Morton Salt

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Morton Salt Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
33 Reviews
2.5
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    CEO is Christian Herrmann. Good guy but needs more time to understand business.

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    Current Employee - N/A  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - N/A in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great safety culture. Salary is higher than avg, in similar industry.

    Cons

    Lots of changes. Poor communication. A lot of mismatch between skill and position. No loyalty to employee. Losing a lot of experience because of high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Match skills to positions. Improve communication between upper management and employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be a great place to work! - No more......

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Direct report Managers have been good. Employees used to stay 35 years...NOT now (you're fired or bail), unless you are a trapped long time employee.
    Good pay; health insurance great! Very safe company that values employee safety first.

    Cons

    Rats fleeing a changing (for the worse) sinking ship. Employees used to stay 35 years because such a great place to work..now any longevity over 5-10 years, you are considered a dinosaur with no motivation to change; (they don't ask you and assume since most recent change has been for the worse (2.5 years of sheer misery), you, being an above average employee your whole career, now, is the problem) Most employees that were "Morton Salt" before K+S ownership, are now considered old and are not advanced. BUT, even 1-3 year employees bail constantly for better work conditions in Chicago!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you have any clue what is going on below you? - obviously not, as you hire NO upper management with any salt industry experience and think everything is "just fine"! -then shocked to hear no one is happy!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Contractor  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Contractor in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Morton Salt full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful management, resources

    Cons

    Long hours, some faulty equipment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is a great culture

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    Current Employee - Contracted  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Contracted in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Morton Salt part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work is excellent with great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Lack of training and support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on the future

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to work as long as you have no life outside of Morton Salt.

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    Current Employee - Bargaining Unit  in  Rittman, OH
    Current Employee - Bargaining Unit in Rittman, OH

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Bargaining unit employees are well compensated for their hours of work and apprenticeship opportunities are available for various maintenance crafts. The rate of pay is among the best in Wayne County Ohio. The company offers a decent 401-K and health insurance benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance is deplorable. Bargaining unit employees are required to work a lot of mandatory overtime. The focus is on Lean Manufacturing at the expense of employees personal lives.
    Lower management personnel are treated poorly and there has been a huge turnover of salary personnel since 2006.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In most supervisory roles, too much emphasis is placed on having a college degree while practical experience on the floor is dismissed and those employees are passed over for promotion. Upper management needs to actually listen to the workers who are proficient at their jobs instead of taking on an heir of superiority and dismissing their advice. There are many good people who want to see this company succeed. These are the people who make this company a success in spite of poor management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    20 year employee, unappreciative company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Fairport Harbor, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Fairport Harbor, OH

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, that's about the only thing i can think of. Hard industry to outsource, although the possibilty does exist.

    Cons

    Lack of benefits, if you arent upper management your ideas are worthless. No trust or teamwork between hourly and salary. Company constantly divides its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ahead. Treat your employees as assets and you will have less turnover. Make benefits affordable. Most workers have more experience than management, learn to listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Morton Salt full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers and managers to work with

    Cons

    Not much to say here, my there was good!

    Recommends
  9.  

    Production environment where you are constantly learning as an engineer

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Grand Saline, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Grand Saline, TX

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Production environment where you are constantly learning as an engineer. Opportunity to work on equipment dating back many years up through the latest and greatest robots. Always a challenge. Most employees stay a very long time.

    Cons

    Productions environments are usually dusty, corrosive. Aging work force. A lot of long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to a better job preparing for attrition. Would like to see an in-house mentoring program and sharing more information between facilities.

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

    Philosophy of the Old Guard remains

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    Current Employee - Operations Support  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Support in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You are on a company payroll.

    Cons

    Managements ability to map a growth and development path for employees without connections in the company are non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is not a pep talk when the CFO states, "an employee who has been in a position X-amount of years" is not ready to take on the challenges of moving forward. Advice to talk with your managers, who are often hostile and unfriendly themselves, only serves to further humiliate hard working employees. The way to stop mass exodus currently taking place is to understand the disconnect between management and support employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    This used to be a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rittman, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rittman, OH

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Better than average pay for the geographic area and that is about all.

    Cons

    A very poor relationship exists between senior management and the rest of the workforce. Decision making, process change, etc. are driven from the top down with no input from those affected. Woe be it to anyone who dares to question these decisions, senior leadership has effectively run out anyone who was there prior to their arrival and dared to question what is happening.

    The relationship relationship with hourly employees is the most contentious one that I have experienced. There is little consideration given to morale and employee satisfaction. In essence hourly employees are treated as automatons built to do the bidding of company. When a tradesman complained about company demands ruining his family life he was told point blank."...that if his family was that important he should consider other employment."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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