Ecolab
2.8 of 5 328 reviews
www.ecolab.com Saint Paul, MN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 21, 2014

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61% Approve of the CEO

Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.

Doug Baker Jr.

(210 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Relaxed work environment, flexibility in work/life balance"
    in 13 reviews
  • "You will also get a company vehicle to take home with fuel and expense cards"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance gets lip-service - make no mistake there is expectation for 60"
    in 25 reviews
  • "NO time off as you are literally on call 24/7 and that is what you usually work"
    in 17 reviews
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Opportunities for growth and development of skills

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at Ecolab full-time for more than 5 years

ProsInteresting and fantastic opportunities to do different things

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

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

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One of Stable companies to work in St Paul area

Technical Lead (Current Employee)
Saint Paul, MN (US)

I have been working at Ecolab full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEcolab is very stable and growth oriented company. It has around 1000 IT employees and i strongly recommend for people to work here.

ConsSince it is keep acquiring the other companies, it has issues related to mergers.

Advice to Senior ManagementJust keep things simple.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company to work for, many areas of opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Eagan, MN (US)

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

ProsGreat team members, always willing to help

ConsAlways looking for a college educated person over a person with years of experience

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up

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Growing company, endless opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

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

ProsIndependence, company company car, variety of industries and customers

ConsCompany growing very fast doesn't have time to catch up; can be too sales-driven sometimes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Growth too fast

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsStable company no fear of losing work

ConsNo work life balance, long hours very lean

Advice to Senior ManagementYour vision is lacking, we are Ecolab not Nalcolab

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Love to keep you "on call" and no extra compensation

SSRM (Former Employee)

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

Prosthey have a great training program and offer great benefits.

Consto much "Free" work and do not care about the employees opinions. Constantly telling people to find a new job if unhappy

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people as people and not just a number

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ecolab

ProsPay us decent. Opportunities to grow

ConsBureaucratic and political. Need to socialize to move up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience building relationships with customers

Territory Manager (Former Employee)
City Industry, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat time management training and great teammates

ConsLong hours and rude customers sometimes

Advice to Senior ManagementEngage in the field more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company with growth

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Saint Paul, MN (US)

I worked at Ecolab full-time for more than a year

Pros- Friendly culture
- A lot of managers genuinely care about about developing their employees
- Relaxed work environment, flexibility in work/life balance
- Great opportunities to get involved in a lot of extra-curricular activities from affinity groups to other social events

Cons- Lots of red tape
- Slow paced, especially for someone coming out of school. Things move very slowly and new ideas can take eons to come to fruition.
- Politics and chain of command structure. If your manager doesn't support your idea then there will be no moving forward with it
- Lack of recognition for employees and work that gets put in.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood company, but need to build out your talent pipeline.
Must allow for ideas to come forward without having to jump through so many hoops

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Challenging but very rewarding

Production Supervisor (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I have been working at Ecolab full-time for less than a year

ProsManagement gives you all the tools to succeed. Allows you to make a difference in the way things work, very open to change and ideas from everyone. Lean focused!

ConsCould use more company sponsored events out of the workplace, build better relationship between management and workers

Advice to Senior Management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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