Ecolab
2.8 of 5 324 reviews
www.ecolab.com Saint Paul, MN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014

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61% Approve of the CEO

Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Baker Jr.

Doug Baker Jr.

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Relaxed work environment, flexibility in work/life balance"
    in 13 reviews
  • "You will also get a company vehicle to take home with fuel and expense cards"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance gets lip-service - make no mistake there is expectation for 60"
    in 25 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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In the uk low pay for the pest control techs

Service Specialist (Current Employee)
Cardiff, Wales

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

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

ConsUnlike 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 Senior ManagementCome 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

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

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

Territory Manager (Former Employee)
London, England

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

ProsVery easy job, not much stress

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

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

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

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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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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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Growth too fast

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ecolab full-time for more than 10 years

ProsStable company no fear of losing work

ConsNo work life balance, long hours very lean

Advice to Senior ManagementYour vision is lacking, we are Ecolab not Nalcolab

Yes, I would 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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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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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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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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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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