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Clean Harbors
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CA 95828October 17, 2018
I was not surprised when Clean Harbors bought Safety Clean, The branch in Sac is poorly run by the GM and they choose to down size the entire sales team and focus on the drives doing the selling. That did not last. Their driver work long hours and are Salary plus commission with no over time unless the GM approves it. But they work more then 10 hour days.
Pros
Good money
Cons
50-60 hour workweeks not OT
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Exciting company- Never doing the same thing twice
Branch Manager III (Former Employee) –  South DakotaOctober 15, 2018
Excellent company to work hard for, your hard work will be rewarded with advancement opportunities. Good leadership team, to much focus on CRM tool in the sales division
Pros
Rewarding
Cons
Big Brother is watching
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5.0
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great place to work
Routing Manager (Former Employee) –  West MifflinOctober 9, 2018
Only left this job because I found something closer. Very good place to work, everyone works as a team. Management and Customer Service Reps are very respectful of support staff.

Good work/life balance, no weekends or holidays.
Pros
Paid well, friendly environment
Cons
too far away from my home
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My favorite job, planned to retire there.
SENIOR BRANCH SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Elgin, ILOctober 8, 2018
Started as data entry clerk and worked up to mid management. Always given the opportunity to further career/education. Was just a great place to work. Always had employee activities in and out of the office. I would have retired there if the Company wasn't bought out and relocated.
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typical office environment
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Boynton Beach, FLOctober 8, 2018
Safety-Kleen is a national company with opportunity to grow from within. Their new lubricants line is premium and they are up and coming in the market.
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Material Handler
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  South Plainfield, NJOctober 1, 2018
I was a material handler for SK. Not much to talk about. The hours were ok, the work was hard but had purpose. The environment was team based and professional.
Pros
team players
Cons
heavy drums, hazardous materials and heavy workload
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A good company to work for
Chemist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 28, 2018
I learned a lot about analyzing chemical waste. I developed organizational skills there. They offered a gym membership to employees. The company had a 401K for employees along with a percentage 3% match
Pros
Had a good work atmosphere
Cons
not much opportunity for advancement
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Great company to work for
Budget Analyst (Former Employee) –  Columbia, SCSeptember 26, 2018
This was a great company to work for. Unfortunately the claimed bankruptcy and then moved the company to Plano Texas. I was not in the position to be able to move at that time.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Compnay moved to Texas
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Safety Kleen
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) –  Boynton Beach, FLSeptember 23, 2018
Safety Kleen is a great company to work for the salary is wonderful great hours and the perks and incentives are worth staying for. It is a company you can grow with.
Pros
Salary, Incentives
Cons
Hours
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Productive, fast past, company that you had to be already employed to see growth
Office Administrator (Former Employee) –  Pineville, LASeptember 20, 2018
It was alright just not permanent no room for growth.
I did not see a permanent position there for me because I was contract and nothing never became available for me
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Great company
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXSeptember 19, 2018
Safety-Kleen is a great company. Also is a fun place to work, has great benefits, hardworking employees, met a lot of friends. There was a lot of freedom.
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Long Hours
Customer Service Manager (Current Employee) –  Waukesha, WISeptember 17, 2018
Nobody leaves until all of the work is done. Unfortunately that can lead to very long days, sometimes 16+ hours a day. Majority of the employees are on salary so that means no extra pay for the long hours
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able to leave when needed
Maintenance Manager (Former Employee) –  Fallon, NVSeptember 16, 2018
overall Safety-Kleen is a good company to work for.

The plant located in Fallon, NV is a cool place to work.

if I could redo I would have stayed at Fallon.
Pros
able to leave when needed
Cons
long hours during shutdowns
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It was once a great company to work for.
TERRITORY MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Wilkes-BarreAugust 31, 2018
A Great company. Now it is a completely different company bc of Clean Harbors. SK cared about investing back into its employees Clean Harbors doesn’t
Pros
Work vacation balance
Cons
401 K and benefits are non existent
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awesome
Lead Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Odessa, TXAugust 28, 2018
A great place to work. the work keeps you busy but it isn't back breaking. the other employees are laid back and will help you with anything you need them too.
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Would not recommend
Cross trained as operator of all machinery (Former Employee) –  KentuckyAugust 26, 2018
Upper management at facility does not appreciate employee efforts.
This person will not acknowledge a job well-done and is rude to the employees. The workers are good people and easy to get along with. The pay is very low and is not comparable to similar companies. No room for advancement.
Pros
Good co-workers
Cons
Poor pay
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Industry Leader With Lots To Offer
Territory Manager (Current Employee) –  Vinton, VAAugust 23, 2018
I liked working with my customers face-to-face the most. However, that type of interaction with the customer is no longer encouraged. Once the initial sale is made, we are to primarily use electronic communication. This company has a great line up of products and services and, as such, makes it easier for me to sell.

These days, there is a lack of leadership locally and the sales team is constantly being pulled away to help in the daily operations of the branch, which makes it more difficult to focus on sales.


The hardest part of the job is the intercompany struggle to get projects completed. There is a surprising level of competition between departments for revenue that make cooperation to accomplish a task near impossible. The company is way top heavy in management.
Pros
Top quality service and products in the industry.
Cons
Too much micro-management. Not allowed to be creative.
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Extremely micro managed. Horrible place to work
Branch Administrator (Former Employee) –  Avon, NYAugust 22, 2018
Had the branch admin position. Could not make a move without asking the boss first. Whatever you do, don't stray from the daily task sheet the boss gives you because you will pay dearly for it. She has to have complete control of everything every minute.
Pros
Close to my house
Cons
Extremely controlling boss that frequently lied to get what she wants
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Pushed constantly. Administrative functions are excessive
Senior Account_Manager (Former Employee) –  Davenport, IAAugust 22, 2018
Excessive administrative time for a sales position. Constantly pushed for more revenue. Price increases on products and services 3-4 times/yr. Sales Manager promoted from Salesman but no clue on how to manage people. Doesn't matter if you take care of existing customers, pushed and measured only on new customers.
Pros
Set your own schedule
Cons
Administrative functions take 50+ % of your time leaving little time to sell.
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Nice place to work
CONTACT CENTER TRAINER (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXJuly 31, 2018
A few hours of course development, monitoring. Working with other members of management creating a cultural rich environment. Hardest part of job was not having supplies for training classes, so I would end up having to purchases them then be reimbursed.
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