Mosaic Company (Minnesota)

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Mosaic Company (Minnesota) Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
40 Reviews

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Mosaic Company (Minnesota) President, CEO, COO, and Director Jim Prokopanko
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  1.  

    Great people

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    Large organization with a lot of opportunities including global. Invests in people, fairly stable industry.

    Cons

    Only real con is it is such a great work environment there is not a lot of career advancement opportunities, mostly lateral opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great job, keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Draftsman  in  Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Electrical Draftsman in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    Pros

    Work Hours, Benefits, pension, co workers, work enviroment

    Cons

    Hand tied by the union sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people and interesting work. Clear route for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Coop  in  Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    Pros

    Great people, good compensation and benefits as well as professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Long working hours and about an hour drive from Saskatoon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workload is considerable for the amount of employees at Colonsay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent opportunity to learn and grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Op  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    The other employees are very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
    There is a lot of emphasis on team work and cooperation.
    Compensation is quite good for an intern position.
    My work actually added value to the company; I was not simply performing menial and repetitive tasks like interns at many other companies.
    Employees are involved in philanthropy and community service throughout central Florida and the Tampa area

    Cons

    The only real con I can think of was that the HR department seemed to be lagging behind the rest of the company in terms of operational efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Much of Mosaic's workforce will be nearing retirement age in the next few years. As such, maintain the focus on developing young talent internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Worked as a change agent for a massive re-tooling effort

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    Former Employee - ROIC Specialist  in  Lithia, FL
    Former Employee - ROIC Specialist in Lithia, FL

    Pros

    Small, able to advance
    Easy access to upper management
    Able to work at multiple sites without moving
    Could easily be a lifelong employer

    Cons

    Phosphate is not a famous industry - harder to transfer skills b/c many are unfamiliar w/ the industry
    Not many other places within central FL for ChemE's to work... if you don't like it, you'll need to move
    Production isn't for everyone, yet it's seen as a badge of honor & hard to advance without it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire college grads... those that are holding on now WILL retire eventually
    Offer more training to employees, such as CEM

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Great co-op experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    -As a co-op, I have had responsibilities for several projects a typical full-time engineer would have.
    -Very positive and motivated employees
    -Room for growth

    Cons

    -Limited locations (very little internationally)
    -Some work locations are in fairly remote areas
    -Some departments don't work as well together as others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in the co-op program while focusing on good communication between co-op leaders and employees. Continue hiring employees that are motivated and positive about the company.

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  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    90-95% Positive

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Plymouth, MN

    Pros

    Senior leadership does what they say they will do, and has managed to avoid management fads and "flavor of the month" changes in direction. They've stayed consistent on some people issues for 3-4 years. There is a strong knowledge that they are in a cyclical, commodity business and the finance people have done a great job weathering the recession with creative ways to avoid layoffs. Employees at all levels are hard-working folks, generous with their time, and genuinely want to help each other out. It's a hard-working, relatively flat company that is growing and there are many opportunities to work on challenging projects and to take on a lot of responsibility. Plus, a lot of employees can get behind the official mission, "To help the world grow the food it needs."

    Cons

    While there are a lot of project opportunities and responsibilty, the company culture is quite traditional, and may rub Millenials the wrong way with its limited work-life flexibility and hierarchical decision making procedures. It is an engineering-driven, "Minnesota Nice" culture that does not encourage conflict, and creative types may find it a bit stifling. The company is still working on the last bits of bringing together the two companies that merged to form Mosaic, and there are still some spots where there are "corporate vs. the field," or "the way we need to do it vs. the way we've always done it" issues that get in the way. Also, the hiring process is still being improved, and it can take 10 weeks and multiple interviews to get through from initial job application to an actual offer; be prepared for this, if you are an applicant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management: Stay focused on the same strategy and messages, like you are, and make sure we know the priorities all the way down to the front line. Take a good look at the innovation and change stuff and see where the senior leadership culture could be looser and less critical of things and people that are different. We implement a lot of business change suggestions, but not so much in improving the work culture. Either get things to move faster or provide more reassurance (with data) that we are moving fast enough to not only stay ahead of our competitors, but to deal from a position of strength if someone were to look at Mosaic as a potential acquisition. Get leaders at all levels to take the leadership stuff even more seriously, and measure and report on it so employees could count on coaching, feedback, and career development opportunities.

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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Everyone works together to make sure clients are cared for in a respectfull manor.

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    Current Employee - Direct Support Associate  in  Denison, IA
    Current Employee - Direct Support Associate in Denison, IA

    Pros

    Everyone works together in a respectfull manor and can take time with clients to help them to have a very good quality of life.
    , and we enjoy it!

    Cons

    There is not enough time in a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more money allowed for medpassers anf I think for van driving. They are a significant responsibility when someone takes that on.

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    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work ,close group of people working in the dept 8-12 hours a day make it like family.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    In this area of fla this is the best place to be working , the pay is great, the people you work with become family an make the best friends.Insurance, 401k, awards, dinners, safety training.

    Cons

    Power strugglers with new hire that friends with a person in Mangement. climb the ladder fast . ex: set up supervisor don't know the plants , giving orders

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been good fromthe beginning, andthings just keep getting better.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor  in  Carlsbad, NM
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Carlsbad, NM

    Pros

    Highest paying company in the area. Lots of opportunity for professional growth. The company is willing to pay for literature, classes, seminars, etc. that will help employees expand their professional development. The benefits are very good, too.

    Cons

    The people on shift work have a hared time balancing their personal and professional lives. The ones on a 12 hour shift have an easier time due to have more consecutive days off. The 8 hour shift, seven days a week is exhausting and grueling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees when they come to you with ideas. HAppy employees are mor productive emplouyees!

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