Safety-Kleen
2.7 of 5 95 reviews
www.safety-kleen.com Richardson, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 11, 2014

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23% Approve of the CEO

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Jerry E. Correll

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32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Clean Harbors controls employees through fear and intimidation!

Market Sales Specialist (Current Employee)

I have been working at Safety-Kleen full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSince acquisition by Clean Harbors, the current company really sucks!

ConsInconsistent commission payments, apathetic management, too many chiefs and not enough Indians. CEO of parent company (Clean Harbors) is universally despised by
rank and file.

Advice to Senior ManagementReplace CEO with someone who knows how to run a company. All current CEO does is
cut hundreds of good employees to save money while building a hotel in Alberta! Company has more V.P.s than Carter has liver pills. A true sales organization values salespeople above
any other position; Clean Harbors has too much duplicity in their management structure.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The old Safety-Kleen, WE CARE days gone

Branch General Manager (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Safety-Kleen full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSK USED to be a great place to work, pre Clean Harbors. People cared.

ConsClean Harbors took over. If your not in with upper mgmt- your out.

Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Safety-Kleen provided me professional opportunities that I did not think possible

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Safety-Kleen full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSafety-Kleen is like a family...working hard together

ConsChanging cultures and management is difficult to adjust to.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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SK is a great place to work. Great relationships, professionals, culture, leadership

IT Project Manager (Current Employee)
Richardson, TX

I have been working at Safety-Kleen full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe executive team that evolved over the last few years has really made a difference in the culture, the business and how we all do our jobs. There are many long-time employees, which is great in a company this size.

ConsThe only negatives are with regard to the recent acquisition and the overall impact on the employees and the customers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Outstanding Leadership

Manager (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

I worked at Safety-Kleen full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSafety-Kleen had some ups and downs in the past. However, with the addition of Bob Craycraft in the senior role, it became a new company. Gone were the "good ole boys" that were there from years of political savvy rather than work ethic. Kept, hired and promoted were with very few exceptions, hard working, forward thinking employees that have nothing but the best plans for the future of the company. I'm only a former employee because of retirement, otherwise, I would still be proud to be part of the SK family.

ConsDon't work at SK if you don't want to be held accountable! Benefits could be improved, but that was quickly on an upward swing and comparable to most employers in the current economy.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore of the same - keep looking out for your best and brightest!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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very satisfying working there and good friends

Oil Sales and Service Representative (Former Employee)
Romulus, MI

I worked at Safety-Kleen full-time for more than 10 years

Prosgood pay and awesome insurance and benefits,

Conshard to move up in management and need to give better opportunity

Advice to Senior Managementgive people more opportunity to move up in management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I love Safety-Kleen

BGM (Current Employee)
Urbana, IL

I have been working at Safety-Kleen

ProsGreat pay and rewarding place to work. Each job is like owning your own small business.

ConsThe hours can be draining and eemployees suck all the life out of you testing you at every turn. Company is emerging from bankruptcy still and that can hamper brach (trucks)

Advice to Senior ManagementKeeo doing what they are doing were moving in the best direction especially considering the current economic climate

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good solid company , Work hard play hard

22 Year Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Safety-Kleen

ProsYou can easily make your mark as a younger employee and work your way up

ConsUpper management tends to focus on numbers only.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's a good job with good benefits but long hours, but you'll only have to work a very rare weekend. You'll never go hungry or not pay the bills because of low pay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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