Ecolab Reviews

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    Great Place if you Want to Drive Change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England

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


    A 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.


    So 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.

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    Continue to make Ecolab simpler while keeping the fantastic customer focus and the warm & friendly culture

    Positive Outlook
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Ecolab Interviews

Updated 8 Oct 2014
Updated 8 Oct 2014

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    Pure Force Territory Representative (Sales & Service) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jackson, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Jackson, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ecolab in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I have applied online, it took almost 10 days to reach the step to be interviewed by Area Manager (AM) but I threw a towel before I see the AM by withdrawing the application. First telephone interview by a HR personnel from St.Paul, MN & then with a District Manager (DM) face-to-face at a Courtyard Hotel. Interview questions about your education, work history & looking to see if you're mechanically inclined person or not. Not difficult & typical interview questions They say you'll be in "Sales" too but don't believe that, as I understand %80 of the job which is "Service" meaning you go to restaurants & repair their dishwasher & you're on call 24 hours from M-F in your territory & every rotating 4-weekend in very large territory area, lots of driving. I really don't mind being on-call every 4th weekend but I do hate the idea being on call 24-hour from M-F in my territory. You can not make any plan with your family, your friends ....end of your social life & now you're a property of Pure Force / Ecolab. According to the time you put in (from leaving home to coming back home) which is not typical 40-hour job, my guess is 60+ hours. They offer me $45,000/year, either they don't math or the company thinks we are very stupid !... On the average you would actually work minimum 65 hours/week, with the simple math $45,000/52= $865.38, hourly rate would be $13.31 (865.38/65). Being away from your home & family. Amount of compensation does not just cut this kind of work, not to mention terrible work/life balance ratio plus you'll probably get divorced from your wife too. I am asking now myself, is it really worth it ?

    Interview Questions
    • DM asked me "There are approximately 20 working days in a month, if you want to visit & do Preventive Maintenance for your top 100 customers in your territory, 6 customers/day (assuming that there is no emergency service call/s), how would you manage your time among customers? If you have extra time, what would you do ?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Ridiculously unmanageable customers in one territory, being on-call 24/7 & relatively low salary.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

Ecolab Awards and Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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Headquarters Saint Paul, MN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1923
Type Company - Public (ECL)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue £5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Unknown

A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2012 sales of $12 billion and 44,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and... More

Mission: Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments.

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