Safety-Kleen Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Jerry E. Correll
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Pros
  • Good Benefits if you are single (in 10 reviews)

  • Some good people but they are often in bad moods due to overwork (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Following the Clean Harbors acquisition all progress came to an abrupt halt (in 15 reviews)

  • The numbers upper management want to manage are scorecards that are made up of activities not results (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Sales

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    Current Employee - Market Sales Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Market Sales Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Safety-Kleen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Accommodating, Steady, Comfortable, Good People, Nice Office, Accommodating, Steady, Comfortable, Good People, Nice Office, Accommodating, Steady, Comfortable, Good People, Nice Office

    Cons

    No room for growth, not enough respect for a persons knowledge in their profession to trust their decisions or suggestions.


  2. excellent company

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    Former Employee - Market Sales Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Market Sales Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safety-Kleen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow

    Cons

    exposure to extreme conditions when it comes to weather

    Advice to Management

    management is great


  3. Helpful (3)

    The old Safety-Kleen, WE CARE days gone

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    Current Employee - Branch General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Branch General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SK USED to be a great place to work, pre Clean Harbors. People cared.

    Cons

    Clean Harbors took over. If your not in with upper mgmt- your out.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up


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  5. Safety-Kleen provided me professional opportunities that I did not think possible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Safety-Kleen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Safety-Kleen is like a family...working hard together

    Cons

    Changing cultures and management is difficult to adjust to.


  6. Helpful (1)

    SK is a great place to work. Great relationships, professionals, culture, leadership

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safety-Kleen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The executive team that evolved over the last few years has really made a difference in the culture, the business and how we all do our jobs. There are many long-time employees, which is great in a company this size.

    Cons

    The only negatives are with regard to the recent acquisition and the overall impact on the employees and the customers.


  7. very satisfying working there and good friends

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    Former Employee - Oil Sales and Service Representative in Romulus, MI
    Former Employee - Oil Sales and Service Representative in Romulus, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Safety-Kleen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay and awesome insurance and benefits,

    Cons

    hard to move up in management and need to give better opportunity

    Advice to Management

    give people more opportunity to move up in management


  8. Outstanding Leadership

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    Former Employee - Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety-Kleen had some ups and downs in the past. However, with the addition of Bob Craycraft in the senior role, it became a new company. Gone were the "good ole boys" that were there from years of political savvy rather than work ethic. Kept, hired and promoted were with very few exceptions, hard working, forward thinking employees that have nothing but the best plans for the future of the company. I'm only a former employee because of retirement, otherwise, I would still be proud to be part of the SK family.

    Cons

    Don't work at SK if you don't want to be held accountable! Benefits could be improved, but that was quickly on an upward swing and comparable to most employers in the current economy.

    Advice to Management

    More of the same - keep looking out for your best and brightest!


  9. I love Safety-Kleen

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    Current Employee - BGM in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - BGM in Urbana, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and rewarding place to work. Each job is like owning your own small business.

    Cons

    The hours can be draining and eemployees suck all the life out of you testing you at every turn. Company is emerging from bankruptcy still and that can hamper brach (trucks)

    Advice to Management

    Keeo doing what they are doing were moving in the best direction especially considering the current economic climate


  10. Good solid company , Work hard play hard

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    Current Employee - 22 Year Employee
    Current Employee - 22 Year Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can easily make your mark as a younger employee and work your way up

    Cons

    Upper management tends to focus on numbers only.

    Advice to Management

    It's a good job with good benefits but long hours, but you'll only have to work a very rare weekend. You'll never go hungry or not pay the bills because of low pay.



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