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Executive Assistant (Current Employee), Richardson, TXSeptember 24, 2014
Pros: onsite workout facility; friendly people
I start my day very early as most individuals do. My co-workers are fun to be around and help pass the day. The hardest part of my job is not staying busy, or being completely overwhelmed with work. There's no "in between." My boss does not communicate with me about anything which is tough since I think he'd be great to know. But he's also very nice – more... and has been very supportive as I've learned the role. – less
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terrible place to work, it is a dump.
facility tech (Former Employee), Dugway/Aragonite, UtahSeptember 20, 2014
Pros: free coffee
Cons: no respect, low wage, incompetent management, no advancement, no safety culture.
I would suggest staying very far away from this place. Management only cares about numbers and safety is dead last. The leads will throw you under the bus at the drop of a hat to make themselves look good. The average work week is 50-72 hours but hey at least management gets every weekend off. I'm incredibly surprised that this place hasn't burned to – more... the ground with how they shuffle the hazardous waste or how the state even continues to let them operate. I have never experienced to this level such dishonest, disrespectful, careless, and two faced behavior at work. – less
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Hostile Environment
Business Analyst (Current Employee), Norwell, MASeptember 19, 2014
I would not recommend this company.
Management is unedcuated.
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The employees are wonderful they are commited to their work.
HR (Current Employee), MASeptember 12, 2014
Good place to learn, the employees are great High turnover rate....................................................................................................................................................
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Not a great place to work
PO Administrator (Former Employee), Norwell, MASeptember 4, 2014
Pros: decent benefits
Cons: no advancement, no recognition, outrageous healthcare deductible, low morale
Corporate office does not pay well. Not liveable wages. No room for advancement. No reviews. No raises. No recognition. Morale is low. Day-to-day isnt too bad. A lot of paper pushing but thats expected. Decent benefits including PTO and 401K match. Coworkers of mine who had been there 7 years only received two 2% raises in their time with the company.
My – more... department worked very hard through a major business acquisition putting in long hours every week for months, only to receive zero recognition/appreciation/compensation and have our hours cut.
Management is not well received across the board. – less
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long hours, longer hours, minimal room for advancement while working very long hours
UNDISCLOSED (Former Employee), CLEVELAND, OHIOAugust 6, 2014
Pros: decent pay although ot is the only way to make money, raises for performance are out of the question.
Cons: never seeing your family & missing out on all family focused events
Busy is great. Always work to be done at a pace of 90 mph with your hair on fire. Loved most aspects of the job as far as work tasks are concerned. The amount of work for one person is that of 2-3 people. Hours average 70-85 hour work weeks including days, nights, weekends and holidays. Non-accommodating to understanding family and work life balance.
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People there were very caught up in small town drama and gossip
Receiving Technician (Former Employee), NEJuly 21, 2014
Pros: great pay, 16.50 starting!
Cons: they hold the pay against you, think they are irreplacable
I felt as if i was with the military while working there. I know jobs can be less stressful with the proper training and managment. I liked a few co workers but the managment and people in charge were childish and caught up with video games and youtube. while at work.
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Business as usual.
Field Services (Current Employee), EverywhereJuly 12, 2014
Fast paced and friendly environments. Management lacking at times. Decent pay.
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Confidential
Environmental Tech (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZJuly 5, 2014
Fast Paced,Professional,Diverse,Employees/Management.
Wages/BenefitsCompetitive
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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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