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Zep Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Great products practically sell themselves (in 12 reviews)

  • Great place to work atmosphere was great people with excellent to work with (in 11 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. "Inside Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Very supportive of each other. Management very flexible and definitely help to assure your success. Great name in the industry means loyalty to the products. Goals are attainable based on the book of business that I was assigned.

    Cons

    No complaints at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the support.


  2. "Sr. Inside Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative in Glendale Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative in Glendale Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ZEP is an outstanding place to work if you are looking for a career in Sales that helps you achieve your highest and best potential with software tools (SalesForce, Internet Access), ACTIVE accounts given to you to work as well as outstanding lead generation through INACTIVES that have purchased ZEP products in past. Additionally, inside sales department has full access to incoming calls from potential new business looking to buy! Largest highlight, I want o mention, is the Leadership (Managers) that are 'serious' to grow business and are instrumental and helpful in encouraging and training up the BEST sales force they can cultivate! I have worked in previous sales departments that had little to 'NO' leadership support. ZEP (Inside Sales Management cares about every employee's success!! This allows me to look forward and excited about my next work day)!! :- ) Inside Sales department (Glendale Heights, Illinois) = Positive environment & management team that really cares about the success of ZEP and all employees!

    Cons

    I cannot name anything that would fall into this category- I truly have nothing 'negative' to share .

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the support you give to the Inside Sales department sales staff !! This helps me to stay motivated and ambitious to continue to grow ZEP business! This is absolutely a TEAM oriented environment- I am grateful for this!

  3. "Forklift operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler/Forklift Operator in Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Material Handler/Forklift Operator in Cartersville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work atmosphere was great people with excellent to work with. And come was excellent

    Cons

    Management was something else.
    The attitude


  4. "Procurement director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

    Many project to manage and good resources

    Cons

    Litlle rigid and management too old


  5. "Zep review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people there and the atmosphere in the group I was working with.

    Cons

    Sometimes had problems catching people from other offices or who work from home somedays and in office others(personal problem not really company.)


  6. "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


  7. 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

  8. 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


  9. "ZVC Customer Service"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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


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