Minerals Technologies

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Minerals Technologies Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
13 Reviews
2.6
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good jobs for kids out of highschool

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Telc Bagging in Dillon, MT
    Current Employee - Telc Bagging in Dillon, MT

    I have been working at Minerals Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Time off and benefits are good for a rural area in Montana. Does not require a large amount of prerequisits to employment such as secondary education.

    Cons

    The culture is not particularly health. You may have to deal with swing shifts of 12 hours that switch between day and night all the time. Retirement packages for all but the most long term employees is scanty at best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good People work there, bad people manage it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Minerals Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different work due to understaffing

    Cons

    CEO is the epitome of arrogance with a god complex second only to Obama

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Anonymous review

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

    I have been working at Minerals Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Pay is fine and benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Not much work life balance. It's senior mgmt way only - recommendations/suggestions not welcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not all requests need to be due "yesterday" and not all global process change requests can be completed in half day.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Antiquated company with no growth"

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Minerals Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people who want to do the right thing. Recent acquisition could be a opportunity to leave the recession type mentality and grow ( they will probably mess that up too).

    Cons

    CEO is a micromanager who makes ALL the decisions. The CEO lives in a pretentious environment. Middle management does not want to disclose how things really are to CEO or executive team due to retribution. The model is to cut everything except the CEO's salary which is far higher than companies five times MTI's size....and they are growing. No work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO and his model need to go. One cannot successfully run a company based off a 1982 recession model.....unless success is defined as the person with the highest income wins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Archaic company

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    Former Employee - Operations (Corporate)
    Former Employee - Operations (Corporate)

    I worked at Minerals Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Outside of senior management, MTI folks are great people

    Cons

    This company is not focused on growth, they are focused on money and budget cuts. No top line growth, just slashing expenses. CEO Joe Muscari is involved in every single decision and doesn't make good ones at that. His salary is astronomical yet he still feels that employees under him should be over worked and underpaid. No work life balance. Definitely ruined AMCOL once acquired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to get rid of Joe or stop following his model of slashing everything and not looking for top line growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old fashioned extraction company

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

    I have been working at Minerals Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rural location, low cost of living, slow pace

    Cons

    Cult like, no future, no upward mobility, no growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernize management get new blood

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Minerals Technologies

    Pros

    It is on the path of transformation

    Cons

    things are so old here

  9.  

    Great Place, Great People. Enjoyed my time there

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Former Employee - Customer Service

    I worked at Minerals Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, Very professional company. Laid back atmosphere. Allowed to work independently. Management knew their stuff.

    Cons

    Office I worked at was in bad shape - old, small,dirty. Raises were rare and there were some old timers employed who were a little too secure in their jobs to actually do anything other than babysit a desk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More working from home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Has been a great company. Now trying to cut its way to growth. No top line growth in years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Minerals Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Has some incredible employees who have high work ethics and personal values. That holds the company together right now. Due to such low staffing levels wide amounts of experience in broad areas. If you are a workaholic that doesnt mind having nothing outside of work this is a good company for you

    Cons

    Little to No work lilfe balance. CEO way too involved in small details. Very top down driven organization, CEO at the heart of virtually every decision. Many road blocks to rapid decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads out of the sand and find out what is really happening in the company. The senior managment group only sees things the way they want them to be regardless of reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Change - and Bad Change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA

    I have been working at Minerals Technologies

    Pros

    Due to the lean staffing, an employee will find that they can assume some interesting projects. Lots of challenge. Pay and benefits are good to above average.

    Cons

    Lots of cost and staff cuts Some employees work hard. Others just show up. Pay and benefits over the past 15 years have been super! Lots of employee benefit cuts over the past 2 years. Proxy does not seem to show that executive level benefits are being cut however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the change, including the push with lean is good. Some employees long for the old days of Pfizer. Ignore those and do what's right. Be careful not to cut too much.

    Approves of CEO

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