Potashcorp Reviews

Updated May 25, 2015
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Potashcorp President, CEO, and Director Bill Doyle
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  1. Network Administrator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Potashcorp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very well run company. Employees and safety definitely come first. Laid back environment, but could get very fast paced, very quickly.

    Cons

    IT was under Finance. This may have changed.

    Advice to Management

    IT should be it's own department. Get it out from under Finance.


  2. Poorly Paid People (see corporate logo, 3 Ps)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Aurora, NC
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Aurora, NC

    I worked at Potashcorp (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Once upon a time, a great company until the corporate bean counters and lawyers destroyed it. See stock price history.

    Cons

    The company does not value anyone over 55. PotashCorp lobotomized itself with the mass diaspora of talent in 2012-13. Now it is reinventing the wheel.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself!


  3. Not great but not bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Potashcorp

    Pros

    Pay is on par with the competition. Benefits are stout.

    Cons

    Major disconnect between management and field workers

    Advice to Management

    Bridge the gap


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  5. Great Company - Just no Job Security

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Aurora, NC
    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Aurora, NC

    I worked at Potashcorp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well, trains well, offers great opportunity to advance and take classes to further your career.

    Cons

    After watching many rounds of lay offs, I became laid off myself. Being a very dedicated worker that almost never had a call in sick day, always worked overtime when asked, and always took my job with the utmost seriousness, it was horrible to wonder f I would be in the round of layoffs. My coworkers left behind are terrified they will be next. Its a tough position to be in to be laid off right before Christmas. Not only did it make Christmas horrible, but the wait through the holidays for hiring managers to be back to work at other companies that I have applied to, has been excruciating.

    Advice to Management

    job security is important.


  6. I thought PCS was a great place to work at one time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foreman
    Former Employee - Foreman

    I worked at Potashcorp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I thought I had some real good reason, but I do not anymore.

    Cons

    Rants and raves on how they want people with an education. But then lets them go when they downsize and keeps supervisor that have no education.

    Advice to Management

    By making your management (supervisor) mostly engineers you are missing the boat.


  7. Just wish I could be treated fairly at Potash.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Potashcorp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits (401k and pension).

    Cons

    U.S. employees, especially in Northbrook have very limited opportunities for advancement. The company is behind the times with regards to technology. Formal dress code at corporate offices. Corporate culture promotes unfair treatment of employees and unnecessary bureaucracy.


  8. Work yourself to death and get laid off

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

    I have been working at Potashcorp full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none that I am aware of

    Cons

    get ready to be laid off at christmas

    Advice to Management

    leave before you destroy the company


  9. Great! I love it so much!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Potashcorp

    Pros

    Great tips, better hours please

    Cons

    old men, but they smell good


  10. Ethics issues - upper management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Potashcorp

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, benefits and a company which takes care of the field employees

    Cons

    Behavior by key senior leaders at multiple levels is questionable and not in compliance with the ethics training the company requires. Be careful if you are not in the select few.


  11. Great and dirty

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Springs, FL

    I have been working at Potashcorp full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Salary and Opportunity after all good

    Cons

    Smell Dirt Acid Climbing Walking

    Advice to Management

    People Come (Sec) First



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