Pros: caffeteria in the office, free parking nearby the building
I enjoyed working for Ecolab on multiple projects geared towards generating different cleaning agents. I worked mainly in assay development and there was a lot of collaboration between the different groups since one assay could be used to test multiple products for different situations. I enjoyed being involved with the different groups running tests – more... for their various cleaners and taking ideas generated in some group projects to improve the assay methods for others. The hardest part of the job for me was juggling the completely different projects i worked on, as some of the assays take quite a bit of time to set up and generate data and some had to be tested at timed intervals. Having 3 assays fall on the same day was quite the challenge but it was worth it as i learned to organize myself very well and work hard to ensure everything was correctly done. The work environment was very friendly and my co-workers and i often helped each other on our different projects. – less
Sales-driven organization, striving to create a safety culture across the organization
Global SH&E Program Manager, Ergonomics (Current Employee), Naperville, IL – August 26, 2013
Pros: good work environment, telented people
Cons: sales-driven, trying to get funding of she initiatives, lack of it integration
Challenging culture, solid company financially. Nalco side of the business (recent merger) is safety-oriented, Ecolab side trying to catch up. Ergonomics is being received cautiously, lot of training and educating of the sales force. Businesses are spread out across the globe so training is challenging but they are receptive. Slow but steady progress – more... on changing the mindset about MSDs and strain/sprain injuries, early reporting, and early intervention. – less
Very Sales Driven Culture with a lot of pressure to produce regardless of circumstances.
Route Sales Manager (Current Employee), Tucson, AZ – August 24, 2013
Ecolab is an excellent company in many ways, such as stock options, as well as a company vehicle, and even a pension after 5 years.
Some of the downside is that in any role, whether you are a service tech or a sales guy, you have a sales target that you are expected to meet monthly. Additionally, for the service team, there is very little work-life – more... balance. This creates alot of stress at home, making all the above benefits seem worthless, because you're so exhausted. – less
LAB TECH (Former Employee), Cheadle, ENG – August 23, 2013
Pros: health care
Cons: smell of bleach
WORK WAS ALWAYS INTERSTING DIFFERENT EVERY DAY I LEARNT HOW TO TEST CHEMCAILS. MANGER WERE FINE CO WORKERS MUCH THE SAME AS EVERY WHERE ELSE GOOD ONES AND BAD ONES HARDEST PART OF THE JOB WAS WHEN TANKS BLEW UP THE CLEAN UP AFTER THEM ENJOYED BEING OUTSIDE .
Territory Manager (Current Employee), Saint Paul, MN – August 19, 2013
Do not recommend employment for this company. Communication from ground up to management very poor and biased. Old mens club with some prejudice issues.....This cannot be proven of course but regardless this was a real issue. Unrealistic sales numbers I was told I had to meet were eliminated after they let me go. New job title created after the fact.
Territory Manager (Current Employee), City of Industry, California – August 15, 2013
This company is great for those that do not have much going on outside of work. It is a great company for staying right where you are, if you do not desire advancement, then this is the company for you!
Northern Pipe Line Construction is an Large Company which provides Descent pay and Benefits, buts lacks in management.
Route Sales & Service Chemical Manager (Former Employee), Charleston WV. – July 29, 2013
Northern Pipe Line Construction for the time I was employed Allowed for advancement From various positions, I worked as an Journeyman Pipe Layer, Electric Fusion welder, and equipment operator. But as for field operations management it lacked supervision.