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Clean Harbors Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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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 15 reviews)

  • Great company to work for good people (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management in the company needs to give the Buffalo branch manager the tools he needs to work with (in 28 reviews)

  • Long hours with a strong possibility of required Saturday work (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Chemist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Chemist in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I make very good money, I have plenty to keep me busy for more than 40 hours a week, I've crossed trained into several different positions.

    Cons

    I have to work more than 40 hours a week to make ends meet.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth.


  2. "Driver operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Driver in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The boss of the Buffalo brunch and other employees are awesome fun to work with everybody got along great

    Cons

    Upper management in the company needs to give the Buffalo branch manager the tools he needs to work with . trucks . equipment

    Advice to Management

    You have a great day Management in Buffalo New York you need to give him the tools he needs to work with to get that Branch up and running properly one of the best boss is I've ever had the pleasure of working with he can only succeed with that Branch if you give him the tools necessary to do so


  3. "Learned alot to further my career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Coordinator in Norwell, MA
    Former Employee - Accounting Coordinator in Norwell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work! All the people I met were really nice. Job was challenging but manageable.

    Cons

    I never found anything wrong with company. Wear comfortable shoes as some offices have satellite campuses.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity to most."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Technician/Foreman in Weymouth, MA
    Current Employee - Field Technician/Foreman in Weymouth, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Safety culture, regular training, plenty of overtime, opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    At times, office plays favorites with work assignments, low hourly pay forces you into overtime, some real jerks in positions of authority, terrible benefits.

    Advice to Management

    improve benefits to retain good workers, remove people unable or unwilling to do their jobs.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and insurance

    Cons

    Greedy upper management, unsupported and will not help you advance. Looking out only for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Keep and support good employees. Help them develop not terminate them because of your greed for your year end bonus


  7. "Software Dev Contract"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Senior Computer Programmer in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Computer Programmer in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Clean Harbors (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work From Home, Best People

    Cons

    They had huge retrenchment last March


  8. Helpful (3)

    "CleanPack Chemist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CleanPack Chemist in Braintree, MA
    Current Employee - CleanPack Chemist in Braintree, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to learn and grow. Free OSHA, DOT, RCRA training. Clean harbors is a leading environmental service company

    Cons

    Long hours with a strong possibility of required Saturday work. Recently clean harbors stopped matching 401k. Takes a long time to accrue vacation time

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Truck driver class A"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clean Harbors (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits.but have lost some coverage in the last few years.

    Cons

    Old junky equipment.needs replaced.wont fix it.

    Advice to Management

    Buy some new equipment.keep up with dot regulations


  10. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Port Arthur, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Port Arthur, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Very demanding of time working 60-70 hrs a week


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Clean Harbors is a great place to work but has issues like any other large business."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Support Tech in El Dorado, AR
    Current Employee - Site Support Tech in El Dorado, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are amazing individuals who appreciate the IT support that I provide. Also, my boss is amazing and I couldn't ask for a better one.

    Cons

    The upper management seems to have some disconnect from the skilled workers. Also, there are a lot of questions regarding he decisions that management makes. Finally, while it seemed growth and promotion were more likely when I first hired on, that possibility has seemed to decrease since then.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better communication of business decisions and put more efforts towards rewarding the employees with raises and promotions.


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