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Ecolab Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be challenging at times (in 93 reviews)

  • On call 24/7 and get TONS of calls (in 54 reviews)

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  1. "Code of Conduct is no Code"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Eagan is a great location with great walking trails.

    Cons

    They have been cutting back for 10 years. Soon there will be no benefits left. They do not practice what they preach and the VP's do not have to follow the Code of Conduct

    Advice to Management

    Stop Lying


  2. "Most Unsafe place to work in maintenance ever!!!"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have nothing positive to say about this company any more it has been on a constant decline over the past 10 plus years!

    Cons

    Unsafe place to work ask them how many OSHA recordables they have on a yearly basis if you dont pay attention to this an interview with them anyways.

    Advice to Management

    Pointless they will not listen anyways.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worked there for 29 years and let go when I was nearly 60."

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    Former Employee - Senior I/T Programmer/Analyst in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Senior I/T Programmer/Analyst in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Pay you money and fill you full of promise. Lot's of big employee meeting to keep you motivated to make the C-level richer.

    Cons

    They are only concerned about ROI and big shareholders like the C-level employees and board of directors

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. Pay your employees before you pay yourselves. Take less of the pie.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Work Here"

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    Current Employee - Svsp in Owensboro, KY
    Current Employee - Svsp in Owensboro, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ecolab (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing they are awful to work for

    Cons

    They expect you to give up your life for almost no money.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Company on the Planet! This company does not value its people!"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - District Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you need to earn a paycheck. Good training and support the first 90 days then you are fed to the sharks

    Cons

    Extremely low advancement opportunities unless willing to relocate. Pay is below market values. Constant changes in income. High senior leadership changes. Senior managers do not value entry level workers and believe they are expendable.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and your extremely low employee and customer retention rates may change


  6. Helpful (3)

    "If you love...."

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    Current Employee - Svsp in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Svsp in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bill Gates will soon own the company!

    Cons

    Its with ECOLAB..... paying less to do more..... what a joke! I made more ten years ago working half the time with better results?

    Advice to Management

    lol...


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Once a great job, going down hill faster than hot snot out of a chrome nostril"

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    Current Employee - Senior Service Specialist in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Service Specialist in Norwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home. Bosses are so lazy and disconnected you will never see them as long as your customers don't call and complain about you.

    Cons

    On call 24/7 They have a poor understanding of individual state laws pertaining to employee rights. Such as sick time, vacation carry over etc.
           In response to the new legislation regarding salary exempt status they made everyone hourly with a variable rate and used it as an oppurtunity to lower wages by about 10% for the same production we were doing even though they posted over 6 billion in profits in 2015.
          They have a belief that management doesnt need to know pest control, just how to manage people
          They cater to corporate customers offering free service off of our sweat. This hurts more now with the new variable rate that is tied into our invoiving production.
       Run, dont walk.

    Advice to Management

    Look at where your money comes from. No one can afford the kind of pay cuts you just approved for no good reason. Greed will get you.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ecolab (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company provides vehicle, gas card, laptop, hot spot, cell allowance,

    Cons

    Income is capped by "territory realignment". If you grow your territory too much, the territory is "realigned" by giving some of it to another account manager.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink compensation scheme for Account Managers


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Variable Pay Rate- REALLY?"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Specialist in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Specialist in Tyler, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New equipment and a Service vehicle (F 150 pick up) was provided. There is not really much else to say that is positive.

    Cons

    This company went to a "variable hourly pay rate" based on productivity. This sounds like some sort of "Chinese overtime". I wonder what they paid the accountant who came up with this idea, doubt it was a variable hourly pay rate.

    Advice to Management

    Just pay an hourly rate.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "THE WORST COMPANY EVER!!!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Service Route Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Service Route Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none at all, all cons

    Cons

    work you till you are dead and finds ways to take money from your check, never get raises, nothing but a brown nosing environment is what they love. they act as if they care about employees and their families but it is a complete lie!!!

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees with gratitude and respect!!! stop treating employees like slaves. the CEO makes millions in salary and pays himself more millions in bonuses and pays the workers crumbs. Take notice of all the lawsuits against the company and see how employees are treated.


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