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Ecolab Reviews in Saint Paul, MN

Updated Jul 22, 2014

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3.3 44 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.

Doug Baker Jr.

(39 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • Relaxed work environment, flexibility in work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • You will also get a company vehicle to take home with fuel and expense cards (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance gets lip-service - make no mistake there is expectation for 60 (in 33 reviews)

  • NO time off as you are literally on call 24/7 and that is what you usually work (in 23 reviews)

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    Great company to work for!

    Specialist (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsLots of upward mobility, great people, good cause.

    ConsA lot of contractor employees to decrease company cost.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall great company

    Director (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsGrowth mentality - Entrepreneurial spirit is still alive. Lots of opportunity for advancement because it's big. Ethical company. Culture continues to evolve. Slow process but moving in the right direction. Amazing / positive relationships with customers around the world.

    ConsVery white male driven company. Larger divisions bogged down with bureaucracy and politics. When sales are not going great the men revert back to their old behaviors of command and control. Leaving all their inclusiveness training behind until they make the number.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany leaders have lost touch with the ranks. They should retire and enjoy their huge stock option spoils. It's time to bring in the next gen of leaders that connect with today's diverse customers and employees...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of Stable companies to work in St Paul area

    Technical Lead (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsEcolab is very stable and growth oriented company. It has around 1000 IT employees and i strongly recommend for people to work here.

    ConsSince it is keep acquiring the other companies, it has issues related to mergers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust keep things simple.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company with Great People

    Marketing (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsStill a family atmosphere and a CEO that is in touch with the organization.

    ConsDon't get on the wrong side of executive sales managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let people make personal personnel decisions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company with growth

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    Pros- Friendly culture
    - A lot of managers genuinely care about about developing their employees
    - Relaxed work environment, flexibility in work/life balance
    - Great opportunities to get involved in a lot of extra-curricular activities from affinity groups to other social events

    Cons- Lots of red tape
    - Slow paced, especially for someone coming out of school. Things move very slowly and new ideas can take eons to come to fruition.
    - Politics and chain of command structure. If your manager doesn't support your idea then there will be no moving forward with it
    - Lack of recognition for employees and work that gets put in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood company, but need to build out your talent pipeline.
    Must allow for ideas to come forward without having to jump through so many hoops

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    Stressful

    IT (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsGood mix of knowledgeable Workers who provide a very good team base and working environment. Adequate building infrastructure and cube city.

    ConsPoor communication within peer groups and between business divisions. Older established management works on the 'good ol boy' philosophy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork/Life balance here needs a lot of attention! Current CEO to entrenched in CEO image and how to play to his peers!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    High Potentials Need Only Apply

    Marketing Administrator (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsNot sure what the pros are any more, aside from selling a good product

    ConsHigh Demand, high stress environment that is not conducive to collaboration, work life balance or any balance at all. Only the few who are considered high potentials seems to thrive. Everyone else is considered and treated as a non-entity and not promotable or necessarily worthy of much of a merit increase. The constant buzz words for the last three years has always been about Culture & Inclusion, but that is just something to make the management feel good about themselves. They honestly don't care and will sacrifice you if you have thoughts or ideas that differ from their own.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Needs to learn to value employees over profits

    Associate Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsLarge company with a large global footprint that has been around for a really long time. Always making money.

    ConsAlways making money at the expense of employee benefits (reduced medical, less educational assistance, took away vacation payout on termination), stingy on pay, hard to move to different type of role, especially if you start out as an administrative assistant

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake note that your employees are important so treat them that way! Life is not all about profit and making goals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good exposure to many people throughout organization

    Marketing Intern (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    Prosdominant player in many markets
    friendly and helpful atmosphere
    could be more data-driven
    collaborative environment between team members, but also often solitary

    Consconservative and slow to move to new ways of doing things
    took on many more interns than they could handle

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    IT Analyst (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    Prosgood environment, good people to work with, good location in downtown

    Consopportunities to move up - minimal

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate often

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