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Room for growth, but competitiveness can be a hassle
InSite Technician/Chemist (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 6, 2017
-Extremely fast paced. You will jump right in. They will give you all instruction and information you need but expect to hit the ground running after the first few weeks.Workplace culture varies, some are very supportive, others just want your spot and will try to undermind your work. Management is great!
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Hr Operations Strategy Leader
Senior Vice President (Former Employee) –  Norwell, MADecember 5, 2017
Accelerating Business results through Human Capital Innovation. Highly effective passionate change agent with a history of building strong relationships, consolidating disparate teams, turning around problematic situations, and deploying creative solutions within fiscal and organization capital constraints. Demonstrated experience initiating cost optimization strategies, resulting in significant savings. Excellent team leader, skilled at motivating individuals and teams to perform at peak levels.
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Good pay / dangerous woerk
CDL Class A Driver / hazmat removal (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MODecember 1, 2017
Very good pay but very dangerous. The management tries to cover up all the wrong ways they handle hazardous waste. Without disposing of it properly and employees can get hurt.
Pros
Good pay and denifits
Cons
Dangerous
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Very Stressful Environment
Operations Manager II (Former Employee) –  Buttonwillow, CANovember 25, 2017
Senior management needs an overhaul. Senior Management treats mid level and below personnel as if they were imprisoned in their role. Employees are REQUIRED to work 12+ hour days 6 days a week minimum. No life balance.
Pros
Competitive Salary
Cons
No Life Balance. Senior Management needs to be overhauled
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New Ownership
Continuous Improvement/Quality Manager (Former Employee) –  Metairie, LANovember 21, 2017
Newly purchased Lube Oil site for innovative re-refined blending of finished products. Blending, packaging, drumming, bulk loading and unloading, logistics, and warehousing.
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Great Job for Seasonal
Environmental Technician (Former Employee) –  Benicia, CANovember 20, 2017
The hours are great when there is work. But due to the nature of the business There is not always work.Clean Harbors over all is a good company. Butonly for Seasonal are The Hours steady.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Seasonal Full-time Schedule
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Perfect company
Hazmat Foreman (Current Employee) –  Vance, ALNovember 14, 2017
This is a perfect company to work for if you are a family person who is looking for stability, great insurance and a well rounded atmosphere. Wish they would of stayed in Vance al.
Pros
pay.issurance
Cons
weather
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Stressful/Lack of communication
Regional CleanPack Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Bristol, CTNovember 14, 2017
Clean Harbors has both pros and cons of working for. The pros would be that there is room for advancement within the organization and the ability to learn the ins and outs of a unique industry. I have learned a lot over the past few years that has made me grow and advance.

The cons would be that there seems to be a communication disconnect as of late. The senior management seems to have lost touch with the issues that are brought up by those in the field and low tier management positions.
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Good Learning Experience
Incineration Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Kimball, NENovember 7, 2017
Company was great to work for while I was learning my trade and honing my craft. Offered me a wide variety of experiences. I would suggest working for them to anyone.
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Good environment
Communications Specialist (Current Employee) –  Norwell, MANovember 7, 2017
Great people, good environment. The company is not reaching yearly financial goals making it difficult to advance within. Management is great to work with and easy to talk to.
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not for me
Environmental Services (Former Employee) –  Watford City, NDNovember 6, 2017
do all the work so the supervisor can sit in the truck then crack jokes an act like the man when your the one in the scba mask doing all the work risking your life
Pros
housing
Cons
manedgement
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dont care about employees
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  ARIZONANovember 6, 2017
clean harbors does not care about employees, you are just a body, they would rather hire a new person that give a person that is worth it a raise. they come up with all these incentives but then take them away. clean harbors goes through management like crazy! they do not care to help the employees succeed, they just don't have much care. they tell you safety is number one, but then push you to do jobs unsafe
Cons
junk equipment, take benifits away.
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great company
Professional Driver (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 4, 2017
clean harbor it a great job for people who can handle hard work
and like to work safe,and enjoy traveling .meet different people .
enjoy outside work also
Pros
benifit
Cons
poor planning on job walks
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hours were great
SSR (Current Employee) –  Bristol, CT 06010November 3, 2017
good place to work not enough room in the yard supervision could treat employees a little better like people and not about getting revenue trucks are old amd break down often
Pros
good benefits
Cons
pay not equal with in employees
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Not the place to work if you want to advance
Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  La Porte, TXNovember 1, 2017
Some of the people are awesome
But they claim to be a family
I've discovered that means at this facility one family (The nepotism is rampant )!
I am currently working here but actively looking for employment elsewhere!
Way under paid.........
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Hostile work place. Very cut throat.
Just a hand (Current Employee) –  El Dorado, AROctober 29, 2017
Absolutely the worst place I can imagine to work. Dept. managers trying to stab each other i the back. Coworker going to management lieing about people to keep them off her back and of course management does not do their own investigation just harasses and tries to intimidate or bully people. No surprise that morale and give a hoot are In the toilet. Safety has fallen way off. 8 recordable injuries this year so far. I don’t blame the safety people I blame managements get it done no matter what attitude. Safety first till it interferes with production attitude . People that care are getting fewer. Either retiring or quitting. The person doing the hiering is filling the plant with people like himself. The I’m entitled generation. They are useless like him. Good luck to you if your desperate enough to work there
Pros
Yeah. Right
Cons
See above
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great place to work with fun
ONSITE CHEMIST (Current Employee) –  Laurel, MDOctober 24, 2017
Great place to work with special requirements and a blissful day at work.
I have learned a lot at this company because it has it has given me the edge to know the various customers and how to do with them.
clean harbors is a diversify work culture.
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Fun and challenging place
Onsite Technician (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAOctober 19, 2017
Clean Harbors is fun and challenging place to work. There are always new things to learn. Most Co-works are friendly and helpful, always will to help and everybody works as a team.
Pros
No micro-management
Cons
no bonus
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You can make a lot of money
Service Tech I Drilling Fluids Recycler (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, PAOctober 17, 2017
This is difficult work. You stand around a lot outside in any weather. You will do exceedingly difficult things on a moment's notice. You work 93 hours a week.

But they pay you. Seriously. And occasionally, . . .its fun.
Pros
Money.
Cons
Difficult work.
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great company to work for
Foreman/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  usaOctober 15, 2017
nothing but a good company. good manager, good people to have as coworkers, family time was a little on the not enough side but it was compensating other days.
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