Ecolab Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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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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  1. Distributor Sales Development Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Ecolab

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

    Pros

    Excellent industry reputation. Good support for field reps.

    Cons

    There are limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Filed associates who are daily interacting with distributor partners and end-users have extremely valuable customer relations experience that should be highly valued and considered when management opportunities are being filled.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Work vehicle provided. Decent benefits. Overall good company

    Cons

    Long hours. Evening and weekend hours often necessary

  3. Corp Office Customer Service

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ecolab

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

    Pros

    Good culture and atmosphere. Ecolab cares about the employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to change departments

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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  5. Very fast paced, growing organization - overall very good experience working for Ecolab

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow, develop, and be challenged within the company.

    Cons

    Experiences seem to vary within divisions and departments, some are more people focused than others

    Advice to Management

    Continue efforts to grow, develop, retain your talent. Make sure employees feel like a valuable asset to your team and the company.

  6. Not Ethical as advertised.

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Ecolab (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Not many to speak of except the experience

    Cons

    Deceptive and not forthcoming about the actual job requirements

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth

  7. Great company to work for if you want a career in exterminating business and will pay for all your classes and licenses

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    Former Employee - Service Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Service Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Ecolab

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

    Pros

    The work schedule is flexible and provides a great way to balance work and family. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Work hours are unpredictable because at times you have to work longer hours than planned for to deal with customer issues.

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice to management at this time. The company does an excellent job with the training of their managers and provide all the necessary resources to carry out your daily duties.

  8. Health Care

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love the company but our health care coverage sucks. It's Cigna

    Cons

    Cigna is THE worst health care provider.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to United Health or maybe look into Blue Cross

  9. Ecolab

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company offers multiple training courses and provides you with an abundance of experience.

    Cons

    Out of touch with facilities outside of the corporate headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to people outside of the corporate headquarters to learn what is truly going on beneath upper management.

  10. Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The job I have and the division I work for has provided me with great experience and a flexible and open schedule. Work/life balance is amazing and I sincerely doubt I would find this in another company. Stability is also great within my division and pretty much through out the whole company. You have to royally mess up bad in order to get fired!!

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities such as promotions and room for advancement. Bottom line/dollar comes first type of company. Upper management does not listen to the people at the bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Listen your employees, especially at the field level. Were only trying to help.

  11. Great Company/Constantly on the Job

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Generally a very stable company with solid stock growth. In my position I created my own schedule based on the job needs.

    Cons

    Very little concern for Middle management and the lower level employees. Workload is excessive and there is a mentality of "do what ever you have to do to support the company." Very difficult to keep a equitable work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your field team. Create a more inclusive and open atmosphere where they feel like they have input and are heard. lots of good ideas there and they are the ones who really know your customers.

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