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Zones Reviews

Updated December 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Little micro-management, uncapped commissions, work/life balance is great" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Free Food (but even that isn't as good as it use to be)" (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "Disillusioned upper management who believe there are no problems" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Low pay with bad commission structure" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "ae"

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

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

    Pros

    great people and a positive place to work

    Cons

    there are no gaurentees at all.


  2. "Manager IT"

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    Current Employee - Manager IT in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager IT in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workplace, good management, great for mid-career

    Cons

    Not a career-oriented place, learn and leave.

    Advice to Management

    I think they are OK

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Brand Champion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zones full-time

    Pros

    The people and work environment

    Cons

    Low salary for workload. Bad training process.


  4. "Education Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - SLED Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - SLED Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very loose management, great office, partner events

    Cons

    Lack of organizational direction, high attrition rate, truly awful SE support teams on site

    Advice to Management

    Provide better SE support in Chicago office


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Average tenure is 6 months"

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

    I worked at Zones full-time

    Pros

    You make great connections there for your next opportunity

    Cons

    the company is very cheap and refuses to pay employees what they are worth.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and good compensation.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    More communications about changes in policies.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Poor business practices sometimes bordering unethical."

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

    Pros

    If you produce strong results you can do whatever you want.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership, low pay, micromanagement, internal political conflicts, ever changing quotas.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating employees as if they're crucial to your success, some are hurting and receiving very little to no help professionally or personally.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Turnover machine"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good people for the short time they are there

    Cons

    Every quarter sales methodology shifts. No one makes unrealistic quotas or unattainable quotas based on disorganized sales force.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your guns and stick to a strategy.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Enterprise Account Executive - RUN, don't walk!"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got all of the training (from OEMs) I needed to get out and find a respectable company. The reason I found an amazing new job is based on my work, not the support I received from working at Zones.

    Cons

    You cannot trust management at any level. I have seen so many people be lied to, chewed up and spit out by leadership, so I guess it shouldn't have been a surprise when they began to lie and play the game with me too. The lies go on and on but I have people I respect in the company that told me the truth of what was said behind closed doors. Finding out that higher ups were laughing about how they promised me compensation on work I brought in only to find out that they never intended to speaks volumes about the character and integrity of these people. They will take all of the credit for your work and then will lie to you about what happens to the business so beware of introducing your own personal network.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to fire the bad apples. They are tearing the company apart. In the past you have looked at the bottom and (allegedly) worked your way up during the annual morale improvement initiatives. Your sales teams don't need more BS fake company surveys to fill out as that accomplishes nothing. We need you to look at your executive team in the eyes and see if they're really telling you the truth - this is the only way this company will be turned around.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Could be a great place, but they keep churning in-out the good pieces"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Stepping stone environment for many people

    Cons

    Expense is based on 1999 standards
    Based on PPM machine
    No transparency
    Lack of communication
    Vision is non-existent

    Advice to Management

    Always stacking new ideas on top of a dysfunctional core, then wiping clean and stacking again. Just stop review and fix your company's core. The only way to fix a problem is to recognize that there is one.