Ecolab
2.9 of 5 323 reviews
www.ecolab.com Saint Paul, MN 5000+ Employees

Ecolab Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014

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60% Approve of the CEO

Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.

Doug Baker Jr.

(210 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "friendly, a good place for a laid back career with good pay and good work life balance"
    in 11 reviews
  • "You will also get a company vehicle to take home with fuel and expense cards"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance gets lip-service - make no mistake there is expectation for 60"
    in 23 reviews
  • "NO time off as you are literally on call 24/7 and that is what you usually work"
    in 17 reviews
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Ecolab is tough

Territory Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ecolab

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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Growing company, endless opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

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

ProsIndependence, company company car, variety of industries and customers

ConsCompany growing very fast doesn't have time to catch up; can be too sales-driven sometimes

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

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Love to keep you "on call" and no extra compensation

SSRM (Former Employee)

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

Prosthey have a great training program and offer great benefits.

Consto much "Free" work and do not care about the employees opinions. Constantly telling people to find a new job if unhappy

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people as people and not just a number

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

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Great experience building relationships with customers

Territory Manager (Former Employee)
City Industry, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat time management training and great teammates

ConsLong hours and rude customers sometimes

Advice to Senior ManagementEngage in the field more

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

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Challenging but very rewarding

Production Supervisor (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

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

ProsManagement gives you all the tools to succeed. Allows you to make a difference in the way things work, very open to change and ideas from everyone. Lean focused!

ConsCould use more company sponsored events out of the workplace, build better relationship between management and workers

Advice to Senior Management.

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

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Good company with growth

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Saint Paul, MN (US)

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

Pros- Friendly culture
- A lot of managers genuinely care about about developing their employees
- Relaxed work environment, flexibility in work/life balance
- Great opportunities to get involved in a lot of extra-curricular activities from affinity groups to other social events

Cons- Lots of red tape
- Slow paced, especially for someone coming out of school. Things move very slowly and new ideas can take eons to come to fruition.
- Politics and chain of command structure. If your manager doesn't support your idea then there will be no moving forward with it
- Lack of recognition for employees and work that gets put in.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood company, but need to build out your talent pipeline.
Must allow for ideas to come forward without having to jump through so many hoops

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Ok company to work for

Finance Executive (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

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

ProsGlobal huge MNC with benefits that are on par with other companies in the same industry.

ConsQuite a bit of a challenge and changes due to company merger.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company with Great People

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

I worked at Ecolab full-time for more than 10 years

ProsStill a family atmosphere and a CEO that is in touch with the organization.

ConsDon't get on the wrong side of executive sales managers.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let people make personal personnel decisions

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

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Generally positive, operations tends to be overlooked

Supply Chain (Current Employee)
Fort Wayne, IN (US)

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

ProsWork life balance-strong leader in the industry
Ecolab will continue to grow, and be profitable.
Openings all the time due to growth

ConsWorkload
Supply chain is not really appreciated in this marketing and sales driven company
Sometimes there appears to be a lack of accountability for those not meeting expectations

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that the folks cooking the dinner for the customers want to meet all of their expectations, that they never want to dissappoint, but when everything is a rush or an emergency, nothing is.

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

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No room for growth

Management (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsNice peers
Decent work hours
Community involvement
401k

ConsPoor communication from the top down
Little room for advancement
Expensive health benefits
Low salaries

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent. Sharing information only does good for the company. Stop all the secrecy and silos between divisions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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