Honestly, the commercial sales business runs the company - and they know it. Sales obviously makes the money - totally understandable. However, I found they were quite demanding and had unrealistic expectations.
Advancement opportunities are more readily available in the sales group vs. corporate, as a relocation to St. Paul would be likely required (Ecolab's corp HQ).
Good health insurance plans, 401k, pension
Lack of Advancement for corporate employees