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No Career Advancement. Favoritism is rampant in the organization, Good ol' boys club

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Current Employee - Engineer
Current Employee - Engineer

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

Pros

Very strong company in terms of financial strength and market share. Lot of bright people in the site management, not at corporate.

Cons

Lack of true leadership in the senior management. No room for career advancement internally. Career advancement is not based on meritocracy, but instead candidates were chosen based on who sits next to your office and who can help you politically within the organization. Too much turnover in the corporate senior management that cause instability in the organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to do better job to retain talent. HR is the weakest pillar.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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