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. 3 people found this helpful  

    90-95% Positive

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    at times challenging,rewarding,beneficial.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator  in  Mulberry, FL
    Current Employee - Operator in Mulberry, FL

    Pros

    pay is above average,coworkers are pleasant, my supervisor is great to work for benefits are above average,but better than some others i know about,management do try get in touch with the hourly work force,about different issues. Safety is a priority over profit.

    Cons

    we are in the south and that good ole boy network is still hanging around, some things are better left alone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get the feel of what the hourly people are thinking or how they feel about decisons that affect our every day activties.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Slow right now. Have been sending back apps that are sent to me, no response.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandising  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Merchandising in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    Availability and compensation, the online access, and 24hr service to some1 when you need assistance. They work with you when you have personal issues that occur at the worst times. They hire according to experience.

    Cons

    When your project is over it may take awhile before you are sent to another job site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How often are the apps checked once the emails for job postings are sent out?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Agree with other reviews

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

    Pros

    The pay is good for the region. It has large company benefits.

    Cons

    The other reviews are on the money. Don't come to Mosaic expecting to be a star performer, the culture of the company is one in which mediocrity and 2 hour lunch crowd protect their jobs. This means if you stand out, you will be a target. There is a poly-anna corporate headquarters in Minnesota that is out of touch with the incompetence in Florida. If you work here, expect to conform or be ostracized. Clique-ish. Salaried workers do not have a 21st century view of their union coworkers. The union is weak and runs scared. Upper managment in Florida is low rung and probably would flounder anywhere but Mosaic. It is a little world of its own, not a globally balanced company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accountability, outside consultants to thoroughly interview and assess.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Mosaic Review

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    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer Intern  in  Uncle Sam, LA
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer Intern in Uncle Sam, LA

    Pros

    Family atmosphere with great people working along side you.

    Cons

    There are no cons working for Mosaic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work, location is not as great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemical Plant Co-Op  in  Mulberry, FL
    Current Employee - Chemical Plant Co-Op in Mulberry, FL

    Pros

    Benefits, stability, technical expertise, hands on

    Cons

    Location, movement within positions, new talent is sometimes not taken in consideration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Didnt have any comments on this, they were all good when needed

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A mosaic snapshot

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Carlsbad, NM
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Carlsbad, NM

    Pros

    They have one of the best professional development training programs for salaried professionals I have heard of. They pay well and have good benefits. They contribute to the local community a great deal. Most of the senior leadership is available and helpful.

    Cons

    The site is remote and difficult to live in. The culture presents many challenges. Sometimes there is a disconnect between what is said and what is done between management and hourly employees. The best candidates for positions does not always get them due to the union seniority rules. Many very high seniority employees feel entitled to special treatment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people more accountable for their jobs. Too many are simply coasting by.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Disapproves of CEO

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