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Zones Reviews

Updated February 21, 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 17 reviews)

  • Since I started I've seen many great changes, I enjoy the free food though I wish it was a daily thing (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • once you look at the credentials of the upper management (in 21 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "Growing!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    "GOOD JUMPING POST TO GET INTO B2B SALES"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Auburn, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zones (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good place to get experience. Good training program. work hard get paid for your efforts with decent commission.

    Cons

    below average pay for AE's in the market. negative attitudes.

    Advice to Management

    Look into the laws of attraction. Usher in some positive energy by being positive yourself.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "PPM"

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

    I worked at Zones full-time

    Pros

    Working with Manufacturer partners to grow sales. Employees are friendly and engaging. Bonus potential.

    Cons

    Lack of assistant to manage small daily tasks such as AX workflow resulting in overworked staff focusing on activities that don't drive sales. The Sales and PPM departments are very segregated and are limited on how they can interact with each other. Sales reps need help selling, the PPM department has proven that they can.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, allow them the freedom to express ideas without fear of retribution.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Account Executive - Public Sector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zones full-time

    Pros

    Free food every quarter. You can get spiffs and vendor swag.

    Cons

    Low pay. Not enough vacation time. No overtime allowed.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more. Telling your employees to give yourself a raise is not incentivizing.


  6. "Good place to work for a field engineer if you can handle change and the chaos it can bring"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is competitive for senior technical resources, contrary to the bad reviews from people who work at Zones for their first sales job they take care of the senior technical talent
    Great managers in ASG group, can't speak for every region but all the ones I have met have been easy to get along with
    The majority of the sales team you support are great people
    Best work/life balance of any tech company I have worked for, off the majority of nights and weekends
    Despite the long list of cons the pros outweigh them and the company is working hard to change a lot of the cons which is why I am giving 4 stars and still working here
    Would recommend to a friend for field technical or sales role

    Cons

    Too much administrative overhead, time entry etc. Often redundant data entry to multiple systems
    Travel policy is out of date and makes traveling for Zones more unpleasant compared to other tech companies I have worked for
    The ratio of sales>technical resources is really high and can be chaotic
    A lot of the sales team, while nice people are either very inexperienced or very tenured but stuck in a legacy mode of fulfillment, which can make advanced solution sales challenging
    Other than the tenured people with large accounts the best and brightest sales reps get poached for more money and you start over with a new rep, the bad ones never make any money and come here to post a nasty review
    As the company grows and transforms from order fulfillment to solution sales changes are poorly communicated from upper management
    Would not recommend for an inside role to a friend unless it was someone just trying to get started in the industry

    Advice to Management

    When you have a high performing sales rep take care of them, its not always just about the money but when someone leaves for significant jump in salary you can hardly blame them
    Update your travel policy, $120/night for a hotel and $40/day per diem is years out of date
    Lately management seems to be getting this but you can't expect your technical resources to pick up the slack for what are really sales enablement issues, i.e. inexperienced sales people with no technical sales chops


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Imporvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in La Puente, CA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in La Puente, CA

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

    Pros

    medical benefits cheap if you go with CDHP

    Cons

    Need opportunity for growth for people here for the people who work in california

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities for employees to grow and have other positions and not stay stuck in the same job.


  8. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, lot's of learning, self managing and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Low salary, no work from home, high turnover and need to company laptops.


  9. "N/a"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekends off, free food sometimes.

    Cons

    Low-pay compared to other account executive jobs. Favoritism shown in the work place.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring over-glorified managers , promote from within.


  10. "Much Potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zones full-time

    Pros

    Great professional environment. I was challenged and enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    IoT division had some leadership issues


  11. Helpful (1)

    "SAE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Wilsonville, OR
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zones (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Pay was good if you were good. Nice location

    Cons

    way to low base salary

    Advice to Management

    raise the base pay



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