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Ecolab Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
109 Reviews
4.0
109 Reviews
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Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.
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109 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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  1.  

    ELC

    • 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

    flex work hour especially for people with young children

    Cons

    may need to work overtime when there is urgent need

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Acct Exec

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Acct Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Acct Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Sales budgets were hard to attain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Never stop selling

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

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    If your job, embrace change, know how to balance work and life, sell helpful solutions to customers you will love this company.

    Cons

    In the field alone, they don't reimburse gas $$ 100%, your advancement is up to you. You will get passed up by others but you must keep working hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More grace. If we loose a corporate customer why do we loose?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working with Ecolab was a great experience and i learned a lot.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ecolab

    Pros

    Having a company car, good benefits, and great bonus prizes. They did invest a lot of training in there employees.

    Cons

    There were some areas when it came to local management that was very off radar, that caused issue not to be properly resumed.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Flexible hours. 401k match,stock and other great benefits.
    Company vehicle with gas card and company credit card. Everyday is different. Minimal supervision.

    Cons

    You have to make and follow your own schedule so being proactive and a self starter is vital. Pay is dependent on service and customer base so if a corporate account goes your pay for it goes too. A lot of pressure to make budget. Late night installs and emergency service at all hours. We have a great team here but I've heard other areas are not as supportive. You have to get your vacations and sick days covered and order and store your own equipment. Advancement opportunities are great but for most you need to move.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great company

    • 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

    Plenty of opportunities and growth.

    Cons

    Sometimes political, but what company isnt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Territory Rep.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territroy Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Territroy Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ecolab

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Training, Great Benefits, Great Support

    Cons

    Away from Home, Extensive travel outside of territory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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

    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
  10.  

    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
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Was great, downhill after acquisitions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Originally great teamwork, lots of opportunity to learn and try different areas in your department. Two of the projects I am most proud of to date happened at Ecolab. CEO does a great job from my viewpoint. Benefits are decent, stock purchase plan is nice.

    Cons

    Some overbearing management overshadows some of the other great leaders. After two acquisitions the sprawl of management and extreme bureaucracy makes life stressful. Teamwork has decreased. I don't think the employees are less willing to help, but they can't keep up with unrealistic workload and expectations . So much time is spent fighting fires that thinking long term and truly fixing issues doesn't get much attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has lost touch with the employees and what is operationally reasonable. Work life balance is out the window. Sometimes spending money toward a long term enterprise solution is worth it. Stop stepping over dollars to pickup nickels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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