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Great people but systems are antiquated.

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Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Saint Paul, MN

I have been working at Ecolab

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

They are laid-back people and personable.

Cons

They are not willing to change and are so grounded in repetition. Systems are too antiquated and everyone is too comfortable with the way things are. No strong understanding of accountability and therefore the company loses a lot of value in work-improvement. As a result, you have a team that has been vested within the company for 10+ plus years and becomes lazy in their work.

Advice to Management

NO standards=NO accountability= NO Value=Low performance. Need to understand the strengths and weakness of their staff in order to place them where they can best be utilized.

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  1. Does well by it's (corporate) employees

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is very focused on keeping its corporate employees happy. Benefits are outstanding and the culture is very inclusive. Customer relations are handled as well as can be expected by a company that relies entirely on independently-operating field reps to do every bit of service and sales by themselves.

    Cons

    The company appears to be operating entirely on the basis of its size. It has the resources to attract top talent and the freedom to dump them whenever it wants.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to get information to the right people. A lot of us end up getting information on things that aren't relevant to us and having to go dig around for answers to the most obvious questions.


  2. No personal time and not much for developing engineering skills

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor II in Huntington, IN
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor II in Huntington, IN

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent senior management, fair amount of training regarding Ecolab system, external safety training, etc

    Cons

    Absolutely no personal time (plant is setup for 5 day work week. Many weeks - and generally all of summer, is 7 day operation. With 4-5 supervisors, that equals about 60-80 hours per week at times - sometimes more. Majority of day is spent reviewing hundred plus page packaging records (did an operator place a "T" or "F" for a quality check. Not very motivating for an engineer. Complaints of bias in promotions has some truth, but when you are working all those hours, my concern was much more on getting home than who got promoted. Magazine reports of great place to work is based on HQ and not plant environment. Of course HQ has high ratings - 5 day/40 hour work week, onsite bank+ perks, etc. would be great.

    Advice to Management

    Create better work/personal life balance.


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