Mosaic Company (Minnesota) Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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Mosaic Company (Minnesota) President, CEO, COO, and Director Jim Prokopanko
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  1. Exciting to start, frustrating to progress

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Lithia, FL
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Lithia, FL

    I worked at Mosaic Company (Minnesota) full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, great crew to supervise, amazing safety program

    Cons

    1 hour drive to work, alternating days and nights 12 hr shifts in the same week. Direct management was not educated and only used old school methods.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your people they are your greatest assets. Get out into the mine and observe multiple shifts more than once a week.

  2. My experience has been highly hands-on; in other words, expect to get dirty along with the hourly personnel.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mosaic Company (Minnesota) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This may be the place for you to work if you're interested in mining and don't mind an industrial chemical environment.

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth is limited, depending on what position you take (operations or maintenance). The company does not use their talent at all (from a mechanical engineering point of view); everything is contracted. You will not use the skills you learned in undergraduate studies. They will shape to you to what they want you to be, which is often not what you wanted to be.

  3. Great people at lower levels.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mosaic Company (Minnesota)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Hourly workers and supervisors are generally great. Most lower level employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Much of a "Us vs Them" feeling with management. They have their favorites whom they promote quickly.
    You need to latch onto the person who hires you and ride the "coat tails". Promotions have no objective selection process other than who they like to work with.
    Long drive to work if you want to live in a populated area.

    Advice to Management

    Selection process needs objectivity. Too many "secret" files on employees and yearly reviews mean nothing.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good job but management is on a power trip and they fire people left and right.

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    Former Employee - Inventory Procurement Specialist in Lithia, FL
    Former Employee - Inventory Procurement Specialist in Lithia, FL

    I worked at Mosaic Company (Minnesota) full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice co-workers and good hours.

    Cons

    The managers of procurement (Julia, Candace, Robert) are on huge power trips. I worked for Mosaic for 7 months and I saw at least 10 people get fired for no reason. They try to intimidate you to make themselves feel important. Mosaic is a great company to work for but working in the procurement department you have to deal with the managers who will find a way to fire you. They don't care about you as a person.

    Advice to Management

    No room for advancement.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Company has good benefits but nepotism is rampant.

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    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Mulberry, FL
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Mulberry, FL

    I worked at Mosaic Company (Minnesota) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, people, and community involvement

    Cons

    Company doesn't care about you unless you're an engineer and/or you know someone.

  7. Supervision

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    Former Employee - Supervision in Lithia, FL
    Former Employee - Supervision in Lithia, FL

    I worked at Mosaic Company (Minnesota) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay, decent working conditions, good benefits,educational benefits,front line supervision knowledgeable, continous advancement available,retirement contibutions above average for most companys of equal size

    Cons

    Terrible senior management, so out of touch with the front line supervision and general workforce, its sadly comical. Example: VP in charge of Environmental, former job was Dow Chemical with no concept of safety or phosphate. Field Technicians workedin areas requiing 4 wheel drive trucks, dure to mud,water etc.. Senior Managment wanted to down size the vehicle fleet, suggested that they Technicians use their personal vehicles ( Kia ) really ?

    Advice to Management

    Place senior management inpositions that they are qualified for, the " good ole boy" is so 1970's, Large turnover on senior managment ( not fired-move to higherpay with new company's) every 2-5 years new VP's, total disruption to front line supervision. If its not broke, don't fix it

  8. Helpful (1)

    A Mosaic of mediocre management, frustration, and volatile commodity prices.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Mosaic Company (Minnesota)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mosaic is very laid-back and overall has a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    There are loads of employees at Mosaic that have been with the company for so long that they have no idea what is considered good business practices in the current world. Mosaic has little interest in change to improve efficiencies or improve in general. There are few members of management that has what it takes to challenge the status quo. They are often part of the been-there-way-too-long problem.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in fresh blood, especially at your operational divisions. Senior corporate management should be challenging decisions made at the operational management levels to make sure there are sound foundations for the decisions being made. It often seems like the operational management runs the corporate management.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Ok place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mosaic Company (Minnesota)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Better then some of the phosphate companies

    Cons

    Management is too busy looking out for themselves to care about what some of the other employees are doing with their time

    Advice to Management

    Look out for your employees more

  10. Helpful (4)

    working for the Mosaic Company in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan

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    Current Employee - Electrician in Esterhazy, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Electrician in Esterhazy, SK (Canada)

    I have been working at Mosaic Company (Minnesota)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is fairly decent although it isn't quite up to tradesmen standards. Work has usually been fulltime without any lay-offs.

    Cons

    Too much of senior management belongs to the " Ol' boys club". At the same time alot of new staff, ie; young engineers, think they know everything and don't like to take the time to listen to advice from senior employees. Employees are always last to here what's going on with the mining operation.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees that have the experience and have seen the same thing tried over and over. Don't keep employees like mushrooms and value the hardworking and knowledgeable employees that you have.

Mosaic Company (Minnesota) Photos

A two rotor miner on display in Esterhazy
A loader. It feeds muck into a "car"
A four rotor miner at K2 Underground.

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