Clean Harbors

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  1.  

    Overall, a good company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    ok pay, good benefits, good co-workers

    Cons

    sales thinks you are thier secretary. if you are not careful, you will get sucked into doing the job of other people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    implement bonuses to those that make the day to day company run...like drivers and CSRs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    You think its only for now

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clean Harbors

    Pros

    Decent health care, lots of hours if you want it.

    Cons

    No marketable skills, poor management, greedy managers, at the mercy of other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people, provide real training, stop buying other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Place is a joke, run while you still can

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

    I worked at Clean Harbors

    Pros

    I can't think of any

    Cons

    Management is terrible. The do not value the employee or their families. Forced to use pto time even for overtime hours. No room for advancement. Crappy work. Zero future unless you want to give every waking moment of the rest of your life to this company. run!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be a waste of time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Work with a diverse group of friendly people with varied backgrounds.

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

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

    Pros

    Independence, educational, never the same thing twice, diverse, experience, stepping stone, ability to move laterally, ability to get raises and promotions.

    Cons

    Ceiling for the technical side, corporate does not take care of management and employees, when the company does badly everything gets cut (benefits, raises, bonuses, jobs), when the company does well only the upper management see the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider your employees when making decisions to improve your standing with shareholders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large Company with Little Value Toward Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clean Harbors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong and aggressive business model, leader in the industry.

    Cons

    Treats employees like a number most never get a raise, most are treated like dirt, benefits are poor and no HR support as they have very few on staff to handle the large employee count.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management needs to add their employees to their business plan core product and growth. The employees are not treated as valuable product too the company but as a resource the company abuses. Stop buying more companies and quit promoting more individuals to VP status, for which we do not need. Start putting value and growth into the staff that makes this company run efficient and profitable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Turn away and run!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Business they conduct helps the environment, including oil recycling. Many of the people are very hard working and genuinely care about the success of the company.

    Cons

    CEO micromanages the company, much of the other senior management are yes men. Horrible at acquisitions and integrating them. The 401k retirement contribution from the company is laughable, and morale is at an all-time low.

    Other than that, it's great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop blindly doing whatever McKim tells you to do. He doesn't know how to run this company anymore, and the last two years are proof of that, both internally and externally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Current Chemist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clean Harbors

    Pros

    Not a lot of pressure, stable employment, decent pay.

    Cons

    Benefits not the best, not a lot of room for growth. Old-school management style.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former highly skilled Employee!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Team in Norwell, MA
    Former Employee - IT Team in Norwell, MA

    I worked at Clean Harbors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can leave early per your boss if you need something? No hassle if you need a ink pen.

    Cons

    No Leadership whatsoever too many people being promoted that have no training or skills to offer.

    Consistently do hard work, get excellent reviews and get looked over at the time of promotions and then they promote another stiff and I mean stiff in the company that know one even knows, but that kiss some serious good butt I guess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take care of your people, Tell the Prez he is not one of the best in the industry and step down and let someone else runt he company and get rid of most of the lousy, management and Executive team and being and them good employee will come and stay there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work

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

    I have been working at Clean Harbors

    Pros

    Pay is good depending on your position

    Cons

    Employes are shown no respect or gratitude for hard work and long hours. Management is the worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with some respect and show a little gratitude for the hard work and ridiculous hours they put in and family time sacrificed to benefit the company and increase your yearly bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    One star is more than they deserve

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

    I worked at Clean Harbors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If there is any pro to working for Clean Harbors it would have to be the people.....there really is nothing more

    Cons

    morale is awful.....training is non-existent, pay raises are non-existent...overall bad company to work for. There is zero room for advancement. When and if you get to travel they put you in the worst hotels possible (of course that doesn't apply to upper management)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start making business decisions instead of making everything personal. Listen to people that know what they're doing instead of surrounding yourself with yes men that are too afraid to tell you what they think for fear of being fired like all of those before them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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