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On average, employees at Clean Harbors give their company a 3.2 rating out of 5.0 - which is 20% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Clean Harbors employees are Chemists submitting an average rating of 2.8.

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3.2
Average Rating
(based on 36 Clean Harbors Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.0
Growth Opportunities
2.8
People You Work With
4.0
Person You Work For
3.3
Rewards You Receive
3.0
Support You Get
2.9
Way You Work
3.6
Work Setting
3.0
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Help Desk Technician

"some employee lack the professionnalism"

What do you like about working at Clean Harbors?

"Spoke french and english. it was a good practice."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"be open minded"

What don't you like about working at Clean Harbors?

"Some employee are to racist"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Fire them"

Foreman

"A good company with nice benefits and an orientation on business"

What do you like about working at Clean Harbors?

"A very high expectation and understanding of all aspects of preparing, shipping, storage and disposal of hazardous materials/dangerous goods."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest and expect that everything learned will come in useful."

What don't you like about working at Clean Harbors?

"A very strong push to making money often leaves one wondering how much health and safety and compliance are really the forefront of the company mindset."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Sometimes lean and mean is not the best practice."

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.2
Clean Harbors (46)

4.6 Highest Rated in this Industry is Novus International (6)
2.5 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Liquid Environmental Solutions (6)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (1,833)
Environmental Chemist

"Pro's and Con's for working at Clean Harbors Environmental"

What do you like about working at Clean Harbors?

"I liked the flexibility of the work schedule at the location where I worked. More opportunities if you don't mind moving to a different state."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you have your CDL or you are planning on obtaining one b/c that is very major with this company. Also, know that you will not have a set schedule if applying for the Environmental Chemist Position."

What don't you like about working at Clean Harbors?

"I didn't really care for the management or the compensation for the amount of work that you do."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Better communication and organization is a must."

Regional Project Manager

What do you like about working at Clean Harbors?

"There are some good people there, not because CHES made them that way. In general, as with all companies you meet quality people, who regardless of their work environment, try and do their best."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Good Luck, you're going to need it."

What don't you like about working at Clean Harbors?

"Bottom line company. The President Alan McKim is a tyrant, I heard him in numerous conference calls literally tear down quality people with little or no basis for doing so. They continue to layoff good personnel and their expectations for the future are never understood or followed through. The company work environment is directly in line with the presidents attitude - it sucks and you look over your shoulder often. He's 5ft 3 if that tells you anything..."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Mutiny or you better have real thick skin!"

Account Manager

"Large company, good company."

Executive Assistant

"Fabulous environmental company looking to improve the earth!"

IT Technical Support Analyst

"never expected to get laid off"

What do you like about working at Clean Harbors?

"the challenge and the people"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"DO NOT BOTHER"

What don't you like about working at Clean Harbors?

"do not understand why I got laid off"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"open there eyes to look at people with more than last in first out"

Lead Systems Engineer

What don't you like about working at Clean Harbors?

"No real roadmap for growth and 401K is weaker than most, no project plan objective"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen to your people and be able to make changes that make the environment better for all."

Credit Analyst

"This was one of the worst jobs I had."

Contract Writer

"Casual company setting; needs more professional supervisors."

Chemist
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3.1 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.8 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Chemist
Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2.1 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1.4 / 5
Field Technician
People You Work With 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5
Growth Opportunities 2.9 / 5
Plant Manager
Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3.1 / 5
Support You Get 3.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.9 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4.2 / 5
Clean Pack Chemist
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.6 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5

Clean Harbors Reviews FAQs

Is Clean Harbors a good company to work for?

Clean Harbors has an overall rating of 3.2 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 36 Clean Harbors Review Ratings left anonymously by Clean Harbors employees, which is 18% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 67% of employees would recommend working at Clean Harbors.

Does Clean Harbors pay their employees well?

Clean Harbors employees earn $51,000 annually on average, or $25 per hour, which is 23% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 22 Clean Harbors employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Clean Harbors Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a Clean Harbors?

67% of employees would recommend working at Clean Harbors with the overall rating of 3.2 out of 5. Employees also rated Clean Harbors 3.0 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.0 for Rewards You Receive, 2.8 for Growth Opportunities and 2.9 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Clean Harbors?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Clean Harbors is a Director of Application Development at $125,000 annually. Browse Clean Harbors Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Clean Harbors?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Clean Harbors is a Receiving Coordinator at $24,000 annually. Browse Clean Harbors Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Clean Harbors?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Clean Harbors to be Company Culture, People You Work With, Person You Work For and Rewards You Receive, and cons to be Growth Opportunities and Support You Get.

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