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Route Sales Manager (Current Employee), CaliforniaNovember 5, 2014
Pros: growth opportuniies
Cons: on call
Working in the institutional division of Ecolab is very hands on so knowledge of simple mechanics, plumbing, and electrical helps. The company provides a complex support structure so help is never hard to find, if you do not learn something during training than the Ecolab technical service department will guide you to troubleshooting solutions. The – more... Route Sales Managers position requires them to manage an assigned route and provide additional sanitation solutions to the network of clients they oversee. The sales aspect paired with the maintenance role will keep an RSM with plenty of job security. – less
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What a change over the last few years, and not in a good away
Bug guy (Current Employee), San Diego, CANovember 4, 2014
Pros: company vehicle you take home, work from home
Cons: absolutely no work life balance. terrible management
What a terrible work/life balance. Working all day, then all night, then all weekend, too. In CA, they have a Rube Goldberg equation to figure your hourly pay. That means working yourself to death, and often times off the clock or risk making $10/hr or less. Or turn a really profitable week and make $18/hr

This used to be a great company to work for – more... before some management changes at the regional level. Now, anytime a customer is upset, we give them everything for free. Guess what happens to your weekly profitability and hourly wages. That's okay, maybe you can make it up with a weekend duty, maybe 18 or 20 hours a day. Double time sure makes $10/hr go a bit farther. If you like forced overtime.

How about the training program? If an employee quits today, by the time they hire and train a new guy, figure 12 months out before they can put him to work. Now, the corporate spin is that we get better employees... But what ends up happening is the guys who have been around for a bit shoulder the burden of open routes until they're burned out or choose to go on disability... Often for mental health reasons.

Is this the sort of place you want to work?

Maybe when they paid a living wage, but not anymore – less
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Productive and fun place to work.
Service Specialist (Former Employee), New York, New YorkOctober 29, 2014
Pros: flexibility, healthcare, growth potential, vehicle provided, team work.
Cons: exposure to chemicals, on the job safety.
My position at Ecolab provide me with the opportunity to learn about and became appreciative of other people culture. I serviced high end customer in mid town Manhattan, for example, Macy's Herald Square
where with the support from management and coworkers allowed us to eliminate the challenges the facility had with pest. This focus on team work, "one – more... team, one goal," was the most important aspect the company's culture and one that will remain with me throughout my career. Eliminating pest from a large facility is extremely challenging but with the resources provided by management and the co-operation and understanding from customers made my task a success. The most enjoyable part of this experience was been able to educate my customers through one and one meetings with management and doing presentations for the employees in order to gain their trust and support. Working with Ecolab has a huge impact on my enthusiasm in surging ahead with my career change. The ability to quickly find solutions for different pest issues, the process of implementing a corrective plan and the benefits of making customers happy is an approach that will serve well in the Finance Industry. – less
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good company
liquid chemical mixer (Current Employee), Garland, TXOctober 28, 2014
Pros: non
Cons: short break, hot
poor management and under paid.union plant as well. i learned to different types of chemicals.
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Ecolab
Sr Territory Account Manager (Current Employee), St Paul MNOctober 18, 2014
Pros: freedom flexibility
Cons: hours, earning potential
• Develop and enhance existing relationships with customers while working independently and maintaining your own schedule
• Provide food safety, sanitation advice, education and training
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I thoroughly enjoyed my time as an extern at Ecolab
Law Extern (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MNOctober 15, 2014
• Wrote memoranda for the general legal counsel for many litigation and compliance issues
• Oversaw collaboration of document-retention policies for Nalco and Champion
• Evaluated developments in legal holds, employment law, and securities regulations
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Enjoyed my position at Ecolab
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Naperville, ILOctober 13, 2014
Pros: friendly co workers
Cons: equal expectations
Busy. Positive friendly environment. Learned about the business basically through my Area Manager and District Managers. Enjoyed field days and learning the all around picture from inside the office to out.
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Poor Organisation
Service Specialist (Former Employee), UKOctober 8, 2014
Pros: the team, own initiative, company vehicle, different each day
Cons: unpredictable hours, lack of support, .
Great start to life with Ecolab and then the cracks in the way the company operates start to appear at an alarming rate.
Great teams but morale poor due to the lack of support and understanding of your role from higher management.

Sales and routine work put before customer needs,

ZERO PAY until you reach first job which could be an hour away and then – more... the same for travel back from last job... – less
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Entry Level Collections postition
Regional Sales & Distribution Manager (Current Employee), Irving, TXOctober 3, 2014
Pros: new friends
Cons: low pay
This was a Student Loan company. I worked in the Collections Department. Great entry level postion for new College Graduates.
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Ecolab a company who is all about the dollar not family
someone (Former Employee), martisburg wv.September 30, 2014
Pros: benefits pay are not bad
Cons: all comes down to the dollar
I learned Production is first Safety and Quality is tied. My co-workers are scared. The answer to my coworkers problems would be Union. The white tower in Saint Paul has control and does not care about the little guy.
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Excellent company and benefits
Route Manager (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MNSeptember 28, 2014
Pros: excellent company to work for; excellent benefits
Cons: sometimes hours were extremely long, though rewarding.
Visit your route accounts monthly to ensure machines up to code and working properly. Manegement was very friendly and always ready to help. Hardest part was being on call 24/7, heading home and getting that "machine down " call and returning for hours; which gave me the most rewarding times as you took care of any issue and location was back to regular – more... work. – less
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Chemical Op (Former Employee), Corpus ChristiSeptember 28, 2014
Pros: hours, weekends off
Cons: no leadership
Manager asked me to make deliveries with an expired registration sticker on truck. Told him easy fix, just get renewal problem solved! He came back at me and said go ahead and drive if you get a ticket we'll pay for it. No thank you! Sent home then txt back that he renewed come back tomorrow. Fired after that.
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Stable, challenging, fast paced, rewarding job
Territory Manager (Current Employee), Westchester, NYSeptember 18, 2014
With a multitude of customers and responsibilities, every day is different. There is always an opportunity to learn and grow as a manager, person, and professional. I have learned a lot from both my management team and my coworkers and have fostered an environment of teamwork that I had not experienced in the past.

The most challenging aspect of the – more... job is balancing the Sales, Service, and logistical responsibilities of the position. It is extremely rewarding helping and having an intregal part in the success of so many restaurants and food service establishments. – less
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Busy
Territory Manager (Current Employee), MissSeptember 18, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: long long days and weekends
Start at 7am finish at 9pm Never stop.
Learn something every day
Manager is very demanding
Co workers are fantastic
Long hours and Budget demands are the hardest part.
Best part is my own hours some days.
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Management is awful
Route Sales Manager (Former Employee), MassachusettsSeptember 17, 2014
There is no work life balance, management heaps tasks on the field team, with absolutely no assistance or support. Run, Run away.
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Great Company
Service Specialist (Current Employee), Louisville, KYSeptember 16, 2014
Best job I've ever had.
Flexibility,
Adequate compensation.
Great Benefits.
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awesome company
Assembler II/Magnus Prep. (Former Employee), Elk Grove Village, ILSeptember 15, 2014
Would love to work for these guys again. ENJOYED THE EMPLOYEES AND PERSONNEL!!!!!
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Lay offs
PHONE SALES GCS (Former Employee), Nashville, tnSeptember 9, 2014
It's a pretty good company to work for but it was impossible to advance.
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fast paced and challenging job
Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee), Boston, MASeptember 3, 2014
Pros: company car, flexible schedule
Cons: nights and weekends are a busy time with the job and you will receive phone calls and have to work
Typical day is never typical. Working with kitchens in restaurants hotels and schools each present their own challenge and hours of operation. In addition the loss of coworkers has lead to sales reps having to take on the additional territories which results in them having to fix the leased dish machines that a tech would usually service
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company was trying to grow in uk
Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee), scotland +August 25, 2014
company was trying to grow by acquisition and organic growth. this was done in a good manner. stabilising sales from Scotland and northern England. my sales territory was large to say the least

About Ecolab

A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy – Read more