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Excellent company worked there over 19 years
Vertical Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  OhioFebruary 23, 2017
Excellent company. Worked there 19 years. Advancement was excellent. Liked the Cleveland and Pittsburgh offices. Traveled extensively later in my career. Communication with management was very good.
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Truck driver
Class A CDL Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Reidsville, NCFebruary 17, 2017
Learn a lot about dealing with Hazardous materials and how to label and ship it properly.
Payed by the hour.
Some ever night stays but they allow you to stay in a hotel.
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Absolutely poor mangement
Heavy Duty Diesel Technician (Current Employee) –  NevadaFebruary 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.
Pros
Cant think of any now
Cons
Managers that are not fully educated on there job discription
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great work place
Receiving Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHFebruary 14, 2017
Great place to work. Layed back work environment. Pay is pretty fair, but not many raises available. Most managers great to work with.
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Fun work enviroment
Line of Business Specialist (Former Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAFebruary 9, 2017
Clean Harbors was a great company to work for. The employees were all helpful and would reach out to give you a hand when you needed one. Industry was growing.
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Unsafe no regard to employee safety
Technician (Former Employee) –  Skull Valley, UTFebruary 5, 2017
Company dose not care about their employees. if someone has a legitimate question about their job they are told if they do not like the work they do not have to work there instead of getting a reasonable answer. worked there 3+ years with many schedule changes. Told you are not allowed to go home tell all the work was done or not to came back the next day.
Pros
NON
Cons
EVERYTHING
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Pride drives the group
HSE Manager (Current Employee) –  Platteville, COFebruary 2, 2017
I am very happy with the company, the employees have so much pride and that is what sells the jobs. They realize that safety is number one and I can proudly admit that they have gone the last 2 years with Zero Recordable incidents! I am very proud of them.
Pros
Great management team
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Good benefits and pay, bad balance
Manager (Current Employee) –  TXJanuary 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.
Pros
Benefits and training
Cons
Work/life balance doesn't exist
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Its a job
Incinerator operator (Current Employee) –  Tooele, UTJanuary 15, 2017
The company has great potential. But the local management seems to be keeping things stuck in a Rut. Management needs to get a grip. And if your gonna claim an open door policy, maintain it. Which they dont.
Pros
Potentially good place
Cons
Management is lost when it comes to employees.
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Good Company
Foreman (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 14, 2017
Great company lots of travel so looking to stay close to home. Lots of benefits and lots of overtime. Steady work year round. A great company to work for
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Chemist with more than 15 years of experience in Product/Procrss development and analytical chemistry.
Analytical Chemist (Former Employee) –  Livermore, CAJanuary 12, 2017
I learned to work on Inductive Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy.
I liked whole entire work in the lab.
I worked as a team with my co-workers.
The management was giving us feed-backed.
Pros
Free launces.
Cons
Expensive health care with high didactible.
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Good schedule, but limited upward mobility
Receiving Chemist (Current Employee) –  Kimball, NEJanuary 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.
Pros
Schedule, and lots of time off without using vacation time
Cons
easy to peak in pay and experience
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Greate place to learn and advance
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  LouisianaJanuary 8, 2017
Great place to learn, get key certifications. There are plenty of opportunities to get experience and job training. There are additional opportunities for professional networking.
Pros
Losts of training available to advance
Cons
Yearly layoffs can be an issue.
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Long Hours and never satisfied
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  United StatesJanuary 7, 2017
Long hours..dirty job..trucks r old..Caint satisfy anybody there. Always wanting more.Great benefits and vac. Co workers help out a lot.
Pros
Weekends off..decent pay
Cons
Junk trucks..long hours..
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Not hiring local drivers!!
Cdl Driver (Current Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXsJanuary 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.
Pros
Good hourly pay
Cons
No steady schedule, Terrible management
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Adaptive work environment
Environmental Technician (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJanuary 4, 2017
Daily tasks changed by project, always centered around disposing hazardous chemicals. Generally ten hour days or greater also depending on the project.
Pros
401k, Medical insurance, mileage reimbursement, double pay sunday
Cons
always on call, large commute, poor team communication
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Work like a slave until the work is done
Receiving Technician (Current Employee) –  Aragonite, UTJanuary 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.
Pros
tons of money.
Cons
Long travel, almost no free time.
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Co-workers are awesome, always willing to help get the job done.
Field Service Billing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Norwell, MAJanuary 2, 2017
Love what the company does for the environment, people are really a team. But billing department is very hard and working until Midnight during the month end is too much.
Pros
location of office
Cons
pay is low.
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Na
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Norwell, MADecember 27, 2016
Have all equipment started and ready to go. At the end of the day clean tracks, etc.... Hazwoper jobs. Weekly meetings. Always on top of being safe!!
Pros
NA
Cons
NA
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Remember that TV show Dirty Jobs?
Environmental Technician (Former Employee) –  Long Beach, CADecember 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 with
  more... 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
Pros
Overtime, Benefits, Travel, Flexible
Cons
Hard, Demanding Schedules, Dirty, Dangerous, Intermittent
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