Ecolab Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
390 Reviews

2.9
390 Reviews
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Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.
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249 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relaxed work environment, flexibility in work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • You will also get a company vehicle to take home with fuel and expense cards (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance gets lip-service - make no mistake there is expectation for 60 (in 33 reviews)

  • NO time off as you are literally on call 24/7 and that is what you usually work (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Opportunities for growth and development of skills

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  2.  

    Innovative ethical performance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    I worked at Ecolab full-time

    Pros

    Solid company values, reasonable compensation with excellent benefits, opportunities for growth and leadership in select business areas (significant challenges in others), product and service mix contributes to adequate to excellent performance in wide range of market conditions

    Cons

    Major acquisitions over last few years continue to show promise but have also created challenges related to consolidation of multiple entities from operational, personnel and financial perspectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on development, retention, reassignment of valued employees & consultants during ongoing consolidation and growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Route Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is very large company with a wide range of business interests. The value of the company is strong. Excellent benefits. Strong support of Managers. Excellent training program.

    Cons

    Low compensation relative to work load in the beginning. Very numbers driven, high level of stress to maintain account base and increase sales. "On call" status very difficult on personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease territory. Understand that general maintenance of equipment is more time consuming and that additional sales is difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Manager  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Route Sales Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    NO schedule, you manage your customer

    Cons

    be available 24/7 all year around

  6.  

    I enjoyed working for this great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler/Packer  in  Columbus, MS (US)
    Former Employee - Assembler/Packer in Columbus, MS (US)

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

    Pros

    It is a great environment

    Cons

    getting the job done, focus on customers and the value, of the quality products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work ethics

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    Great Place To Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist  in  Eagan, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Eagan, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work, great leadership, great perks, loved the fast paced environment, and my coworkers

    Cons

    None! Loved everything about it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company if you work for the right team

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Saint Paul, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    wide variety of experience
    great work enviorment

    Cons

    it is all about who you know

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Route Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Almost every aspect was enjoyable

    Cons

    Mechanical work taking prescience over sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your feet on the street

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good scope and scale.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ecolab full-time

    Pros

    Great teams within the company and my experience has been excellent in that respect. Great technologies to work with and a lot of scope for travel and large scale project work.

    Cons

    Multiple acquisitions and large recent mergers have caused a lot or reorganisation in the company. Many knowledgeable workers left out in the cold. A lot of pressures to deliver short term cost savings and frequent management changes left many long term initiatives incomplete, or abandoned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on building and maintaining the business and quality employees than on the high level share-price-based decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very driven for its investors not so much for its employees, especially after two major acquisitions

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    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to try out different things internally. Energy Services is doing well and been recognized as the growth engine for the organisation. Willing to take risks with younger folks. Merit gets recognized with greater responsibiltiy.

    Cons

    Will limit compensation or monetary recognition by internal policy guidelines but will hire talent from ourside at higher than market cost if necesary. This results in loss of years of investment in the employee, networking, break down of continuity..etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and promote talent better else your competition or the market will get them. Most smart and well performing employees know their worth in the market place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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