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Zones Auburn Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Firoz Lalji
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Pros
  • Best work/life balance of any tech company I have worked for, off the majority of nights and weekends (in 23 reviews)

  • Nice and friendly people, free food at end of quarter (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is not in touch with the individual contributors (in 29 reviews)

  • Low pay with bad commission structure (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "New"

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    Current Employee - SMB Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - SMB Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zones (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoying so far; everyone is helpful

    Cons

    Sometimes retroactive account management can prove arduous.

    Advice to Management

    Great stuff; keep it up


  2. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zones full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Know respect for new employees, Supervisor used bad language, she had her favorites. Do waste your career time.

    Cons

    Benefits, Favoritism, pay and know loyalty

    Advice to Management

    Check your Sales Supervisors for people skills

  3. "You are valued for the last sales. Put in your time and wish the account you manage does not get bought-out or fold."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They do invest into employee training. Generally it’s a sales driven company. Meet or exceed quota then you be fine. Self managed position most of the time.

    Cons

    Sales driven company. Not meeting the goal then good luck. You be getting the cold shoulders from management. And when they totally avoid you, then better update your resume and ready to move-on.

    Advice to Management

    ...


  4. Helpful (2)

    "OK if you are desperate for a job"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    End of quarter lunches, good people for the most part, a few good managers and directors

    Cons

    Comp plan changed twice in 2017, and now it seems they are out to can people, used to be a place that retained people until 2 years ago or so. Base pay is sub par and medical plan stinks for a company this size. I’ve worked for 100 Seat companies with a better medical plan than this company with well over 1000 employees. Also, managers used to give you a heads up when accounts would be taken out of your book, but no more. Now they simply take what they want buying accounts or otherwise . Also managers play favorites when it comes to the accounts in your book, some AE’s have 25 accounts that don’t do a lot of business while others have 75-100 good buying accounts in their books. In my opinion what this company needs is a shake up all through the management ranks. I understand that come Jan 2018 there will be more changes and some may be to management, best thing that could happen.


  5. "Work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Zones full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, Decent entry level pay, good hours

    Cons

    It feels like a high school popularity contest, too much gossip,


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Broken Communication = Broken Organization"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not located in Seattle- easier commute than most
    Food provided occasionally from vendors

    Cons

    Too many changes over multiple departments which caused vast change throughout the organization. This company does not have any positive culture whatsoever. Marketing runs the company as they are the one with the $ and all other departments rely on vendor's dollars to keep the company afloat. Compensation changes numerous times over the course of the year which deflates employees.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to be involved with the "lower end of the totem pole." Communicate ALL changes, good or bad, so that employees are aware of what the company is going through. If you are with a "VP" title, which almost all leadership is, do NOT be afraid to tell your CEO your feedback. Simply pleasing him does not do the organization good if the ideas will sink the ship that is already barely afloat.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great environment, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Zones full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good leadership, fun job, good work life balance and good people

    Cons

    Money 100% up and down. Not competitive at all with the market

    Advice to Management

    You're losing customers and talent because people get their one year in and bounce, make compensation better or give people more account's/opportunities to succeed

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vendor events, vendor lunches, you can earn SPIF's

    Cons

    Pay is too low. You don't get raises. They tell you to give yourself a raise if you want to make more money.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Chaos for now"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zones full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people that work here are amazing! They are trying so hard despite the many broken processes holding them back.

    Cons

    Executives are not really connected with the labor force. Too many mixed messages from the top is confusing the direction they want to take.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Just Waiting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food once a quarter
    People will leave you alone if you do the bare minimum

    Cons

    Most people are just waiting for the day when it will be announced that someone bought us out.
    Every department that is not sales has been outsourced. They even have a outsourced team working on submitting pricing for bids.

    Advice to Management

    Just tell us already what your end game is. Firing whole departments and moving entire segments outside the U.S. looks like you are trying to make your profits look bigger than they are. Also, when will we truly be a $2 billion company?


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