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Ecolab Reviews

Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
386 Reviews

2.9
386 Reviews
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Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.
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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

    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. 4 people found this helpful  

    for a company that emphasizes efficiency they are very wasteful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Specialist
    Current Employee - Field Service Specialist

    Pros

    the money is good if you don't want a personal life. truly unlimited earning potential. take company vehicle home every night. company paid smart phone and good benefit package. almost complete independence. "make your own schedule"(see cons)

    Cons

    extreme route change without notice. fluctuating pay, long hours, strange hours, high expectations with no management support. Upper management talks a big game about taking care of people first, but money is not everything. Middle management ignores requests for help and blame you when things go wrong. you do not own your time 24/7, you are at the mercy of your customers as far as that goes. vacations are a complete lie. spend a lot of money on corporate dinners, paper reports, annual meetings, ecolab "schwag", and frivolous things that could go to field associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIRE PEOPLE! when a route is open other associates are forced to work outside of their area without notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I enjoyed working for this great company

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

    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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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
  6.  

    Good company if you work for the right team

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

    Pros

    wide variety of experience
    great work enviorment

    Cons

    it is all about who you know

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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)

    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
  8.  

    Good scope and scale.

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

    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
  9.  

    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)

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place for Trustworthy Motivated Employees

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

    Pros

    Great job if you like working alone, owning your territory and making good money. Company vehicle was perk and first level management was outstanding.

    Cons

    Travel can get excessive at times. Sometimes lofty expectations caused issues between sales and service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a ride with your techinicians in the field. Spend a week with them during an installation or a normal PM trip. Choose one that not in the haven of the twin cities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for!

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

    Pros

    Lots of upward mobility, great people, good cause.

    Cons

    A lot of contractor employees to decrease company cost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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