Mosaic Company (Minnesota) Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. Challenging

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Mosaic Company (Minnesota) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ok company to work for

    Cons

    Hiring too many people at the top end and stripping the production areas down to make head count losing, the concept that we need to make production

    Advice to Management

    Company Management is forgetting about Production and trying to form to many non producing groups


  2. Great Company to work for, people are their greatest resource

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Mosaic Company (Minnesota) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/family balance, fair compensation and good benefits. They value their people and invest in their training and development. They expect a lot, but its worth it.

    Cons

    Very slow moving, have to be patient for advancement. Things just don't change very quickly, at least in the administration side of the company, the production side may be different.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Supervision

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervision in Lithia, FL
    Former Employee - Supervision in Lithia, FL

    I worked at Mosaic Company (Minnesota) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay, decent working conditions, good benefits,educational benefits,front line supervision knowledgeable, continous advancement available,retirement contibutions above average for most companys of equal size

    Cons

    Terrible senior management, so out of touch with the front line supervision and general workforce, its sadly comical. Example: VP in charge of Environmental, former job was Dow Chemical with no concept of safety or phosphate. Field Technicians workedin areas requiing 4 wheel drive trucks, dure to mud,water etc.. Senior Managment wanted to down size the vehicle fleet, suggested that they Technicians use their personal vehicles ( Kia ) really ?

    Advice to Management

    Place senior management inpositions that they are qualified for, the " good ole boy" is so 1970's, Large turnover on senior managment ( not fired-move to higherpay with new company's) every 2-5 years new VP's, total disruption to front line supervision. If its not broke, don't fix it


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  5. Overall, a great working experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Mulberry, FL
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Mulberry, FL

    I have been working at Mosaic Company (Minnesota) full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back culture, good work-life balance, down to earth executives, small company feel.

    Cons

    Hourly have negative view of engineers, people that should be let go are kept around, and there's some brown-nosers here and there that are somehow still promoted even though they don't do a good job.


  6. A company with good intentions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Mosaic Company (Minnesota) full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great, the CEO cares about the employees. The company is looking like they are on the upswing, so there is optimism and feeling of job security there.

    Cons

    Because the company used to be owned by Cargill, they had the luxuries of their systems and experience. Once separated, Mosaic was like a child who just got their training wheels taken off, shaky. There are many inefficiencies and kinks to work out. The HR department is lagging, IT is trying new systems. The lack of efficiencies/structure is also an opportunity for certain people. The company is conservative and not as adapted to the new millennials.

    Advice to Management

    There is an energy at Mosaic that everyone needs to be busy. Remember that busy does not necessarily mean productive or that it is contributing to the overall strategic goal. It would also be good to recruit younger professionals/interns to the company, the workforce is starting to age and people in their early/mid 30s are the babies of the corporate headquarters.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ROIC Specialist in Lithia, FL
    Former Employee - ROIC Specialist in Lithia, FL

    I worked at Mosaic Company (Minnesota)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Great co-op experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Mosaic Company (Minnesota)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Mediocre company with "Good 'Ol Boy" mentality

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lithia, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lithia, FL

    I have been working at Mosaic Company (Minnesota)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits with a strong sense of community in the workplace, large corporation with a medium size company feel.

    Cons

    Short-term thinking, weak middle management, pay for performance formula is easily manipulated, functional silos, many of the issues are typical of a large corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Promote because of ability to perform at the next level, not because of performance at current level. Peter's Principle is alive and well.


  10. Helpful (3)

    90-95% Positive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Plymouth, MN

    I have been working at Mosaic Company (Minnesota)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    at times challenging,rewarding,beneficial.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Mulberry, FL
    Current Employee - Operator in Mulberry, FL

    I have been working at Mosaic Company (Minnesota)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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