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  1. "Innovative, nimble company set in beautiful Bozeman, MT."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Organization
    Current Employee - Product Organization
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, creative, challenging, open, experimental, innovative, loyal, fun, fast-paced, interesting, and solution-focused. A company you can grow with over the years.

    Cons

    Very developer-centric. Engineers carry more weight than anyone else. Management could communicate more clearly and consistently to rally the forces behind a united vision.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees and keep an inspiring vision in sight for all.


  2. "Long Term Employee Perspective"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zoot Enterprises (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    THE PEOPLE! Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. They know what they're doing and how to get the job done.

    Work Life Balance
    Enjoy the Great Perks - Coffee Bar, Cafeteria, Happy Dogs, Casual Attire, and Relaxed Friendly Environment

    Cons

    Slow to Address Low Performers
    Hard to Bring Concerns to the Attention of Executives

    Advice to Management

    Open the lines of communication between executives and employees. Recognize quality performance faster and more consistently - this seems to vary greatly by manager.


  3. "Secretary to Legal Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Bozeman, MT
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Management team works closely with employees
    Good benefits

    Cons

    None really. It is a great place to work


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    "Solutions developer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good people, secure company, bring your dog to work, lunch room, frequent employee appreciation events, Nice office building, offer training for those that want it, moving around the company isn't overly difficult. Management cares about employees on a personal level it's easy to feel like family.

    Cons

    Pay is okay for Bozeman but not on par with local competition for talent (oracle, web filings, apt us). In a college town where new young talent is easy to find which depresses the pay people can demand. Losses of long tenure employees over the last year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to improve, stagnant companies will be passed up by competition. The intellectual capital losses of tenure employees will hurt. Offer more Training to employees on your systems so when those losses happen the company is not adversely impacted.


  6. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bozeman, MT
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zoot Enterprises (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flex hours, dogs welcome, many learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and management overall, not proactive, more concerned with forcing a friendly environment than creating a culture of candor and productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Grow emotionally and study the statistics on valuing people as assets rather than expenses.


  7. "Zooterrific"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zoot Enterprises full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are excellent people working at Zoot. It was a great job to gain industry experience straight out of college.

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of leadership and support from middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your strong performers. Across the board raises and/or bonuses crush the moral of folks who work hard every day to carry the dead weight of the under-performers.


  8. "Great environment bad pay"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zoot Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Great environment with opportunity and lots of fun activities through the year.

    Cons

    Very low pay for a tech position that requires you to handle major clients and maintain crucial servers using the cmd in centOS.

    Advice to Management

    Get on the floor with the employees and see what is going on.


  9. "Focus and Investment ready to pay back, family-friendly, technology services company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has focused and invested heavily in our software and partnerships the past 12-18 months and it is about to pay off. There have been many opportunities for growth in that area of the company (multiple internal promotions to VP, new managers, new UEX team, new implementation teams, new languages and frameworks).
    Zoot is family friendly and the compensation and benefits are good for this area.
    Great international client and partner roster.
    It's in Bozeman!

    Cons

    Growth has been steady, but slow.
    Too many committee decisions, or non-decisions, that really slow momentum down and muddy accountability and authority.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the office and onto the floor.
    Develop career paths with your employees.


  10. "Excellent opportunity for those that are dedicated and loyal"

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

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

    Pros

    Balanced work and family life
    Friendly relaxed atmosphere
    Opportunity to create a new career path within Zoot
    Potential application of solutions is vast
    Witnessed extensive effort to improve the culture
    Management has an open door policy

    Cons

    Would like to us expand into new markets
    Having to decide between higher wages elsewhere or staying in the comfort zone
    Flavor of the month focus at times
    Would like to see top executives engage the entire company more frequently - leadership, trust, and motivation
    Sales force doesn't have a positive sense of urgency and level of intensity that I have witnessed elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    Continue your focus on growing the company culture – seeing excellent improvement
    During occasional lulls assign small exploratory teams to investigate new markets and develop new opportunities
    Hold more frequent (quarterly) State of the Company sessions
    Develop new benefits to encourage long-term loyalty
    Demand more from your salespeople


  11. "Directionless and unable to gain momentum"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of great people to work with, you can bring your dog to work, onsite cafeteria, nice setting that is great for walks (when the weather is nice).

    Cons

    Almost no career development and very little incentive to stay at the company. Employees are not valued and owner has told entire company, at a staff meeting, to leave if they don't like how he runs it (it is his company but not a way to build devotion among employees). Experienced employees keep leaving for other jobs in the valley and almost everyone talks about leaving - almost never talk to someone that is excited about the company. Senior management talks about positive change but they either don't follow through or they implement change in a way that hurts rather than helps. Company often over hires and then let's people quit when business is slow - again losing experienced employees and lowering morale.

    Advice to Management

    Company has software that could have potential but is seasoned employees keep leaving for better paying jobs and/or job dissatisfaction. Need to find a way to recruit and keep talent at the company. All managers should be reviewed by there employees to identify ineffective managers that are lowering morale in the work force. Owner should step back from decision making and hire an effective CEO - preferably from outside the company that has proven success in taking a company like Zoot to the next level.



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