Nalco Energy Services
3.4 of 5 21 reviews
www.nalco.com Sugar Land, TX

Nalco Energy Services Reviews

Updated Jan 7, 2014

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79% Approve of the CEO

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Steve Taylor

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work. Company's success is shared with employees.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sugar Land, TX

I have been working at Nalco Energy Services full-time for less than a year

ProsGood people, successful company with a great financial outlook.

ConsLong commute. Good ol' boy network.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I helped develop oilfield chemicals in a laboratory.

Laboratory Technician (Former Employee)
Sugar Land, TX

I worked at Nalco Energy Services full-time for more than a year

ProsEvery other Friday off. Very social atmosphere.

ConsNone that I can think of.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to start

Sales and Marketing (Former Employee)
Sugar Land, TX

I worked at Nalco Energy Services full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNalco provides excellent training and development for new employees focused on building relationships with and providing excellent service for their customers. They stand by this and are very respected within the industry.

ConsOpportunites are strongly influenced by the "clickish" culture. Therefore, the is very little career development and large salary differences between employees in the same role/ position.

Advice to Senior ManagementAssist employees with a career development planning.

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Good company to work for

District Representative I (Former Employee)
Vernal, UT

I worked at Nalco Energy Services full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat people! The company goes out and look foor great people to work there.

Consthe pay is not the best and Bonus structure is managed by the district Managers so if you are on the wrong side, you bonus is non existent

Advice to Senior ManagementManage the Gap in experiences better. The old timers HATE change.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok overall.

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Sugar Land, TX

I have been working at Nalco Energy Services

ProsThere are many good people there.

ConsWhen a decision is made to remove someone, they're moved out quickly.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Inventory (Current Employee)
Sugar Land, TX

I have been working at Nalco Energy Services

ProsSupport from management is great

ConsInformation resources are limited and hard to find

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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overall positive

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Nalco Energy Services

ProsFlexible, balance between home life and work, good money for the job

Consno defined career path, very "click-ish" as to whom is promoted

Advice to Senior Managementmore opened dialog with employess, assist in defined career path, employees should be awarded by their effort, not having to threaten to gain raises

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Neutral

Marketing (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Nalco Energy Services

ProsThe people, opportunity, and experience are the best reasons to work at Nalco.

ConsThe work environment, work load, compensation and hold individuals accountable needs to be improved at Nalco.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove compensation and work load for a better work life balance.

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Great Company

Field Engineer (Former Employee)
Denver City, TX

I worked at Nalco Energy Services

ProsIncredible team oriented work environment. Great company to work for, benefits, compensation are hard beat. Nalco is a little more respectable in my opinion than some of the other oilfield chemical companies.

ConsNot many, the main and really only one is that their business is primarily located in rural areas, so if you're into the big city, there are limited opportunities in the oil field chemicals sector, unless you don't mind a long drive twice a day.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great company to work for, but be prepared to work hard and be subjected to last minute projects

Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
Martinez, CA

I worked at Nalco Energy Services

ProsPay was great, benefits are excellent. However District Managers provided poor judgement from those of us working out in the field. Safety incidents or near misses in loosing an account would wake them up, and because of this they were only proactive when things went wrong, rather than when we would give him/her a warning of issues.

ConsLong hours, they make sure that they get ever single cent of what they pay your salary for. Weekend hours are not unusual, last minute projects (short notices from customers to complete by you) are also common. Depending on which account you have, budgets for acquiring equipment and services are hard to get approval for. You also hit the ground running with every project, with little or no assistance from colleagues. Service Technicians and Application Engineers are treated with little respect. No training exists unless you're in sales....District Reps and above.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, and this includes warnings about safety issues. Provide all of us training, and not just the District Reps.

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