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Ecolab Reviews

Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
464 Reviews
3.2
464 Reviews
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Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.
Doug Baker Jr.
293 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very Good company to work for

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

    I worked at Ecolab

    Pros

    Good people
    good training
    Merit based

    Cons

    Limited technology and not very qualified reps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain original cluture

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Opportunities for growth and development of skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  6.  

    Employee focused company

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

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    Very proactive company with genuine concern for employees. Excellent CEO. Good pay ,ok benefits, empowering environment. Upper management is very professional and seems to be at the top of their game.

    Cons

    It's a large outfit, so there's going to be some bureaucracy. That seems to slow things down a little bit but that's to be expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Employees mean nothing.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, and ability to work independently.

    Cons

    Work life balance is terrible. Now they are trying to control your life as much as possible. If I wanted to find a part time job I have to ask my supervisor for permission to do this on my own time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You all know you need to

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Excellent Company

    • 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

    Pros

    Best part of working here is, you are not stuck behind a desk. Also you can work with people and machinery.

    Cons

    There is no issues if you are a normal hard worker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At college job fairs, tell the students that the job is 50% sales and 50% fixing machinery.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    ELC

    • 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

    Pros

    flex work hour especially for people with young children

    Cons

    may need to work overtime when there is urgent need

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Acct Exec

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Acct Executive in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Acct Executive in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Sales budgets were hard to attain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok Company....

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

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    Benefits are ok. As long as your numbers are up to par there is no nagging from management. This allows you to have more control of your schedule.

    Cons

    The salary for this job should be better. The job responsibilities increase but the salary and commission structure has remained the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to TM's. We know how things operate on the ground level. Increase salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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