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53%
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70%
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Scott Sanhamel
17 Ratings
  1. "Account Rep."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zone Marketing

    Pros

    The games they played in the office were fun

    Cons

    It is all commission base. Which is hard because it is door to door sales. So if you have an off day, you don't make any money and wasted gas getting out to your location which could be up to an hour drive one way. And you don't get reimbursed for any gas or mileage. It has to come out of your pocket.

    Zone Marketing2017-12-04
  2. "Intern"

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      Former Employee - Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Zone Marketing for more than a year

      Pros

      Cannot think of 1 thing.

      Cons

      Unpaid internship. Asked to be dishonest while recruiting candidates and setting up interviews. Told to read from a script about how to answer questions dishonestly. More turnover than I've ever seen. Only 1-2 people in the office at a time, most people don't last more than a week. This job is 150% door to door sales! DON'T APPLY. I don't even think this is a legit company.

      Advice to Management

      I'm pretty sure this company has been shut down. If it hasn't, I highly suggest doing so. The CEO doesn't even list it on his LinkedIn.

      Zone Marketing2017-12-19
    • Helpful (1)

      "Too good to be true"

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      Former Employee - Account Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Zone Marketing

      Pros

      you're independent and get to practice sales, interviewing, and training skills. Owner and people in the company are very nice, It is just a very difficult type of sales to do.

      Cons

      its all commission based, no hourly or salary pay. Its door to door sales. Often very long days (10 hours) and work on Saturdays. If you do not get any sales then you made nothing and those days are frustrating. They hire literally anyone and start you immediately so you can start making the people above you money. They say it is not a pyramid scheme but the only way to advance in the company or "become a manger"...

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      Advice to Management

      Give some sort of hourly wage. Tell people it is door to door sales and don't sugar coat it.

      Zone Marketing2016-06-01
    • "The company & the Management"

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      Former Employee - Team Leader in Berkeley, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Zone Marketing full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      First of all, i moved from my country two years ago and i came here to California to do my post-graduate studies and after a year of studying i started to pursue a career, i worked for three companies before In-zone and they were all either scam or have no career goal to there people. In-zone, It is the greatest opportunity anybody might be able to have in the Bay Area, from 6-12 months you can make it to management and...

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      Cons

      there is no cons in general but i would say for those who prefer to take two days off, it is only one and a half day off because Saturdays are half days and Sundays off. But no matter what it is worth to give it a shot. If you are international its hard to get a Visa to stay and work permanently but that applies on every company not only In-zone.

      Advice to Management

      focus on conveying the message correctly from the first day and the second round interviews regarding the long-term opportunity. Unfortunately many people come to the company they don't really understand the full picture of the job as a long-term opportunity. I knew the value of it because i was into it, but people need to get informed more than that. Keep up the good work and be a good motivator and decent owner as...

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      Zone Marketing2015-12-19
    • "A Unique opportunity"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Zone Marketing full-time

      Pros

      For hard workers, this is an opportunity to get the American dream of a management Job, The training is very thorough and I love that it is merit based as well as the opportunity for promotion is huge! Cant wait to see where it will take me to in the future.

      Cons

      There really aren't that many, just that you have to have the motivation for management to get it.

      Advice to Management

      Keep being a inspiration to your employees and always keep that genuine kindness, because it makes you way ahead of other companys!!!!

      Zone Marketing2015-12-11
    • Helpful (1)

      "The best Job I've ever had!"

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      Current Employee - Administrative and Account Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Zone Marketing full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      A Fun, friendly atmosphere with many opportunities to advance! It's a one stop shop to success as long as you have a student mentality and a positive attitude

      Cons

      Honestly, there isn't any real cons to the business Scott really lays everything out black and white and is always there for his employees

      Advice to Management

      Keep it going! This business is going places!

      Zone Marketing2015-11-24
    • Helpful (1)

      "Scam Job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Zone Marketing

      Pros

      You get trained It's a job (?) Work hard you get recognized for your efforts

      Cons

      You'll be doing door to door sales. They try to tell you it's direct marketing but it's not. The only real marketing you will do is for this company and no others. Commission paid.

      Advice to Management

      Don't lie and tell them you're a marketing firm when you're a sales firm for companies to outsource their sales.

      Zone Marketing2015-11-21

      Zone Marketing Response

      November 23, 2015Manager

      I appreciate your review of Zone Marketing. It's always good to hear feedback from employees. The reason we have a website with a FAQ page is so that you can learn more about the company before potentially coming in for an interview. It clearly states the entry level position involves ...

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      "door to door sales person"

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      Former Employee - Sales in Grand Rapids, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Zone Marketing for more than a year

      Pros

      built up cold calling experience. Got accustom to rejection.

      Cons

      The training is only showing you a few times. They never had enough supplies either, being sent out into the field with out a channel guide is frustrating. sometimes had to drive over an hour to get to my territory. Employees that go out to employee nights got the best territory. did not get uniform or dealer ID for weeks.

      Advice to Management

      Have training folders for all of the trainees. train in more than just one set way.

      Zone Marketing2015-11-16
    • Helpful (3)

      "First Job Out Of College"

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      Current Employee - Account Management in Grand Rapids, MI
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Zone Marketing full-time

      Pros

      -True entry-level experience where they train from day 1. Most companies that say entry level require 2 years of experience. -Merit Based structure where I had an opportunity to move up once I accomplished basic tasks in the entry level. -Great communication with the management team. I was able to set up multiple meetings with the president of the company on a weekly basis. -Once I had been promoted out of the entry...

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      Cons

      -The company requires longer working hours. It is set up for someone who is truly looking for a career. -Sometimes the meetings can look unorganized due to the fact that they allow new employees opportunities to run meetings.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to allow interviews to shadow the entry level position on the interview process. Based on my experiences with other companies, it is the biggest thing that separates you from the rest!

      Zone Marketing2015-09-01
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      "Not What They Say"

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      Former Employee - Trainee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Zone Marketing

      Pros

      Fun environment, great group of people. Office nights are fun. The idea behind the management training program is good.

      Cons

      They say it's marketing when really all you do is walk door to door and try to sell AT&T U-verse. Got sent to some sketchy areas. I often worked 11 hours days without making a single penny. Completely commission based. "Promotions" are simply the same job for the same commission- based pay, but with a different title. Just not the job for me.

      Advice to Management

      You obviously know what you're doing to be successful, just be more up front with what people will actually be doing.

      Zone Marketing2015-07-07

      Zone Marketing Response

      July 8, 2015Manager

      I appreciate you taking the time to write a review on the company. Obviously it sounds like you had a bad experience with my company. The entry level position is sales. In a management training program additional responsibilities are earned as someone works their way up in the company. ...

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