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Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC Overview

Elgin, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (HCCI)
Building & Personnel Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it ... and at Crystal Clean we’re committed to getting the job done. For over 20 years our company has been the provider of superior service for environmentally-conscious waste management ... Read more

Mission: For over 20 years Crystal Clean has been focused on one thing: to provide superior service for environmentally-conscious waste management solutions that create cleaner, safer environments for businesses and their communities.

Company Updates

  • A company is only as good as the employees who work for it, and we are proud to have some of the best people working on our team. In each installment of this new series, we will spotlight the commitment of one of these amazing employees and share how their careers have grown since joining the company.

    Employee Spotlight Series: Danny Samret

    Crystal Clean's success derives from the dedication and hard work of every employee, in every position, at every location. So we thought we'd tell you more about some of these amazing people.

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Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC – Why Work With Us?


Our field careers include sales and service representatives, branch managers, environmental solution partners, technicians, chemists, engineers, and more!




Every day our field team comes ready to work. The dynamic and evolving work environment provides daily opportunities to overcome challenges and master new skills. To help our field team do more and beat out the competition, we want to ensure they are properly equipped and motivated.

All sales and service representatives enjoy:

New Company iPhone with Personal Number

$500 Sign-on Bonus

No Cap on Commissions

Company Expensed Meals

After 90 days, all field employees are eligible to receive personalized business cards.






We are strong believers in personal development, and love to provide team members with opportunities that help them succeed in the career they're passionate about. Whether it's inside or outside the workplace, we are committed to helping our employees learn more.

Through our Educational Assistance Program, full-time employees can receive up to $5,250 in reimbursements each year for tuition expenses. 


Our field members also have access to:

• Reimbursements for CDL & HAZMAT endorsements
• Paid Training for New Hires
• Mentoring from Experienced Team Members
• Direct Contacts to Corporate for Additional Support






Our sales and service reps work hard for their money. That's why we don't cap commissions and do everything we can to help expand their customer base. We also hold multiple sale competitions each year, and give bonuses to top performing sales reps, as well as branch and regional managers.

In addition to these competitions, branch and regional managers receive yearly performance bonuses. We believe in recognizing and rewarding hard work, and creating a positive work environment that empowers team members to earn more and get the most out of their career. 



As an employee, you are our greatest asset. That’s why we are committed to providing our employees and their families with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our goal is to help you protect your health, family, and way of life. For qualifying employees, these benefits include:

Health Care

  • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage
  • Presciption Drug Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Voluntary Vision Plan
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Extended Absence, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage

Family Care

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Help for New Parents
  • Confidential Counseling
  • Work-Life Solutions
  • Free Online Will Preparation

Additional Benefits

  • 401(k) with Generous Company Match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement Saving Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Legal Support & Resources
  • Employee Discount Programs

Are you ready to start your next career? If so, it's time to apply by clicking here.

After filling out your application, the next step is usually a phone interview with one of our recruiters. If the thought of that makes you nervous - don't be! If you're a motivated team player who can adapt to change, you're just the kind of person we're looking to hire. But we understand if you're wondering how you can stand out from other applicants. Here are the top 5 tips from our actual HR recruiters that will help you ace your interview:


Check out social media.

Visit our Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter pages! We love to post about our amazing employees and what exactly our company does. If you learn something new or find something that catches your eye, bring it up in the interview!


Visit our website.

If you’re applying for a field position, our website can be a great resource for comprehensive information on our different lines of business. You can also learn about our company’s history and see all our different locations! All of these will help you gain an understanding of who our customers are and what kind of service role you’ll be stepping into.


Make a cheat sheet.

It’s okay. We won’t know! Remember, we don’t expect you to know everything. We understand there’s a lot of information about our company and the environmental services industry. So it’s okay if you want a cheat sheet to look at during your interview. Just remember to use it as a resource and not a script. Natural conversation is the best conversation!


Create a list of strengths.

It’s probably the most frequently asked interview question: What do you think you could bring to the company? But let’s ask the question a different way: Why do you think you would succeed in this position? Phrasing the question this way will help you create a list of strengths that are specific to the position. Do you have past sales experience? Are you detail-oriented and quick to spot mistakes? Whatever your stengths, it's important to explain how they would help you succeed. After all, when you succeed, our company succeeds!


Ask questions!

You are absolutely allowed to ask us questions during the interview too! In fact, your interview should be like a game of tennis, where questions are lobbed back and forth between you and our HR recruiter. Who will you work most closely with? What are the most challenging aspects of the job? These are all great questions that we are happy to answer! It’s called an interview, but we’re really just looking for a great conversation with someone’s who’s motivated about joining our team. 


Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC Reviews

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    "Great Company"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Elgin, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC full-time (Less than a year)


    The leadership. The CEO is one of the best I have ever served under. The culture is positive and the teamwork atmosphere is awesome to work with. You get clear expectations and the support from all the leadership team and it is outstanding. Coming from a background of retail formats, this is a big company with a small feel as you can walk into the CEO’s office and my bosses office and they will engage and support at any time.


    Non cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture going. It is a positive work atmosphere and I really enjoy working for this team. It is demanding but you have a network of leaders who are willing to assist.

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Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC Photos

Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC photo of: Vac truck at our New Orleans property
Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC photo of: Getting the job done safe by wearing proper Personal Protection Equipment
Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC photo of: Employees on top of an oil tank car
Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC photo of: We do the dirty work!
Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC photo of: Nothing like a NASDAQ shout-out!
Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC photo of: Proud to support breast cancer awareness
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Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Sales & Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC (Green Bay, WI) in March 2017.


    Application process was not organized and precise. Had to complete the entire application and subsequent paperwork affiliated at least three to four times. Not organized very well. Communication between their corporate office and branch office seemed in-efficient. Interview process was very quick, not alot to it.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked often of sales thoughts, focused on personal views of how sales should be.   Answer Question
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Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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