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Potashcorp Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
15 Reviews

3.3
15 Reviews
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Potashcorp President, CEO, and Director Bill Doyle
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  1.  

    Very friendly co-workers and good senior managment

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

    Pros

    Intelligent people and interesting problems. Good compensation and opportunities to move up in the company with good performance. And there is free food.

    Cons

    It is not a very team-oriented environment, most people work individually. Communication can be difficult because of the individual nature of the environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company - Just no Job Security

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    Former Employee - Chemical Operator  in  Aurora, NC
    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Aurora, NC

    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 ManagementAdvice

    job security is important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Foreman
    Former Employee - Foreman

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Just wish I could be treated fairly at Potash.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Work yourself to death and get laid off

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    none that I am aware of

    Cons

    get ready to be laid off at christmas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leave before you destroy the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great! I love it so much!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great tips, better hours please

    Cons

    old men, but they smell good

  8.  

    Ethics issues - upper management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great and dirty

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  White Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Springs, FL

    Pros

    Salary and Opportunity after all good

    Cons

    Smell Dirt Acid Climbing Walking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People Come (Sec) First

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, employees care about each other, management runs the business well, minimal overtime, great work / life balance

    Cons

    no flex schedules, telecommuting, business dress code, static business operations make job boring at times, US employees made to feel less important than Canadian employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management should treat US operations of business as important as the Canadian operations

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to learn a new industry, and to learn mining processes

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    Former Employee - Laborer  in  Lanigan, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Laborer in Lanigan, SK (Canada)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Bonus, unionized, unique work environment. The company is keen on people who show initiative and they promote from within. PCS Lanigan has a much better shift schedule than that of the competition.

    Cons

    Regular lay-offs make work stability difficult to count on. In the time i was there i was layed off for a month with another one coming just before i quit. The culture is overall negative, and the mining crowd can tend to be gruff and tough. Developing a thick skin is essential!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Safety First. This industry has a lot of liabilities set against it, and if you are found neglegant in the way you lead your crews, you could be faced criminally responsible under the Mining Regulations and OH&S

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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