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Zep Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Food Safety Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ok Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


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  5. "TSR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  6. "Buyer/Purchasing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Once a great company now a complete joke."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Independent working environment. Once a great company who truly cared about its people. A lot of high quality individuals met over the years , most of them gone.

    Cons

    Absolutely no direction at all. Offers zero expenses paid. No structure, no help from management. Like working on a island.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe too late with recent purchase by mountain capital group. They will tear it apart with no regard for its people. Run if you can.


  8. "Territory manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zep full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products! Unique product offering vs that of competition. A well known name. Co benefits were pretty good. Been around for a long time.

    Cons

    Sales going the wrong direction. New mountain capital blood baths 3 times a year. Job uncertainty! Nmc will sell/flip Zep in less than 1 year and more job losses after the new company takes over

    Advice to Management

    In order to attract and maintain quality help nmc needs to project a positive image instead of gloom/doom. Right now the word in the industry is to not do business with Zep and especially do not work there. If you're there now get out before it's too late. Severance package offered is terrible!!!!


  9. "Review of Zep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  10. "Easy Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Outsides Sales Representative in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Outsides Sales Representative in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No supervision. No standards or rules. Great products to satisfy customer needs. Easy job.

    Cons

    Poor management. Old boys club. New owners, no direction or vision beyond making numbers via cuts. No customer focus.

    Advice to Management

    Gut middle management. Promote/hire people that care about the customer. The rest is easy.


  11. "Former Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -great products and small working environment where most co-workers know each other

    Cons

    -Sales most important business unit; therefore all other departments are very unorganized
    -Little to No IT; Weak Technology
    -Very antiquated practices & procedures; Nothing consistent or streamlined
    -Most managers lack the necessary skills to lead & mentor their staff; Most were appointed because of tenure.
    -No upward mobility opportunities at their regional offices. You must work at their Corporate site in Atlanta for possibilities of advancement.



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