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"Great people, poor planning"

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Former Employee - IT Service Desk Manager in Eagan, MN
Former Employee - IT Service Desk Manager in Eagan, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great culture
Wonderful IT team members
Ethical company and CEO

Cons

Too HR heavy; HR is micromanaging too many things and sometimes act like bullys
Lots of talk about work-life balance, but no real action in this area
Implemented "flex work" program, but continue to deny many requests for job sharing and flexible work arrangements
Lack of proper planning to execute projects
Understaffed IT Service Desk
Poorly executed Nalco merger
Very political environment

Advice to Management

Start staffing the IT group appropriately, or you will continue to lose very talented, competent people. Outsourcing is not always the answer... It has already led to high turnover and loss of productivity across the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Ecolab

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Positive, great company to work for and grow professionally.."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advanced Customer Service Representative in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Advanced Customer Service Representative in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large market share of most industries, great benefits, welcomed the feedback of employees. Pleasant culture and excellent values.

    Cons

    Did not promote from within, poor utilization of technological resources.

    Advice to Management

    Always keep striving to keep up with competitors in technological advancements and resources, uphold your word on hiring from within.


  2. "Not the best place for women to work"

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time

    Pros

    Company car, and credit card, autonomy

    Cons

    It's a very male driven corporate culture. Women in the field (institutional division) are treated like novelties. They tried to institute a more inclusive culture by hiring a consulting firm, but failed miserably in the process. The local management team was very clicky and petty.


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