Clean Harbors Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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Clean Harbors Chairman, President, and CEO Alan S. McKim
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Pros
  • My department has been great for needing personal time and most of the people are great (in 6 reviews)

  • Decent pay for the work being done (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Employes are shown no respect or gratitude for hard work and long hours (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management has no clue on how to deal with people (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Cleanpack chemist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clean Harbors full-time

    Pros

    Nice cowokers and decent pays

    Cons

    High deductible insurance, you need to buy extra insurance


  2. Project Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clean Harbors full-time

    Pros

    Some Freedom, Decent pay if you work a lot of overtime

    Cons

    Dime a dozen employee system, there is not much room for advancement.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Low pay but you can make money if you want to put in the hours.

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    Current Employee - Field ServiceEmployee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Field ServiceEmployee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Clean Harbors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, full benefits, plenty of opportunity to work overtime, you have the opportunity to learn something new everyday,good co-workers.

    Cons

    Low pay for hazardous work, you become totally reliant on overtime so when it's not there it's difficult to get by. Can't survive on 40 hours, declining benefits, no pay scales.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cylinder Chemist in La Porte, TX
    Current Employee - Cylinder Chemist in La Porte, TX

    I have been working at Clean Harbors full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Appropriate pay
    Good benefits and vacation

    Cons

    Corporate has unrealistic expectations of employees
    Facilities not suited for number of employees
    High employee turn around rate

    Advice to Management

    To be a leader, you need to be a follower. You need to remember where you came from. If you can not remember the people below you, they will not continue you to support you at the top.


  6. Receiving

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tooele, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tooele, UT

    I have been working at Clean Harbors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good team workers for the most parts with large work loads and lots of hours in a week 60-75 in which adds up in my 401K and helps pay my bills - bad on body and home life.

    Cons

    You don't get the training in all areas of the job. As part of the job is very intense hard labor in a HAZMAT suit, general warehouse, and office work.

    Advice to Management

    They bypass good talent in their own organization which gives the workers no choice but to find another job and leave.


  7. Cleanpack Chemist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CleanPack Chemist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - CleanPack Chemist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Clean Harbors full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overtime readily available, great foundation for Industry

    Cons

    OT,benefits increasingly overpriced with poorer coverage, no more stock options

    Advice to Management

    coordinate like you care


  8. Receiving Chemist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tooele, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tooele, UT

    I have been working at Clean Harbors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of overtime !! Decent pay, good coworkers ..

    Cons

    No family time, lack of training and if your in the older age group your a grunt.

    Advice to Management

    They don't use the talents in their own building to the best of there ability causing bad moral.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Overall, a good company

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

    I have been working at Clean Harbors full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ok pay, good benefits, good co-workers

    Cons

    sales thinks you are thier secretary. if you are not careful, you will get sucked into doing the job of other people

    Advice to Management

    implement bonuses to those that make the day to day company run...like drivers and CSRs


  10. Work with a diverse group of friendly people with varied backgrounds.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist
    Current Employee - Chemist

    I have been working at Clean Harbors full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Independence, educational, never the same thing twice, diverse, experience, stepping stone, ability to move laterally, ability to get raises and promotions.

    Cons

    Ceiling for the technical side, corporate does not take care of management and employees, when the company does badly everything gets cut (benefits, raises, bonuses, jobs), when the company does well only the upper management see the benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Consider your employees when making decisions to improve your standing with shareholders.


  11. Current Chemist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clean Harbors

    Pros

    Not a lot of pressure, stable employment, decent pay.

    Cons

    Benefits not the best, not a lot of room for growth. Old-school management style.



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