- Zotos International, Inc.24.Nov 2015
Suggestions for improvement
- Reconfigure office space to create more private offices and fewer cubicles. Cubicle environment can be noisy and distracting.
What I like about the company
Worked there before and after Joico was acquired by Zotos (Shiseido). Before acquisition, office atmosphere was more casual, very team-oriented within Marketing dept. Some great leadership! Offices were not much to brag about, and location was not ideal. After acquisition, only Sales & Marketing employees were retained, all operational staff was let go as operations were consolidated on the East Coast at Zotos. Offices were moved to better located brand new building in Arcadia, CA - huge upgrade from before. Work environment changed a bit as we were now part of a much larger entity, but the Sales and Marketing staffs were treated well and highly thought of, to the point that eventually marketing of Zotos brands was transferred to the ex-Joico staff. More travel required as corporate meetings were at the corporate office in CT; but this was no hardship. Also, a lot of routine meetings were accomplished via teleconference. Overall environment was good. They valued innovative thinking and good analytical skills, and were open to ideas from junior/middle management.
What I dislike about the company
I mentioned the downsides of the physical work environment pre-acquisition.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyZotos International, Inc.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee
- DepartmentMarketing/product management