Ecolab Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ecolab in May 2015.

    Interview

    Very smooth...District manager came out to do a face to face interview following a telephonic interview at corporate. I also conducted a ride along with an experienced rep with opened my eyes to alot of the pros and cons.

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    Senior CHEMIST Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ecolab (Eagan, MN) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for the position online at the Ecolab careers website. I received an email from an Ecolab recruiter within about 2 weeks. I had a phone interview with the recruiter. I was then invited for an onsite interview with the hiring manager and a panel of employees I would work with.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your research for someone with a non-science background in 15 seconds or less.   Answer Question
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    Route Service Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Ecolab (San Antonio, TX) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Was called manager met me at resturant and he interviewed me. It was pretty standard as far as the questions. Allowed me a time to ask questions told me info on the training period! Over all I did okay through process! Would have like to nail down payroll process for payment! Things just weren't made clear enough about payroll! Training process is great!

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    • How long had I worked previously?   1 Answer
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    Territory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed 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 Interview Candidate in Anaheim, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed 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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    Territory Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Ecolab (Orlando, FL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Had first interview at campus career fair, had a really good interview so didn't have any phone interview. The next step was a ride along with someone in the same position that was a trainer that was the whole day. I then had a interview with the regional manger and then meet with the district manager for a interview.

    Interview Questions

    • My first interview involved a lot of situational question what would you do in certain situation, as well as them asking about me and my experience. I was asked at each level of interviewing process to describe how I would handle stressful situations as well my long term and short term goals.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There wasn't a negotiation phase commission plus salary, take it or leave it but tons of opportunity to grow if that is what you are looking for.

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    Acct Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    interview process was very easy, very basic question and straight forward. meet with HR and operations manager, The overall process is simple. The questions and process is simple.Good Luck

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Pest Route Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wailuku, HI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Ecolab (Wailuku, HI) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I met with the District Manager at a very casual location. He was very cordial and earnest in his questions. He held constant eye contact, as did I. This DM was very interested in hiring someone with communication skills as well as someone who could be depended upon. Someone who was willing to climb up the totem pole and advance their career with Ecolab.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation in which a customer was unhappy and you went above and beyond and turned the situation around?   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation with an employer or otherwise that started with conflict that you were able to peacefully resolve with positive outcomes for both parties.   1 Answer
    • Describe a situation where you went above and beyond for your company and it's reputation without being asked.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    You receive the offer and either accept or reject. Their is no negotiation. This is a company that wants you to start from the bottom and work to the top. If you want to make more money, earn a promotion.

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    Assistant Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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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    Territory Sales Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed 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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