Ecolab Reviews

Updated August 29, 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. Principal Mechanical Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, flexible scheduling and supportive work groups.

    Cons

    Big company. Many processes are not integrated, so tasks can take excessive amounts of time to accomplish at times.


  2. Paralegal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People in Ecolab are very nice. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Not to many opportunities to grow since the merge.


  3. Pros and Cons

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crest Hill, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crest Hill, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ecolab (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They havve great benefits and flexibility

    Cons

    No possibility to move up

    Advice to Management

    Take into consideration the work experience over the degree requirements. You are losing great and qualified people


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  5. Ecolab

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ecolab (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Emphasis on employee safety and work/life balance, good pay

    Cons

    Health insurance requires too much in order to save a few dollars


  6. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ecolab (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interning with Ecolab helped me gain experience in a variety of different fields, travel, social, technical, and lots others.

    Cons

    Not many dislikes. You have to work and cannot be shy. You'll definitely get dirty


  7. Solid company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company attracts high caliber talent at all levels across divisions, work groups and geography. There is no shortage of expertise when and where it is needed.

    Cons

    Continuous expansion, acquisition and reorganization is always a challenge which the company has managed to varying degrees over the last few years

    Advice to Management

    Identify best in class people and support them with best in class work environment, resources, training and opportunities for advancement


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great company doing good

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    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career planning baked into the culture Good benefits Rising stock value Poised for the future

    Cons

    The further up the chain you go, the harder it is to keep climbing


  9. Ecolab Healthcare Highly Recommended!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management teams and leadership, upward mobility, competitive salary with rewards and recognition for over achievement, company car, flexible schedule, achievable goals and budgets, excellent ongoing training and support. Sales team is equipped with iPads with apps that help with amazing presentations to customers and effective communications and organization. Ecolab a Healthcare listens to the customer and adapts products and services according t the customer's needs and requests. Ecolab Healthcare also listens to the Account Executives working in the field. It's great to know that my opinions and thoughts make a difference in helping the company improve and progress. This is the best outside sales position I have held in my career.

    Cons

    New products released before they are ready sometimes have caused issues with customer trust relationships. More vigorous testing needs to be done before launches. Very large territories with need for increased travel. Windshield time without phone activity is unproductive time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire talented, diverse and experienced sales professionals to grow our division. This is an exciting time for the Healthcare Division and we are an important focus for Ecolab due to our past and future growth and successes.


  10. Clerical

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. Flexibility when family issues arise is great. The people I work with are generally good to be around.

    Cons

    Some management personnel are not as engaged in the day to day as they should be. Some departments have a lack of leadership and accountability. Changed policies to "industry standard" instead of standing out from the pack like they used to.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved to know how your employees are performing. You have some great ones and some incompetent ones. Realize the difference and the company be even more profitable.


  11. Corp Account Mgr

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    Current Employee - Corp Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Corp Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment for motivated sales people who want an opportunity to grow their career. Fast paced, great people and a very respected brand to sell in their core industries and markets. Always growing and getting more disciplined about staying focused on core businesses. Good M&A execution. Doug is a guy people want to follow. Great leader.

    Cons

    IT infrastructure does not support the key growth strategies. Very cumbersome administrative load for sales people as the company grows. Decision making is far too centrally controlled.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the IT infrastructure. Without it, your good sales people will leave due to the inability to do the most basic things. Maintain the culture. It's what makes ECL great. When you consider Sr. Level succession planning, be sure it's people who know the business and have enough tenure to understand and appreciate that culture.



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