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Worked there 22 years and the last 5 were pure hell.

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Former Employee - Business Development  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
Former Employee - Business Development in Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Safety-Kleen full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good people in the branch. Good Benefits.

Cons

Never has a company sttod in the way of its own success as Safety-Kleen does. They have no idea what true sales is about nor do they act like they want to. If you own a home, good luck working here. You have no idea what you will make year to year because they come out with a different pay plan every year. Morale has sunk since 2003 and from what I am told is no better today.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up and look around at the leadership in your Areas. Atlanta used to be a proud Area and now due to the loss of quality people flounders with its leadership. The problem is there are other Areas with the same problem and no focus from Corporate.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Safety-Kleen

  1.  

    I had a love/hate relationship with Safety-Kleen.

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    Former Employee - Market Sales Specialist  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Market Sales Specialist in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at Safety-Kleen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For the most part, I worked with excellent people. But like any workplace there is some backstabbing and grandstanding. This is a dynamic fast paced company, everyday is busy, challenging, and mostly fun.

    Cons

    New employees received training from very qualified trainers. Once that initial training was completed further development was the responsibility of the sales manager. This development was non-existent, the sales manager I worked for was more interested in showcasing his own talents outside of his own area of responsibility in order to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, but just ensure workforce is not a victim of someone's unbridled ambition.

  2.  

    30% turnover.

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    Current Employee - Market Sales Specialist  in  West Brookfield, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Market Sales Specialist in West Brookfield, MA (US)

    I have been working at Safety-Kleen full-time

    Pros

    Good off site training. Good people but they don't stay around long. Medical is good and begins on your first day (prob bc so many people leave quickly).

    Cons

    For sales, there are wat too many steps post customer visit. It really is absurd how long it takes to meet the required CRM work, quotes, and profiles. I am willing to put in the effort but it takes so long that it takes away from selling time.

    Need much more in the field training

    Managment is like a revolving door- and that is who trains you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the sales process. It's understandable wanting accountability but the process very much feels like big brother watching over you. Not much trust. I think if Managment took the time to go through the sales process, they would then realize how time consuming and redundant it is.

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