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Updated May 17, 2022

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3.3
51%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
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Clean Harbors Chairman, President, and CEO Alan S. McKim
Alan S. McKim
688 Ratings

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Pros
  • "great people and they have supervisor that care about there employers(in 82 reviews)
  • "Good pay but still under paid(in 73 reviews)
  • "Good Benefits and ability to advance(in 68 reviews)
  • "Good training if you are new to the industry.(in 31 reviews)
  • "Good safety hours and coworkers(in 23 reviews)
Cons
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee
    Featured Review

    Highly recommend Clean Harbors

    Oct 22, 2021 - Environmental Manager in Boise, ID
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great management and safety is ALWAY first! Opportunity for advancement and on the job training. Training, training, training! Lots of training.

    Cons

    Besides the slit under comparison, nothing! Pros definitely keep me and was worth the experience and opportunities!

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    Clean Harbors Response

    Clean Harbors Response

    Thank you for sharing....we do have an awesome team!

  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    How was it

    May 16, 2022 - Juicerista in Denver, CO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I had great co workers

    Cons

    Not really any cons for me besides pay

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    Clean Harbors Response

    Thank you for your post. Glad to hear your experience has been positive thus far. We do have amazing employees!

  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Challenging Job: Compensation and Benefits Not In Line with Responsibilities

    May 17, 2022 - Branch General Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    This position allows for the learning of the intricacies of many different industries.

    Cons

    Long hours makes it difficult to maintain a healthy work home life balance. Branch operations, facility compliance, and DOT compliance is a full time job by itself. There is also a requirement to mange sales and achieve sales driven KPI's, manage service delivery, and customer satisfaction. Hiring for this industry is challenge leaving positions open for long periods of time. Shareholder value is prioritized over employee value/engagement.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Corporate America Job

    May 17, 2022 - Account Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers are truly family. Health and Safety is number one priority.

    Cons

    Women are not paid equally, no raises, bonus structure changes annually and is less lucrative and harder to attain each time, no recognition for achieving budgets, expected to do more for less pay while the company acquires a new competitor or two annually, frequent layoffs, the boots on the ground are disgruntled and are not paid adequately and can sour an entire crew and make routine business impossible, the customers needs and wants are not number one priority, it's the "clean harbors way or the highway".....

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Overall good

    May 6, 2022 - Insite Chemist in Benicia, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Company has lots of resources and is becoming more progressive in its offerings (now has Employee Resource Groups, mentorship programs...etc.).

    Cons

    Communication between InSite group and upper management is very limited. Frustrating not to know what compensation is for other job titles...discourages internal job mobility.

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    Clean Harbors Response

    Thank you for your post. Your observation is thoughtful and we are listening. The employee survey is a great platform to share your feedback, so make sure you participate. The deadline is 5/20.

  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company, great people

    May 15, 2022 - Administrative Assistant in Norwell, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent company, great people, and comparable benefits to other companies in this field.

    Cons

    A fast paced work environment where people accustomed to focusing on singular tasks for long durations may not be well adjusted.

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    Clean Harbors Response

    Thank you so much for your review. Clean Harbors pride itself on having amazing employees! Good luck in your next endeavor.

  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    May 14, 2022 - InSite Project Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Provides you with everything you need to excel.

    Cons

    Depends on your manager. If you have a good one, you’ll love the job.

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    Clean Harbors Response

    Thank you for taking time to post and share how awesome it is to work at Clean Harbors! Our employee survey is on going and we want to hear from you. The feedback we receive will help managers and executives on how to improve the employee experience.

  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Subpar Experience

    May 12, 2022 - Environmental Technician in Eagan, MN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    My co-workers and my immediate supervisor were good and easy to get along with people.

    Cons

    The possibility of long, inconsistent hours. You would never know if you were going to have a free night or not. Their business model made performing contracted jobs seem rushed and below standard quality. Safety is not the number 1 concern no matter what you see, speed/money is number 1. With the environments you're placed in, you'd expect to be paid more.

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    Clean Harbors Response

    Hello, we are sorry to hear your experience was not positive. Safety has been and always will be a top priority at Clean Harbors. Your feedback will be forwarded to the appropriate personnel. Thank you for posting.

  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    0

    May 15, 2022 - Clean Pack Chemist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Career development can be good

    Cons

    Working long days and occasional weekends

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    Clean Harbors Response

    Thank you for your post. We appreciate your hard work! There is plenty of growth and development opportunities at CH. Please take the employee survey if you haven't done so. Its important to hear from the field so we can continue to improve our employee experience.

  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Alot of OT but thats about it

    May 17, 2022 - Technician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There’s alot of OT for employees but

    Cons

    sometimes you’re forced to work 90 plus hours a week and if you need a day off sometimes they punish you by having you stand by a day or 2 the next week

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Clean Harbors Reviews FAQs

Clean Harbors has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 1,421 reviews left anonymously by employees. 51% of employees would recommend working at Clean Harbors to a friend and 55% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Clean Harbors employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Clean Harbors. This rating has decreased by -8% over the last 12 months.

51% of Clean Harbors employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Clean Harbors 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.1 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Clean Harbors to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, management, compensation.

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Coronavirus Support Hotline: 844-DECON-19 In addition to our 24/7 Emergency Response hotline (1-800-OIL-TANK) we now have a dedicated hotline for Coronavirus (COVID-19) decontamination and disposal services. Feel free to give us a call anytime at 844-DECON-19 or email us deconservices@cleanharbors.com.
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