how do others feel about Ecolab????

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dish doctor in South Carolina

95 months ago

Ive' learned alot from being an Ecolab slave!

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Sandra B in Zagreb, Croatia

93 months ago

work on saturdays...

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KennyBo in Wichita, Kansas

73 months ago

Let me add my two cents on Ecolab. I worked for them for almost 13 years starting as a service manager, working my way up to route manager and then route supervisor. My last supervisor was the most ego-maniacal micromanaging control freak I have ever met. Sneakiness and lying were second nature to him. As I said I worked for Ecolab for 13 years starting as a service manager and working my way up to route manager and then route supervisor. As a Service Manager a typical work week for me was around 60+ hours, I drove around 2,000+ miles a month and was expected to pay my own fuel and expenses and then wait a month to be reimbursed. Service Managers were the lowest paid field associates in the company who received no appreciation or respect and had no bonus opportunities of any kind. If I divided the hours I worked in to my Service Manager’s salary I generally made around minimum wage. After being promoted to Route Manager the Ecotemp Route Managers compensation was so poor and lopsided compared to a TM that the first two years I was a route manager I made less money than I had the previous two years as a Service Manager. Every year that Ecolab would “re-map” the routes in my route group my RM’s as well as I always lost money. Every time Ecolab changed the compensation for route managers or route supervisors under the guise of being a good thing you could absolutely count on losing money off your base salary. This included parts of your base salary that you had “earned” by making budget, you were then expected to earn the same money “again”.
A few years back, after the Pest Division managers in California won their lawsuit against Ecolab the company quickly changed the way they compensated Service Managers, undoubtedly to avoid another law suit. The biggest change to the compensation was that Service Mangers were to work “only” 40 hours a week. Ecolab has now done away with the Service Manger position all together. I’m sure because when they could no l

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adonb in Brooklyn, New York

56 months ago

The main problem you find in all of ecolab and in most of the posts around the web is management.

The goal of mangers is to work less and blame everybody else. Of course there are a few good mangers in the company but in general the management teams are made up of egomaniacs that are heartless.

You will be on call 24/7. Its not supposed to be that way but the managers don't care. Upper management is always making up new rules and regulations that have nothing to do with providing a better service to the customer.

They are convinced that these rules are to better serve the account but since they spend about an hour a month out in the field how would they know?

If management wanted ensure better service by actually going out into the field and getting there hands dirty then ecolab would be a much better company to not only to work for but to invest in.

I have 14 mangers yes 14 in my division above me. Not one of those managers job is to actually come out into the field and assist me when I need help or fall behind on my work. What they do is a question that investors should be asking.

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kodjfa in Madison, Wisconsin

55 months ago

I have an interview for Pest Elimination/utility specialist. What do you do? how do the hiring process go?, Where is the training? how regularly do you get paid?, How do you make it here? and anything you wanna share. Thank you.

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Billy in Statesboro, Georgia

51 months ago

It's a horrible company to work for, work like a slave, never see your family, and I could never get any help from my supervisor.....

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life and work balance please in sacramento, California

34 months ago

i would have to agree with the inability that ecolab has in seeing a work and life balance with its worker bees! instead of listening to its employees on how to better maintain a better work life balance to help foster stronger happier and more productive employees they rather care about numbers more! I wish they realize that at least half their employees they fire are really burned out employees! even though i still work for them i have seen some really good employees with ecolab finally stop trying because they our burned out working so much, working so many odd hours and what do you get? sympathy no you get yelled at for not having you're equipment cleaned enough even though they ask you on you're off time to answer a call back!! if you value you're private time or have a good family life run away from this company quick!!!!!
private time isn't in their vocabulary!!!

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