Ecolab

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Ecolab Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
437 Reviews
3.1
437 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Great people, great environment

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

    I have been working at Ecolab as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    My department seems to have it right when it comes to balancing life-work. Have had nothing but good experiences with the people around me. For a corporate environment I actually enjoy the day to day, don't feel like I'm getting drowned by policies and paperwork for everything.

    Cons

    Wish I was more than just contract position, would like to have the job security of a direct hire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very promising future for this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    The culture and work/life balance is incredible for such a large company. You're not just another number, here, and schedules are very flexible. Everyone is very friendly and helpful and is personally motivated to do their best and to do what's right. Lots of volunteering, intramural sports and the typical perks and discounts associated with a large company. Ecolab makes employees a priority-- recently evidenced by a company-wide survey. The company has been consistently growing, even during the economic downturn. Definitely a good 'bandwagon' to be on.

    Cons

    Vacation time is standard 2 weeks, would like to have more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    No one takes pride in their work

    • 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

    its a job to have

    Cons

    people on the floor are ungrateful and spoiled, expect more than they are worth, they bring morale down, equipment failure is the norm causing 6 day work weeks EVERY week so no time off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company... Poor management

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

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    The company really knows how to grow and how to keep their business happy... Company car, cell phone, and computer for the rep

    Cons

    EXTREME MICRO MANAGEMENT!!! Beware of this before you start! You have the freedom to make your own schedule but your management team will hoover over you during everything and a soon as anyone in you district doesn't impress then it's time for weekly conference calls!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill out! Let us do our jobs and the turnover won't be so outrageous

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    current employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    not a very family friendly employer

    Cons

    no one cares for employees. only concern is bottomline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people like people

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

    Good opportunities depending on your manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you want flexibility and they provide a nice company vehicle. Many perks and can make money.

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement Your territory can constantly change which could offset your pay. Tend to promote based on sales rather then leadership or management skills which many district managers end up demoted or stepping down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change their promotion process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Route Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Benefit package is good with company vehicle or gas card, expense card with all the perks expected of a good company.

    Cons

    Very demanding work load including weekend service calls for most positions. Service related positions require using your own storage arrangements for spare equipment parts. Life Work balance is extremely challenging. The trade off is good pay. Some room for promotions or transfers to other divisions or positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide full disclosure to all aspects of work without marginalizing time and skill needed to perform tasks. Be hands on to help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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