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Great Job
Senior Territory Representative (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS13 February 2019
It's a great job if you enjoy travel. The work is pretty good and as long as you stay on top of your calls, equipment and sales, you'll do fine. Lots of driving. Good training provided. Lots of support.
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2.0
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No work life balance
Feild service manager (Former Employee) –  decline18 January 2019
I worked for Ecolab for 3 years. The perks are attractive, but the pay is minimal for the amount of travel and after hours time that will be required. You will be on salary and will not be compensated for a great deal of your efforts. You are expected to get out there and sell sell sell, but you are not compensated with commission for your sales efforts. You are told that you will only be on call once every 8=10 weekends, however customer service will contact you regardless of whether or not you are on call. Customer service is in the states, you will be expected to take calls on Canadian stat holidays. The travel estimation provided is well undershot, expect to spend a significant amount of time in hotels. During my tenure, there was 1 rep in each province in the west. Hopefully that has increased, but it gives you an idea of what the travel expectations are really like. Essentially, you must be available 7 days a week, around the clock to respond to customers. If you are a single individual who is looking to learn the ropes of sales, this may be a good fit for you. Getting to drive a company vehicle for personal use, not having to worry about gas and insurance are some nice extras that raise the value of the total compensation package, but $40,000 to start won't pay the bills for many. If you have a family or significant other, I would recommend looking elsewhere. There are sales positions out there with better salaries and far less in the way of travel requirements.
Pros
Drive a company vehicle
Cons
Always on call, could not shut off the phone
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good
Packaging (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON23 November 2018
this company is a great place to work. people are very friendly. supervisor is very co-operative to all workers. they provide facilities as vacations to employess.
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3.0
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Nice Perks
Territory Manager (Former Employee) –  Timmins, ON22 November 2018
Lots of benefits and flexibility with this job. Never the same day twice. But you'll find more support in the larger city centers. In rural areas across the country, reps do much more work for the same pay and with much less support. Middle management leaves plenty to be desired. A couple of good sales years appear to be the only qualifications looked at when picking district managers.
Pros
Free car
Cons
Long hours
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3.0
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National Accounts
National Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 November 2018
Large multinational company that demands growth. Very competitive within the organization as many departments compete with other departments for the same sales dollars.

Not an overly personal company, you were known as a number and remained that way.
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interesting and unique
Territory Manager (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB27 October 2018
By far the best job I have had. I have been to places where very few companies will fly employees. I had learn how to deal with people and how to run a territory. Very helpful team mates. Idea and very flexible work
Pros
Travel, flexible hours and good benifits
Cons
Large territory and a unique territory upper management didnt understand
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4.0
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Good sense of autonomy but can be a bit of a grind.
Senior Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 October 2018
You make you own schedule but there is a dictated on call schedule. Fair amount of freedom in how you plan your day and month as long as you get everything done. Great focus on safety.
Pros
Mostly you make your own schedule
Cons
You have some on call time
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Excellent Management
Associate Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON17 September 2018
Great work environment, awesome co workers. The company offers great benefits. The management there is extremely knowledgeable and willing to mentor younger employees.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Non
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OK to work for but not team oriented
Route Sales/Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC7 September 2018
Ecolab is a good company to work for but is very demanding with a steep learning curve that is hard to get used to.

Management is very political and corporate as this is a large company.

The hardest part of the job is managing all the expectations of the clients, management, and corporate office from the field.
Pros
company vehicle
Cons
On call
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travail solitaire
Gérant de territoire (Former Employee) –  Chicoutimi, QC28 June 2018
Excellente entreprise qui forme ses employés solidement
Pros
Avantages sociaux incroyables
Cons
territoire trop vaste
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This company is a must have in your portfolio
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BC7 May 2018
I worked for Ecolab for 16 years and was supported by the management team and HR

A very positive experience overall and learned a lot about business.
Pros
Great Pension plan, lots of team building events, recognition of accomplishments was ackknowledged, lots of room for growth and advancement if you wanted it.
Cons
No complaints worth publishing
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Great management and staff
Asset Manager (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON4 May 2018
I started at Ecolab on a 3 month contract that extended to a year covering for a coworkers maternity leave. I was surrounded by wonderful, supportive fellow employees and great management! It was hands on the first day I started. It was fast paced and stimulating environment.
Pros
Boss was great, fellow employees were wonderful and supportive, multiple celebratory lunches
Cons
Outdated building, not a lot of cubicles with windows
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Ecolab Review
Assistant Chemical Processor (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON1 May 2018
Tendency to hire and replace employees freely, while having a minimum of 1 part timer doing all the work on periods of low staff.

Washroom use frowned upon.
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4.0
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You get out what you put in
District Manager (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 January 2018
Its a job for self motivated people willing to put in extra time and work to properly manage their business. Work days can be long, additional admin and comuter work required.
Pros
Manage your own schedule
Cons
Targets and expectations can be unreasonable
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Big boys club
Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON27 November 2017
This company is not a company where women excel. It's a boy's club where not much training is provided. The work environment is mostly one where even if you work hard, you will not get ahead in your career.
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3.0
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Great place to work prior to 2010
Territory Manager (Former Employee) –  Ontario7 November 2017
This was an extremely good job a few years ago. Current management has been put in charge to cut as much from the sales team as possible to improve the bottom line. Expect to work and be on call ALL THE TIME. Some really great people worked for the company and were great to work with. Unfortunately in a downward spiral you lose all the good ones and the ones that are left are bitter. They have a good business model and hopefully at some point they figure out how to get a good culture back.
Pros
company car
Cons
work life balance
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2.0
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Not a good company to work
Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  Brandon, MB19 October 2017
Beginning of the career was good. Suddenly company changed the Payrol plan. If you don’t have family life and don’t mind company changed your pay cheque whenever they want then go for it. Lack of the management is the biggest issues in the company. No communication between boss and employees. If something happened you will be the guy got blamed.
Pros
Company vehicle
Cons
Management, pay
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4.0
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productive fun place to work
Resolution Specialist (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON18 October 2017
great environment and coworkers provided a family-feel to work
environment.
people were friendly, work environment was warm and friendly.
Job description was exactly what the job was.
coworkers always willing to help each other out.
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Ok job for a young psrson move on to other caeerr jobs whrn they vome up
Gormer tech (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 October 2017
To much negativity on this career difficult to please all customers and boss few products available to exterminate pests the most effective equipment to kill pests is not always available when customer wants immediAtely
Pros
Route networking
Cons
Long hours
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4.0
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Good benefits and pay but long hours so not good for family person
Service Specialist (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON15 August 2017
Good benefits n incentives n used to be able to adjust to your own schedule but with the changes it's More suited for a young single person who can invest their time to make it worthwhile.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Long hours
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