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Zep Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great products practically sell themselves (in 12 reviews)

  • Great people and fun environment (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "sales and account executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "outside 100% commish sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  3. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not a bad place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "tossup"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salesman in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Salesman in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    A chance to earn an unlimited income while making contacts that can last a life time.Good initial training. Great experience.

    Cons

    About 15 or 16 years ago, the upper management started a gradual turn around of what I considered the best company I had ever worked for. They started putting continous arbitrary pressure on the sales reps, picking out almost at random who they wanted to harass. For the first time they hired supervisers from outside the company, which they had previously prided themselves on not doing.

    Advice to Management

    If sales reps could somehow take their accounts and leave the company,there would be no one left.. It's not the company that I joined twenty years ago.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "pound the pavement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    They provide all the support you need from management and other sales reps as well as products for samples.

    Cons

    If after 6 months you aren't making enough sales they give you a short time frame to achieve the sales goals or you are done with Zep.

    Advice to Management

    Help new sales reps that do not have experience by showing them how to find potential customers. Going door to door is not an effective method for finding new business.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Zep Inc."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zep full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are opportunities for new people who can bring in their experience from larger companies, and there are good people still at the company.

    Cons

    The company has had a lot of changes to its mid and high level management positions. It doesn't matter if it is to cut costs or to eliminate what leadership considers "B" level players, this continues to create non-value added changes within the company.

    Advice to Management

    I would hope that the core of the company's retention and morale, human resources, will make significant improvements in their leadership.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company at one time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can make as much money as you want if you work hard.

    Cons

    Management does not care about the customers anymore


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Basic Inside Sales Position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

    The inside sales team had a very strict daily schedule. This was my first sales position and I learned basic sales skills. Steady pay-check.

    Cons

    Not much room for upward opportunities. Low commission structure. Every day is exactly the same with not much opportunity


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Learned a lot but confusion rules"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

    Old, established company, good products, some smart people there

    Cons

    Knee-jerk reactions to market fluctuations, they have massive layoffs to show investors they are "serious about cost cutting" then add staff gradually, then another layoff, then more rehiring... rinse, repeat...

    Advice to Management

    Think about 5 years from now, not 5 months from now and stop treating your valuable, loyal employees like expired bread.


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