Branch Administrator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 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.
Receiving (Current Employee) – East Chicago, IN – January 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)
Territory Manager (Current Employee) – Massachusetts – January 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.
Route Driver (Current Employee) – FL – January 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.
Not a very Retirement Friendly company to work for
Lab Technician (Current Employee) – Richmond, CA – January 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.
Refinery Operator (Current Employee) – East Chicago, IN – November 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.
Would never recommend someone to work for this company!
Branch Administrator (Current Employee) – West Nyack, NY – November 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.
Terrible health insurance for employees, no raises in 5 years. No growth!
Sr. Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Romulus, MI – November 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.
Distribution Center Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Braintree, MA – November 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.
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.
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA 95828 – October 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.