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credit specialist

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Current Employee - Credit Specialist in Eagan, MN
Current Employee - Credit Specialist in Eagan, MN

I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great company. great job security and opportunity to move up

Cons

nothing too much to say

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    They will use you and abuse you

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Route Sales Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None that can be listed, but if your not part of the good ole boy network you wont go far.

    Cons

    Too many to list, and not enough time to list them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It starts with you, the empty lies and promises that they instill in their district managers to get what they want is ridiculous. They put it out that its a sales job, but as a Route Sales Managers you will spend more time under a dish machine then you ever will selling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Lots of stress, Long Hours, Decent pay..not worth it

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free vehicle
    40-50K starting wage
    Great 401 K
    Great stock purchasing program

    Cons

    My experience was in a rural territory in the United States so anything else i cant speak too. In my mind, this job just isn't worth it.

    in a rural territory you have 100's of customers, many of them very small, and your furthest customer may be 5 hrs away. There is always something breaking down and someone else needing your attention. You will ALWAYS feel behind.

    Anytime someone leaves the company from a neigboring territory you are pretty much forced to cover that territory until they get a new employee hired and trained..which in my experience can take anywhere from 5-12 months

    Your District manager may like you and you may like him. It doens't matter. His boss (the area manager) is the one you need to impress. this means when you do favors for your boss (like working other territories) at the expense of your own territory, you may be making your boss happy but the area manager will look at your numbers and assume your a slacker.

    In the core division, you will have to become an expert on Pools and spas, Commercial laundries, Dishmachines and automatic dish detergent dispensers, floor chemicalls, and housekeeping chemicals. As soon as you put that nice white coat on your customers will talk to you like your an expert but you won't be...in fact it will take at least a year to feel comfortable wth everything...and thats if your a motivated hard worker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire back the rout managers and service managers you cut to save money. In a rural territory it is impossible to keep up with installs, training, esr's, rpms, corporate rollouts etc. If you want to attract and retain talented people you are going to need a change.a Major change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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