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Horrible application
applicant (Former Employee), MAJuly 4, 2014
Do not waste your time! Absurdly long application

Life is too short to be filling out these applications with needless information
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Treated as a number not a person
Supervisor (Current Employee), Norwell, MAJune 12, 2014
Pros: some other employees were a pleasure to work with
Cons: don't care for employees, very poor upper management, no appreciation for what employees do for them
This company cares nothing for the lives of its employees. They also don't care how much their employees give to them.
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Bulking Needles (Job Description)
Lead CleanPack Chemist (Current Employee), Cannon Falls, MNMay 29, 2014
If you want to dump 5 gallon containers of needles into a drum, then work for Clean Harbors! A decent job, minimal room for advancement. Co-workers are what makes the job bearable. They pay for you to get your CDL and Hazwoper training as well.
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Good people, awful leadership
Corporate (Current Employee), MAMay 28, 2014
Pros: people
Cons: virtually everything else
The people are great, and the culture is not stuffy due to the blue collar nature of the work.

Many of the people making decisions have been at Clean Harbors for many years and fail to either see, or accept that you can't run a company with 14k employees the same way as when it was 3k employees.

People making decisions in very senior positions are – more... not qualified to run their departments, and thus create an enormous amount of inefficiencies and any ability to excel. – less
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Excellent Systems and Training
Field Project Manager (Former Employee), San Jose, CAMay 27, 2014
Pros: excellent systems and training
Cons: too many hours; management bullies
Nice company to know great systems. The information is not very hard to find due to the great systems, it is all there at your fingertips. The training is top notch.

Management needs to get down to grass roots and stop bullying. People need to be treated like human beings, not equipment. The hours are not that great and it is expected to work 60 hours – more... per week as a minimum. – less
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Exempt label is a misnomer, with no paid overtime and 14 hour days
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR (Former Employee), Chicago, ILMay 18, 2014
Required to
work for supervisors having time off
come in off days for supervisor meetings.
call on day off before next shift for report and no pay
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decent place to work
Field Technician III (Former Employee), Sparks, NVMay 7, 2014
Pros: decent pay and benefits
Cons: being out of town to much
power vac truck work/high pressure hydoblasting.Crews were good to work with for the most part
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The Harbors
Field Service Foreman (Current Employee), San Jose, CAMay 3, 2014
there is no typical day at work. jobs can change in an instant.
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Could be a great place to work
Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee), Bakersfield, CAApril 22, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: no breaks, not employee recognition and management turnover
I would pull the job orders and work through as many as I could and performed well

management was in contant turnover or conflict with one another

I would not work here again due to bad work environment
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Lots of hours/ Disgrunteled Workforce
Employee (Current Employee), Aragonite, UTApril 7, 2014
Pros: lots of hours
Cons: management, disgrunteld workforce, complacent workforce
A typical day of work out here consist of a hour van ride to the worksite followed by a ten or twelve hour day depending on the workload. This is followed by another hour van ride back to your personal vehicle. There are chances for advancement in the right depatrments. If you do a good job you will be rewarded eventually. However nomatter how much – more... work you get done even if you exceed your goal they will expect more and ask why that is not accomplished. – less
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great place to work
Maintenance tech 2 (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OHMarch 18, 2014
Pros: unlimited overtime
Cons: no advancement
people are great to work with.DAy is full of PM schedules. do daily inspections,
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Administrative Support Camp Clerk (Current Employee), Ft McMurryMarch 15, 2014
• Clerk – Trained in the Orissa , camp manager and infinity computer software. Completing daily reports that consisted of loading reports, ratio, maintenance, safety, reservations, sub n serve, and cost reports. Assist manager with other duties. Handle commissary. Check clients in and out.
• General Helper – Restock and maintain a general cleanliness – more... of front kitchen..
• Housekeeping Supervisor – Supervision of 444 man camp. Inventory and ordering to maintain a general stock of supplies. Conduct daily morning tool box meetings, room checks, workloads. Report to camp manager. Training of all new employee's. – less
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Exciting Company to work for!
Field Project Manager (Current Employee), Arnegard NDMarch 11, 2014
Fast paced enviroment.
Management is very strong, relatable and hands on when it comes to the daily work load
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Plenty of overtime available!
Receiving Chemist (Current Employee), Aragonite/Dougway, UTMarch 3, 2014
Pros: inumerable hours.
Cons: management, no time off
The work is pretty enjoyable and interesting to learn about, but the company has pretty big issues. The workforce is the most disgruntled group of people that I've ever met in my life. Time off comes very rare in this company so if you have no life but work it's the best place to be.
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Exciting job
Hazmat Specialist (Former Employee), Schaumburg, ILMarch 3, 2014
Very specialized work with a very demanding work schedule.
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Does not treat employees well, overwork and underpaid!
Manager at corporate headquarters (Former Employee), Norwell, MAFebruary 26, 2014
Pros: work is interesting
Cons: company does not treat employees well
Clean Harbors does not treat their employees very well

Salaries 30% less than market. Vacation policy poor and only 8 holidays a year. no bonuses for individual contributors

Benefits bad (401k match is 3% with a max of $1,500 per year!), insurance deductible high.

Volume of work high They acquire companies to increase revenue but they fire everyone – more... at the acquired company and just add on the work to the current employees...with no increase in staff. There is so much work you can never keep up with it and if you do, you have to work 12 hour days and produce an average work product. You can never do anyone thing really well because of the volume of work.

Stress level is high

Surrounding are poor - furniture in corporate office is a mish mash of old furniture, chairs are old and uncomfortable...not even close to being ergonomically correct. Buildings in need of repair

Unqualified people in many positions, doing work that is over their heads. No training Poor leaders

Cheap company, they don't spend money on anything and it reflects in the way they treat employees and in the poor working conditions.

co-workers are nice – less
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Great Place to work
Field Services Supervisor (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 28, 2014
a good place to learn and a great place to work
the safety regulations are second to none
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Room for improvement
Receiving Chemist (Current Employee), Aragonite, UTJanuary 11, 2014
Plenty of hours, a long commute, and endless frustration. There seems to be a lack of communication or at least understanding. The lack of understanding makes safety and hygeine less emphasized the productivity and profits.
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Hard work, good pay
Operations Manager (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OHJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: cold in the winter, hot in the summer
Lots of time spent at work, good pay though. Management could be trained more, which they are working on. Expected to get a lot accomplished with a lean production crew. Flexible with time off, which is helpful when problems come up in personal life.
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Environmental Technician II, Portland Maine
Environmental Technician (Former Employee), South Portland, MaineJanuary 6, 2014
Pros: gained valuable experience in hazmat, hazwopper training
Cons: dangerous job situations, improperly trained staff
Asked to do confined space without proper permits / protective equipment, infrequent hours, favoritism regarding who received hours and poor management.

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