Ecolab

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Ecolab Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
437 Reviews
3.1
437 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 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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Employee 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.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, room to grow.

    Cons

    Hours are dependent on division, and some may see longer hours than other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to involve employees in company growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Naperville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Naperville, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company, room to grow, great benefits

    Cons

    Long hours dependent on division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to involve employee's in company growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very Good company to work for

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ecolab

    Pros

    Good people
    good training
    Merit based

    Cons

    Limited technology and not very qualified reps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain original cluture

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great Employer with good opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    A good base of corporate business
    A market leader
    Company Car
    Company Computer

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the business you will get some after hours emergency calls

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great people, great environment

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

    I have been working at Ecolab as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    My department seems to have it right when it comes to balancing life-work. Have had nothing but good experiences with the people around me. For a corporate environment I actually enjoy the day to day, don't feel like I'm getting drowned by policies and paperwork for everything.

    Cons

    Wish I was more than just contract position, would like to have the job security of a direct hire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very promising future for this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Eagan, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Eagan, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    The culture and work/life balance is incredible for such a large company. You're not just another number, here, and schedules are very flexible. Everyone is very friendly and helpful and is personally motivated to do their best and to do what's right. Lots of volunteering, intramural sports and the typical perks and discounts associated with a large company. Ecolab makes employees a priority-- recently evidenced by a company-wide survey. The company has been consistently growing, even during the economic downturn. Definitely a good 'bandwagon' to be on.

    Cons

    Vacation time is standard 2 weeks, would like to have more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    No one takes pride in their work

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

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    its a job to have

    Cons

    people on the floor are ungrateful and spoiled, expect more than they are worth, they bring morale down, equipment failure is the norm causing 6 day work weeks EVERY week so no time off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company... Poor management

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

    I have been working at Ecolab

    Pros

    The company really knows how to grow and how to keep their business happy... Company car, cell phone, and computer for the rep

    Cons

    EXTREME MICRO MANAGEMENT!!! Beware of this before you start! You have the freedom to make your own schedule but your management team will hoover over you during everything and a soon as anyone in you district doesn't impress then it's time for weekly conference calls!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill out! Let us do our jobs and the turnover won't be so outrageous

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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