Ecolab Interview Questions

Updated 9 Apr 2015
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    Human Resources/C&B Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Ecolab (Pune) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Offer was extended (formally mailed) to me by the Head-HR; joining date was indicated. I negotiated & then we finally agreed upon the compensation. He was to get back to me with the final/revised offer. And, then these people went silent. I tried calling him up/ sent mails/ SMS... but no response. I followed up with him for almost 2 months. Finally I wrote to the MD & then I got a call from the HR Head that they will not be able to hire me.
    Extremely unprofessional behaviour! They can ruin somebody's career.

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    Negotiation

    Offer was extended (formally mailed) to me by the Head-HR; joining date was indicated. I negotiated & then we finally agreed upon the compensation. He was to get back to me with the final/revised offer. And, then these people went silent. I tried calling him up/ sent mails/ SMS... but no response. I followed up with him for almost 2 months. Finally I wrote to the MD & then I got a call from the HR Head that they will not be able to hire me.
    Extremely unprofessional behaviour! They can ruin somebody's career.

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    Technical Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Ecolab (Pune) in July 2013.

    Interview

    First phone screening then they will call you for aptitude test. this test will be based on technical and non technical. After these two round there will be personnel interview in which they will ask some technical questions. final interview will be based on your family background check, why you wanna join this company.

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    Human Resource Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    Interview was delayed for almost 20 minutes. There were two interviewers including the HR manager. A very good description of the job scopes and working culture. However, the HR manager looked rather bored and replies were indifferent. Half way through the interview the HR manager got a call and left and never appear again.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was straightforward. What are your weaknesses, what accomplishments do you have, what was most challenging in a certain part of a job. She also asked why I left certain jobs and if I left because I needed certain experience because I needed to move into a higher up position.

    Interview Questions

    • They went through my resume and asked about each job experience.   Answer Question
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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA (US)
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Ecolab (Anaheim, CA (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    They began by introducing themselves and what they do at the company and then opened the floor for me to tell them more about myself. Next, they asked about five situational interview questions. I then was able to ask any questions that I had, and they asked me a few more questions about my locational preference.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to deal with a difficult situation or person and how you handled it. (I'm paraphrasing, but it was something along those lines.)   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you had to make a tough decision that was unpopular and although you received a lot of black lash from the decision you stuck to it. (Again, I'm paraphrasing.)   Answer Question
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    Acct Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    interview process was very easy, very basic question and straight forward. meet with HR and operations manager, The overall process is simple. The questions and process is simple.Good Luck

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    Pest Route Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wailuku, HI (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab (Wailuku, HI (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I met with the District Manager at a very casual location. He was very cordial and earnest in his questions. He held constant eye contact, as did I. This DM was very interested in hiring someone with communication skills as well as someone who could be depended upon. Someone who was willing to climb up the totem pole and advance their career with Ecolab.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation in which a customer was unhappy and you went above and beyond and turned the situation around?   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation with an employer or otherwise that started with conflict that you were able to peacefully resolve with positive outcomes for both parties.   1 Answer
    • Describe a situation where you went above and beyond for your company and it's reputation without being asked.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    You receive the offer and either accept or reject. Their is no negotiation. This is a company that wants you to start from the bottom and work to the top. If you want to make more money, earn a promotion.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Interview

    On campus interview. Did a lot of networking. Networking is the key. Interview is very simple. 1 behavioral and 1 case interview. One of them was a person I already knew. Experience in marketing is a plus point. Understand their business model. Ecolab is top notch company and it is worth all the time. Spend time in research

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    Territory Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ecolab (Memphis, TN (US)).

    Interview

    They strung me along because I was a female and they wanted to hire me. The people who have final say so didn't allow and they couldn't tell me that. They just said that there were not any openings, at the moment! I wish I never gave them all my time at the career fair. I could have spoke to more recruiters from other companies.

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab (Naperville, IL (US)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The interview day was long, lasted from 8:00-3:30. I gave an hour presentation on previous work, and then had 30 minute interviews with about 8 people. The individual interviews were fairly informal, nothing too technical.

    Interview Questions

    • tell us a time at your old job where you faced a particularly large obstacle or challenge , and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question

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