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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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Good place to work but you need to be flexible
Business Director - LOB Manager (Former Employee) –  Richardson, TXJanuary 10, 2019
pay changes every year - changed to just change sometimes with not real reason but to shake things up a bit. Many people had a hard time with this issue.
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Not a very Retirement Friendly company to work for
Lab Technician (Current Employee) –  Richmond, CAJanuary 1, 2019
Although the actual work is not hard, the structure of the internal business makes it difficult to succeed as a company. The safety record is amazing and the employees attitudes are manageable.The pay is good but there are no above average retirement benefits.
Pros
Pay, Location, Attitude
Cons
Retirement Benefits, Mid Level Management
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Good place to work for.
Truck Driver Class B (Former Employee) –  South Bend, INDecember 29, 2018
It was a good place to work at. Coworkers willing to help each other. Over the past 5 years there's been some changes, but I know what they are. The company has joined with another.
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not a family friendly business
Refinery Operator (Current Employee) –  East Chicago, INNovember 25, 2018
Ive been with the company 5 years now and relocating to this last location has been the worst career decision ive ever made. Retaliatory and racial discrimination tactics have been the order of the day since i arrived here.
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Would never recommend someone to work for this company!
Branch Administrator (Current Employee) –  West Nyack, NYNovember 12, 2018
A typical day at Safety-Kleen. I was hired for Administrative, i now have the responsibilities of management work. Along with access for management computer work.; being that i am told my service management is overwhelmed. Not respected, paid very little. Not able to support my children and family on the salary. Some have gotten raised due to being told, they are a large asset to this company. I am not doing other people's job as they are entitled to raises and overtime, and i am told I am not. Never worked for a company in which i feel like a slave.
Cons
Terrible health insurance for employees, no raises in 5 years. No growth!
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Small Office Makes for great working environment
Sr. Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Romulus, MINovember 9, 2018
Small office crew so very easy to make great working relationships with managers and co-workers. Management is very flexible with scheduling around life outside of the office as long as it does not interfere with company needs.
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Relaxed work environment
Distribution Center Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Braintree, MANovember 8, 2018
Worked on my own day in and out and was responsible for completing daily, weekly etc... tasks in a timely manner
Employee must be engaged and self-motivated; which I am and this helped immensely in my success with Safety-Kleen.
Pros
Lax work schedule
Cons
Difficult to get ideas/point accross to mgt.
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Very stressful
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 31, 2018
Too many meeting more related to safety than the office tasks. No enough support from management when requesting training on site. Long working hours.
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Good place overall
Material lead handler (Former Employee) –  Pasco, WAOctober 30, 2018
good place to work overall just not liked to handle hazmats directly.
Pros
great insurance and benefits
Cons
direct contact with hazmats.
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Lies and false promises!
Blended Oil Specialist (Former Employee) –  Richardson, TXOctober 28, 2018
Safety-Kleen lures you in with false promises. January of each year Management changes the terms and conditions of your pay schedule. If you’re a sales person you have to work harder and make less money.
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Too much management
Territory Manager (Current Employee) –  Kaukauna, WIOctober 22, 2018
Managers in multiple locations managing you, with different agendas. Very much micromanaged by all. Hours are long and unnecessary for the sales performed.
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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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