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. 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


  2. Overall good company with a great vision and purpose

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good opportunity and awesome purpose

    Cons

    Work life balance has decreased


  3. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits - Expensed Position - Company Vehicle -

    Cons

    Very Poor work life balance. Labor Intensive. On call for customer repairs 24/7/365. Not a good job for a young person due to work life imbalance. Company has failed to change with the times in regards to salary structure. Territory Manager at one time was the face of Ecolab. Route Managers should be now as RM's are responsible for managing company assets of leased dish machines. At one time, associates would stay forever. New work force is a revolving door. People can only take so much

    Advice to Management

    Times have changed. Upper management needs to understand this fact and make changes for the long term success of the associate and ultimately the company.


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  5. good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Overall there are plenty good career opportunities

    Cons

    outdated IT systems, which makes work unnecessarily difficult

    Advice to Management

    more recognition to employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    Conservative, traditional, and homogenous corporate environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Master Data Specialist in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Master Data Specialist in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus with wildlife and hiking trails. Company gym, and nice cafeteria. Calm campus and company does try to promote a healthy work life balance.

    Cons

    Company culture is stuck in the 50's. No diversity, overt sexism and nepotism. It's not so much the lack of women at the top, as much as the absolute lack of men in the lower pay grades.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring carbon copies of yourself.


  7. Great Entry Level Position. Gets restless after a few years

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Company car that can be used on personal time -Friendly co-workers and boss -The company does have great products that sell themselves

    Cons

    -Company car is taxed so the more you use it, the less of a refund you get when you file taxes -Upper management is very out of touch with the lowly workers out in the field -There is usually an opening in another territory in your district, so you typically are running around at the end of the month to finish up in time. -Pay could be MUCH better for the area.

    Advice to Management

    Try to focus on identifying more with the employees on the front line. Give us a little more credit.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Lab Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and Benefits. Stock options and great 401K match! Lots of really great people to work with, and depending on which building you work in, the culture is awesome. Many opportunities for training and volunteer experience.

    Cons

    Current job duties are not clearly defined in my current role. Work-life balance is hard to come by depending on what projects are highest priority. Non-union shop with Union mentality. Upper management makes drastic decisions without thinking through the consequences to production downtime. With money (product) being the primary driver in the production plant, it's easy to lose sight of the culture that Ecolab strives to maintain.


  9. Service Tech

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Tech in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Service Tech in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Training Program! Decent Pay

    Cons

    Too much over time expected


  10. Ok

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is always something to do

    Cons

    Work life balance you have to work hard on.


  11. Ok

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented employees, good reputation externally, international company

    Cons

    Healthcare plan, IT and technology, transparency in cost savings, work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Find a new healthcare provider, invest to IT and make it to 21st century in technology, start to work towards flexible schedules and work/life balance and be transparent in cost savings



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