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Zones Reviews

Updated April 18, 2018
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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 24 reviews)

  • Free Food (but even that isn't as good as it use to be) (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Disillusioned upper management who believe there are no problems (in 32 reviews)

  • Low pay with bad commission structure (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Auburn, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Feels Like Family
    Private Company
    Nimble
    Excellent Team Members

    Cons

    I do not have anything at this time to share as a downside. I enjoy working at Zones, with my team, and the leadership team above me.


  2. "Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great coworkers and free food

    Cons

    Serious lack of management and growth potential

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Zones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Close commute. My team works hard.

    Cons

    Very low wages in comparison to like companies. The company does not care about its employees at all. The moral is low and is C level heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and be the change you want to see.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Garbage"

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

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

    Pros

    there really are no pros. things have declined since I started and its a terrible culture at this company.

    Cons

    terrible upper management decisions, micromanagement across the board, low pay, no incentive for success, zero career path within the company, high turnover and unable to hire new talent at this point. it is a sinking ship.

    Advice to Management

    you are too far gone.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "They were stealing my property"

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    Former Employee - IT Technician in Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Carol Stream, IL

    I worked at Zones full-time

    Pros

    there are no pros here

    Cons

    Caught multiple times stealing my stuff reported to management. Management tries to cover it up. Authorities notified.

    Advice to Management

    Your screwed.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "worst I have ever had"

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    Former Employee - IT Technician in Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Carol Stream, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Zones full-time

    Pros

    co workers are kind and friendly

    Cons

    Rude co-ordinators bad rude managers no respect !

    Advice to Management

    There are students and other professionals working at lower level who are more educated,smart and hardworking than the seniors, if you guys dont revise the positions make sure you dont deject or disrespect them.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Candidates Beware"

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

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

    Pros

    SOME people really know their stuff and will do anything to help you...

    Cons

    Satellite office with no operations or vendor support in house.

    Disillusioned upper management who believe there are no problems

    Turnover rate is the highest in the industry

    2 Sales managers just announced they are leaving with potential replacements being top sellers and not top leadership talent

    Outlook of Public Sector division may be shifting back West to HQ

    Advice to Management

    Be clear with your employees. Pay leadership talent what they deserve to make them WANT to stay. No one wants to stay at Zones but does so because they have bills to pay. Not the greatest motivator especially when most employees next job is 2x their current salary.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "AE"

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

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

    Pros

    Managers on floor supportive, sales enablement team does not know what they're doing or upper management they have us in circles constantly

    Cons

    Toxic atmosphere, terrible place to work

    Advice to Management

    Upper management does not understand or care about their employees or team members they just walk all over you if there was a -5 * I would give that


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Dreadful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Um ... worked with some good people who, like me, eventually left. An exodus to the door.

    Cons

    Now that I've moved on (like everyone eventually will unless you've lost your ambition and career dreams), I've come to realize what a dreadful place that was to work. Simmering resentment between departments, insecure backstabbing aimed at the new hires -- mostly from the grizzled veterans still sitting in a windowless cubicle 20, 25 years later. That was depressing, as was the whole experience. Meh.

    Advice to Management

    Vet your directors better. This is 2018 -- look for friendly, well-adjusted LEADERS, not control-freakish, old school bullies


  10. Helpful (11)

    "They’re Trying"

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

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

    Pros

    The good is Zones knows their morale has been the worst in the industry compared to their peers. They are doing some big things which should keep people onboard longer than 6 months.

    Cons

    Pay is really low for tech..Heck, even for the Auburn area in general.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to leave. Firoz has always run this place like a sweatshop and will likely continue this trend.


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