Ecolab Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
411 Reviews
3.0
411 Reviews
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Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Relaxed work environment, flexibility in work/life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Only real plus is having a company vehicle to take home with gas & insurance taken care of (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance gets lip-service - make no mistake there is expectation for 60 (in 38 reviews)

  • NO time off as you are literally on call 24/7 and that is what you usually work (in 30 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not Good to be here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pune
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pune

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Slowly improving but not much

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad and absolutely no flexibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to understand employees...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Ecolab is tough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    if you are mechanically oriented than this is the best job for you , other wise only for sales its worse as it is a servics company not only a sales company , understand.

    Cons

    No personal life if you are committed towards job as it is a service oriented company and always on the toe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership does good job which is only appreciared by them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A good career choice for a driven individual

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    the job is similar to a franchisee arrangement. you have a great deal of control over your schedule and path of growing your business.Ecolab looks after all the expenses while you are in charge of the revenue side. The more you sell the more you make. A successful TM can expect to grow his salary by 10% every year. Company vehicle is provided that you can use personally. Lots of awards and accolades are passed along for those doing well.

    Cons

    A higher then normal work week. 50-55 hours would be the norm. Weekend call expectations typically are once a month. Like most large companies $ drive the engine. They have been penny pinching more and more over the last decade despite the fact their O.I is almost 35%. No more company outings, trips for strong performers, national meetings are a thing of the past.. Very few perks that you would normally get with a large successful company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your work force. Ecolab was once a great place to work because we felt listened to and valued. Many people over the last 5-8 years have been feeling more like a replaceable cog in a wheel then a respected, valued part of a successful organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Stable, Growing Company with Positive Values and a lot of Growth Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability; promising industry; professional growth opportunities; busy; fast-paced; positive impact on the world - feel like you're playing a part to help to make the world cleaner, safer, healthier; great people to learn from and work with; customer focused; opportunity to have impact in your work

    Cons

    Limited budget-fiscally conservative (however, the reason for stability and longevity); lack of work/life balance - for the most part, people operate to max capacity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Could use improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ecolab

    Pros

    Great co-workers, many who are extremely knowledgeable as to who to go to when you can not get answers from your supervisor.

    Cons

    No clear direction as to who you report to, pulled in many different directions, work/life balance was next to nothing.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work and Stress is not worth the pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is nice having a company car to use for work and personal use. Bad thing is your carrying so much equipment you really never use it for personal use. Healthy benefits are ok and retirement is good if you can stick around long enough. If you can get a territory in a metro area you are golden avoid rural territory's.

    Cons

    Good Luck taking time off in the field. Pay is low regarding your on call 24 hours a day and taking care of rental machines that you don't make any money off of. Using your money to travel and take care of you customers and rental machines. Storing all equipment in your personal garage and not being able to park 2 cars inside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to think about the future and stop running the field like they did 30 years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SSDM in Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - SSDM in Nashville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to build your career

    Cons

    30,000 plus products to sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep reinvent yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Customer Service Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Eagan, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Eagan, MN (US)

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent company with ample opportunity to grow within the company. Very in-depth training program, and everyone was extremely helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    Call Center atmosphere, high call volume, but all in all not many cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Irving, TX (US)

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, great coworkers, close food

    Cons

    Raises are straight 3% Hard to get a decent raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good guys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Too political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - IT Department in Düsseldorf (Germany)

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    International environment, you make your own schedule every day, good colleagues all around.

    Cons

    No training, don't expect a lot of money or carreer opportunities except if you are a political person. Very slow processes and bad strategy. Management is horrible and have no idea of what they are doing most of the time. They have no insight in their own decisions for the employees, because they have no interest in listening to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your employees instead of ignoring them. Keep your promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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