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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. "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.


  2. "Marketing Communications"

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    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.

  3. "Great product, poor leadership"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Inside sales position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No stress, great team to work with and manager was understanding.

    Cons

    Company was sold and not stable. Commission plan was not good

    Advice to Management

    Create a better commission plan and support your employees


  6. 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


  7. "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.

  8. "Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

    The wealth of knowledge within the research and development department is amazing. The chemists and scientists provided guidance and assistance when needed on various projects.

    Cons

    The working environment has been very tense since the buyout of the company in June of 2015. Many layoffs have taken place with more to come.

    Advice to Management

    Zep has been in existence for decades producing many products to keep homes, businesses and many other facilities clean. Keep the spirit of Zep alive during this time of transition.


  9. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in La Salle, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in La Salle, MB (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products. Sales representatives had free reign to operate their territories like their own business.

    Cons

    Going through major downsizing and re-organization during my tenure resulting in significant changes and uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    They've likely made a lot of improvements since I left.


  10. "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.


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