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Safety-Kleen Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Great co-workers who worked well together (in 4 reviews)

  • The Medical Benefits are very good since we been on with Clean Harbors (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Since Clean Harbors bought Safety Kleen, its been down hill (in 25 reviews)

  • Upper management could be more understanding of the issues in the trenches if they knew what they were (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Worst management ever. No official training & you're bullied on the daily"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Safety-Kleen full-time

    Pros

    Pay okay but not worth the constant beatings they give you on why you can't get your work done. It's because there is toooo much work!!

    Cons

    not worth the constant beatings they give you on why you can't get your work done. It's because there is toooo much work!! Rather than help you succeed they spend most of their time looking for your mistakes. Unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Management

    Quit being selfish with your money and just hire more staff to get the job done. You have good people working for you but you don't give one damn about anyone but yourself.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pointless Traning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RC Operations Specialist in Dolton, IL
    Former Employee - RC Operations Specialist in Dolton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safety-Kleen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great for newcomers of the hazardous waste industry. Plenty of hours to work. Safe work environment. Room to learn about multiple positions within plant.

    Cons

    Newcomers are expected to know how to use equipment before being trained. Lack of communication between front office & warehouse operators. Forced training that takes you nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    Hold shift leaders accountable for missed weekly goals. Extend lunch breaks for higher productivity. Allow more experienced operators to grow and kill the seniority culture. Establish a liaison between management and minority workers to keep hostility low. HIRE MORE MINORITIES!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Best Company ever until...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fabulous people
    Great work ethic
    Dynamic CEO that valued employees input
    Opportunity to make an impact

    Cons

    Bought by Clean Harbors and it all changed.
    So sad


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Rewarding Work but Internal Operating Problems are a Nightmare"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safety-Kleen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding work, excellent brand recognition. Opportunity finds you more than you find it.

    Cons

    Horrific and very frustrating internal obstacles - Fleet in constant disrepair, limited service drivers to fulfill customer needs, slow approval process to move deals forward, products needed to close sale (parts washers, waste drums) constantly out of stock or on back order. Even the laptop provided was constantly malfunctioning and the desktop support team would be backlogged and keeping you on hold for an hour or more at a time.

    Advice to Management

    This is a great company that provides a valuable service. Reign in some of the internal headaches listed above and improve the compensation (recently took a bonus away from the sales team with no bump in salary) and this will be one of the best companies to be a part of.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "NA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Wheeling, WV
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Wheeling, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee and customer relationships. Mostly weekday work. Home every evening. Solid company financially. Diverse benefit package to include paid sick days, personal days and vacation

    Cons

    Long hours. Long hours. Long Ours. Can be very stressful at times due to the nature of the east industry and the customers needs

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Sales Tax Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Tax Coordinator in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Tax Coordinator in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Company, they care about their employees, they're making a difference in our environment.

    Cons

    There are no cons in regard to SK

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give to SK


  8. Helpful (3)

    "sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great company until 2001 when they were hostile buyout, since then stay way away, run far away

    Cons

    This company is a mess, you wont sleep at night and the longer you stay the more of an alcoholic you'll become

    Advice to Management

    Give up


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Branch Dispatcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Dispatcher in North Amityville, NY
    Former Employee - Branch Dispatcher in North Amityville, NY

    I worked at Safety-Kleen (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When they were Safety Kleen

    Cons

    When they were purchased by Clean Harbors

    Advice to Management

    Bring back some old Safety Kleen employees!!


  10. "Field support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Support in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Safety-Kleen (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great time with co-workers, "SK" great company!

    Cons

    no recognition for hard working folks.


  11. "SK review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers who worked well together.

    Cons

    Company was acquired by Clean Harbors in Dec. 2012. Cultures of the two companies were very different.

    Advice to Management

    Seek information from the ones in the trenches.


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