Ecolab Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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Pros
  • Relaxed work environment, flexibility in work/life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Only real plus is having a company vehicle to take home with gas & insurance taken care of (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance gets lip-service - make no mistake there is expectation for 60 (in 39 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. A good company to start your carrer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, Nice environment.

    Cons

    I work in technical support which is a unique department of this company so it is difficult to find another job.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Not Good to be here

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Slowly improving but not much

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad and absolutely no flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Need to understand employees...

  3. Ecolab is tough

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Leadership does good job which is only appreciared by them.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Work vehicle provided. Decent benefits. Overall good company

    Cons

    Long hours. Evening and weekend hours often necessary

  6. Distributor Sales Development Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent industry reputation. Good support for field reps.

    Cons

    There are limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Filed associates who are daily interacting with distributor partners and end-users have extremely valuable customer relations experience that should be highly valued and considered when management opportunities are being filled.

  7. Auditor II

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company and great people

    Cons

    hectic travel schedule at times.

  8. Corp Office Customer Service

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture and atmosphere. Ecolab cares about the employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to change departments

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  9. Not Ethical as advertised.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Ecolab (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many to speak of except the experience

    Cons

    Deceptive and not forthcoming about the actual job requirements

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth

  10. Great company to work for if you want a career in exterminating business and will pay for all your classes and licenses

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Service Specialist in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Ecolab

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work schedule is flexible and provides a great way to balance work and family. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Work hours are unpredictable because at times you have to work longer hours than planned for to deal with customer issues.

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice to management at this time. The company does an excellent job with the training of their managers and provide all the necessary resources to carry out your daily duties.

  11. Good, but could have been better

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Emea (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Emea (Indonesia)

    I have been working at Ecolab

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

    Pros

    If you are a self starter and are in sales, this is a good company. The training of the field sales force is excellent. They

    Cons

    do not value talent. do not train outside of sales. do not match people to the right position. have become very focused on the beaucracy. No bonus

    Advice to Management

    Focus on maintaining the right talent. A lot of money is spent to train people and get experience, instead of waiting talent and kicking them out the door, try to work with them to find a location that fits.

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