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Clean Harbors Norwell Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Norwell, MA

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Clean Harbors Chairman, President, and CEO Alan S. McKim
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Pros
  • Great people to work for, company enjoys to promote your after work environment (in 14 reviews)

  • Great company to work for good people (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management does not have understanding of employee morale (in 26 reviews)

  • red tape, service ethic absent, long hours with no additional compensation for exempt employees, high stress (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Norwell, MA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Norwell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start off

    Cons

    bad benefits for the employees

    Advice to Management

    take care of your employees


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Norwell, MA
    Former Employee - Finance in Norwell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are really good people who care about the job they do and are doing the best they can with what they are given.

    Cons

    This truly is the most toxic and dysfunctional environment I've ever worked. It's an environment that stifles creativity and does not foster innovation or new ideas. As a result, they are constantly reacting and not being proactive. You have various departments trying to cover themselves and blaming other departments when something goes wrong rather than accepting responsibility and working towards a solution. This all trickles from the top down. Leadership only wants to be told what they want to hear and as a result things keep running the same way despite serious red flags on compliance, health and safety & human resource issues. Employees are seen as a means to an end rather than valuable resources. This is shown in the cutting of 401K match, lack of raises and constant increase of health benefit costs.

    Advice to Management

    There is none since Leadership does not listen to their employees. Leadership is the problem because of the way they micromanage every aspect of the business and don't allow their employees to have meaningful input or manager their business.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking ship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwell, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clean Harbors (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There really isn't any i can think except for a few good co workers. But most of the good people left.

    Cons

    Little to no guidance and there is no room for growth. Also benifits are horrible. There is no communication at all.

    Advice to Management

    Promote a good work environment. Try training people and promoting within.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Very Broken Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Clean Harbors full-time

    Pros

    Ability to get lots of hours, good co-workers.

    Cons

    Very under paid, constantly asked to go above and beyond to help offset not hiring people, overworked managers who allow too many issues to continue to happen, no HR support, payroll will not help you and everyone in HR wants to pass you around and not help though I do think it is all their fault the company does not seem to value HR, I have never worked for a company who just wings it so much, they keep taking from us and expect us to keep giving.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and look at your company, you are clueless to the workforce and what we are required to go through for your profits.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Going downhill fast"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Have not been release.. yet

    Cons

    Less resources to do more work.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Receiving tech and Drum Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facility Technician in Norwell, MA
    Former Employee - Facility Technician in Norwell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clean Harbors (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None besides the work is easy

    Cons

    Upper management is terrible if your not family to them literally then prepare for the worst

    Advice to Management

    No sensitivity. Reminds me of a school yard he said she said instead of being active enough to know all that goes on on-site


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Struggling"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in Norwell, MA
    Current Employee - Support in Norwell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great workers it is a very diverse company with opportunities in many different fields

    Cons

    Poor leadership and bad decisions have cost a great many jobs and there is seemingly no end in site with the cost of oil continuing to struggle they are going to be in big trouble for at least the foreseeable future

    Advice to Management

    you need to review your company direction and do a better job of communicating to employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "MIS dept"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MIS in Norwell, MA
    Current Employee - MIS in Norwell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clean Harbors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Most of my co-workers are great people. Commute is great if you live on the South Shore. There is always plenty of parking.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive.
    No benefits.
    No career advancement opportunities
    No training.
    No communication
    High stress
    Deadlines are set before project scope is determined.

    Advice to Management

    Listen a little more to a broader base of your employees,
    Communicate better
    More benefits, not less
    take ownership of your bad decisions.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A No Support Sink or Swim Empoyer That does AFAB"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Middle Manager in Norwell, MA
    Former Employee - Former Middle Manager in Norwell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get paid similar to just under market salary for a position. They are a $2Bil company that will be around for ever.

    Cons

    They overload you with work on systems or SOP's they don't teach you. There is absolutely no onboarding when they bring you on handing you a 720 page employee hand book that you sign off on as your training. No personalization or close contact with upper management. Everyone does their own job and only their own job, doing as little as they can to get by, keeping their heads down so they don't get chopped off.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees not treating them like they are expendable.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Run Away........."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Norwell, MA
    Former Employee - Employee in Norwell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Clean Harbors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not really sure..... Can't think of any major Pros... Well, you might meet some good people. However; that depends on the department you work in....

    Cons

    Upper Management has no clue of what is going on, it's all about whom you know and what you know, no real employee evaluation process, no training, salary increases are insulting if any, no appreciation or recognition of efforts by upper management... in addition to the fact that upper management always complains about low profit and the need to cut expenses... moral of the story: Run away.....

    Advice to Management

    The whole company requires remodeling, HR isn't a functional department at all, no talent development on any level... your employees are your greatest assists, if you don't invest in them, then you will lose them... oh, and if you pay bananas, you get monkeys....



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