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Clean Harbors Reviews

Updated November 5, 2018
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Clean Harbors Chairman, President, and CEO Alan S. McKim
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  • "Upper management in the company needs to give the Buffalo branch manager the tools he needs to work with" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Long hours and high expectations- work/life balance suffers" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Accounting Coordinator, AP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nationally recognized company with great people

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, we are a team


  2. "Clean Pack Chemist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clean Harbors full-time

    Pros

    Overtime is great if you want it.

    Cons

    Management is a revolving door.

  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clean Harbors full-time

    Pros

    Lots of different lines of busineaa

    Cons

    Alot of variation between locations. Limit corporate inout


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clean Harbors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Had a lot of overtime till hours were cut down to 55 a week

    Cons

    Health care little expensive they don’t listen to what you have to say.

    Advice to Management

    Need to communicate more need to put people that are actually trained as a manager to manage people instead of just throwing people in to spots


  5. "Billing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwell, MA

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

    Pros

    People tend to be nice

    Cons

    Compensation is low for hard work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A lot is expected for your hourly rate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Clean Harbors full-time

    Pros

    Large Paychecks
    Constant Overtime
    Lots of training

    Cons

    Hard Work
    Long Hours
    Management doesn't care about individuals
    Little room for advancement, even among Chemist Levels
    High Turnover


  7. "Tech 2"

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    Current Employee - Technician II in Martinez, CA
    Current Employee - Technician II in Martinez, CA

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

    Pros

    Overtime pays the bills

    Cons

    No raises even after proving your worth

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like humans not slaves

  8. "Field Service Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clean Harbors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You have autonomy to perform you work.

    Cons

    The hours can be long and stressful.

    Advice to Management

    You should promote me.


  9. "."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clean Harbors full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Lots of overtime if wanted/required.

    Cons

    policies and some safety requirements make getting actual work done stressful


  10. Helpful (1)

    "You Can Do Better"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that work for this company are great. There are some really amazing people that care about their work and focus on making the company better. Benefits are okay but with the workload, don't expect to be able to use any PTO. Managemnet will frown upon any request submitted.

    This is a great job to prepare you for the workforce. You may be a little traumatized after being employed here but trust me, it can only get better!

    Cons

    Management leaves a lot to be desired. Be prepared to overwork yourself and never recieve any form of recognition or appreciation. Don't expect any growth, they invest no time into employees so they do not promote within.
    The culture is nonexistant - they could care less if you had a birthday or if there was a death in the family. If you're not working, your of no value.

    Corporate management leads by fear and intimidation. The day to day stress is completely overwhelming.

    It was a requirement of the corporate recruiters to submit encouraging reviews on Glassdoor (with punishment if not completed) so not all reviews are accurate.

    Advice to Management

    Take some time to appreciate your team - a little encouragment goes a long way.


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