Safety-Kleen Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Jerry E. Correll
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Pros
  • Good Benefits if you are single (in 10 reviews)

  • Some good people but they are often in bad moods due to overwork (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Following the Clean Harbors acquisition all progress came to an abrupt halt (in 15 reviews)

  • The numbers upper management want to manage are scorecards that are made up of activities not results (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Service Sales Rep

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Service Sales Representative in Sylmar, CA

    I worked at Safety-Kleen (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great pay and good benifits

    Cons

    Longs hours, forced to work overtime without extra pay. Forced Saturday work.

    Advice to Management

    Either pay for overtime or make the ssr position hourly.


  2. great company but hard work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SSR in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - SSR in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Safety-Kleen

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

    Pros

    good company to work for at times and the pay is very good if you work hard

    Cons

    if you don't like working long hours this isn't the job for you

    Advice to Management

    help out instead of just giving orders


  3. Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Administrator
    Current Employee - Branch Administrator

    I have been working at Safety-Kleen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Our branch feels like a family, everyone gets along and works together to get everything done.

    Cons

    Since clean harbors took over a lot of changes and no one around to help with questions on the administrative level.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that are there to actually HELP, not get back to you a week later, there is always a new change in WIN no communication ever! A/R is horrible to keep on track with, you have to email
    People from corporate to ever get any answers and they never get back to you. We need access to this information again!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    It was a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safety-Kleen

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

    Pros

    Excellent learning environment, room for growth

    Cons

    Too many mid level managers doing the same job


  6. Helpful (1)

    A place where I was able to work hard and advance.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch General Manager in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Branch General Manager in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Safety-Kleen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many areas to advance & control your income.

    Cons

    New parent company making decisions that are not based on productivity & results.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for your employees.


  7. Manufacturing Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safety-Kleen

    Pros

    Most of the people within the company are great to work with.

    Cons

    Minimal opportunity for growth unless at the corporate offices.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Position....but want TOO MUCH from workers!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver
    Current Employee - Driver

    I have been working at Safety-Kleen full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I love my job as a driver! Once I'm out the office in a truck it's like FREEDOM!
    The Medical Benefits are very good since we been on with Clean Harbors.

    Cons

    I'm just a driver and get NO Commission..which is fine, because money doesn't mean much to me as long as I ENJOY my position. BUT Management puts DRIVERS on routes meant for SSRs which is not too fair...just let the driver drive(or transport) and not have to do any services. I like to HELP OUT when needed BUT if I'm doing a service that has me working OT, that means time AWAY FROM MY FAMILY!
    And I think that's the issue OVERALL with this company...They want to pull in as much money as they can using ANY resource even drivers that aren't suppose to be doing that job/service.
    The SUMMER TIME is the most busy time for this company...which means more HOURS at Work(10-14 hours a day). And if it's near the end of the month and the branch needs to meet their QUOTA, prepare for alot of OT.
    The Management says.."We care about Family", can't care too much if they want you to WORK on Saturdays..at times even 3 Saturdays in a row!
    BTW..if the monthly Quota overall is coming up short and you wanna go on Vacation..expect a NO!
    Example: You wanna take 3 days off for vacation, they only give you 1...and that's all you get because reaching the Quota(money goal) is MORE IMPORTANT than any FAMILY time you will spend....right Safety Kleen?

    You think this is only happening at my branch?
    It's not...I can tell you that

    Advice to Management

    I only been on for 2 years and don't know much about "The Old days" of SK. But if the employees that been working for the company for YEARS know it was better back then...Then why not look at what was done back in the day and BETTER YOUR COMPANY.
    You can't better your company with money...but you can with RESPECT for the customers who are dedicated to you and employees who SWEAT over the long hours you command us to do.


  9. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Market Sales Specialist

    I have been working at Safety-Kleen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always trying to find new products

    Cons

    Constantly changing the pay structure

    Advice to Management

    Stay in tune with the people in the street keep the pay structure understandable


  10. Helpful (1)

    Was a great company until i got canned along with 250 other people when Clean Harbors took over

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Dispatcher in North Amityville, NY
    Former Employee - Branch Dispatcher in North Amityville, NY

    I worked at Safety-Kleen full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I had a great BGM I was the branch dispatcher until position was eliminated corporate wide

    Cons

    Now a part of Clean Harbors Upper MGM lied about the acquisition!!

    Advice to Management

    Very short sided on the acquisition lost a lot of talented people!!


  11. Branch General Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch General Manager
    Current Employee - Branch General Manager

    I have been working at Safety-Kleen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Immediate supervisor is a great coach, corporate staff in Richardson is respectful and supportive. Pay and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Turbulent time with recent acquisition by Clean Harbors, people are concerned with their future.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management has done a great job in changing the organizational structure to be one where the field pulls support from corporate, rather than a heirarchal blueprint. Please don't bring us back to the antiquated model.



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