Ecolab Reviews

Updated 26 April 2015
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Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.
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Pros
  • Relaxed work environment, flexibility in work/life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Only real plus is having a company vehicle to take home with gas & insurance taken care of (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance gets lip-service - make no mistake there is expectation for 60 (in 39 reviews)

  • NO time off as you are literally on call 24/7 and that is what you usually work (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Very Good company to work for

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ecolab

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people
    good training
    Merit based

    Cons

    Limited technology and not very qualified reps.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain original cluture

  2. Helpful (1)

    Ecolab upper management need to review their management style.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ecolab (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Different divisions within the company make it an interesting place to work with some great employees.Also have some great products.

    Cons

    Company is too top heavy with some senior management willing to do anything in order to progress up
    the corporate ladder. Company culture has become very political at the top end. They say they value their employees but they tend to have no hesitation in getting rid of even the most loyal, long term and competent employees. Also they do not value and appreciate how hard some of their sales people work - its all about the almighty dollar and taking over competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management need to listen to their staff and value their thoughts and to employ senior executives with an engaging management style rather than an "autocratic" management style.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Nalcolab... if you want a political company -- this is the one for you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None any more - unless you know how to play the politics.

    Cons

    Company acquiring companies to grow bottom line at the expense of long serving loyal employees. The office culture from Nalco for example is being pushed into the Ecolab associates.

    Nalco are political and back stabbers and have remove Ecolab employees in favour of their own.

    Advice to Management

    The Ecolab culture is diminishing... it's now Nalcolab...understand the need for integration however letting Nalco management -- a company that was not making money -- bad management that they have been bought over so many times -- to take over managing successful Ecolab divisions and pushing the Nalco culture vs the Ecolab culture is very disheartening.

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  5. Opportunities for growth and development of skills

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Interesting and fantastic opportunities to do different things

    Cons

    Going through culture change - can be difficult to deal with people who are stuck in their ways and unable to move forward.

    Advice to Management

    Business likely to operate better if senior management have the same direct reporting line. Current matrix brings uncertainty, potentially conflicting objectives.

  6. Very poaitive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX (US)

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, large corporation, above average pay

    Cons

    Sales is king, logistics takes back seat

  7. Account manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good money. Create your own schedule. The more you work the more you can make.

    Cons

    some over nights required. You may have to move to others states for open territories

    Advice to Management

    allow more mobility

  8. Distributor Sales Development Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent industry reputation. Good support for field reps.

    Cons

    There are limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Filed associates who are daily interacting with distributor partners and end-users have extremely valuable customer relations experience that should be highly valued and considered when management opportunities are being filled.

  9. Helpful (1)

    TM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Work vehicle provided. Decent benefits. Overall good company

    Cons

    Long hours. Evening and weekend hours often necessary

  10. Not as Advertised

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Semi-flexible scheduling, phone, vehicle, and license provided. Insurance and clothing allowance provided as well as a saving program with employer matching contributions.

    Cons

    Horrible work/life balance (your customers will own you) , Collections for delinquent accounts, and no commissions for eliminating pests or unpaid invoices.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the commission scheme, offer a good base salary. Stop letting Doug Baker make millions off stock buy-backs while normal people struggle to make the wage quoted to them from HR.

  11. Corp Office Customer Service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture and atmosphere. Ecolab cares about the employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to change departments

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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