HR Operations Specialist (Former Employee) – Norwell, MA – December 3, 2018
They do not train you long enough to actually know what you are doing. You are literally expected to learn everything and anything you need to know in 4 days max. It is not a great learning environment. The training is not sufficient or adequate enough to get you to understand how the company works.
Co-workers and managers are fake. Co-workers gossip and managers will tell you one thing about your job performance one day but then renage on it two days later if they are not satisfied.
Great work experience. Learned a lot about the environment services. Exciting work with wonderful people in a very varied work environment. Acquired lots of knowledge of DOT, OSHA, HAZMAT, chemical interactions and hazardous waste disposal procedure.
Enriched knowledge acquired about environmental procedure
Toxic, Unhealthy Environment with Disrespectful Management
Field Services Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Henderson, CO – November 26, 2018
Clean Harbors has potential to carry out productive, organized environmental assistance throughout the globe, however the company festers with bad management. VP's protect BM's when they mistreat employees. The company would rather put up with bad work ethic from an employee than fire them because they do not want to pay unemployment. Instead of writing up or firing someone, they opt to allow the employees disrupt the work environment while going behind their back to do things that make that employee want to quit. The Peter Principle runs rampant in this company and it creates a lot of toxicity and unhappiness.
Ability To Be A Self Starter
Peter Principle, Toxic Environment, Disrespectful Management, No Rules Enforced
Environmental Technician (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – November 19, 2018
Just time to move on love the people but crazy scheduling. You have to ready to work at the drop of a hat. Take away from a lot of your family time. Sometimes forced to go out of town when it doesn’t work with situation
Good For anyone who need work and does want to think
Environmental Waste Technician (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – November 17, 2018
Management is worst of the worst. Cannot work together and only worry about themselves and profits. my advice get in and leave on your terms and short term goals. Work is not hard. do not need a degree( although I had one). do not settle in term of salary/wages you want.
Manager (Current Employee) – Norwell, MA – November 9, 2018
Some great people work at Clean Harbors but management still runs the company as if they a small company. Employees are constantly laid off and work in fear of the fact that they may be next. constantly doing more with less. Company makes acquisitions, but goes years without employee raises.
Great co workers, company does great work for our clients
I had an ok time as a retail waste driver. Coworkers were pretty good.
Technical retail technician/drove a class b truck (Former Employee) – Bridgeport, NJ – November 3, 2018
This is a VERY shady company. There over 2 yrs. No raise. Drove a class b hazmat truck.made the same $15/hr as new employees. Benefits were horrible, with a large cap that you have to pay for them to kick in. They want new people with zero experience to brainwash into their way of thinking.
Time and a half after 40 hrs, which I had after 2hrs on Thursday.
Workin as a field tech was need to me but challenging
Field Technician and Emergency Response Team (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – November 2, 2018
Workin at this company was a great experience for me to learn how to do environmental cleanups. We were on call 24 hrs so, I had to be ready at anytime it was a call. Discipline and safety were the most important things on the job.
Supervisor and equipment operator (Former Employee) – Gardena, CA – November 1, 2018
Fast paced from beginning till the end of each day. Usually very physical and demanding. Traveled to many places to do many jobs. Hardest part of the job was not being home very much do to a lot of traveling.
CDL B Driver (Former Employee) – Sterling Heights, MI – October 29, 2018
I was hired to be a truck driver. I have had my CDL for over 20 yrs, Management never had me drive, just labor. SO I was forced to quit. I'm a team player however I felt my Supervisor was extremely unfair, was in the short time employed for CH several other employees I worded with either quit or was actively looking for other employment.
Field Service Foreman (Former Employee) – Syracuse, NY – October 18, 2018
The Field Services group within Clean Harbors is a complete joke. Management does not care about the employees whatsoever. Plan to never be home. Also, plan to be on cal 24-7 and only get paid while you are responding. There is absolutely no compensation for the time you are on call and not working. On top of this you are expected to drop everything in your personal life and be at your shop within 30 minutes of your "call." I would say that it's an okay place to work if: you are single, don't have kids, and are in no way interested in having a life outside of work. THIS IS NOT AN EXAGGERATION. I am only speaking for the field services group. Remember, once you have accepted an offer letter.... You can officially kiss your personal life goodbye.
This was a good company to work for. Work was hectic at times. Learned several new computer applications and job-related activities. Management was good and very helpful with an open-door policy, where you can go and get matters taken care of. The hardest part of the job was learning all the chemicals and their uses. The most enjoyable part of the job was dealing with the customers/vendors and working in concert with the technical staff.
Field Chemist (Former Employee) – Dallas-Fort Worth, TX – October 11, 2018
Way too many bosses who know absolutely nothing about logistics, D.O.T. rules and regs. Severely micro-managed. The vehicles are extremely old and will break down on you. You will never be promoted. You could be out all week and may have to be in the office on Saturday morning for a meeting. They care nothing for your personal time. They're mentality is that you either sink or swim. I was told that by the manager of the Dallas branch. They will train you for maybe two weeks and expect you to know waste codes and packaging. After that you are on your own to deal with dangerous chemicals and the embarrassment of limited knowledge to customers who deserve to be serviced properly and appropriately. You have been warned!
It's a job
Management, pay, old filthy vehicles that "will" break down on you.