Clean Harbors Reviews

Updated June 26, 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. Entrepreneurial and fast paced

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clean Harbors

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

    Pros

    Fast pace aggressive entrepreneurial culture. Opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Very lean in terms of resources particularly shared services. Puts a lot of pressure on work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Engage and empower employees andanagent at lower levels in the company


  2. 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


  3. solids control tech

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solids Control Tech in West Kittanning, PA
    Current Employee - Solids Control Tech in West Kittanning, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Teamplayer, work hard attention to detail little or no supervision needed

    Cons

    not enough rigs to keep working steady


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  5. Helpful (2)

    People are great...leadership can

    • 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 (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    My peers are great and care a lot about doing their best. My direct manager acknowledges that things above him is a significant work in progress.

    Cons

    The people creating the strategy at the company demonstrate zero interest in their employees. I am sure they feel great about employing 13,000+ people but when they don't give raises for multiple years running, have a terrible benefit package, and continue to over complicate every process employees need to do their jobs it demonstrates the priority is not the employee. Words are a lot different then actions.

    The company is also going to have a big problem when the old guard and all their intellectual knowledge leaves and everyone left has no documentation and idea how business is done.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that every person who answers to the Sr. Management is a yes man and until the old guard steps aside, things will continue to be stagnant...or worse.


  6. excellent company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insite Lab Tech in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Insite Lab Tech in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    they have excellent package and salary benefits.

    Cons

    for me too far from home. No negative comments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. Technical Service Repreentative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Service Representative in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Service Representative in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Clean Harbors full-time

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

    Pros

    None, This company bullies their employees. Management provides no training and blame you for anything that goes wrong.

    Cons

    This company does not offer good benefits and salary.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect otherwise the good ones will leave when they get a chance.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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

    I have been working at Clean Harbors full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay, flexible work schedule, tuition reimbursement, and generous off-time.

    Cons

    Specific jobs can become mundane and do not offer challenge

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to good employees and utilize them to their strengths.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Long hours, decent wage, LOTS of training required (like at least 6 months to a year to be prepared for working alone)

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

    I worked at Clean Harbors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company pays well for training, pays for most of PPE required (nicer boots/prescription safety glasses require extra money employees), driver training provided to learn to drive box truck, paid every friday and encouraged to always fill out an expense report for expenses so you get your money back.

    Cons

    A lot of upfront costs while traveling, as a field chemist you never know what you will be doing more than a week in advanced. Travel for training in most areas involves weeks gone from home/family at a time. The only way to make good money when starting is to work 50-60 hour weeks (which is regular for most weeks). The company seems to be in a major transition and never stops buying up new companies.

    Advice to Management

    When people are interviewing explain to them the reality of the job, not the expected outcome, because most college graduates not only take the first job they are offered but believe what they are told about timelines because they are used to school where everything is laid out and followed very closely.


  10. Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  11. Horrible company stay away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Worker in Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - Worker in Deer Park, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Nothing there are no pros it's the worst company and its stock is plummeting everyday stay away high turn over

    Cons

    The pay, managments, the job, benefits. They take advantage of people who are in desperate need of a job they are in violation of numerous safety laws

    Advice to Management

    You should all be fired or put in jail



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