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Zep Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. "Sinking Ship"

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    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!


  2. "Great Company to work for!"

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    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.


  3. "Outside Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


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  5. "District Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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


  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. "zep"

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    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Plant with no breakroom or permanent offices or restrooms"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Distribution Specialist in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Distribution Specialist in Cartersville, GA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance and pay or ok.

    Cons

    No permanent offices or restroom.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Zep Inside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Glendale Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Glendale Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Large book of business
    -Commission on every sale
    -Great Comp plan with uncapped commissions
    -Friendly and helpful selling environment
    -Yearly Bonus
    -No Cold Calling, all your accounts purchased in past
    -Large sku of products to sell that work and customers want...over 11,000 items

    Cons

    -Smaller office which means not a lot of room for advancement
    -Suburban office

    Advice to Management

    -Could use more support from Marketing...communication, promotions and new product launches


  10. "Sales and Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Day to day Autonomy, good base salary, products actually work. Need a better go to market strategy in order to be competitive

    Cons

    Gongshow Senior Management, US has no clue of Canadian Market

    Advice to Management

    Separate Canada as its own division


  11. "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.


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