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Great people, poor planning

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Former Employee - IT Service Desk Manager  in  Eagan, MN
Former Employee - IT Service Desk Manager in Eagan, MN

I worked at Ecolab full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great culture
Wonderful IT team members
Ethical company and CEO

Cons

Too HR heavy; HR is micromanaging too many things and sometimes act like bullys
Lots of talk about work-life balance, but no real action in this area
Implemented "flex work" program, but continue to deny many requests for job sharing and flexible work arrangements
Lack of proper planning to execute projects
Understaffed IT Service Desk
Poorly executed Nalco merger
Very political environment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start staffing the IT group appropriately, or you will continue to lose very talented, competent people. Outsourcing is not always the answer... It has already led to high turnover and loss of productivity across the company.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    will drain the life out of you

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    Current Employee - SSRM Service/Sales  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - SSRM Service/Sales in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Company vehicle and fuel card

    Cons

    Ecolab expects you to work for free. Expect to be asked many times to service customers that are not in your territory, which means taking you away from your own territory, which means you wont make your commisions. Dont dare complain or you'll be branded as "not a team player". Expect to be on call 24/7 (including holidays) to service customers WITH NO COMPENSATION. You will not be paid for any "on call" service calls. YOU WORK FOR FREE! You will expected to cover multiple territorys about every 4th weekend "weekend rotation" and you will not be paid to do it. Management gives no support. If you voice any opinion or complaint to your managment team you will be branded as a "cancer" to the group. Stay away from Ecolab, stay very far away!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try putting customers and employees concerns ahead of shareholder concerns

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    territory manager

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    good benefits, company car, laptop to help with work.

    Cons

    on call 24/7, weekend coverage where you cover everyones territory all weekend so you can have a few weekends off, depending on how many are in your district. you do have a company car but don't get enough money for gas. i spend on average 300.00 to 400.00 a month extra out of my pocket. you are responsible to cover other peoples territories plus yours if they are sick, on vacation, or help them with installing equipment. your job is to sell, but all you do is install equipment, fix equipment, and go home exhausted to just spend the rest of the night answering e-mails and doing reports. if this sounds good for $40,000.00 a year go for it. very stressful and good luck taking your vacation. idon't know anyone that even takes the amount of vacation they get. i rolled my two weeks over from 2012 to 2013 because i was behind budget and was told by management that i couldn't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit putting all of the burden on the territory managers and route managers. too many e-mails, sales objectives, etc. it is hard to meet budget requirements with all of the extras put on our backs. just let us do our jobs and hire other people to do the rest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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