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Breached Contract
Senior Field Service Tech (wastewater) (Former Employee), Acheson/LeducAugust 1, 2012
Pros: swag that's about it.
Cons: really poor management.
They breached their agreement with me as soon as I stepped on site for my second season with the Peak Energy Services/Clean Harbors Wastewater dept. They agreed to camp only work when we negotiated then had me languish in a motel doing local work, not even making 40 hrs for two months. I left there for another equally lame company. Seair Septic.
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Lots of hours/ Disgrunteled Workforce
Employee (Current Employee), Aragonite, UTApril 7, 2014
Pros: lots of hours
Cons: management, disgrunteld workforce, complacent workforce
A typical day of work out here consist of a hour van ride to the worksite followed by a ten or twelve hour day depending on the workload. This is followed by another hour van ride back to your personal vehicle. There are chances for advancement in the right depatrments. If you do a good job you will be rewarded eventually. However nomatter how much – more... work you get done even if you exceed your goal they will expect more and ask why that is not accomplished. – less
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great place to work
Maintenance tech 2 (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OHMarch 18, 2014
Pros: unlimited overtime
Cons: no advancement
people are great to work with.DAy is full of PM schedules. do daily inspections,
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Administrative Support Camp Clerk (Current Employee), Ft McMurryMarch 15, 2014
• Clerk – Trained in the Orissa , camp manager and infinity computer software. Completing daily reports that consisted of loading reports, ratio, maintenance, safety, reservations, sub n serve, and cost reports. Assist manager with other duties. Handle commissary. Check clients in and out.
• General Helper – Restock and maintain a general cleanliness – more... of front kitchen..
• Housekeeping Supervisor – Supervision of 444 man camp. Inventory and ordering to maintain a general stock of supplies. Conduct daily morning tool box meetings, room checks, workloads. Report to camp manager. Training of all new employee's. – less
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Exciting Company to work for!
Field Project Manager (Current Employee), Arnegard NDMarch 11, 2014
Fast paced enviroment.
Management is very strong, relatable and hands on when it comes to the daily work load
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Plenty of overtime available!
Receiving Chemist (Current Employee), Aragonite/Dougway, UTMarch 3, 2014
Pros: inumerable hours.
Cons: management, no time off
The work is pretty enjoyable and interesting to learn about, but the company has pretty big issues. The workforce is the most disgruntled group of people that I've ever met in my life. Time off comes very rare in this company so if you have no life but work it's the best place to be.
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Exciting job
Hazmat Specialist (Former Employee), Schaumburg, ILMarch 3, 2014
Very specialized work with a very demanding work schedule.
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Does not treat employees well, overwork and underpaid!
Manager at corporate headquarters (Former Employee), Norwell, MAFebruary 26, 2014
Pros: work is interesting
Cons: company does not treat employees well
Clean Harbors does not treat their employees very well

Salaries 30% less than market. Vacation policy poor and only 8 holidays a year. no bonuses for individual contributors

Benefits bad (401k match is 3% with a max of $1,500 per year!), insurance deductible high.

Volume of work high They acquire companies to increase revenue but they fire everyone – more... at the acquired company and just add on the work to the current employees...with no increase in staff. There is so much work you can never keep up with it and if you do, you have to work 12 hour days and produce an average work product. You can never do anyone thing really well because of the volume of work.

Stress level is high

Surrounding are poor - furniture in corporate office is a mish mash of old furniture, chairs are old and uncomfortable...not even close to being ergonomically correct. Buildings in need of repair

Unqualified people in many positions, doing work that is over their heads. No training Poor leaders

Cheap company, they don't spend money on anything and it reflects in the way they treat employees and in the poor working conditions.

co-workers are nice – less
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Environmental Technician II, Portland Maine
Environmental Technician (Former Employee), South Portland, MaineJanuary 6, 2014
Pros: gained valuable experience in hazmat, hazwopper training
Cons: dangerous job situations, improperly trained staff
Asked to do confined space without proper permits / protective equipment, infrequent hours, favoritism regarding who received hours and poor management.
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Great enviroment with helpful co-workers
Hazmat Technician (Current Employee), Crosslanes, WvDecember 26, 2013
Pros: out of town when there is no work in town.
I work with some of the best team players and co-workers around. I also like working under great office staff.
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A great company to work for
Solid Technition (Current Employee), Ross,North DakotaNovember 27, 2013
Pros: great benefits
Cons: no shelter in extreme weather condition
I learn a great deal of self reliance in this job. You have to be quick to think and solve problem on your feet in this job. Because the operation rely on you to make sure your equipment is operational and you will know how to trouble shoot any problem if it occur.
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Very monotonous and dirty job
production/maintenance (Former Employee), Ashtabula, OHNovember 11, 2013
Pros: steady work and decent benefits
Worked there 6 years for little wages under hazardous conditions and was promised job at another facility when the one i worked at closed and everyone that worked there got let go. Other facility job never appeared.
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spill tech cleanded up chemical spills and water treatment
Hazardous Spill Technician (Former Employee), Cannon Falls, MNOctober 20, 2013
Pros: i learned water treatment
Cons: no stedy work
cleaned up hazmat spills and purified tap water on Super Funds for the Government
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This job was a learning experiance
Incineration Operator (Former Employee), Grantsville, UTOctober 16, 2013
Pros: experience and knowledge
Cons: very isolated location to work
This company taught me alot to add to my experience as an operator.
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no work life balance, nepotism, favoritism
Chemist (Current Employee), La Porte TxSeptember 28, 2013
Cons: no work life balance, nepotism, favoritism, management is verbally abuse
Worst company ever, point system, long hours, mandatory on call. Constantly at work so if you have a family or life don't work here!
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fast paced and all ways changing
Title, Terminal Operator (Former Employee), Portland, CTSeptember 9, 2013
Pros: interesting tasks changing every day
Cons: not enough hours ony 40
starts with opening site in morning,taking tank readings,off loading and loading tankers safely,making washer fluid,and anti frezze management sees that daily tasks needed are completed.co-workers work as a team to acomplish needed daily tasks. making anti frezze from written formulas. testing anti frezze blends for right specs
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Fast-paced, ever-changing company
Director Program Management Office (Former Employee), Norwell, MASeptember 4, 2013
Pros: always a new challenge
Cons: compensation, constantly changing priorities
This MIS staff is great. They are smart, dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to keep the systems updated and running.

They use a modified Agile process for their SDLC. Project Managers are really development managers also responsible for maintaining the business relationships.

They deliver approximately 600 application releases each year.
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Good environment good people to work with
HHW Technician (Current Employee), Wilmington, CAAugust 23, 2013
Pros: free lunches on weekends, good environment
Cons: hot no shade
On a typical day when not open to the public good place to work staying busy with work.Learned many things like sorting chemicals in their proper place.
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It was alright
Heavy equipment operator (Former Employee), Anywhere they sent meAugust 1, 2013
Pros: pay was good
Cons: management
Worked for them for 5 years and never had a problem until some young punk thought he had a shot at moving up by snitching everyone out and started with me. Got written up on 4 different occasions for some dumb stuff. I finally gave up and left since management didn't seem to think it was a problem that everyone was getting write ups but him. Favoritism – more... is the culture at clean harbors and if you aren't a favorite you're not going anywhere but home – less
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Good company to learn at.
Environmental Technician (Former Employee), Bristol, CTJuly 23, 2013
Clean harbors is vary active in training their employees. I had the opportunity site and travel around the North East.

About CLEAN HARBORS

Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves – Read more