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Ecolab Saint Paul Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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Saint Paul, MN

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Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.
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  • Work/life balance is very difficult to handle, expectations are not relative to variations in customer markets (in 84 reviews)

  • on call 24/7, only off on weekends by rotating with teammates (in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Windows, Linux, ESX systems administrator"

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    • 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


  2. "Ecolab company"

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    Former Employee - Senior SAP and Systems 7 Consultant in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Senior SAP and Systems 7 Consultant in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Ecolab (Less than a year)

    Pros

    healthy working environment. Promotes work life balance.

    Cons

    Less opportunity for growing your career


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company but bad culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are a ton of smart people. Ecolab is the leader in their industry. Stable company.

    Cons

    Very very thick culture. All about sales and also ran into some anti semitism.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so cliquish and be much more open to others ideas. Also, don't be so arrogant.


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  5. "Senior Chemist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ecolab (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, great loacation, young staff

    Cons

    Pay and career development lacked


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Very Good with some room for improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company. Overall, company very well balanced and positioned to weather any storms and has the potential to explode with its focus on water and energy.

    Cons

    Some really extreme micro-managing from the very highest levels. 100% travel embargo in Q3 and near freeze in E-level advancement for non cost-center functions is discouraging for those looking to make the move.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind that advancement is a number 1 reason people stay. People can only remain loyal for so long before they start to feel taken advantage of for their loyalty.


  7. "Assistant Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ecolab as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and career opportunities

    Cons

    too spread out, lean organization


  8. Helpful (1)

    "13 years now"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pest Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Pest Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People who thrive here are people who love action and are driven. Very customer and service oriented. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    If you don't like tempo, then you'll probably not like Ecolab. Work life balance can be a challenge if you don't insist on right balance yourself.

    Advice to Management

    CEO Baker one of the very best out there


  9. "Marketing Communications Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ecolab (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Broad experience in one of the smaller businesses.

    Cons

    Teams across businesses run very lean.


  10. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ecolab is very focused on the environment.

    Cons

    Ecolab promotes based on connections, not skills.


  11. "DSDM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Distributor Sales Development Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Distributor Sales Development Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Challenging and fun position
    -Impact all levels of sales team and MGT across two fortune 200 companies
    -Flexible schedule, although extremely demanding job
    -Company vehicle, corporate card, expenses paid, regional travel only required

    Cons

    -Virtually 100% commission
    -Extremely time demanding job
    -Driver of all sales with zero direct reports

    Advice to Management

    This is a talent pipeline position



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