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Ecolab Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
464 Reviews
3.2
464 Reviews
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Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.
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293 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relaxed work environment, flexibility in work/life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Only real plus is having a company vehicle to take home with gas & insurance taken care of (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance gets lip-service - make no mistake there is expectation for 60 (in 39 reviews)

  • NO time off as you are literally on call 24/7 and that is what you usually work (in 30 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Employee focused company

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

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    Very proactive company with genuine concern for employees. Excellent CEO. Good pay ,ok benefits, empowering environment. Upper management is very professional and seems to be at the top of their game.

    Cons

    It's a large outfit, so there's going to be some bureaucracy. That seems to slow things down a little bit but that's to be expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Company

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

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    Best part of working here is, you are not stuck behind a desk. Also you can work with people and machinery.

    Cons

    There is no issues if you are a normal hard worker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At college job fairs, tell the students that the job is 50% sales and 50% fixing machinery.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Employees mean nothing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, and ability to work independently.

    Cons

    Work life balance is terrible. Now they are trying to control your life as much as possible. If I wanted to find a part time job I have to ask my supervisor for permission to do this on my own time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You all know you need to

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    ELC

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

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    flex work hour especially for people with young children

    Cons

    may need to work overtime when there is urgent need

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Acct Exec

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Acct Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Acct Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Sales budgets were hard to attain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Never stop selling

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

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    If your job, embrace change, know how to balance work and life, sell helpful solutions to customers you will love this company.

    Cons

    In the field alone, they don't reimburse gas $$ 100%, your advancement is up to you. You will get passed up by others but you must keep working hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More grace. If we loose a corporate customer why do we loose?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok Company....

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

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    Benefits are ok. As long as your numbers are up to par there is no nagging from management. This allows you to have more control of your schedule.

    Cons

    The salary for this job should be better. The job responsibilities increase but the salary and commission structure has remained the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to TM's. We know how things operate on the ground level. Increase salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    No longer a fun place to work

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

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    company vehicle, benefits, match 401k, employee stock purchase

    Cons

    micro management, no clear direction, intimidation tactics by upper management, unrealistic expectations with budgets, districts too large to be managed effectively, too many associates to manage and not enough managers, insistence on attendance to annual RAH RAH meetings where clearly there is little to no engagement, training program is a joke. There is no work life balance for the field managers and family takes a back seat. They also preach safety but tell you out of the other side of their mouth to do what you have to do to not have any unworks. Pay is not that great when you divide it by the hours worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging your managers. You hired them to do the job so keep your noses out of it and let them run the show and be there for support. Reduce the size of the districts so that they are more manageable and the managers can actually visit customers, perform field training with associates and conduct regular field evaluations. Hold the CAM team accountable for the business they are tasked with managing,have a dedicated team at the Customer Support for each division

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ecosure field specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Spec in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Field Spec in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Ability to set my own schedule, good training, good benefits

    Cons

    There was too much traveling in my position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more realistic with expectations. Listen to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    used to be good place to work.

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

    I worked at Ecolab

    Pros

    If left alone to complete you work without interference or nit picking you can make decent money

    Cons

    Currently using threats ,intimidation, severe micro management tactics. You are always looking over your shoulder.Management is unresponsive to requests for information or assistance with problem issues in the field & they will throw you under the bus if needed ,to cover their mistakes. They preach teamwork but foster no team attitude or leadership by their actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help not hinder the people working in the field.. quit changing /adding requirements of job in the field.require more facetime for CAM's in front of their respective accounts. you will see a reduction in the amount of RFP if this is done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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