Hazmat Driver (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – July 11, 2016
this is a great company for the company but not for the employees, i did learn a lot and im greatful for that, some co workers were good to work with while other seem to be spoiled from management, seems like they would do what they wanted ,
The only complaint I have after working two years at Clean Harbors is that I am no longer employed due to layoffs related to a slow oil and gas industry. Management is involved in operations and the safety culture is on par with other high level organizations.
I loved working for them but was not happy living in ND that's the only reason im no longer there, they are a very big company and care about the employees and will do whatever it takes to help them when they need it.
Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Norwell, MA – May 25, 2016
-Company does well due to its successful business plan and trustworthy people -The CEO is a visionary and is open to new ideas -Great people to work with. -Friendly work environment where teams are treated like a family
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – Kimball, NE – May 17, 2016
Fulfilling generated work orders and time sensitive repairs while troubleshooting and making recommendations. Compressors, pumps, motors, conveyors, cranes, welding, rebuilding, improving and communication with operators. Excellent group of coworkers and partners as support for work and questions. Confined space entry permits, Hot work permits, and Hazardous Waste line opening permits used to accomplish a lot of the work.
Safety is a number 1 priority. Good place to learn multiple skill sets.
In site supervisor (Current Employee) – Vance, AL – May 15, 2016
Safety is first and for most. Excellent safety program. Many on line learning courses and certifications available for personal and business growth. Management willing to teach and help you grow in the environmental industry and many more areas. Most enjoyable part of the job was helping customers with emergency spill response and clean up in a safe and timely manner to keep everyone safe.
For the employee who posted this. Get a life. There is no sense bad mouthing a company where you spent a limited amount of time and couldn't progress because you was lazy, worthless, or both. It is laid out from the start what you are going to be doing, if you wasn't ok with that you shouldn't have accepted the position.
Clean Harbors has its setbacks as do all other companies. I have seen how they treat their employees, customers, and vendors. It is no where close to what you are explaining. I personally have done well with Clean Harbors and they have treated me well but there again, I didn't set back and hope something falls into my lap.
You worked for Clean Harbors for a short period, wasn't getting everything handed to you, so you decided to quit, then you decide to bad mouth a company for your own actions. Disgrace.
This is not a good company to work for. General manager will not have your back, racism is rampant from all sides no matter what your race. And god forbid if you are looking for another job. Also everyone will try to stab you in the back. AVOID.
Hours are inconstant you might not work some weeks, poor management, poor morale.
Field Tech (Former Employee) – Commerce City, CO – May 6, 2016
Worst job I ever had unless you don't like to be home most of the time and you don't have any bills to pay then this job is for you. only got good hours during the warm parts of the year but could never use vacation because you would use it all up trying to get a pay check when you sit at home, management would say they are working hard to get jobs but pretty sure they didn't care cause they were on salary so they got paid no matter what they would just tell you that so you wouldn't be looking for another job, thought our office sucked but went to other places to work and would hear the same problems so it was all over clean harbors the common question when working with other offices is "You guys staying busy?" then after the first of the year(2016) clean harbors stopped matching 401k's and there are no bonus's what so ever so no wonder they are a billion dollar company, hardly had any jobs where you could be home with your family or make any plans to be home its was basically when they would call you need to show up for work, then I put in my two weeks they wouldn't even put me on the schedule after I did, I tried talking to higher up management to see if any thing could be done about it and nope I was told I could talk to him about stuff but when it came down to it no help at all, if they ever messed up on your paycheck it took them forever to fix it I'm sure they were hoping that after so long you would forget about it and its so hard to get ahold of anyone to get it fixed, been on many jobs were we don't have the right tools for the job or we would just have to make somethingmore... work so did some pretty dumb stuff to just get the job done. WOULD NOT RECCOMENED THIS JOB AT ALL, unless you live at home with your parents and don't have bills that are due every month.less
driver (Former Employee) – Colorado – April 6, 2016
since the new high priced stop fee and per gallon charge, i have gone from 95-120 stops a week to 40-50. There are many unnecessary positions including middle management that eats up revenue, with that being said, i am looking for a new job after 8 years because within two months i wont even have a route. they also need to get their "system" fixed, i have never seen a more useful system and HR can never get a paycheck right, i am still chasing over $800 in earned income
pay.... if the get it right... or dont change it
unnecessary positions, middle management, "the system"
Manager (Former Employee) – Norwell, MA – February 29, 2016
This used to be a great place. Culture has changed and management is all over the place.
The company is no longer an environmental company, it has shifted its focus on the oil business since Safety-Kleen was acquired, and this is driving it down, it is more Safety-Kleen than the Clean Harbors I used to know.
Management is not great, no real structures in place and they are constantly being changed: not sustainable.
There's a wide range of domains so lots of opportunity to learn new things and new tech.
Constant layoffs every year and no work/life balance.
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Sulphur, LA – February 25, 2016
A typical work day working out of the Clean Harbors Sulphur, LA Office is unpredictable. The General Manager is Two-Faced and lies about everything. Example: We didn't have work gloves many times so we brought it to his attention and he replied; (Oh yeah there's some out in the shop). which was a lie. Also, I Had worn out tires on my Tractor Truck and I told the Supervisor about the issue and he told me that; (The Tires Are okay enough to Continue hauling loads). The Bottom line is because of the Manager's carelessness I could have been pulled over by D.O.T. and fined personally if I would have continued driving the truck with those worn out tires missing tread down the highway. This manager is deliberately hiring people to do jobs without giving them the proper PPE and training they need so that when the company loses a job, the manager blames the workers for the loss of jobs/work to the customer and to corporate to cover himself. I predict this company will disappear from this area if the Corporate Office doesn't remove the Manager soon. The Supervisor the Manager hired is Clueless to how to run Vacuum or Hydroblasting Jobs so therefore there isn't much business being acquired and the jobs they have done they have never been called back to do anymore work.
Great Health Insurance
They Stopped matching 401k and manager and supervisor are careless and unknowledgeable
RSR (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – February 4, 2016
I worked for Safety-Kleen (Clean Harbors Co) for almost 2 years and the Branch Manager has the worse attitude towards his employees even though they make that location one of the best. He doesn't ever show appreciation when someone or should I say everyone goes above and beyond in there everyday work life to make the branch run smoother. I did gain a lot of experience in the environmental world from the Service Manager as he took the time to show his employees the ropes and was very patient. The job was about 12-14 hours a day on average with lots of overtime pay but, sometimes it got old and the OT pay wasn't even worth it after working long hours week in and week out. Clean Harbors in general is an a great company to work for with decent benefits and good pay.