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Zep Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "Easy Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Former Employee"

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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.


  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good products and good people.

    Cons

    Management needs to make their plan details known.


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  5. "Chemist"

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

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

    The wealth of knowledge within the research and development department is amazing. The chemists and scientists provided guidance and assistance when needed on various projects.

    Cons

    The working environment has been very tense since the buyout of the company in June of 2015. Many layoffs have taken place with more to come.

    Advice to Management

    Zep has been in existence for decades producing many products to keep homes, businesses and many other facilities clean. Keep the spirit of Zep alive during this time of transition.


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    "Regional Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Zep (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people and products. Reputable brand recognition.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Recently purchased by an equity company, New Mountain Capital, and ripping apart the company and cutting very good experienced people. It will soon be just a shell of it's self.


  7. "GOING NOWHERE FAST !"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zep full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good product range.

    Cons

    No support, lack of communication and development.
    You are on your own, you feel like you are not part of a dynamic team.
    Just work, bring in the numbers, and not much in return.
    This ship is going nowhere, just sitting there.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the picture, stop thinking about your pockets and put back into the company.
    Better communication and rep development. Real incentives, not just makeshift carrot on a stick schemes.
    There are plenty of good people, VALUE them !


  8. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in La Salle, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in La Salle, MB (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products. Sales representatives had free reign to operate their territories like their own business.

    Cons

    Going through major downsizing and re-organization during my tenure resulting in significant changes and uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    They've likely made a lot of improvements since I left.


  9. "Vehicle Care"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Business is growing and I see new people being added. I control my ability to be successful.. Strong and committed leadership team at Vehicle Care.

    Cons

    Can feel disconnected in the field sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Interested in long term plans from the new corporate team,


  10. Helpful (1)

    "R&D"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good place to work and medium size company

    Cons

    instability due to change of management


  11. "Zep Vehicle Care"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong operating division within Zep Inc. Zep Vehicle Care has a great team, strong market presence and healthy financial position. Opportunity to influence/shape the future of the company.

    Cons

    Company has undergone owner/management change; transformation in progress.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate long range vision. Continue straight talk. Celebrate success.


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