if you love stress, domination of co-workers, ethnic loyalty, creating trouble for others, if u got misreable personal life and want to take it out on co-workers, ya ECOLAB is the place to work.
ecolab got nothing new, no innovation, stone ages work methods, years old used machines in use, cutting costs is very important and employees not important. old grumpy employees dont want better methods of working, they are that LAZY, dont want to learn.
work in ecolab and marry stress, not your hubby or boyfriend. You are just 1 employee who can be replaced at any time. Even if you slaved for 25 years, SO WHAT?
politics, stress, ethnic groups, high work pressure, zero respect
Territory Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 January 2017
Little support from management in Edmonton market. Coworkers were eager to help as they are in the same boat of being on call 24 hrs a day, Area manager was disconnected as some workers during my tenure there were lazy and their territories were in terrible shape and when i was on call on weekends for the entire Edmonton area (10 times a year 24 hrs a day) you worked your butt off. In the neglected territories no less. Lots of turnover as the company has difficulty retaining people. Money was poor as the start salary is 44K a year. I was Presidents Club twice and was refused a transfer because a lazy boss stood in my way.
Freedom and a boss that is out of touch. Dead end job
Pest Control Technician (Former Employee) – Ontario – 23 October 2016
This company has the worst management. You will get zero support and will be expected to work day and night. Only work here if you are very desperate for a job. Then get trained and move on as fast as you can!
Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 5 October 2016
Comfortable workplace, friendly staff, good salary, good location, easy access. While working at Ecolab I learned that a good relationship with your supervisor, and coworkers is the key to a successful and healthy work environment.
Route Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 April 2016
long days have a lot of different machines that you stock parts for some of the new field staff are inexperienced so some days were challenging helping them fix machines. The rest of the guys were great and and we would help each other out. I will not comment on the management. Thats a private conversation
Gérant de Territoire (Former Employee) – Quebec City, QC – 9 March 2016
Ecolab was a great job for the first 3 years of employement. After making budget for 3 consecutive years, I had multipule problems with alocation of sales to my accounts. Management did not help after numerous attempts to rectify the situation by myself. They then used this reason to cut my employement. My 4th year I had 97% sales. During my 5th year I was at 91%, and my missing sales would maybe not have put me at 100%, but very close.
Territory Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 25 February 2016
One stayed busy from morning to night. Besides daily, weekly and monthly work plans and scheduling the on call 24/7 for service maintenance was a requirement. Monthly budgets and annual budgets were also a requirement. The hardest part of the job was to be interrupted during family time and have to go on an emergency service call. I learned with this company how to manage not only my time but the customers needs. I could only sell what I believe in and my job was to ensure use cost was the important ingredient to save money with this program and products for the customer. The traveling was fun and I managed to enjoy the trips and scenery as I enjoy driving.
Good pay, good benefits and not trapped in an office
24/7 emergency on call and no weekends or evenings ever free unless vacation.
The best company I ever worked for, fun, productive and well liked.
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 5 November 2015
Responsible for the accurate and timely processing of invoices, expenses and payments Investigate and resolve outstanding concerns in a timely manner. Handle all confidential and time-sensitive material proficiently. Responsible for ensuring proper approvals are in place and investigate any issues regarding reports. Checked figures, postings and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy and proper codes. Ensure invoices and purchase order information was matched. Ensured that invoices were paid in accordance with vendor terms and corporate policy. Ensured proper maintenance of customer records.
Territory Manager (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 16 August 2015
No 2 days are alike, the only constant is change. My manager and upper management is great. I've learned a great deal regarding various management styles and managing self. The company overall is a good culture and they have a lot to offer. The most enjoyable part of my job is finding out the customers needs, finding a solution and creating proposals based on my findings.
This was a position where I had to learn procedures by myself; a large part of my position was identifying cost centers and expenses for invoices. In addition, I also had to reconcile the inventory accounts between the costing system and the general ledger.
Management was very open and willing to assist in any way possible. The hardest part of the job was not having any procedures in place, and the most enjoyable was the interaction with other people in the department and other departments.
Long days and very little management support...only as good as your last deal
assistant vice president (Former Employee) – Canada – 11 February 2013
Do not expect to advance if you are not well liked by a senior manager and do not possess an MBA. Top 3 per cent are getting wealthy while the bottom of the pyramid does the heavy lifting! If you like to be treated with respect and value life balance this is not for you. Keep looking outside EGOLAB!
large cash rich company with strong growth
opportunities are limited to select groups and the young mba crowd!
TERRITORY MANAGER (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 25 May 2012
For a company that was so steaped in its culture at one point and time, it has gone down dramatically. Work/life balance is unheard of. Management behaves with little integrity and continue to further their careers at the expense of their people. Constant push for more and working within a thankless industry will take its toll.
Credit and Collections Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 30 May 2014
Review and release customer orders based on cut off times. Collect on all outstanding balances. Deal with customer concerns in a timely fashion Work closely with the manger, corporate accounts and upper management with any concerns with the customer to make sure that the customers needs are met and we get paid Looked after 1400 accounts at one time, with some of them very high profile and demanding. The most satisfy part of the job was building customer relationships and receiving payment for outstanding invoices. The hardest part of the job was getting someone to pay there bill if I couldn't get them on the phone. Being able to multi task as different situations are brought to your attention.. (working on one account and then another issue needs to be addressed asap. Worked with third party collection agency when accounts were sent to collections