Ecolab Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
396 Reviews
2.9
396 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 15 reviews)

  • You will also get a company vehicle to take home with fuel and expense cards (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance gets lip-service - make no mistake there is expectation for 60 (in 33 reviews)

  • NO time off as you are literally on call 24/7 and that is what you usually work (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Good to be here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 for 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

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    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ecolab life Living the dream

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ecolab full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay , benefits,coworkers oppertunities to advance.

    Cons

    Middle management. get promoted buy being able to make budget not by being a leader

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose proven leaders to put into leadership roles not great sales poeple

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Water Care Specialist at Ecolab

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Water Care Specialist  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Water Care Specialist in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Ecolab full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a sales rep, company car, gas, ease into a commission plan after a year in the territory, expense account was decent. Work life balance was a focus for the managers.

    Cons

    Confusion while merging with Nalco, really need a background in chemical science for this role, or able to learn concepts quickly

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Grow your business/income

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    If you put on new business your income grows

    Cons

    Can have late night service requests, family health plan costs seem high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good job with plenty of freedom and room for advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Route Sales Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good base salary and if you hustle you can add another 20k or so to your annual income. Working from home is nice to.

    Cons

    They hire salesmen and do not tell the new hires about all the mechanical diagnosing and repairs that are involved. Hiring managers tell you that it is 85% sales 15% mechanical. That is a lie they use to get you in the door. Its more like 50% sales and 50% mechanical repairs and service, but once you learn the repair side it is worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in touch with your feet on the street....aka your bottom of the totem pole employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Innovative ethical performance

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

    I worked at Ecolab full-time

    Pros

    Solid company values, reasonable compensation with excellent benefits, opportunities for growth and leadership in select business areas (significant challenges in others), product and service mix contributes to adequate to excellent performance in wide range of market conditions

    Cons

    Major acquisitions over last few years continue to show promise but have also created challenges related to consolidation of multiple entities from operational, personnel and financial perspectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on development, retention, reassignment of valued employees & consultants during ongoing consolidation and growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Route Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ecolab full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is very large company with a wide range of business interests. The value of the company is strong. Excellent benefits. Strong support of Managers. Excellent training program.

    Cons

    Low compensation relative to work load in the beginning. Very numbers driven, high level of stress to maintain account base and increase sales. "On call" status very difficult on personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease territory. Understand that general maintenance of equipment is more time consuming and that additional sales is difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Money, Unsafe place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Bulk Filler  in  Joliet, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Bulk Filler in Joliet, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Money. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    12 hour shift. Hot warehouse/plant. Terrible training in the first 30 days and still have to get through the 90 day process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The turnover rate is very high for a very good reasons - they fired half and the other half left

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I worked at Ecolab full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary is at or around market average, fairly good % of bonus on top - pension % is good
    With so much change, sometimes you can come out on top (deserved or not)

    Cons

    Hours - anyone who cares about their work will be required to work to completely unacceptable levels to cover both those who do not (and there are a few) and who have 'left to pursue other interests'.
    Disregard for employees as people seems to go against everything the company says of itself
    The office environment/culture...it is a place of work firmly rooted in the 80's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start with the culture in Europe, and remember that it will be different from mid-west America but can still be high performing.
    Once that is moving, then the good people the company has somehow attracted at all levels will solve any other problems by themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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