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Updated 26 Nov, 2014
Updated 26 Nov, 2014
102 Interview Reviews

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    Associate Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Ecolab in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    With HR manager and Finance Manager - wanted me to relate my past experiences with current job to see if i could meet expectations

    Interview Questions
    • Give me a time you were stuck in a difficult situation, had to think on the spot, and how did you solve it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Teritory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview Details

    İt was ver easy to get into the company. Everyone can get into the company who can express themselves obviously. because the company care about the personality at first step.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pure Force Territory Representative (Sales & Service) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jackson, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jackson, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ecolab in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I have applied online, it took almost 10 days to reach the step to be interviewed by Area Manager (AM) but I threw a towel before I see the AM by withdrawing the application. First telephone interview by a HR personnel from St.Paul, MN & then with a District Manager (DM) face-to-face at a Courtyard Hotel. Interview questions about your education, work history & looking to see if you're mechanically inclined person or not. Not difficult & typical interview questions They say you'll be in "Sales" too but don't believe that, as I understand %80 of the job which is "Service" meaning you go to restaurants & repair their dishwasher & you're on call 24 hours from M-F in your territory & every rotating 4-weekend in very large territory area, lots of driving. I really don't mind being on-call every 4th weekend but I do hate the idea being on call 24-hour from M-F in my territory. You can not make any plan with your family, your friends ....end of your social life & now you're a property of Pure Force / Ecolab. According to the time you put in (from leaving home to coming back home) which is not typical 40-hour job, my guess is 60+ hours. They offer me $45,000/year, either they don't math or the company thinks we are very stupid !... On the average you would actually work minimum 65 hours/week, with the simple math $45,000/52= $865.38, hourly rate would be $13.31 (865.38/65). Being away from your home & family. Amount of compensation does not just cut this kind of work, not to mention terrible work/life balance ratio plus you'll probably get divorced from your wife too. I am asking now myself, is it really worth it ?

    Interview Questions
    • DM asked me "There are approximately 20 working days in a month, if you want to visit & do Preventive Maintenance for your top 100 customers in your territory, 6 customers/day (assuming that there is no emergency service call/s), how would you manage your time among customers? If you have extra time, what would you do ?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Ridiculously unmanageable customers in one territory, being on-call 24/7 & relatively low salary.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Route Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 10+ monthsinterviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview Details

    Quite Long ... Phone Interview, DM Interview if you pass phone interview. Ride along with rep (generally won't let you ride with experienced honest associates) where you are encouraged to ask questions and see if you think the job is for you. The RSM position is very mechanical versus sales. There is overtime (you don't get paid for that as Ecolab feels that because you get paid commision, you get paid 24/7/365.

    Interview Questions
    • There are no difficult or unexpected questions. You must have sales and mechanical experience. This is especially important for RSM as it is much more mechanical than sales. Most sales are already made for you.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotiation. Ecolab has an attitude that if you don't like it, we can find someone else.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    District Manager Pest Elimination Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ecolab in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a complete joke. There was zero communication between the various departments. It is very obvious it's a god ole boys network. Human Resources was completely clueless. The only reason in which HR was involved was because they wanted to feel important. This was the exact words out of the Regional Managers mouth.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly behavior based questions. Tell me about a time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview Details

    Very nice people at corporate, took care of everything to come interview They flew me in and gave me an interview after several phone interviews. they were very upfront about the situation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pest Control Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Fast response to my application, human resources did a phone interview, then one in the office with a manger then a ride along, seemed like everything was good then no contact.

    Interview Questions
    • none of the questions were difficult, it seemed more geared towards turning me away from the job   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview Details

    Was hired after temping for them for six months, their hiring process is not fast, it takes a while to get approval for the person depending on the position. The interviews were not difficult, but they were scheduled for a full day of interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, negotiation are possible
    Accepted Offer
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Territory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview Details

    It took about 3 weeks total from beginning to end for the interview process. I applied on Indeed.com, HR contacted me 2 weeks later, I interviewed with the Area Manager and District Manager then had to do a shadowing of an employee to see if I'd enjoy the job.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview process was more to see if I could fit in with the company. They didn't ask the normal what is your weakness, your strength questions. They sincerely wanted to get to you you as a person.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Territory Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview Details

    Arduous at best

    Interview Questions
    • How do resolve internal conflict amongst management with field sales staff?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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