Ecolab

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Ecolab Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
447 Reviews
3.1
447 Reviews
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Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay. Flexible hours. 401k match,stock and other great benefits.
    Company vehicle with gas card and company credit card. Everyday is different. Minimal supervision.

    Cons

    You have to make and follow your own schedule so being proactive and a self starter is vital. Pay is dependent on service and customer base so if a corporate account goes your pay for it goes too. A lot of pressure to make budget. Late night installs and emergency service at all hours. We have a great team here but I've heard other areas are not as supportive. You have to get your vacations and sick days covered and order and store your own equipment. Advancement opportunities are great but for most you need to move.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Service specialist

    • 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

    Paid time off , company truck and phone

    Cons

    Hard to take time off a lot of unpaid time on the clock

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great 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

    Plenty of opportunities and growth.

    Cons

    Sometimes political, but what company isnt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Territory Rep.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territroy Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Territroy Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ecolab

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Training, Great Benefits, Great Support

    Cons

    Away from Home, Extensive travel outside of territory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Always on call even when your off work. There isn't a day that goes by that does not involve Ecolab.

    • 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

    Make your own hours?company car. Gas card. Corporate card so no out of pocket.

    Cons

    To many machine styles. Not enough training. Too many hours. Always on call. Dealing with disgruntled people. Everything is a emergency. The list goes on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good 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

    good work/life balance, fairly easy learning curve.

    Cons

    management is only interested in numbers, not much career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the middle management more involved in sales, and career advancement.

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

    I have held 4 positions with Ecolab in 8 yearscur. Currently serving as District Manager for the Pest Division

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

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    High career ceiling if you are relocatble as there are multiple divisions with varying levels of leadership roles in each division,so if you are seeking a company y who rewards and promotes their top performers,it is worth a look. Benefits are what you would expect from a company of its size and a recent focus on finding ways to improve work/life balance "should" improve the job and their employee engagement scores

    Cons

    They have not developed a way to tackle the work life balance piece for their associates and with the volatile business we operate in, there is always pressure beyond your pay scale that dictates your life more than you dictate on your own. In other words, you work long hours,often out of town, and you are on call 24/7 so escaping from your work is very difficult and the company can become your life rather than a part of it. You must be a strong individual with an iron will and a good chin to survive. If you are
    Looking for a laid back, slow paced, 9-5 job...keep looking. If you are highly motivated with limited family ties, it could be a great fit,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people and work harder to find ways for them to disconnect And escape their work regularly so that you can get their absolute and focused best when they are on duty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, room to grow, great benefits

    Cons

    Long hours dependent on division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to involve employee's in company growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, room to grow.

    Cons

    Hours are dependent on division, and some may see longer hours than other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to involve employees in company growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Employer with good opportunities

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

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A good base of corporate business
    A market leader
    Company Car
    Company Computer

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the business you will get some after hours emergency calls

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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