Ecolab Associate Q&A


(NIK) It’s real coffee we can drink! (KELSEY) This is how I always look. (DARWIN) I should look at Bryce right? (BRYCE) Yeah. (TIFFANY) Can you get smaller font? [LAUGHTER] [snaps clapboard] (KELSEY) How did you end up at Ecolab and what drew you to your current role? (ALLI) So I went through college recruiting. I was really excited about Ecolab because
it seemed like really big problems the team was trying to solve. Ecolab makes the world a better place and
not a lot of companies can say that today. (BRYCE) I actually started out as a temporary
employee. My managers got together and said “Hey maybe
a good fit would be for you to transition into more of an engineering type role”. (NIK) I had a friend that worked at Ecolab
and he just really raved about the culture. Been here 10 years and it’s been everything
he’s kind of mentioned and more. (KELSEY) I am your local pest control expert. I brag about what I do because you actually
have to do some digging around, be a detective, and find out what’s going on. (TOYIN) That’s really exciting. [LAUGHTER] (KEVIN) A lot of what I do I can’t really share with a lot of people. A lot of my family members ask what I do. I can’t really tell them too much. (DARWIN) Oh, do we continue again? That was a very short break. [LAUGHING] (KELSEY) Tell me about a big, difficult or weird problem you’ve had to solve while working
for Ecolab. (TOYIN) I developed a program called our Extreme
Washing Program and it’s basically if they have an issue that bleach is not getting something
out, they report it back to us to investigate what it is. (KELSEY) You developed that yourself? (TOYIN) Yeah, with the help of my colleagues
of course but yeah. (DARWIN) Although I work in finance, it’s
not your typical, sitting in front of a computer working on spreadsheets. So in my second role, I was sent over to Shanghai,
China. I would take point, set up time during the
evenings with the St. Paul team, and then report back during the day to the Shanghai
team. (TIFFANY) Digital can be very intimidating. I am responsible for our customer portal,
our food safety app. (ENRIQUE) I pull up a lot of those reports. And everyday before I go in the customer so
I’m prepared. That’s how we learn our business. So it helps us a lot in the field. (KEVIN) It’s interesting that you’re a quality
manager. I’m a chemical engineer. Cause we have a big role in getting it up
to speed and getting it up to you but then you guys are the ones keeping customers supplied
and happy. (BRYCE) When someone comes up and says “Hey
I’m trying to put this product into a box”. That’s when I can go back to my team and say
“Hey let’s try to design something that can automate this process”. Make it a little bit easier and more efficient. (ALLI) One way that we solve problems is watching
our customers’ employees. So in order to think about new programs that
we can sell and new innovations we can sell, we’ll actually shadow the housekeeper for
a day. (JOE) I love solving problems. I love digging in and just understanding why
something functions the way it functions. Can it be made or done better? (ALLI) Do you think your job is impressive
or noteworthy? (NIK) Yes. (KELSEY) Absolutely impressive. (TOYIN LAUGHS) (KEVIN) Is it really? I don’t know. (JOE) Yeah. (KEVIN) Is it fun? Is it engaging? Yes. I just enjoy my work. I enjoy solving problems. I’ll leave whether it’s impressive or noteworthy
to others. (TIFFANY) I do think my role is important. I think every role at this company is important. (DARWIN) I’ve been blessed with having great
mentors. I want to eventually pay that back for future
leaders. (NIK) I think just the importance of what
we do really motivates me and keeps me excited about going to work everyday. (ENRIQUE) For us taking care of all the hotels
and restaurants to the laundry, to the kitchens. We all got to work together to make it bigger
and to keep people safe. (BRYCE) I think staying humble and staying
hungry are big factors in how far your career is going to go. I go home everyday with a sense of accomplishment. I come into work and I feel like I make a
difference and make an impact. (KEVIN) It’s not just a job, like they actually
care about… (JOE) Yeah. (KEVIN) … this chemistry getting to the
customer and that yeah I’m going to solve this problem. Cause I know that somebody else is working
to solve that problem. And it’s going to help somebody stay safe
or be able to do something more effectively and efficiently in the world and around the
world. (JOE) Everybody wants to do right and they
love what they do. When you put those two things together it
makes an impossibly strong corporation. (KEVIN) I feel like we are kindred spirits. (JOE) You’re exactly right. You guys did a good job of putting us together. Because I mean that’s it. (CREW) Thank you so much guys. (DARWIN) Thank you. (NIK) Thanks. (TOYIN) This was fun. [snaps clapboard]

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