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Ecolab Overview

Saint Paul, MN
10000+ employees
Company - Public (ECL)
Chemical Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year

Working at Ecolab

With annual sales of $14 billion, Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. Our 48,000 associates help make the world cleaner, safer and healthier by delivering critical insights and innovative ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We live in a complex world, with divisions and tensions that can impact us in our work environment. We're proud to be a company that believes in equal treatment and opportunity for all people, and stands in solidarity with Human Rights Campaign to support transgender equality.

    Ecolab Signs Business Statement in Support of Equality

    One of more than 110 leading U.S. companies to sign the Business Statement on Transgender Equality | Ecolab

  • This World Kindness Day, we’re celebrating our associates and the way they share kindness with their communities throughout the year. Learn more about volunteerism with Ecolab.


    Ecolab employees and retirees understand they are part of a community that is much larger than their local facilities. Through their efforts as volunteers, they make our communities stronger and more vibrant places to live.

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Ecolab – Why Work For Us?

At Ecolab, we take on some of the world’s most meaningful challenges, delivering critical insights and innovative solutions to help our customers achieve clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. Our purpose drives what we do – we impact what matters. 

We also operate under strong beliefs about who we hire and how we help them grow their careers at Ecolab:

  • We believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive.
  • We believe a world of opportunity can be found within our growing company and that people develop through experiences.
  • We believe delivering results and demonstrating teamwork drive advancement – both for individuals and for the company. 

Ecolab strives to provide comprehensive and market-competitive benefits to meet the needs of our associates and their families.

We offer benefits to support our associates’ health and wellness, such as healthcare and time-away policies. We also offer benefits designed to promote our associates’ financial well-being, including short- and long-term financial incentives and retirement income and planning.

Specific offerings may vary by location. Learn more here.

Part of what makes working at Ecolab uniquely rewarding is the degree to which each associate here can grow – their own potential, and our collective impact. This is possible because Ecolab fully embraces the value of diversity and inclusion. We believe our associates deserve to work in an environment where diverse perspectives, knowledge, characteristics and talents are welcomed, recognized and respected.    

At Ecolab, we feel a strong sense of connection to the military personnel who share our commitment to protecting people and the vital resources that are critical to our quality of life. We’re proud to be among a group of top employers dedicated to maintaining an environment that honors, supports and provides ongoing opportunities for America’s soldiers, veterans and military families.    

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


    Good pay good benefits and support


    Focus on business constantly changing

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on your employees as well as business

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Ecolab Photos

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Ecolab photo of: Research Development & Engineering Center, Schuman Campus
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Ecolab Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Ecolab (Saint Paul, MN) in March 2017.


    I applied for an Ecolab job online and then reached out to someone in HR to see what else I could do to help me find a role that suited my skills and interests. I was contacted and given ideas for various roles and departments. Once I applied, I continued to reach out to hiring managers and finally landed a phone interview. If they want to move forward after the phone interview, they will schedule an in person interview with the hiring manager and a few other team members. I came to St. Paul for my interview and met with a few different people. It was a comfortable, private environment and the interviewers were very friendly and easy to talk to.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when a customer was upset with you and how you handled it.   1 Answer
    • Give me an example of a time you faced a conflict while working on a team. How did you handle that?   1 Answer
    • Describe a time when you saw some problem and took the initiative to correct it rather than waiting for someone else to do it.   1 Answer
    • Give me an example of a time you managed numerous responsibilities. How did you handle that?   1 Answer
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Ecolab Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2017
  • The Civic 50, Points of Light, 2017
  • Green Rankings, Newsweek, 2016
  • CR's 100 Best Corporate Citizens, CR Magazine, 2017
  • Best Companies for Leaders, Chief Executive Group, 2016
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