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Zep Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "New Ownership Wreaks Havoc"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


  2. "ZepBiz"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.******************


  3. "Things Changed Quickly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Overall, Zep had hard-working and quality people working for the company. I learned a lot about the manufacturing business, and initially enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    The company had a very conservative culture, and there really wasn't room for growth. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone outside of the plant workers under the age of 50. This really isn't a place for younger employees.

    The company was bought out by a private equity firm, and everything quickly changed with it. There were immediate mass firings, and the new management never made any attempt to get to know those who were previously with the company. The work environment turned very negative and employees were in constant fear of being let go. It became clear that the management didn't care about the employees.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to at least act like you're concerned about your employees well-being. While the "bottom-line" is important, happy employees make for a profitable company.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Inside sales position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Marysville, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Marysville, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, quality products, fair pricing

    Cons

    Commission only, little to no support from management, minimal incentive, unrealistic sales goals


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Breinigsville, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Breinigsville, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They paid on time and met some nice fellow co workers.

    Cons

    Micro managed and talked down to constantly by upper management as well as outside Sales Team. Terrible work Environment awful morale. All around bad experience could not wait for it to be over.

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk down to co workers and create a environment where people want to be at work.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Food Safety Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Zep (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Customers are good to work with

    Cons

    Very bad ownership, and management


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ok Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "TSR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Brands
    Flexibility
    Long lasting customer base

    Cons

    Lack of leadership
    Lack of innovation
    No Training
    No pricing structure

    Advice to Management

    Invest in frontline sales
    Develop training program
    Better communication


  11. "Buyer/Purchasing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Buyer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Company, Great Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Company recently bought by an Investment company

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees



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