Ecolab Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
395 Reviews
2.9
395 Reviews
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Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.
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252 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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at Ecolab full-time for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ecolab life Living the dream

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay , benefits,coworkers oppertunities to advance.

    Cons

    Middle management. get promoted buy being able to make budget not by being a leader

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose proven leaders to put into leadership roles not great sales poeple

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Water Care Specialist at Ecolab

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    Former Employee - Water Care Specialist  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Water Care Specialist in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    As a sales rep, company car, gas, ease into a commission plan after a year in the territory, expense account was decent. Work life balance was a focus for the managers.

    Cons

    Confusion while merging with Nalco, really need a background in chemical science for this role, or able to learn concepts quickly

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Grow your business/income

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    If you put on new business your income grows

    Cons

    Can have late night service requests, family health plan costs seem high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good job with plenty of freedom and room for advancement

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Route Sales Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good base salary and if you hustle you can add another 20k or so to your annual income. Working from home is nice to.

    Cons

    They hire salesmen and do not tell the new hires about all the mechanical diagnosing and repairs that are involved. Hiring managers tell you that it is 85% sales 15% mechanical. That is a lie they use to get you in the door. Its more like 50% sales and 50% mechanical repairs and service, but once you learn the repair side it is worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in touch with your feet on the street....aka your bottom of the totem pole employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Innovative ethical performance

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    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
  9.  

    Route Sales Manager

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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
  10.  

    I enjoyed working for this great company

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    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

  11.  

    Overall Great Company

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    • 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

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