Supervisor (Former Employee) – Aragonite, UT – March 19, 2018
It would be a good company but for the fact that the company and site management act like a bunch of pre-teen whiners. The hours are long, the pay is competitive, the management sucks really, really bad. They preach safety but do nothing to back it up and their actions scream PRODUCTION BEFORE SAFETY! It's a stressful environment with poor management practices and the company looks upon its people as a train-car full of slaves. If the company cared about the employees and the management was not so terrible, it would be a good company to work for.
Benefits are okay, but no 401K match. Healthcare is expensive.
Short breaks, long hours, stressful work environment and poor management.
Environmental Field Chemist (Current Employee) – Laurel, MD – March 14, 2018
I moved halfway across the US to work for Clean Harbors. The position I am in is challenging mentally and physically. I am using the degree I obtained in college and I am learning new things every day. I am fortunate to work at a branch with many knowledeable individuals that are willing to help me build a solid foundation here. I am looking forward to advancing with this company.
Employees and managers are hard working and dedicated. Equipment issues (old, beat up) are constant due to the aging of assets. Corporate is heading in the complete wrong direction, focused on acquisitions instead of retaining talent. The result is a talent drain company-wide. Job security is non-existent if you are a manager. Corporate HR has created an environment where employees run the show- managers are guilty until they prove their innocence in nearly every scenario. Advancement opportunities abound here if you can behave as though you are being recorded every second of the day. The experience you can gain here prepares you greatly to work for other companies who still value their workforce. Also- the company has a nearly impossible to achieve bonus plan which they refuse to pay out nearly every year with one excuse or another if by the grace of God you can meet the goals-usually they make acquisitions in order to drive down EBITDA so they won’t have to pay them. With all this negative, it is still a good place to work for the right person, because coworkers and most managers are great people.
People i worked with were great. job was stressfull and understaffed.
employee (Former Employee) – north dakota – February 27, 2018
Managmenent wasn't very good the days were grinding and watching the staff go from 20+ to 9 people to run a facility was soul crushing. Having to run a entire area, fleet maintenace ordering parts dealing with poor inventory and suppliers who didnt want to deal with your company. not provided tools to do job. and having to always do triage work instead of PM work just got tireing
Environmental Technician (Former Employee) – Sulphur, LA – February 20, 2018
Horrible company to work for wasn’t properly trained they throw you to the wolves I’m on my third day and I hate it then they are talking about in a few weeks leaving me to work by myself definite regret taking a job with clean harbors plus the management doesn’t know anything
Field Technician (Current Employee) – Chandler AZ – February 14, 2018
It is a nice place to work the managers are very knowable i. There jobs we work with some pretty crazy things that could hurt you but with the right secret attitude with this company has they have your back all ppe is taken care of and so they want us it secret first
Hydro vac operator (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – February 4, 2018
I worked here for 2 months. Didnt receive the proper training but was expected after 2 weeks to be working on my own. I was told i would be working 50 or more hours a week when in reality i was barely working 1 day a week. The rest of the week i had to try to get hours in on the computer for training which stopped getting approved. Last but not least is the fact that i was shorted a check and 5 weeks later still havent been back paid for it. The payroll dept stopped responding to my emails which tells me they have no intention of paying me.
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – February 2, 2018
The job title is misleading. The work is primarily Industrial Services. High-Pressure Water Jetting and industrial vacuum work. I have cleaned up only a handful of legitimate spills in almost two years.
Environmental Retail Technician/Driver (Current Employee) – Salida, CA – January 31, 2018
Clean Harbors is a great company to work for, and it is at a fast pace, the job requires a class b license and air brake and a hazmat endorsemment,,and the staff and the co workers are very nice to work with,,
Receiving Chemist (Current Employee) – Kimball, NE – January 30, 2018
At Clean Harbors you will always have job security. But you work 12 hour days and they will increase your hours with very little notice. the managers do not have a clue on what is going on around the plant and they don't listen to the employees. But the pay is decent and you are always guaranteed work.
Field Services Technician (Current Employee) – Cleveland, OH – January 30, 2018
It is a hostile work environment . It messes with your sleep you work crazy hours and they call you in a even on your days off as reserved. Some people you work with are cool and the rest can be annoying.