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Clean Harbors Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people to work for, company enjoys to promote your after work environment (in 17 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. Helpful (4)

    "Decent pay but senior management out of touch"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Class A Driver
    Current Employee - Class A Driver
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clean Harbors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for the work with all the overtime you can handle. Middle management is not bad to work with and they know the problems you face.

    Cons

    Old equipment that needs to be replaced. Company tends to share facilities across the different divisions that were not designed for that much manpower and equipment. Facilities are too small to safely house the equipment that is parked there.

    The Transportation Compliance department has the tendency to want to punish people for every little thing. This department has no understanding of the culture they are creating by the approach used in dealing with employees.

    Benefits could be much better. Options for medical are all crappy.

    Advice to Management

    Trans Compliance is creating an environment where people won't report minor incidents. The default should be to mentor people not write them up for minor incidents. This department needs to realize the culture they've created by write up being the first option they use.

    Listen to your employees when you are told that the facility is too small for that much equipment.

    Listen to the employees that are doing the work not the senior management that has lost touch with what it really takes to do the work. If you need a facility of 75,000 square feet, you can't fit into a 25,000 square foot building.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clean Harbors full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with, relationships

    Cons

    No bonuses, very high deductible medical plan with expensive premiums, a stress box

    Advice to Management

    competitive pay and benefits and more autonomy.

  3. "Racist, disrespectful & degrading"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Refinery Operator in East Chicago, IN
    Former Employee - Refinery Operator in East Chicago, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money..... only because they forced you to work 70-80 hours a week. Got a family? Not anymore!

    Cons

    Racist supervisors, the good ole boys clan, they treated you like dirt & if you stuck up for someone due to mistreating you will also be targeted. No life due to forced overtime. 401k is a joke right next to benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat you employee's! Give back our pay & benefits you took away from us.


  4. "Learned alot to further my career."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Admin"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work, great manager in asset management

    Cons

    No upward mobility, dull work, no real engagement to it


  6. "It sucks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good job for a single man with no kids or no family

    Cons

    Long hours. Out of town. On call most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better


  7. Helpful (2)

    "prone to layoffs - dont trust them"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made great friendships with those who would speak to me. If you know how to sweet talk you will go far in this company.

    Cons

    It was like working at high school. Layoffs every year!!! Don't believe the recruiters when they say its not possible. I was one of them. Poor benefits, no room to move up unless you are on the popular team.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes. You lost some great people and will continue to.

  8. "Work here if you want"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Porte, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Porte, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your paychech is every week.

    Cons

    The Management really didnt pay attention.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the concerns of the workers more..


  9. "labor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Technician Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Field Technician Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime off on holidays with pay

    Cons

    No annual raises, wage stays the same, hard work, no organization

    Advice to Management

    upper management has a problem with communication and the way upper management speaks down to employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard to be fired. Solid message from senior management about important topics.

    Cons

    No 401k match, poor medical, no bonus, gutted regulatory compliance department recently.

    Advice to Management

    Increase support of field locations and focus on regulatory compliance.


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