Ecolab

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay away - all about central control of information to generate profit.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not many..... Information is centralized, decision making of organization is too centralized (takes WAY TOO LONG), focus of company is on profit. I guess that would be a good thing for investors and not for employees

    Cons

    Over centralized from marketing, financial, decision making, and information control. Compensation is terrible. Ecolab promotion is based on college pedigree, Nalco Champion promotion is based on politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decentralize some business processes to allow for quick decision making to meet customer expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very promising future for this company.

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    • 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 a 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
  3.  

    Route sales manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Route Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Good earning potential if you are willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Long hours and weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company... Poor management

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    • 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    current employee

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    • 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
  7.  

    Good opportunities depending on your manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Was great, downhill after acquisitions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Originally great teamwork, lots of opportunity to learn and try different areas in your department. Two of the projects I am most proud of to date happened at Ecolab. CEO does a great job from my viewpoint. Benefits are decent, stock purchase plan is nice.

    Cons

    Some overbearing management overshadows some of the other great leaders. After two acquisitions the sprawl of management and extreme bureaucracy makes life stressful. Teamwork has decreased. I don't think the employees are less willing to help, but they can't keep up with unrealistic workload and expectations . So much time is spent fighting fires that thinking long term and truly fixing issues doesn't get much attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has lost touch with the employees and what is operationally reasonable. Work life balance is out the window. Sometimes spending money toward a long term enterprise solution is worth it. Stop stepping over dollars to pickup nickels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Route Sales

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    • 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company that is still growing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Service Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Company vehicle, fuel, insurance

    Cons

    No overtime pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward more money or incentives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Admin Assist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assist in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assist in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment. Busy, learned something new every day.

    Cons

    Laid off after injury. HR has not helped or assisted in finding a position.

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