Safety-Kleen Employee Reviews

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Toxic company
Account management (Former Employee) –  FloridaMarch 22, 2019
Typical day= 5 hours of paperwork due to no admin staff from mass layoffs 3 years ago and once you are totally frustrated from a total lack of support at management level, then turn that frown upside down, get in your rust bucket of company vehicle and cold call.Make sure you hide the vehicle around the corner from prospects-

What I learned= It is definitely a business standard when 1 company buys another they eventually dismantle it. Clean Harbors purchased and is running it to the ground on employees backs.

Management= Broken at every level above local branch.No logic used there except CYA.

Culture=Toxic, As the saying goes "Beatings will continue until moral improves" is the culture at this company. I have personally observed new employees start here with great track records, very capable and hard working professionals....total turnaround in 6-8 months to, What did i get myself into?

Hardest part of the job= The daily grind while watching the hurdles grow larger by the month and realizing no matter how much you hustle and put in the hours it makes you appreciate the definition of being set up for failure.

Most enjoyable part of job= Great coworkers at branch level.
Pros
Occasional Daytona tickets, weekend.
Cons
Too many to list
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Co workers
Tanker Driver (Current Employee) –  East Chicago, INMarch 20, 2019
Can’t find peace due to unprofessional and immature coworkers . Driver can’t mind their business and worry about their own business or work assignments. Steps that should be addressed by management, but isn’t causing the moral to be at its lowest.
Pros
Relaxed
Cons
Health care
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Low pay
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  West Brookfield, MAMarch 15, 2019
Everything was good except for the hourly pay rate. Good work environment and plenty of opportunities for advancement in the company. Manager was very by the book type of guy. Great coworkers as well.
Pros
Hours
Cons
Very low pay
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Great People at Safety Kleen
Sales (Current Employee) –  TexasMarch 13, 2019
Safety Kleen Team is a group of hard workers with a drive to succeed. They have a long rich history in the parts cleaning industry and now the company is challenged to take on being a lubricant distributor.
Pros
Great Product Quality
Cons
New Type of sales is challenging.
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Try not to work here
Central Routing (Former Employee) –  Richardson, TXMarch 11, 2019
You are able to advance here if you have the right connections. Still very much a good ol' boys business. If you are one of the chosen few then you have it pretty good. Don't go there for the insurance, deductible was not attainable so coverage wasn't good.
Pros
Boss was nice and treated to lunch once a month.
Cons
Healthcare sucked
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Great Environment, awesome people and management
Sales / Customer service representative (Current Employee) –  Sparks, NVMarch 9, 2019
Safety - kleen is an amazing company with a great team behind it. All employees strive to be the best they can and have a good work ethic. Management is very good and is always available if needed. Highly recommend this job.
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work environment to much timed travel
Transporter of Hazardous Waste (Former Employee) –  Bristol, CTMarch 9, 2019
The transportation of hazardous waste and customer service with vendors and potential vendors. Travel was required but stops were timed so it was difficult to spend time at each location. The people were good to work with but limited time with other employees
Pros
meeting new people/vendors
Cons
traffic
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Safety- Kleen
Collection Specialist (Current Employee) –  Richardson, TXMarch 8, 2019
Safety- Kleen as a company has great concept of hoe to benefit the environment. I enjoyed my job. I love to research and find things out. The hardest thing was the lack of training for the position.
Pros
Work hours, paid holiday, paid vacation
Cons
expensive healthcare, management stuck in old ways
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Do not work for this company! Run!
Sr. Branch Associate (Former Employee) –  Waukesha, WIMarch 1, 2019
After working for the Company for years, I came to find that they genuinely did not care about me as a person. Unfortunately this is not rare for big Companies, but this was difficult to accept when the Branch Manager preached family like atmosphere, honesty and directness if there was anything wrong, and so much more that never came to fruition. The Company itself, aside from my specific Branch, continuously acquires Companies, but has not given raises to it's employees in YEARS. They will open centers and close them just as fast, laying off 10s of 100s of people with no remorse. The training is either non-existent or just sub-par. The staff that handle the training protocols also request that you ask questions, but are upset whenever any other employee would try to contest new programs - even if their concerns were valid. Between the bad Management, no raises, bad training, and false promises, I would never recommend working for this Company.
Pros
None come to mind
Cons
Management, Training, Pay, Recognition, Honesty, Safety
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People were highly motivated to succeed
Vice President - Industrial Services (Former Employee) –  Elgin, ILFebruary 27, 2019
Safety Kleen was filled with hard working people who were highly motivated to succeed. They gave people all of the tools they needed to be successful and Management gave great support.
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Caters to Auto Zone and other Automobile companies
Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Addison, TXFebruary 26, 2019
I worked at the main office and then they opened a call center which was closed in a year. It was primarily data entry. We did have a fun Admin Appreciation day. I think most employees worked well together.
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Poor tranning
Warehouse Supervisor/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIFebruary 20, 2019
This job its starts off good after 60 days u better watch out they dont cair about the person in side of the warehouse is very stressful mental and physical all day everyday... Its all about the box drives they don't have to do anything will watch u having a problem and jest go about there day after u taking it off the truck all buy urself.. All and all this job need two people its more about safety
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Everything
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Leader in its field.
Branch Industrial Manager (Former Employee) –  South Bend, INFebruary 11, 2019
Originator of its field. Required resources were not often an issue. Latest technology always available. Opportunity for advancement unlimited. Locations throughout the United States.
Pros
Training and leadership.
Cons
Large geographic areas to cover.
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Wonderful Place To Work
Field Chemist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 10, 2019
Enjoyed working for company. Focused on customers and ensuring the customer's expectations were met. Wonderful people worked at Safety Kleen. Enjoyable.
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Great people to work with.
Receiving Clerk/admin (Current Employee) –  Cranston, RIFebruary 10, 2019
I have nothing to say about this place except OMG back stabbing company. they have no compassion for the little people. it is all about who you know to get anywhere in this company.
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Fast paced environment.
Branch Administrator (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJanuary 31, 2019
Enjoyed fast paced environment. Working with both customers and drivers in field to help resolve issues to satisfaction. Typical day included creating PO’s for vendor invoices, setting up new vendors in database. Reconciliation of branch deposits and processing payments via ACH and credit cards.
Pros
Location and great co-workers
Cons
No room for growth
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Office Management
Administrator Assistant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 30, 2019
Run branch office daily activities, administrative, operations, learned a lot about hazardous, non hazardous waste and environmental disposal. Worked with a large variety of companies.
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More Cons than Pros
Receiving (Current Employee) –  East Chicago, INJanuary 28, 2019
Management only cares of profits not Safety. Weekly safety meetings are held but any safety issues reported takes months up to a year before it becomes a priority. Heavy workloads and not enough employees to complete tasks. Work tends to carry over to the next day. For the amount of work we do we don't get paid enough. They preach about teamwork and working together but when employees do theres backlash. Only one employee on weekend shifts which isnt safe. Work is year round. Heat, Cold and Rain. Not for everyone. Not enough pay for the work we do. Management targets employees who speak up about things that managers don't like. Managers also "punish" employees by scheduling unnecessary overtime which is typically 12 hour shifts. You also get written up if you are asked to stay over and you say no because you have a life which they dont care about. I could keep going but overall not a very good place to work. I have seen more people quit than they hire. Safety kleen is slowly becoming union which should help with a lot of issues.

Pros: paid time off, friendly employees, Union, half hour lunch (but you get bothered by employees and managers)
Pros
Paid Time Off
Cons
Management, Pay, Work Load
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Trap Job
Territory Manager (Current Employee) –  MassachusettsJanuary 24, 2019
This job requires too many expectations from the upper management. Everyday there is a different flavor to what the pencil pushers have decided is important. The pay plan changes every year and they will change it in the middle of the year if they see people making money.
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Would not recommend
Route Driver (Current Employee) –  FLJanuary 21, 2019
The local route manager tries to work with the drivers. Corporate makes it impossible to do the job in the parameters they set. They communication between corporate office and the local area is lacking and causes lots of wasted time for the driver. The company makes many promises to drivers to keep drivers, they rarely deliver on any of the promises.
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