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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280 Ratings

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.  

    Great Place if you Want to Drive Change

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

    • 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 full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    In the uk low pay for the pest control techs

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Ecolab full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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