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Updated 29 Jan, 2015
Updated 29 Jan, 2015
107 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    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.  

    Assistant Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On campus interview. Did a lot of networking. Networking is the key. Interview is very simple. 1 behavioral and 1 case interview. One of them was a person I already knew. Experience in marketing is a plus point. Understand their business model. Ecolab is top notch company and it is worth all the time. Spend time in research

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Territory Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview Details

    They strung me along because I was a female and they wanted to hire me. The people who have final say so didn't allow and they couldn't tell me that. They just said that there were not any openings, at the moment! I wish I never gave them all my time at the career fair. I could have spoke to more recruiters from other companies.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naperville, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naperville, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    The interview day was long, lasted from 8:00-3:30. I gave an hour presentation on previous work, and then had 30 minute interviews with about 8 people. The individual interviews were fairly informal, nothing too technical.

    Interview Questions
    • tell us a time at your old job where you faced a particularly large obstacle or challenge , and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    4 step process that begins with phone screening, panel interview, ride-along with current staff, and ending with secondary panel interview with management. The process was seamless and well communicated with me. The ability to see the job on the ride-along is very informative for an applicant to decide whether it is the correct career to accept if offered the position. The panel interview and ride-along stressed to the candidates to ask probing questions to ensure an accurate assessment leads to an understanding of the job type and whether the candidate can excel at this role.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question asked is 'what is it that I want to do?'   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    ECOLAB Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cairo (Egypt)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cairo (Egypt)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Ecolab in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    1 HR interview
    The hr interview is very easy, just some questions on introducing yourself and about your knowledge about the company and the job you are applying for.
    2 District manager interview
    The manager just tries to know you well, he will ask you about your friends, your education, your assets, your outings, your vacation spots
    3 SHL test
    Behavioral test and situation based questions

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you were subjected to a situation where taking a bribe is your only option to attain your sales target?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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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