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Updated April 16, 2017
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  1. "Buyer/Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Breinigsville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Breinigsville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They give you way more then you can handle is it looks good on a resume

    Cons

    Literally the most disorganized place I've ever worked. Customer service is joke. Credit is laughable. The company doesn't have a direction unless that's down. No investment in your growth. Upper management wouldn't know a good employee if it smacked them in the face. I couldn't get out fast enough. I had the worst manager ever. He literally said he didn't think it would work out when I had running a division of the company for 4 months without any direction or knowledge of the takeover. New mountain capital has no clue. Run the other way fast.

    Advice to Management

    Cut your loses and sell to someone that knows how to run a business


  3. "account executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Zep Under New Management Even Worse!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you don't know what you are doing, this is the place for you. They don't either!!

    Cons

    Before Zep was purchased, their processes were weak or non-existant. Now that New Mountain Capital has taken over, they are attempting to "flip" the company in an 18-month period. This means laying off a large number of people and making HORRIBLE management decisions. Their supply chain is run by people who have never cracked a book, and never worked anywhere else. They believe that setting thousands of items to reorder points is cutting-edge supply chain work. My advice is RUN, don't walk from this company.

    Advice to Management

    By your own design, you will be gone soon. Can't wait to see you fail.


  6. "VP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Definitely a learning environment due to tremendous change over the last 10 years.

    Cons

    Too much change. Initiative to reduce operating expenses 10% of revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Coaching and communication on the near term future of employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not the same Zep"

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

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

    Pros

    Great brands, long legacy of great products. Various locations, great company for those who wan tto wear several hats and learn a broad variety of skills

    Cons

    Recently purchased by private equity and things are changing QUICKLY. Not quite sure what's happenign day to day or what the company will look like 6 months from now.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "It sounded good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility, decent pay, autonomy

    Cons

    Little or no direction, limited access to support, shipping policies are very limiting

    Advice to Management

    Streamline shipping, more training with other reps


  9. "Supply Chain Professional"

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


  10. "Overall Outlook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great overall company to work for. There is a sense of community and familiarity with every employee. Management tries to innovate and monitor productivity constantly and it seems to pay off immensely.

    Cons

    The facilities are a bit dated. The systems that they operate out of are a bit dated as well. Outside of that, there are few cons.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Frustrating"

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



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