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Nalco Water Reviews

Updated April 26, 2018
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Pros
  • "Professional and work/life balance is just amazing" (in 16 reviews)

  • "The job gives you a lot of independence if you are independently minded and features good pay for the skill set required" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is challenging" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Ever since Ecolab acquired Nalco it is longer a "family" but just a business" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "You gotta be the best to work at the best"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You sell, you really make the money.
    Chance to build great relationships with your customers
    Competitive - you are always challenged to do your best
    A company of great honesty and integrity
    Cutting edge - using technology to monitor accounts and be proactive in identifying problems and solving them

    Cons

    Needs to be more interaction between the various groups to increase sales opportunities

    Advice to Management

    See "cons"


  2. "Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nalco Water full-time

    Pros

    Good location for working in the Chicago suburbs.

    Cons

    Management was difficult to work with.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ecolab led to difunctional management of delivery specialists"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in Saint Charles, IL
    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in Saint Charles, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pre-Ecolab cared about the employees. Transition to Ecolab really discounted the role of employees and their personal time and quality of life.

    Cons

    Transition to Ecolab resulted in change of priorities. It was 'sold' as a merger. It was a buy out. Shareholders seemed happy about that. Former Nalco employees not so much

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget to recognize the 'little' guy.


  4. "nalco"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics in Glenwood, IL
    Former Employee - Logistics in Glenwood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    clean and good work enviroment

    Cons

    if you get injured , not very happy with you for being honest and will try to do everything to make it your fault

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employee's


  5. "Good company great sales training"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nalco Water full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location, very nice work environment. Very nice, smart people. Great on boarding and training programs. Take advantage of all the in house training programs.

    Cons

    After the Ecolab merger the management team was unstable and devisions were not well organized. During this transition it was very unstable work environment. I believe as time passes Ecolab will solve these problems.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "the culture of a regional office"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great global organization with very talented and smart people. Lots of support from a corporate level.

    Cons

    Every regional office is different. Not enough effecitve trainers to convey the information on to the next person.

    Advice to Management

    Its a lot of information to grasp on to at one. I had a trainer that was great at the job but horrible at teaching job responsibilities and technical knowledge. I suggest that trainers go through a training program before that are able to take on the task.


  7. "District Rep"

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    Current Employee - District Representative in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - District Representative in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nalco Water (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company . Extensive training . Superior technology , top talent, solid technical as sales training. Industry leader with global footprint .

    Cons

    Work-life balance is challenging. Taking care of customers at established high level of service takes time and commitment beyond regular 9-5 schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Customer first , Stock price second.

  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nalco Water full-time

    Pros

    Great people and interesting work.

    Cons

    None


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Nalco corporate account manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong market share and global presence. Very good innovation pipeline to build a strong future. Flexible on where you live

    Cons

    Salaries and commissions are based on how long you have worked for the company not based on your performance. Very high political/ bureaucratic environment . Unless you have a VP or higher title can't expect to get answers or get things done.


  10. "Quality Egineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Long term employees have good retirement benefits

    Cons

    High turnover at the plant.


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