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Do not be under minded at Ecolab

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Former Employee - Senior Service Desk Analyst  in  Eagan, MN
Former Employee - Senior Service Desk Analyst in Eagan, MN

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

Pros

Pretty Good benefits. Flexible to a degree

Cons

They will under pay and over work you. Starting at the Service Desk I moved up to NOC Operator responsibilities as well as Management responsibilities and I was still being paid as a Service Desk Analyst. Room for growth is minimal and takes years. Everyone Micromanages and communication is subpar. Also get everything in writing and signed when talking to management because stories change on a daily basis. Job security is null due to new management wanting to outsource and then give extra responsibilities and take personal time away from you. Taking a failing companies management and putting them into a company that was thriving is not the way to go.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to work together and keep your stories straight. Outsourcing was a known down fall and now you are hiring back in the US at a lower pay rate. Research and discuss with team mates for bigger changes instead of just implementing them. Also have a back bone to stand up for your teammates when able.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Ecolab

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Opportunities with poor compensation for internal employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    Stable and opportunities for lateral movement

    Cons

    Internal employees do not get promotions and raises to match market rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stretched thin...living off past customer goodwill

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ecolab

    Pros

    Serve growing markets & categories and have great business model for each industry served. Aggressive growth focused organization with excellent career potential if you are willing to work both smart and very hard. Total comp potential above average if you can get LTI. Winning leadership team with excellent financial position and stock performance to propel the company forward and beat competition. Customer centric philosophy with excellent customer service and leading technology/systems.

    Cons

    Work/life balance gets lip-service - make no mistake there is expectation for 60+ hour weeks to advance or even keep your job. Sales obsessed organization that plays favorites and can remind you of a high school popularity contest to be recognized for upward mobility. Top executives have a zealous religious fervor to beat the S&P 500 and nothing (no matter how reasonable) will get in the way of making quarterly and annual business targets. Some very passive/aggressive, wicked execs thrive in midst of great overall leadership team - beware of them. Rapid growth and acquisitions have leadership team stretched very thin and seems to be increasing the heartless pursuit of the financials at the expense of longer-term development of the overall team and organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you continue to layoff good people and overwork your field sales, customer service and operational teams while consistently reporting record earnings and ever fatter stock comp to executives - Ecolab (and Nalco which was recently acquired) will lose the customer-centric passion and spirit that made it great. Company used to be more like a family and be there for people - now the top leadership views employees no different than a pro sports team that will do anything to win - go back to your more family oriented roots that led to the passion for taking care of customers and team that was core of Ecolab's original success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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