Manager (Current Employee) – TX – January 18, 2017
This is a good company overall. They treat hourly personnel very well and train them just as well. However, once you switch over to salary as you advance your career the demands on your personal time are so much greater that it leaves little to no work/life balance. Even on holidays and your days off management expects you to work, make conference calls, and be available to respond to emails and requests. My suggestion: get with this company and advance through the hourly position ranks. Their are too many cut backs on salaried support positions for anyone to achieve the proper balance.
Account Manager (Current Employee) – New Mexico – August 20, 2016
Working for Safety-Kleen and Clean Harbors is a very chaotic. Corporate guidelines are structured to create challenging and even impossible objectives. There is constant moral issues, and management hostility that will be encountered on a weekly basis. Management and employee oversight is designed to be impossible to achieve, success is extremely subjective and changes depending on the whims of management. If you have other options than this company, choose elsewhere.
Decent Compenation, Average Benefits
Hostile work environment, Unrealistic proformance objectives
Receiving Chemist (Current Employee) – Kimball, NE – January 9, 2017
Clean Harbors has been a good place to work so far. I like my schedule, and the people I work with are great for the most part. The pay is ok and the benefits are good. My only complaint is the lack of upward mobility. It is easy to max out within a few years of working at Clean Harbors.
Schedule, and lots of time off without using vacation time
Director Transformer Services Line of Business (Former Employee) – Norwell, MA – November 29, 2016
Fundamental business focus of protecting the environment. Very focused on stockholder value. Strong safety expectation, but equally strong performance expectation coupled with shorter range transnational labor compensation.
Environmental Technician (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – December 24, 2016
Chances are you are going to work on a site with the likes of the TV show Dirty Jobs. You must be able to work in extreme temperatures and bad smell. You must be able to work on very elevates surfaces and small, dark spaces. You will be liftining, pushing, bending, crawling, and using power tools. Be prepared to sweet perfusely. You must be able to work as part of a team and that is very key.
If you enjoy Safety-is-First kind of jobs this is one for you!
It is extremely important to do your homework before applying for an entry level position as a labor worker.
**DO NOT** settle for a low ball offer. There are many jobs that will be available for these positions. The demanding, aver changing schedule added to some really hard, and dirty days will combine with bad weather and unpleasant settings to create a perfect storm. That storm not including personal life will send a lot of people flying out. So, unless you secure a good starting hourly rate you wont last. My advise is find out how much you should get paid first.
The company provides great benefits and overtime is often available.
Management in the local offices can be very political and seldom preferential towards friends and family hence the importance of starting on the right foot and that means get your times worth in dollars as you interview. This will keep you grounded because the money you make is your bottom line. You don't have to prove anything to anyone. You must work safely and efficiently that is all.
You will meet people from all walks of life. This means you must be able to interact withmore... and work well with others. You will have to go to different places in the country and if you are "lucky" even outside the country.less
Receiving Technician (Current Employee) – Aragonite, UT – January 3, 2017
There is almost no work life balance. questionable 70+ hr work weeks. The fellow co-workers were great. Upper management was not so great. I never knew when I was going to be able to go home. The hardest part of the job is overcoming constant curveballs in daily plans of workflow.
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.
Heavy Duty Diesel Technician (Current Employee) – Nevada – February 14, 2017
1st off, I am not a disgruntled employee by no means.. This company, which is a good company, hires the most incompetent people for the job they have no idea what to do. Managers, that do not know the maintenance field what so ever. Very poor management... Never seen a company like this ever. I am sure the CEO has no clue on some of these people that are hub managers, that they do not know there job. Seriously. The company is going to fail with un knowledgable hub managers. Its sad.
Cant think of any now
Managers that are not fully educated on there job discription
chemist (Current Employee) – san jose – December 29, 2015
They sell you a dream and that's about it, they say they are about safety and then pm will make fun of you if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, management is a joke all they care about is how they look in the eyes of the corporate office, the insite supervisor on my crew bullies other employees to get his way and then when you stand up to him he calls the gm and has you reprimanded. taking a job here was the worst mistake i ever made. If you try and use a sick day or vacation day they tell you they dont have coverage for your shift and that if you dont come in they will write you up. LOW PAY, zero room for advancement, and garbage benefits. I am actively looking for a new job
Driver (Former Employee) – New Jersey – September 29, 2016
I was forced to go over my hours several times. Management knows about the DOT violations and hides them.Chemists who work with us steal hours from clients and then submit those stolen hours to corporate on the drivers behalf. We aren't allowed to submit our own hours. Then management goes after the drivers for stealing. When I identified the chemists as the thieves and nothing was done, I quit position. CORPORATE THEFT I WILL NOT BE PART OF. Management knows about all of the problems and work together to hide it.
Don't care about employees, old trucks, poor management, poor pay
Cdl Driver (Current Employee) – Corpus Christi, TXs – January 6, 2017
The supervisors will tell you what you want to hear to get you hired but as soon as you go through training and sign the papers, they are going to try and send you to California for three straight months.