Nalco Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Nalco Chairman and CEO Doug Baker
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Pros
  • Very good Relatively stress free job with great work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Good company with good benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • There isn't much room for growth and the commision is not capped but you max out around 160k (in 3 reviews)

  • There isnt much room for growth and the commission is not capped but it will for sure take some time to adjust into a new scenario (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Perfect Job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Representative III in Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - District Sales Representative III in Wausau, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nalco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can work on what I want, when I want to as long as it gets done and I show results. I get to use what I learned in college.

    Cons

    I usually work alone in the industry I have sales, so there is no "office environment." There is quite a bit of driving, but that's because of the territory I am in.


  2. Good Company but Great People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture and supportive leadership. Lot's of freedom but results orientated

    Cons

    Slightly above average and nothing negative to say


  3. Great Internship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a lot about manufacturing plants. This internship makes it clear if you want the full time job.

    Cons

    Can be lots of traveling


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  5. Look Elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nalco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -good pay and benefits -good research and development

    Cons

    -demoralizing company to work for. No room for advancement unless you are part of the inner circle of middle management. A lot of the district managers and area VP's have no experience selling competitive business. -too focused on internal processes. The company has lost sight of the importance of relationships in the overall growth of the business. -don't get sick with this company. They will find a way to transfer you or get rid of you.

    Advice to Management

    -the entire middle management team needs to be changed. There is an inner circle in WPS that continues to make questionable promotions. There is a reason there is such a high turnover rate.


  6. its ok

    Current Employee - Water Hygiene Tech
    Current Employee - Water Hygiene Tech

    I have been working at Nalco (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    something different every day free lunch

    Cons

    variable hours early start lots of driving


  7. Service Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Service Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nalco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom of schedule, little micromanaging

    Cons

    50-60 hour work week that also spills over into weekends, very demanding requirements at accounts that take up more service time than the actual account is worth

    Advice to Management

    Training, training, training.


  8. Executive Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Shakopee, MN

    I worked at Nalco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and flexible hours

    Cons

    Lacked specific training for reports etc. yet expected to perform at very high level .


  9. Application Engineer

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Unlimited support for field employees.

    Cons

    Training program is poor. "Subject Matter Experts" have limited knowledge. Little to no continual training, sales and service personnel get "rusty" quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your word


  10. Credit Rep

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Representative in McHenry, IL
    Current Employee - Credit Representative in McHenry, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nalco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, job security, enjoy my position, great relationship with my customers

    Cons

    Working for a huge company you sometimes are not reconized


  11. Marketing Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nalco full-time

    Pros

    Very appreciative upper management, great management team developing, flexible work schedule, good benefits, on site day care. Open to job reassignment if you're unhappy with current position. Promotes from within often. Very well educated workforce, with mostly engineers in sales/mgmt positions.

    Cons

    Very corporate environment, individuality not encouraged or always accepted.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to try to retain good staff. Try not to focus on budget goals- creating a feast and famine attitude with spend. Work on renewing the "family" feeling among employees that has been lost over the years.



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