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Not Sexy - Just Focused, Well-Run and Solid

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Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

I have been working at Ecolab

Pros

Ecolab is a good, solid company. It's not "Sexy" - not like a dotcom or ultra-high-tech or anything - but they handle the blocking and tackling of their industry really, really well. They are focused on solid, sustainable (economically AND environmentally) growth. They don't go looking for huge splashes, they just focus leading their industry and serving their customers well. And it's amazing how powerful they are in their market segment; they dominate bigger, better-known companies in terms of market share. The benefits are amazing, the salaries decent. The culture is a little "relationship-based", but not to a stupid extent (like United Healthcare). In a city full of badly-run corporations, Ecolab is (so far) a joy to behold.

Cons

Again, the corporate culture is very relationship based. People tend to stay at Ecolab a looong time, and getting things does IS often a matter of "who you know" within the company. This isn't all bad - it's not like everything about the company's future is decided by a bunch of morons on a golf course (see: United HealthCare)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work. And don't be afraid of innovation coming up from below.

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    Doing a fine job

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    Current Employee - Food Safety Sanitarian  in  Amf Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Food Safety Sanitarian in Amf Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    Very ethical company. Most employees work from their homes.

    Cons

    In a large company such as this where several employees work from their homes, sometimes communication isn't the best between upper management on down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone deserves a bonus. We all contribute to the success of this company!

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    Nalcolab... if you want a political company -- this is the one for you

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Ecolab full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    None any more - unless you know how to play the politics.

    Cons

    Company acquiring companies to grow bottom line at the expense of long serving loyal employees. The office culture from Nalco for example is being pushed into the Ecolab associates.

    Nalco are political and back stabbers and have remove Ecolab employees in favour of their own.

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    The Ecolab culture is diminishing... it's now Nalcolab...understand the need for integration however letting Nalco management -- a company that was not making money -- bad management that they have been bought over so many times -- to take over managing successful Ecolab divisions and pushing the Nalco culture vs the Ecolab culture is very disheartening.

    Doesn't Recommend
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