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Ecolab Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  • Sometimes work life balance can be affected but that is to be expected managing such a large client base (in 90 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Service Specialists"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and company vehicle

    Cons

    Long hours and expectations to sell, sell, sell.

    Advice to Management

    stick to your word.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Hit the Glass Ceiling with nowhere to go"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Service Specialist Pest Elimination in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Service Specialist Pest Elimination in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to make own schedule. Take truck to and from home everyday. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Micromanaging from the very top of the company all the way down(gotten worse every year), Changed model of compensation from commission to Revenue Per Hour system, They require you to be on call once every couple months where you are basically working for free on other peoples problem accounts that are calling in over the weekend for service. This heavily effects your RPH. I worked my way up to about $70,000 over about 6 years, stayed at that for three years in a row. To go management route required taking a $20,000 pay cut and their sales positions are coveted and always full. There was nowhere else for me to go.

    Advice to Management

    Change your compensation system so that high performing service specialists are incentivized to go into management. Instead you have some of the weaker or more novice Service Specialists going for the position because pay wise it is either a lateral move or in some instances actually a raise. This creates a management structure comprised or your poorest and weakest performers trying to drive the business, a recipe for failure. As such I never learned anything from or had much respect for any of my managers after about 3 years into the company.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Different company now"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Guy in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - IT Guy in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ecolab (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big. Lots of opportunity they are sustainable

    Cons

    Culture is all take take take. Work balance has become a running joke

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the employee satisfaction initiatives and follow thru this time


  4. "Great company, took a long time to get hired though."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Manager in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Manager in Richland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People in the company and manager care about you.

    Cons

    Not at this time is there anything I would be upset about. Although the hiring process takes a while I'm glad that they are thorough in their search for good employees.


  5. "Windows, Linux, ESX systems administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Systems in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Systems in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide variety of job responsibilities

    Cons

    Lots of hours and weekend work


  6. "RSM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSM in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - RSM in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom, People, Training, Benefits, Pension

    Cons

    Hours, Structure, Time off, Safety


  7. "Great place to start!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dispute Resolution Specialist in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Dispute Resolution Specialist in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Benefits
    + Team Environment
    + Management
    + Manager's help to move up within the Company

    Cons

    None so far, will update as needed.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "No work life Balance, the top tier management expect you to run routes when they are vacant."

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work from your Home office, the benefit plan is okay. But you do get to work with SOME amazing people.

    Cons

    1.Lack of support and unrealistic expectation on add-on sales.

    2. Good ol'boy environment. Not everyone belongs.

    3. Management always come up with plans with little input from team.

    4. Field specialist are required to work without any compensation for overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Come down from the "Ivory Tower" and spend time in the field with the your yesmen #DogAndPonnyShow


  9. "Large Company with many opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, good benefits, 401K matching, room to grow, work-life balance. The onboarding and new employee training was wonderful.

    Cons

    Growing pains from Ecolab Watercare to Nalco, was not expecting to have to be a plumber as well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your focus on your people, that leads to success and a culture that is inviting..


  10. "Street Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Street Sales in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Street Sales in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good marketing support, training, local management support,benefits brand recognition.

    Cons

    comp would go down year over year if the previous year was not outsold. Income had a ceiling.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the people who lead and manage know what they are asking of others. To much moving numbers on a spreadsheet and making business and people decisions off of software program


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