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State Chemical - US Employer Reviews

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R&D Intern (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHAugust 5, 2014
Fun working environment and I left with long lasting relationships as friends and colleagues.
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Good place to work with excellent products
Strategic Accounts Coordinator (Former Employee), OhioJune 23, 2014
Pros: great field people to work with.
Cons: lack of communication from upper management
A typical day at work began before 8 am. There was no such thing as a "typical" day. You could have a tentative plan but your day could change with a single phone call.

I learned that you have to be proactive in dealing with accounts. That customer service is the most important part of any good business. My co-workers are some of the finest people – more... that I've ever had the pleasure to work with.

The hardest part of the job was the driving and working alone. The most enjoyable part of the job for me was the ability to meet a variety of people and being a consultant for them. Helping them to streamline their operations and providing them with a service that benefited not only them but there customers as well. – less
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Not an enjoyable place to be employeed.
Bookeeker (Former Employee), Amarillo, TXMarch 17, 2014
Pros: first job after getting out of the military
Cons: no health care, little pay
Worked on accounts for customers.
Training was minimal.
Management was quick to blame me due to my being a female veteran.
Co-workers were not a friendly group due to my being a female veteran.
The hardest part of this position was communicating with management.
Not sure there was anything enjoyable.
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Nice being on your own.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHJanuary 30, 2014
Pros: set your own time.
A good company for repeat business. You must also cold call.
I learned over 700 products and what they do. Management will leave you alone if you are doing your job. Co workers are always fun to be around when you get together. Must be a self starter because no time clock to punch. Always best part of the job is to sell sell sell.
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Absolutely no job security they will let you go with no notice
Strategic Account Manager (Former Employee), ColoradoJuly 18, 2013
Pros: if you make it past 3 months without being let go it would be an ok job
Cons: upper management, corporate, work load, pay, excessive personal vehicle usage
Typical day at work consists of putting in at least 12-15 hours a day including weekends for little pay, upper management is absolutely horrible. The CO market is going through serious changes, stay away. co-workers for the most part are great. The company is very confused, you are told you are a service company but all you do is sell products. "Specialists" – more... are constantly working with you and do not provide any sales help at all. They will belittle you, degrade you and when you stand up for yourself they let you go with no notice. What I learned was the competition is outrageous and the hardest part is sucking up to upper management. – less
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Terrible management attitude and problems
Account Manager (Former Employee), Rochester, NYApril 24, 2013
Pros: meet a few nice people
Cons: all others are rude people and worked terrible hours (7am to 10pm usually)
Problems from predecessor created problems and higher ups were not willing to listen or be understanding. Ended up working 70 hours+/week because of all the things they require you to start doing once hired. Certain co-workers were extremely rude and negative and you have to spend a whole day driving around in a car with them and managers. Spent most – more... of the day sitting in car to make 50-75 phone calls a day. This was an outside sales job, and they force you to sit on the phone most of the day. I would've applied for an inside sales job if that's what I wanted. Some sales hindered and stolen by inside sales rep in other states. – less
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Traveled to business to sell products to purchasining agents, and end users
Territory Manager (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHFebruary 15, 2013
Pros: the great relationships i developed with my customers
Cons: no 401k
Traveled to businesses in south western metro and Minnesota. Sold industrial products to hospitals, churches, educational institutions, city governments, manufacturers, and apartment complexes
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was fun for a while,but little recognition for hard work, mgt had little foresight.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee), Broken Arrow, OKla.October 25, 2012
Pros: pay scale
Cons: 401k match & bonus
day typically not overly stressful. learned the best way to impress was to kiss up to mgrs. since I hired most of coworkers, I feel they were exceptional. management not open to new ideas. Not a real rigid place to work, except for attendance, which was expected.
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It was a learn experience for me . I learned about the market of Industrial, Janitorial and Cleaning products. I built a lot new business relationshi
District Sales Representative (Former Employee), Miami, FLAugust 24, 2012
Pros: good and fair district manager
Cons: nio much benefits
Learned the Market in South Florida in Industrial , Janitoral and Cleaning products.Management was very good to me , I built a good friendship with my District Manager , invited me over his house for dinner several times went out with him fishing few times. I only was able to interact with my co-workers in meetings, and trips to headquaters located – more... in Ohio.The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to sell to the Army Reserve and Marine Reserve since we had a GSA goverment contract. I enjoyed interacting and building business relationships with those who serve and defend our country. – less
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Tried it
Outside Sales Rep (Former Employee), Middlesex, NJMay 15, 2012
Pros: liked the chemicals
Cons: too far from home to drive on my dime.
I wanted to go into chem sales and so I pushed into it ..
Got hired to take a very distant territory and had a unique
manager...
Did very well - was told I was fearless in cold calling..
got into ZEP because of my sales figures at State.
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Independent sales position with private company that produces its' own chemicals
Government Sales Account Manager (Former Employee), El Paso, TXMarch 21, 2012
Pros: minimal supervision
Cons: minmal/none job advancement
Good company to begin your sales experience. Doesn't attract and can't retain most its' sales reps due to low/average pay and commission compensation. Fairly easy to sell their products; but you won't get rich. Products sold are above average to high cost. Competitors usually outsell due to more affordable pricing.
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B2B Outside sales, Productive and great people to work with out in the field, mainly a self starter to get more new clients
Outside Sales Rep (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHFebruary 15, 2012
Pros: company benefits, sometimes work schedule, my coworkers, work by myselfe
Cons: no protected territories, small salary and commission, no upper management direction
Cold calling, all leads were generated by me and no protected clients, maintained existing clients monthly, tech support was not to helpful in resolutions with new and existing clients. I was laid off during company freeze and they started to go strictly commission only.
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No Salary!!!
Account Manager (Former Employee), Na, naOctober 2, 2013
The job description tells that you will receive a salary YOU DON’T!!! During my interview I was told that I would receive a $2000 salary a month. Once hired I found that the salary wasn’t offered and had never been offered. When I started asking about the salary I was let go. My manager at the time started arguing with me telling me that he never offered – more... a salary once I mentioned the job posting and read it to him he quickly changed his story and pulled the job offer. Be very careful and get everything in writing from this company. – less