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Zep Reviews

Updated March 16, 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. "Marketing Communications"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good group of colleagues /peers. Flexible work schedule. Minimal supervision.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Not much value placed on MarCom roles.


  2. "Great product, poor leadership"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    The products manufactured by ZEP are top notch. The employee shop allows you to get the best products at a reasonable price.

    Cons

    The leadership was lacking at best. The management seemed to target employees and would work hard to make sure they did not succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the union guide for employee treatment. Don't take things personal and don't act on emotion. Following this advice would decrease the high turnover of middle management.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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

    I worked at Zep (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Zep has a long history and their breadth of products is immense. This business is unique as the potential customer base is endless.

    Cons

    Zep has experienced a great deal of transition and as such they've changed culture away from employees. New ownership and not being a publicly held company will hopefully help.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the talent you have instead of looking for new. Applies time, money, and energy in ZEP's sweet spots instead of going to new segments.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ok Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Too much favoritism and not enough career growth


  5. "Review of Zep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emerson, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emerson, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You are able to start off on first shift. Your seniority doesn't dictate your job. You rotate so your not doing the same exact thing.

    Cons

    Pay rate is horrible. You dont have a exact schedule. Your great work is NEVER rewarded. You have several different people to ans to.


  6. "Buyer/Planner"

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    Current Employee - Raw Materials Buyer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Raw Materials Buyer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work!

    Cons

    No "real" opportunities for advancement.


  7. "account executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    brand name chemicals are well known and have a good reputation

    Cons

    lack of support from equipment department

    Advice to Management

    car allowance

  8. "Supply Chain Professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Zep full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated hourly group
    Strong Plant-Level Leadership (Some Plants)
    Privately owned

    Cons

    Recently acquired (direction is unstable)
    Focus on short-term financial gains


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Glendale Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Glendale Heights, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance 401k vacation pay. Coworkers are pleasant. lol don't have anything else to add.

    Cons

    Very limiting. Comp plan rewards those who sell less. After a year your best bet is to move on. Not much hope for positive change.

    Advice to Management

    Not going to waste my time, they don't act on feedback.


  10. "Territory Sales"

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    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Flower Mound, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zep full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and fun environment. great perks.

    Cons

    Limited potential for advancement and difficult pay plan to understand and maximize.


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