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Ecolab Reviews

Updated 28 July 2015
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Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.
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Pros
  • Work life balance-strong leader in the industry (in 18 reviews)

  • take company vehicle home every night (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance is not there (in 39 reviews)

  • if you do come on board you will be on call 24/7 even on your weekends off and forget about trying to get a holyday off (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Pest Control Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in London, England
    Current Employee - Pest Control Technician in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Quality training provided, BPCA training, Rifle training, Electric Fly Killer servicing. Take home vehicle, phone. Potential growth. Knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    Difficult hurdles chasing management & office to claim exact overtime owed. Lower salary compared to competition. Long days, often forced OOH no rest between shifts. High pressure environment.

    Advice to Management

    Provide staff with access to view daily overtime recorded to cross reference with payslip. Too many wasted work hours chasing office.


  2. good company

    Former Employee - Team Member in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Team Member in Leeds, England

    I worked at Ecolab

    Pros

    friendly team to work with

    Cons

    repetitive role in the work


  3. Performance driven organisation

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

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Real recognition of results and opportunities to grow/develop

    Cons

    Sometimes big organisations move slowly and the control regimes can frustrate

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. Terrible company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Liverpool, England
    Former Employee - Pest Control Technician in Liverpool, England

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Left to yourself to work.

    Cons

    Poor pay, poor communication, new working practices brought in without consulting the workforce, very little respect for the workforce. I was sacked for trying to bring the union in so we would have some sort of representation. This is how they work. They seem to forget that it's the guys on the ground who bring the money in. Terrible company if you have an opinion or don't like being trodden on. Avoid, if you have any sense.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workforce instead of constantly riding roughshod over them. You wonder why so many are leaving the sinking ship that was a good company. Shame on you.


  6. Position in the finance department

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Ecolab

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

    Pros

    Friendly people makes the life in ecolab very enjoyable. We have lunch together everyday.

    Cons

    The place could have been a little more fast paced to be more competitive amongst its rivals. It was during its merger with Nalco so everything else was a bit unorganised.

    Advice to Management

    bringing more young people will make the place more vibrant. But in general the management focuses a lot on talent development


  7. Great Place if you Want to Drive Change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to Management

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


  8. An organisation going through significant change in Europe creating opportunities for challenging assignments

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

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time

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

    Pros

    Right now its dynamic with lots of organisational change aimed at improving the performance of the European business, so if your looking for a role centered on leading the business to a better place from a "how we get things done around here" point of view then this is where you want to be.

    Cons

    As with all change environments there is pain along the journey and the activities behind the scenes can make the life of those at the coal face operating the business and delivering to customers frustrating at times. The experience from the perspective of being an employee can be patchy, but then if you're doing work you like this can compensate

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more communication face to face with employees from all levels of leadership about the journey the business is on and why it makes sense. Employees need the opportunity to ask questions and hear answers. They need to be convinced that their immediate management feel included and listened to as plans and change agendas are rolled out


  9. Helpful (2)

    In the uk low pay for the pest control techs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Specialist in Cardiff, Wales
    Current Employee - Service Specialist in Cardiff, Wales

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

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

    Pros

    For pest technicians it is low pay , poor morale , two different companies here , the US version and the much poorer UK version

    Cons

    Unlike the us benefits are for the management only , if you are at the bottom then you certainly know it. No room for progession , Poor upper management , no support in the field

    Advice to Management

    Come and live on our wages and conditions , stop trying to run this company from your laptop and get out in the field and see what us UK techs have to cope with


  10. Helpful (2)

    Doesnt matter we will just get another one in...the words of a division manager..

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in London, England

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very easy job, not much stress

    Cons

    Very little uk, employee value, this is a company that prides itself on loyalty to the company, but there is NO financial reward. If your looking for a progressive UK company, this ones is currently not it. Major middle/upper management issues. Poor business models, clients leaving as quick as possible. Ashame, with the right focus could be a good company to work for...

    Advice to Management

    The people doing the TM role, are the frontline, they are the ones who go out and see the customers on a day-to-day basis. If you cant talk to them with an honest and rewarding future, then tell them, dont keep them in the dark. Nobody likes to try and create a career where the goalposts are never set/near.


  11. Finance manager work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ecolab full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    A good company with decent benefits. Very good growth potential in its business. People are generally nice to work with.

    Cons

    Very out dated IT system. Extremely difficult to get the data. But the company is aware of it and is in process of updating it IT infrastructure system.

    Advice to Management

    Give its employee more recognition when they did a good job. Provide more systematic training to new employees.



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