Ecolab

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Look elsewhere if you are seeking a progressive, innovative organization

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Former Employee - R&D Manager in Eagan, MN
Former Employee - R&D Manager in Eagan, MN

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

Pros

Nice facilities. Decent pay and benefits. Strong market access.

Cons

Ecolab is $12B global company stuck in the mindset of a $500M St Paul centric company. They are not a company that embraces change. They've outgrown the days when personal relationships can be the basis for all exchange of information, but refuse to acknowledge this and won't invest in updated IT systems. The numerous long term employees yearn for the good old days, and wonder why any change is necessary. Passive-aggressive behavior is far too common, even at the highest levels in the organization. Budgets are managed on a quarter-by-quarter basis, always under the specter of corporate budget pullbacks, so successful long term projects are a rarity.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Open your eyes and invest in the people and systems that will bring you out of the 1990s

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Behind the curve in technology

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, nice culture, friendly

    Cons

    Moved very slow when it came to technology. Company did not want to spend money to keep technology up to date.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    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 (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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