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Zep Reviews

Updated January 8, 2018
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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 12 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Buyer/Purchasing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "sales and account executive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales and Consultant in Bossier City, LA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales and Consultant in Bossier City, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flex and own your own business

    Cons

    lack of support and field management

    Advice to Management

    more support

  3. "ZVC Customer Service"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  4. "Zep review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.)


  5. "Sr. Inside Sales Representative"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  6. "Ok place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

    flexibility, knowledge of the company's goals and how you play a part

    Cons

    not enough structure and clear job roles. people do what they want and create their own processes

    Advice to Management

    Don't confide in only one of your employees, lean on all as a team


  7. Helpful (3)

    "outside 100% commish sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Extrordinaire
    Current Employee - Sales Extrordinaire
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you get out of it what you put into it. still a good job

    Cons

    some management has no clue what we do or how we do it

    Advice to Management

    get to know our business before you make decisions that hurt our company. It used to be a partnership between reps and the company now it's the company against the reps, that needs to change

  8. "Great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Temporary employee but great management

    Cons

    Temporary so no room for advancement


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not a bad place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Sales
    Current Employee - Chemical Sales
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, great support people, customer service, freedom to develop at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom but you must be mature enough to work autonomously.

    Cons

    Pay is not up to par with other Corporations. Their expenses are a joke. They give you an amount you have to subsidize your own cash to make ends meet.

    Advice to Management

    Change the compensation plan to be competitive. With gas prices nearing $4.00 a gallon give some more incentives. If a Branch exceeds their budget or quota. They give you a dam pen.


  10. "Procurement director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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