Ecolab

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Ecolab Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
437 Reviews
3.1
437 Reviews
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Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.
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280 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.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, room to grow.

    Cons

    Hours are dependent on division, and some may see longer hours than other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to involve employees in company growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Naperville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Naperville, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company, room to grow, great benefits

    Cons

    Long hours dependent on division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to involve employee's in company growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Employer with good opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    A good base of corporate business
    A market leader
    Company Car
    Company Computer

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the business you will get some after hours emergency calls

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great people, great environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN (US)

    I have been working at Ecolab as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    My department seems to have it right when it comes to balancing life-work. Have had nothing but good experiences with the people around me. For a corporate environment I actually enjoy the day to day, don't feel like I'm getting drowned by policies and paperwork for everything.

    Cons

    Wish I was more than just contract position, would like to have the job security of a direct hire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very promising future for this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Eagan, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Eagan, MN (US)

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The culture and work/life balance is incredible for such a large company. You're not just another number, here, and schedules are very flexible. Everyone is very friendly and helpful and is personally motivated to do their best and to do what's right. Lots of volunteering, intramural sports and the typical perks and discounts associated with a large company. Ecolab makes employees a priority-- recently evidenced by a company-wide survey. The company has been consistently growing, even during the economic downturn. Definitely a good 'bandwagon' to be on.

    Cons

    Vacation time is standard 2 weeks, would like to have more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    No one takes pride in their work

    • 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

    its a job to have

    Cons

    people on the floor are ungrateful and spoiled, expect more than they are worth, they bring morale down, equipment failure is the norm causing 6 day work weeks EVERY week so no time off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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