Compass Minerals

Compass Minerals Reviews

27 Reviews
27 Reviews
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Compass Minerals President and CEO Fran Malecha
Fran Malecha
3 Ratings

    Great product with tons of business potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time


    New CEO and management with enviromentally friendly products.


    Immature culture and systems - from engineering, maintenance, safety and process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a few realistic goals per year and begin to prevent challenges vs. always being reactive to challenges.

    Positive Outlook
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Compass Minerals Interviews

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Operations Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Compass Minerals.

    Interview Details

    From initial contact to offer letter was approximately three weeks, so this company is obviously reasonably efficient. There were three phone interviews, each approximately an hour. Two were fairly casual, one much more structured. The proposed start date was two weeks out. Compass Minerals seems to know what they want to do, how to do it, and execute efficiently.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question was "Why are you better qualified than any of the internal candidates?" It was unexpected because it assumed that I felt I **was** better qualified, when in fact I couldn't speak to the qualifications of internal candidates.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    the first offer was solid in every way.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Additional Info

Headquarters Overland Park, KS
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1844
Type Company - Public (CMP)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Cargill, K+S, United Salt

Compass Minerals is a leading producer of minerals, including salt, sulfate of potash specialty fertilizer, and magnesium chloride. Based in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the company provides bulk treated and untreated highway deicing salt to customers in North America and the United Kingdom and specialty fertilizer to growers worldwide. Compass Minerals also produces... More

Mission: A leading minerals supplier sustainably delivering profitable growth and operational excellence in essential applications that enhance lives, including roadway safety... More

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