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Zones Reviews

Updated June 23, 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 18 reviews)

  • free food, lots of free partner swag, team environment, polite people, you get what you put into it (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is not in touch with the individual contributors (in 27 reviews)

  • Low pay with bad commission structure (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Growing!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great and my immediate team is hardworking
    Great company and customer events that are world class
    Autonomy to do my job
    Lots of investment in training
    Great work space
    Internal Career opportunities

    Cons

    Growing pains
    More starts and stops on projects or initiatives than I would like

    Advice to Management

    Give your leadership the autonomy to lead
    Continue to invest in people and training
    Continue to work to make improvements to our workplace


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Just Ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Lots of training.

    Cons

    Low pay. The pay is the main problem.

  3. "dev lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice and friendly people, free food at end of quarter

    Cons

    No growth especially technology person, IT consider as secondary


  4. Helpful (3)

    "High Employee Turnover Rate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for someone starting out in sales to learn aspects of being an inside salesman.

    They don't pay much, so it will be easy to move on once you have some experience under your belt.

    Cons

    Their sales tactics make it difficult to succeed in a competitive market.

    Training program is basic and ineffective.

    Management is disconnected.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, better training, more competitive pricing.


  5. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Field Engineer in Cerritos, CA
    Current Employee - IT Field Engineer in Cerritos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zones full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are decent.
    Paid vacation and holidays.
    I liked the management that I worked for.

    Cons

    Pay was low!
    At the beginning of the contract it was chaos. They're a bigger company and already had some involvement with the client. I would have thought the transition would have been smother.

    Advice to Management

    They weren't even paying at market rate in So.Cal


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Client Account Manager III"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Account Manager in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Client Account Manager in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career and learn.
    Weekends off and holidays.
    Not much micro management, freedom to make decisions.

    Cons

    Culture is lacking moral due to poor pay and terrible commissions structure.
    Upper Management out of touch with employees.
    Overall revenue and margin increase year to year but pay doesn't reflect this change.

    Advice to Management

    If you value your employee's, pay them what they deserve. In return you'll be able to have valuable employee's that will work hard for you. Rather than the current mass exodus to better companies that pay and make employee's feel valued.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "You wont be happy at Zones"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll meet some great people and enjoy and occasional free lunch or event.

    Cons

    Constant pressure coming from upper management is a scare tactic and threat that leaves employees feeling trapped and scared to do their job with fear of making mistakes. Sales strategy constantly changes and expectations are never clearly defined so you have no idea your goals. Compensation structure for sales is always changing which drives each department in different ways and never working together. Extremely high turnover and unhappy people. People are overworked and very underpaid. Company culture is awful.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing the strategy before you evaluate if its successful. Make your employees feel important and valued. Hire staff accordingly and allow a work life balance before employees burn out from stress and being overworked.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Government/Education Account Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    My boss doesn't micromanage me.

    Cons

    Unreasonable revenue/margin goals. Low base wage.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "RUN from this company! Worse professional experience of my career. If you are considering coming to Zones, don't!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good insurance package, but dental coverage is minimal. Good overall training if you put forth the effort. Good working relationship with top OEM's.

    Cons

    Made a HUGE mistake by coming to Zones and I will always view it this way. No matter what I do, or amount I sell, it will never be good enough. I'm watching my peers self-worth depreciate quickly. This company will suck the life out of you.

    Advice to Management

    Give your sales people better upper mgmt to remove the red tape for. Actually help them, not throw it back to them to fend for themselves. Approvals for pricing discounts need to be quicker, we lost the business. "Management" is non-existent except for forecast demands.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Great People / Not so Great Everything Else"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Zones are amazing! Friendly, happy to help, and genuinely nice. They have competent people in supporting roles, most all of which will respond to requests for resources quickly.

    Cons

    Their compensation plan and insurance is probably the worst I have ever seen. Up until Jan 1 2017, their compensation plan mirrored most of their competitors and partners. Starting this new year, that changed. Pay checks were slashed for most in sales and there has been a mass exodus of sales folks.

    Advice to Management

    The compensation changes have disrupted the lives of many employees. Either you didn't know better or you just wanted to thin the herd without paying out benefits. I'm not sure which is worse. Change this, before it is too late.


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