Safety-Kleen Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Safety-Kleen provided me professional opportunities that I did not think possible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Changing cultures and management is difficult to adjust to.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Once upon a time......

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SSR in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - SSR in Tampa, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None anymore, the pay is only thing that hasn't been changed......yet!

    Cons

    Clean harbors and current management has destroyed the moral

    Advice to Management

    Let us do our job.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Slowly becoming a Clean Harbors Company of mistrust and corporate red tape

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safety-Kleen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of nice people. Very casual office environment. New building but I hear they are moving again. Easy access to management.

    Cons

    Lots of slackers that are protected by their click of guys that come from the back of the truck into management. Benefits have changed for the worst. promotions more difficult due to all the layoffs. Supply chain out of control. If you don't like working in a open office with low stalls so management can watch you then it's not for you.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Once was promising

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Market Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, amazing customers, beautiful territory, company vehicle (affectionately referred to as a `banana`), work with an amazing team and awesome manager.

    Cons

    Sales is looked down upon from the Senior management to the guys on back of the trucks. The perception of sales people is that they don't actually sell anything at SK; they do nothing but collect money, handle operational issues like damaged property, handle billing problems, and any other petty issues that arise in a given day which is everyday all the time. All the while salespeople are benchmarked at ridiculous sales goals and quotas, most sales people spend their time making up fake entries in dynamics, so they won't get fired, instead of actually getting out and selling. SK is run by ex Allied, Cintas, and waste management managers and executives that still think they work at their old jobs. Completely delusional, do not listen and do not care. Same thing with the billing department and operations. They push off as much responsibility as they can on sales. The turnover for this company will go through the roof in the next year, and they know it, or don't care. This company does not promote sales people. They will put an operations person in before sales. Being that this company was just purchased, things will only get worse, unless someone takes the initiative and fires all of the management and executives. The worst part is the commission plan for sales reps. It changes from year to year, they do whatever they can to find a way to not pay you for what you sold. Waste management and allied reps make a considerable amount more than sales reps at SK. Don't plan on making big bucks here.

    Advice to Management

    Retire, move to the mountains and don't bother anyone. Your time has come and gone. People are sick of the people who have been in the industry forever and keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. It's called insanity.


  6. Great place to learn the trade

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mss
    Current Employee - Mss

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No degree or special training required; they will train you. Competitive compensation, good base salary depending on position and good commissions

    Cons

    Long hours. Hard work. Constant pressure of meeting high quotas. Commission plan changes on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Turnover is a killer. Treat your people with respect. Offer a bonus to everyone when quota is met to encourage teamwork.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - District Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Safety-Kleen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy; lots of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Upper management has no idea what is going on in the field; expects way too many hours of the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your field, not people who spend no time in the field


  8. Helpful (1)

    Slackers tolerated, over-achievers taken advantage of....a culture of reward the lazy, punish the go getter!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safety-Kleen full-time

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

    Pros

    A good steady job....no lay-off....plenty of work if desired. Decent health care benefits before Clean-Harbors acquired the organization.....growth and advancement opportunities...many chances to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Compensation not as told from the beginning of employment....never wanted to address it and never did.......employee wages not reflective of organizations growth and prosperity.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being stubborn and listen to your employees.


  9. Manufacturing Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safety-Kleen

    Pros

    Most of the people within the company are great to work with.

    Cons

    Minimal opportunity for growth unless at the corporate offices.


  10. Helpful (1)

    A place where I was able to work hard and advance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch General Manager in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Branch General Manager in South Bend, IN

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many areas to advance & control your income.

    Cons

    New parent company making decisions that are not based on productivity & results.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for your employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Safety-Kleen was a very good company to work for but since bought the company has gone down hill

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation Coordinator in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Transportation Coordinator in Richardson, TX

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

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

    Pros

    They cared about their employees and customs., Flex hours

    Cons

    Since bought the car not about employees, knowledge,experience and they care for customers or vendors anymore.



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