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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 55 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "sr. territory rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Territory Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Territory Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros to this company.

    Cons

    No mgmt concern for work/life balance. Discouraged from taking company supplied vacation.
    they have a habit of promoting complete jerks or mediocre performers because the real workers know mgmt salaries are not worth the further loss of home life.

    Advice to Management

    Pull your heads out of your butts. Don't continue to promote narcissistic egomaniacs that make work life a complete hell.


  2. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Territory Representative in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Territory Representative in Lake Oswego, OR

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

    Pros

    good pay good poeple. Company really tries hard to maintain a work/life balance though doesnt seem to do it well. Supervisor was great. Coworkers were great. Lots of independance

    Cons

    A lot of the requirments are just outside the realm of reality. I already reviewed this company once with a lot more words and i dont want to re--write it

    Advice to Management

    Dont ask your employees to sell products as "safe" when they arent safe


  3. Helpful (5)

    "If I could rate it 0 stars, I would"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Territory Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ecolab (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -You make your own schedule.

    -If you enjoy traveling, then this job is for you.

    -You get your own company car.

    -Corporate credit card and gas card.

    Cons

    -While the company tries to solve internal problems by making associates believe their views matter, Ecolab avoids the fact that the salaries they offer do not even remotely align with the industry average.

    -Territories in districts are rarely ever completely filled, resulting in management squeezing every work hour out of you to finish up the open territory at any cost.

    -While told that the district is a team and that help is only a call or email away, when in dire straits, the only thing that is given is threats and offers to give overtime to get the job done. This includes working on weekends and holidays.

    -While getting a great deal of overtime is a positive in my opinion; after taking advantage of the offers for overtime (after having to cover another open territory) you will get hounded by your manager with emails threatening you to stay under your 40 hour work week (impossible if you have to cover an open territory). After working for 5 hours past the 40 hour work week, your manager will barrage you with emails threatening no bonus for the entire team if the overtime isn't brought under control. While understandable, it is confusing and stressful when overtime is touted as the answer to the understaffing problem.

    Advice to Management

    Please at least try to respect the employees that are the face of your business. We create the great reputation of Ecolab to the customer. Management creates the dissatisfaction of employees under them by not paying attention to what is really going on.


  4. "Good company to work for."

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

    Pros

    You have some freedom and flexibility.

    Cons

    There are limited growth opportunities.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Leadership needs to get back to reality. We are losing the culture that made us who we are."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has been a fair company to work for, and for the most part has treated the associates fair. Decent pay and benefit package. Numerous advancement opportunities to advance, if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Over the years, the company has been "squeezing" our associates to deliver more with less resources. This has caught up with many of our divisions. We promise the customers this great support program, but in reality we deliver this only to 10% of our customers. The other 90% get less support and service because of the unrealistic goals that we have reach. In order to reach these goals we must decide what corners to cut, in order to save time. It is not fair to our customers to get promised a superior program, but get a sub par program delivered.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your associates as we know what we are talking about. We are the feet on the street, and the face of Ecolab to our customers. If we invest in more field people, we will have the time and skills to deliver the results. If you keep squeezing us, we are forced to cheat the customer. It is not right.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Company QSR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits: Car, free gas, and stock options.

    Cons

    Terrible salary, terrible training, and terrible managers.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Territory Sales Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Bridgeport, CT
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, company car, excellent training, great guests

    Cons

    no work life balance, large territories to cover, bonuses that never get paid on time.

    Advice to Management

    scrap most middle managers. their communication is terrible. Excellent sr management just does not trickle down that way


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Changing culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car, work from home. Some autonomy to do as you would like.

    Cons

    Low pay, bad leadership, more maintenance than sales. Issues with Department of Labor. Not being paid for all of your time.


  9. "Very high hopes, and I was very let down."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Representative - QSR in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Territory Representative - QSR in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work on your own schedule. Interact with restaurant store owners. Teach and train crews how to use products and services within their establishments.

    Free company vehicle, free car insurance, company cell, free gas, free company laptop.

    Cons

    Was given a territory upon hire, and it has drastically changed over time. I currently live outside my territory due to managements lack of attention of where Representatives reside when added businesses force territory changes. Constant overnights (3-4 per week). Was promised this was a sales driven position. In actuality, it is more of a service job. About 80% service, 15% sales, 5% training, and 100% travel.

    Advice to Management

    Re-Analyze your strategy for the field.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Territory Representative"

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

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

    Pros

    -Its not a difficult job
    -Depending on the other Reps around you, you can work with some great people.
    -Company Car

    Cons

    -Work life balance is terrible.
    -Health Benefits are Terrible, you might be able to do better on ACA...
    -Mindless Job
    -The company is top heavy which makes it very difficult to advance.

    Advice to Management

    -create clear lines of advancement and stick to them.
    -the special projects for individual accounts are terrible....stop it. Make the CAMs get out there and work on that stuff.