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Helpful (3)

Run away

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwell, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwell, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Clean Harbors full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Working in the corporate office, teammates stick together and are very hard-working. Most mid-level managers are fair, understand how hard people work and try (mostly unsuccessfully) to provide career growth.

Cons

Senior management are former blue-collar trash collectors (literally) in the position of running a large company. If you deal with senior management you will hear some of the foulest language ever uttered in an executive boardroom. Extremely unprofessional communication and behavior. No qualms about publicly embarrassing employees/threatening to fire them in front of large groups of people. Unless you are being trained for the job, there is no career-oriented training. The longer you stay static in your career, and exhibit no ambition, the better off you are. Heaven help you if you make a suggestion or even try to make a suggestion to improve the company to senior management. People have been belittled and pushed out of the company as the CEO takes suggestions for improvement as a personal attack. Technology from 2003 - company IT infrastructure run like a 50-person mom-and-pop not like the multi-national company it is.

Advice to Management

Advice to the board: don't be afraid of the CEO. His temper tantrums and unprofessional behavior have created a bad reputation for Clean Harbors in the Boston area -- recruiters, vendors and employees are afraid to work with him. Stop micro-managing (and making yourself look like a fool in the process) and learn to trust your middle-level managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Clean Harbors

  1. Helpful (1)

    Really not that bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Norwell, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Norwell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clean Harbors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My review comes after being in sales at several companies over 20 years. Most people here are genuinely good, hard working people. The benefits are great even after the increase we experienced this year. I would imagine the are better benefits than where you at. Very good base salary. Stock purchase plan is good(lowest price over quarter less 15&). 800 pound guerilla in the industry. Key to success here is figure out who can get things done and keep them happy. Training is heavy and lots of online courses for learning almost anything. Recently, they implemented a system to have new employees have a buddy and mentor to help get you started. Service that people HAVE to HAVE. Industry is only going to get bigger. Lots of people 10, 20 plus years here. If you want you could probably stay here for life.

    Cons

    Like every company I have worked with there are some issues, but stable and secure environment. Not sure if good or bad base salary is high but bonus are low. I am happy with pay for my role. If you are not careful you could turn into a customer service rep and not a sales rep.

    Advice to Management

    Most roles have a way for promotion, but in sales it is not clear. As an account manager it is too easy to turn into customer service rep and get tied up with customer service issues. Job description for support roles seems to vary depending on local management not consistent on who does what across the board..


  2. Helpful (3)

    Work performance does not matter,

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foreman in Weymouth, MA
    Former Employee - Foreman in Weymouth, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clean Harbors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits while there forgiving on time policy Lead management friendly lot of good people to work with shop has decent mix of experience and newness

    Cons

    Never of how long of day you will have hours can range from being available to working 40 hour in a row. If you have a safety violation your career won't count only that mistake and corporate kangaroo court will make decision on fate.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should be able to address corporate so a fair decision can be made.


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