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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Company QSR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    Good benefits: Car, free gas, and stock options.

    Cons

    Terrible salary, terrible training, and terrible managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pest Elimination Division Service Specialist for 6 years.

    Current Employee - Service Specialist in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Service Specialist in North Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Only real plus is having a company vehicle to take home with gas & insurance taken care of.

    Cons

    Management is slow to respond to employee's needs, and disorganized. No real vacation time, no real Holiday off, no real day off because you're on 24/7 call. Too much work with little support from management. When someone leaves everyone is burdened with taking up the slack. People are tired all the time a risk for accidents to happen . No real family time, the company has cut out the family from any company activities. No pay for working overtime , most of the time extra customer calls we do for free because it falls within our guarantee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why management treats their workers poorly since it is the workers that really bring in the cash, not the managers is beyond me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    If you don't want a life work here

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

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had a great team in my area that provided assistance as much as possible for each other.

    Cons

    24/7/365!!!!!!!!!!! I have not been with the company for over two months and still receive calls on my personal cell phone at all hours of the night asking for me to come out and fix something. This job would b e great if it was either a sales or service position. It is very difficult to do both and have any type of home life. I traveled over 800 miles per week and while they provided a company gas guzzler that I needed to have to transport the 1000's of items that i might need to fix who knows what - they provided me 325.00 per month to cover my gas and cell bill. Even with the help of a great team it was still nearly impossible to do this job without working at least 65 to 70 hours per week and that does not include the weekends when you are on call covering vast areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back service managers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Treat your people with respect and reachable goals that do not go through the roof each year!!!!!!! Small realistic adjustment per year would be good. You are squeezing the life out your people and they are leaving quickly!!!!!!!! Get back to reality and maybe spend a month out in the field again to get a clue that cross roads did not work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Overall good

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

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

    Pros

    The fact that they pay for everything: from providing a vehicle, corporate credit card, gas card, cell phone bill, mobile hot spot, tools, training, clothing, shoes, and excellent meals when traveling.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be very difficult at times because of being on-call 24hrs M-F and some weekends. Upsetting a customer will get to upper management very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being on-call 24hrs M-F sucks!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Culture of Fear

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Free company vehicle (logo'd) and tools provided to you. Make your own schedule but often told you are not doing enough. Can make extra money when you cover routes that people left (because they quit).

    Cons

    Benefits have declined. All benefit coverages have increased in cost per month and decreased total coverage. Overwork people on the weekends and nights. A lot of issues with people being disengaged and just trying to get by. In our area, many people have been on performance plans and threatened to get fired. Many times they can't fire anyone because there are already open areas from those who just quit. People live in fear of getting fired but then when everyone is threatened with it, they understand the threat is not real.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to engage people and have a resource for employees to go to that have been bullied by managers. Also, a fair way for promotions without choosing people who they like. Promotions should be performance based. Multiple people should get the opportunity to interview instead of someone just being "picked".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 9 people found this helpful  

    Leadership needs to get back to reality. We are losing the culture that made us who we are.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    The company has been a fair company to work for, and for the most part has treated the associates fair. Decent pay and benefit package. Numerous advancement opportunities to advance, if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Over the years, the company has been "squeezing" our associates to deliver more with less resources. This has caught up with many of our divisions. We promise the customers this great support program, but in reality we deliver this only to 10% of our customers. The other 90% get less support and service because of the unrealistic goals that we have reach. In order to reach these goals we must decide what corners to cut, in order to save time. It is not fair to our customers to get promised a superior program, but get a sub par program delivered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to your associates as we know what we are talking about. We are the feet on the street, and the face of Ecolab to our customers. If we invest in more field people, we will have the time and skills to deliver the results. If you keep squeezing us, we are forced to cheat the customer. It is not right.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, great flex-benefits, good pay, caring managers.

    Cons

    No direction from a corporate it perspective. Senior/executive management does not care if people leave as long as you make plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get and IT direction and move forward with it. You are a multi-billion dollar company with multiple ERP systems pick one and consolidate. You would be surprised how much your sales and company improve from everyone pulling in the same direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company for Fortune 500 to work for and grow with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SDM in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - SDM in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Company gives ownership over position. You determine success or failure.

    Cons

    Big company so things move slow sometimes in regards to advancements and corporate support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss promotion and advancements with your teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Because Ecolab is a great company

    Cons

    This company are increase very fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The business of oil is a good opportunity to grow professionally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Territory Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Ability to set own hours, boss is 500 miles away

    Cons

    Divisional Management for Textile Care are some of the most unethical/unprofessional people I have met in 30 years of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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