Zep Reviews

Updated 4 June, 2014
Updated 4 June, 2014
47 Reviews

2.5
47 Reviews
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  1.  

    A difficult place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Zep full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Proud history of success, challenges that provide great opportunities to learn, and recognized products

    Cons

    some people make it very difficult to get things done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    decent place to gain experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zep part-time

    Pros

    met some nice people made a few friends......also a few enemies

    Cons

    supervisors could care less of what is going on they are lazy and some very racist against employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience initially 10 years ago but management changing

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at Zep full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    it is a 100 percent commission job.

    Cons

    no stability with management changing on regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a business plan and stick to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot but confusion rules

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

    Old, established company, good products, some smart people there

    Cons

    Knee-jerk reactions to market fluctuations, they have massive layoffs to show investors they are "serious about cost cutting" then add staff gradually, then another layoff, then more rehiring... rinse, repeat...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about 5 years from now, not 5 months from now and stop treating your valuable, loyal employees like expired bread.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    The constant lay-offs and never knowing when you are next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Basic Inside Sales Position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

    The inside sales team had a very strict daily schedule. This was my first sales position and I learned basic sales skills. Steady pay-check.

    Cons

    Not much room for upward opportunities. Low commission structure. Every day is exactly the same with not much opportunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company at one time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep

    Pros

    You can make as much money as you want if you work hard.

    Cons

    Management does not care about the customers anymore

  9.  

    Zep Inc.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Zep full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are opportunities for new people who can bring in their experience from larger companies, and there are good people still at the company.

    Cons

    The company has had a lot of changes to its mid and high level management positions. It doesn't matter if it is to cut costs or to eliminate what leadership considers "B" level players, this continues to create non-value added changes within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would hope that the core of the company's retention and morale, human resources, will make significant improvements in their leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good People

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep

    Pros

    The people there were great to work with very flexible and acted more like mentors.

    Cons

    Not really big on promoting from within

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It started out great, like a family but then they became cold and hard on sales reps.

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    Former Employee - Chemical Sales
    Former Employee - Chemical Sales

    I worked at Zep

    Pros

    Started out as a great job that I could build my own business and work my own hours. When they went public it was then all about the shareholders and making money. Even my customers were not valued like they should have been

    Cons

    Too many major changes in the company from 2005 on up. My old manager didn't know what he was doing and the higher ups didn't know or want to hear how bad his management skills were. He was later fired I heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the basics like Harry M. ran it. Value your employees and they will value you.

    No opinion of CEO

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