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Zones Reviews

Updated September 15, 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 20 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 28 reviews)

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

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  1. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, great people

    Cons

    Need to work on comp plans

    Advice to Management

    Pay your sales people better


  2. "Order Processing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Order Processing Specialist in Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Order Processing Specialist in Cerritos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Professional work place

    Cons

    Let go employees very easily

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zones full-time

    Pros

    The Vendors are awesome and you learn A LOT.

    Cons

    Zones has a very stressful and unethical culture.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Great Company for a good salesperson"

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    Former Employee - Acc in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Acc in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company legitimately invests in their employees, management does everything they can to help you succeed.

    Cons

    Unless you are a young, attractive woman, don't count on getting any of the internal "Brand Champion" positions.

  8. "Software Account Executives"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good software team to work with

    Cons

    To many departments to work with to get something completed. Seems like they don't like to pay their reps. A lot of changes and changes with initiatives throughout the year.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Former CDW employees- don't come here! Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facebook and YouTube access at work. You could apply and look for other jobs easily while employed here.

    Every now and then you get breakfast (sponsored by vendors. Zones will never pay a dime out of pocket)

    Cons

    The office is a total dude fest- 95% of employees are males. The actual office space is very unpleasant and the bathrooms always smell.

    Pay is below the market average. I would stay at CDW if you're considering coming here.

    Advice to Management

    This place is a revolving door for upper management


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Solutions Architect"

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At he beginning, a great place to work.

    Cons

    When the owner (Firoz) fired he CEO and took over the position himself, the entire Way of working changed. Mass firings and layoffs, management by fear instead of a support structure. Zero training. No focus as to what core business initiatives were. replacement of mid-level managers by hatchet men to reduce or eliminate staff.

    Advice to Management

    Get a coherent plan together before you can almost 100 people and hire new employees with little to no experience for much less money. No opportunity for advancement and constant fear of losing your job. Don't make employees work 3 months with no insurance. You are either making a commitment to your employee or you are just being cheap. Employees also work better and are more productive when they feel secure in their job.


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