Ecolab

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Updated Jul 24, 2014

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2.9 371 reviews

64% Approve of the CEO

Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.

Doug Baker Jr.

(240 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 28 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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    Not Good to be here

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsSlowly improving but not much

    ConsWork life balance is bad and absolutely no flexibility

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to understand employees...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ecolab is tough

    Territory Manager (Current Employee)

    Prosif 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.

    ConsNo personal life if you are committed towards job as it is a service oriented company and always on the toe

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership does good job which is only appreciared by them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place for Trustworthy Motivated Employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat job if you like working alone, owning your territory and making good money. Company vehicle was perk and first level management was outstanding.

    ConsTravel can get excessive at times. Sometimes lofty expectations caused issues between sales and service.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a ride with your techinicians in the field. Spend a week with them during an installation or a normal PM trip. Choose one that not in the haven of the twin cities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for!

    Specialist (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN (US)

    ProsLots of upward mobility, great people, good cause.

    ConsA lot of contractor employees to decrease company cost.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management is for themselves.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable company, continues to grow and expand. Works at sustainability for themselves and other companies. Some good people to work with and learn from.

    ConsLittle to no work life balance. Don't take care of the people that do the everyday work and keep the business running and profitable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees better and moral will start to improve.

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    Nice place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company to be part of

    ConsUpward mobility is limited in Logistics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place if you Want to Drive Change

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Manchester, England (UK)

    ProsA lot of change happening drivien by strong growth pattern and M&A. This gives people the opportunity to take on challenges and drive beyond what more stable companies would offer. Opportunity for personal development, but you have to drive it very proactively.
    The climate is very friendly and informal, you can count on people to help / work collaboratively.

    ConsSo much change and growth has led to complexity that the Company is trying to address by putting teams together, improving processes and tools and egnaging employees more broadly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to make Ecolab simpler while keeping the fantastic customer focus and the warm & friendly culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Ecolab

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMake my own schedule, pretty autonomous job, company vehicle

    ConsCompany bends over backwards for clients at the expense of the person doing the work

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    If you don't want a life work here

    Territory Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsI had a great team in my area that provided assistance as much as possible for each other.

    Cons24/7/365!!!!!!!!!!! I have not been with the company for over two months and still receive calls on my personal cell phone at all hours of the night asking for me to come out and fix something. This job would b e great if it was either a sales or service position. It is very difficult to do both and have any type of home life. I traveled over 800 miles per week and while they provided a company gas guzzler that I needed to have to transport the 1000's of items that i might need to fix who knows what - they provided me 325.00 per month to cover my gas and cell bill. Even with the help of a great team it was still nearly impossible to do this job without working at least 65 to 70 hours per week and that does not include the weekends when you are on call covering vast areas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring back service managers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Treat your people with respect and reachable goals that do not go through the roof each year!!!!!!! Small realistic adjustment per year would be good. You are squeezing the life out your people and they are leaving quickly!!!!!!!! Get back to reality and maybe spend a month out in the field again to get a clue that cross roads did not work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Culture of Fear

    Route Sales Manager (Current Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsFree company vehicle (logo'd) and tools provided to you. Make your own schedule but often told you are not doing enough. Can make extra money when you cover routes that people left (because they quit).

    ConsBenefits have declined. All benefit coverages have increased in cost per month and decreased total coverage. Overwork people on the weekends and nights. A lot of issues with people being disengaged and just trying to get by. In our area, many people have been on performance plans and threatened to get fired. Many times they can't fire anyone because there are already open areas from those who just quit. People live in fear of getting fired but then when everyone is threatened with it, they understand the threat is not real.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to engage people and have a resource for employees to go to that have been bullied by managers. Also, a fair way for promotions without choosing people who they like. Promotions should be performance based. Multiple people should get the opportunity to interview instead of someone just being "picked".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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