Ecolab Interview Questions

Updated Jul 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview

    First contact/interview was through a job fair. Second interview over the phone with district manager. Third interview in person with district manager. Then rode along for a day with a current employee. HR phone interview, then hot/cold contact with district manager for 2 months. Lots of delayed or altogether broken promises. Overall, interview/process seemed neverending, but the kicker was the lack of common courtesy in telling me straight-up when they were going to make up their minds and sticking to their promises. I'd have to say I'm disappointed with the people, and I'm glad I saw their true colors before ever having the chance to with for them.

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  2. Helpful (5)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was straightforward. What are your weaknesses, what accomplishments do you have, what was most challenging in a certain part of a job. She also asked why I left certain jobs and if I left because I needed certain experience because I needed to move into a higher up position.

    Interview Questions

    • They went through my resume and asked about each job experience.   Answer Question
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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Ecolab (Anaheim, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    They began by introducing themselves and what they do at the company and then opened the floor for me to tell them more about myself. Next, they asked about five situational interview questions. I then was able to ask any questions that I had, and they asked me a few more questions about my locational preference.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to deal with a difficult situation or person and how you handled it. (I'm paraphrasing, but it was something along those lines.)   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you had to make a tough decision that was unpopular and although you received a lot of black lash from the decision you stuck to it. (Again, I'm paraphrasing.)   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    On campus interview. Did a lot of networking. Networking is the key. Interview is very simple. 1 behavioral and 1 case interview. One of them was a person I already knew. Experience in marketing is a plus point. Understand their business model. Ecolab is top notch company and it is worth all the time. Spend time in research

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  6. Helpful (1)  

    Territory Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ecolab (Memphis, TN).

    Interview

    They strung me along because I was a female and they wanted to hire me. The people who have final say so didn't allow and they couldn't tell me that. They just said that there were not any openings, at the moment! I wish I never gave them all my time at the career fair. I could have spoke to more recruiters from other companies.

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab (Naperville, IL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The interview day was long, lasted from 8:00-3:30. I gave an hour presentation on previous work, and then had 30 minute interviews with about 8 people. The individual interviews were fairly informal, nothing too technical.

    Interview Questions

    • tell us a time at your old job where you faced a particularly large obstacle or challenge , and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
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    Sales Reresentative, Pest Control Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Ecolab (Tucson, AZ) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Had just a phone interview and did not get beyond that stage. I was originally contacted after applying through Indeed and we scheduled the phone interview for the following week.

    Interview Questions

    • Fairly straightforward. Just asked me to describe by business to business sales experience and the interviewer talked a lot about the job details and training process.   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (3)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview

    4 step process that begins with phone screening, panel interview, ride-along with current staff, and ending with secondary panel interview with management. The process was seamless and well communicated with me. The ability to see the job on the ride-along is very informative for an applicant to decide whether it is the correct career to accept if offered the position. The panel interview and ride-along stressed to the candidates to ask probing questions to ensure an accurate assessment leads to an understanding of the job type and whether the candidate can excel at this role.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question asked is 'what is it that I want to do?'   Answer Question
  10.  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
  11. Helpful (3)  

    No Offer

    Interview

    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
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