons

    Now the company is driven by all the old Diversey people. Which means Zep is doomed! Company now has more managers then ever. In fact they can't hire any managers that come from the industry. Basically no training, no support and keep putting policies in place to make job harder. No yearly bonus program (just monthly incentives).

    Advice to Management

    We are beyond fixing. We will be sold as a whole or sold off in parts or spun off/bankruptcy. Any way it goes down, will not be good for average employee.

  8. "Zep Rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Products. Decent commissions on sales

    Cons

    management seems not to care


  9. Helpful (2)

    "New Ownership Wreaks Havoc"

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

    I worked at Zep (More than a year)

    Pros

    They will eventually sell off

    Cons

    The first time in my career I have been asked to compromise my integrity

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect. New CEO has no regard for anyone.


  10. "ZepBiz"

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    Current Employee - Master Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Master Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zep (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ***************Pay Rate is good ***************

    Cons

    ***************Managemaent is confused most of the time.******************


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