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Safety-Kleen Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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  • Safety-Kleen is owned by Clean Harbors and is not alwasy able to operate like they used too (in 27 reviews)

  • Too much arrogance in upper management (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. BI developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good bunch of people with great benefits

    Cons

    Company got bought by Clean Harbour...massive layoffs


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Moronic Bullies and childish jerks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent parent company with decent perks and benefits, they really seem to care about safety, but at the local branch, 27 employees quit in less than 2 1/2 years due to harassment

    Cons

    Managers jerk you around, waste your time, try to micro manage, play favorites limit commissions and create a hostile work environment, this is concerning because I'm not sure if some agitated employee will one day, have enough and have devastating results, like 6 o'clock news stuff, involving weapons , a horrible work place

    Advice to Management

    Grow the hell up. Consider feeding or championing an employee instead of pulling his wings off and burning him with that magnifying glass

  3. "Sofar So Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Education, and training Provided

    Cons

    too new to know, but maybe the lack of job security regardless of the superior and costly training involved

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Account Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Safety-Kleen full-time

    Pros

    Great Opportunities for Hard Workers

    Cons

    Management are not on the same page

    Advice to Management

    Have less managers


  5. "Never got hired on"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler
    Former Employee - Assembler
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Safety-Kleen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy factory job if you like to sit down.

    Cons

    Brought in 10 temps only 2 stayed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people on after 3 months.


  6. "MSS"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very open and free to do your job. don't have a boss breathing down your neck.

    Cons

    Since Clean Harbors bought Safety Kleen, its been down hill. removed 401k, medical is terrible, equipment is outdated, trucks are held together with "duct tape" to save money. always out of stock on inventory when the customer needs it.

    Advice to Management

    go back to the old ways. before CHES ruined a once great company


  7. "Don't woreally here"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Account Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Key Account Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits package for employees.

    Cons

    Understaffed, low salary for the work you do, micromanagement, high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the micromanagement and pay attention to employee needs.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Biggest Problem is..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Few pros, maybe the money ....to a point.

    Cons

    Many cons. 55-60 hours a week and a sales management team that sincerely believes the $65k a year is GREAT pay for the amount of nonsense and hours they put you through. Biggest issue is that it is former truck drivers in key management positions throughout the organization. They don't take advice and believe the same "blitz" mentality from the good old days still works. Ended 401k match and pay plan changed 2-3 times per year. When management sees that commission payouts aren't trending their way and they think they are paying out to much... Boom... they keep you down financially. No problem paying themselves the big yearly bonus though. Additionally, the Sales Managers have become paper and email shufflers... job security is creating another weekly report for sales people to do. Not one time in my many years there did a sales manager visit one of my accounts on his own and actually sell something. Mind boggling. Classic management philosophy of " Ready... Fire...Aim".

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they see the ones actually in the field speaking with customers and doing the job. Your once a month ride alongs aren't really helpful.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Unethical at best, and no longer the Safety-Kleen that hired me"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security Decent wages Steady work no layoffs, enough with the micromanaging. The oil is a great idea should of done it 20 years ago

    Cons

    Long hours, never appreciated, very poor moral, environment and drama is like something you would see on the Jerry Springer Show

    Advice to Management

    Put money into your people and fleet, that is what got you where you are...Not more VP's and Senior VP's and Executive VP's etc.....


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Market Sales Rep"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No day is the same. Safety Kleen has some great workers. By far the best in the environmental industry.

    Cons

    Micro Management To many changes to pay plan

    Advice to Management

    go back to the old Safety Kleen. Work hard get rewarded well


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