Ecolab Interview Questions

Updated Aug 30, 2014
Updated Aug 30, 2014
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    District Manager Pest Elimination Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at Ecolab in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a complete joke. There was zero communication between the various departments. It is very obvious it's a god ole boys network. Human Resources was completely clueless. The only reason in which HR was involved was because they wanted to feel important. This was the exact words out of the Regional Managers mouth.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly behavior based questions. Tell me about a time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Ecolab in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process starts with telephone interviews that are quite extensive. Once past that, you will have face to face interviews with several VP Executives and Higher. If you get past this, you will then be required to take a Caliper Test. Then you will be sent to Corporate for a full day of extensive interviewing

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Pest Control Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Fast response to my application, human resources did a phone interview, then one in the office with a manger then a ride along, seemed like everything was good then no contact.

    Interview Questions
    • none of the questions were difficult, it seemed more geared towards turning me away from the job   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Executive Supply Chain Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview Details

    The initial phone interview was with a person in the recruiting department. Ecolab likes to understand current compensation levels and requirements up front. The initial face-to-face interview was with the hiring manager. This interview was focused on qualifications and fit. The next rounds of interviews consisted of two 1/2 days in the office speaking with folks on the team and key stakeholders. Each interview was a little different but generally focused on skills and fit. I interviewed with 10 employee total. At this point the interviews were finished but Ecolab also required a comprehensive professional assessment for this job band, which consisted of personality profiling, critical reason/logic/quantitative tests/vocabulary tests, a business case study which consisted of timed written assignments and a live mock interview, and an interview with their 3rd party team (about 12 hours of total time).

    The offer process was very long and required additional internal approvals which apparently are not granted with the initial job req. The time between their decision to make an offer and the final reply was about three weeks. Unfortunately, their final reply was to halt the offer process. No explanation was provided and none of my follow up inquiries were responded to. They went from preparing my offer package to going completely silent and unresponsive. I was disappointed in the way handled the conclusion of the process.

    All that said, those interviewing with Ecolab should understand that an Ecolab offer is not a guaranteed job. I recommend you balance that fact against other potential job offers and respective decision deadlines that you may have available. I turned down a great offer in anticipation of the Ecolab offer and did not end up with either position.

    Interview Questions
    • Ecolab likes to hold all the card for compensation negotiation. I was surprised how much detail they required on current and previous compensation packages. They did not want to be the first to propose salary and bonus numbers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6.  

    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Ecolab in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had the first interview after an engineering career fair, was mostly company knowledge questions (why you want to work for boston, why this position, etc.). Was referred to a recruiter in the location I wanted and kept in contact but then they slowly stopped responding regarding that position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Ecolab in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I did one phone screen and then got interview invite in person at a job fair. The phone screen was behavioral and the personal interview was a little bit more technical but nothing too much. It was more like some financial case and required some understanding about the industry - which I'm not very well prepared. I think better preparation could help you succeed, unlike me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Entry Level (for A New Position Being Created) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Interview Details

    Everyone in the office dressed in business formal. The interview took about 2 hours. I spent one hour with a manager and one hour with his boss. One explained about the company and asked me about my resume, while the other asked me theoretical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us how you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    MBA Finance Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview Details

    recruiting on campus, there were 2 back to back 30 minutes interviews. First one was behavioral, walk me through your resume, tell me of a time when you worked in a team, etc... The second one was a short technical briefing of basic finance and business concepts, explain briefly what is an income statement and how you build one, difference between balance sheet, income statement and cash flows. Then a brief case question involving the performance analysis of 2 products based on some financial information (costs, revenues and some ratios)

    Interview Questions
    • The second one was a short technical briefing of basic finance and business concepts, explain briefly what is an income statement and how you build one, difference between balance sheet, income statement and cash flows. Then a brief case question involving the performance analysis of 2 products based on some financial information (costs, revenues and some ratios)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview Details

    Took my resume at my college's career fair and was asked to come in for an interview. Interview was about 10 different situational questions.

    Interview Questions
    • All situational questions about showing leadership, fixing a problem, working with others, etc. These questions were all very similar so it was hard to give a different answer for each.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Territory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ecolab in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a call 2 weeks later HR. asked alot of questions about my experience in the industry. Wanted to know how I would handle a stressful situation and what was the most rewarding thing I had ever done. A week later I had a face to face interview with the district and regional manager. Same questions but the job was postponed due to budget cuts.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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