Ecolab Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.
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Pros
  • Work life balance-strong leader in the industry (in 18 reviews)

  • take company vehicle home every night (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance is not there (in 39 reviews)

  • if you do come on board you will be on call 24/7 even on your weekends off and forget about trying to get a holyday off (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Finance manager work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    A good company with decent benefits. Very good growth potential in its business. People are generally nice to work with.

    Cons

    Very out dated IT system. Extremely difficult to get the data. But the company is aware of it and is in process of updating it IT infrastructure system.

    Advice to Management

    Give its employee more recognition when they did a good job. Provide more systematic training to new employees.


  2. Territory Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Ecolab

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

    Pros

    Unlimited income potential. You run the territory like its your business.

    Cons

    Always being on call including weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Management is superior!


  3. Route Sales Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great training program. They spend a lot of money on new hires.

    Cons

    You may have to relocate


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  5. Great for a motivated person

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

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

    Pros

    I can work whenever I want. You basically get a list of things that need done for the month. Sales calls. Service existing customers. Meet your sales number. I can go fishing in the morning and wok later in the day. I can take my kids to the amusement park on a Monday when it's not busy. As long as you keep yourself on track to get your work done you will never have a complaint. It's all results driven so if you can get the right results working 4 days a week, that's enough.

    Cons

    It's a big company so that adds a lot of layers. Things that you think should take a few minutes to solve can take multiple emails to multiple people. It's no worse than any other major company but is still a con of working for someone so large.

    Advice to Management

    I have none. My district manager all the way up to my regional manager has the same opinion. Do the things you are asked to do in your position and we don't care when or how much you work.


  6. Service manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Company car, money, and the fact of being free to make up your own schedule.

    Cons

    None as of now

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Chris medeiros is my dm he's a great guy to work for.


  7. Long time employee. Love my job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Redmond, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work as I see fit as long as I get the job done. Company car. Great retirement and other benefits

    Cons

    Need more bodies in the field. It is incredibly difficult to cover vacant territories when someone is out. We need more help

    Advice to Management

    Add more sales/service reps to lighten the load


  8. District Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - District Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ecolab

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

    Pros

    Great Values, hard working people. Great Benefits. Motivated people. Middle management is invested in growing and helping your career.

    Cons

    Salary advancement. Low compared to other companies. Hard to recruit candidates for positions when salaries are a little below average. Sometimes long and off hours.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your managerial talent and be willing to be flexible on salary if you are growing your talent and investing in them. Justify's the hours that you work.


  9. Great Place to Work but Pay Could be Better

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

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great upward mobility - Strong managers - Great development opportunities - Plenty of opportunities at several different business units or workstreams - Easy to move between divisions

    Cons

    - Don't pay that well unless an outside candidate - Difficult management can make it a hard place to work - Depending on where you land, you might run into work/life balance issues

    Advice to Management

    Pay better to retain talent instead of watching them leave. From a senior leadership perspective, continue to keep the stock price up.


  10. good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Overall there are plenty good career opportunities

    Cons

    outdated IT systems, which makes work unnecessarily difficult

    Advice to Management

    more recognition to employees


  11. Dont Drink The Kool Aid!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales/Service Route Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Sales/Service Route Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Company Vehicle w/ gas card, field staff have no real office to report to everyday, freedom to be out on your own (as long as you produce), Computer, cell phone. benefits aren't close to what they use to be and getting worse.

    Cons

    The culture of this once great company is changing so rapidly in the name of cost savings and hunting for the next buy out, that they are letting their greatest assets fall right through their fingers, "their people". The turnover has become ridiculous for such a "stable" long term employer of so many individuals, to start out sourcing so many jobs. "Everywhere it Matters" must not apply here anymore!!

    Advice to Management

    Think of your people as your biggest assets not your biggest liabilities!!



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