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Compass Minerals Reviews

Updated Aug 23, 2019

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2.5
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Compass Minerals CEO Fran Malecha
Fran Malecha
44 Ratings
Pros
  • "good pay does not provide permission to treat people poorly(in 15 reviews)

  • "Good pay Great people at the lower levels(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Company is going places"

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    Current Employee - Overland Park in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great strategy, working on implementation. The vision is well aligned at all levels and will take this company to the next level

    Cons

    Sometime slow to react and take advise of middle management

    Advice to Management

    listen more

    Compass Minerals2019-01-22
  2. "state of upheaval and instability"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and fair pay

    Cons

    influx of new upper management from coal industry, unclear direction, many valuable employees jumping ship, feeling insecure about "new direction".

    Compass Minerals2019-08-23
  3. "Good People Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Minerals for less than a year

    Pros

    The employees exceed expectations and the work\life balance is AMAZING!

    Cons

    Some turn around with upper management

    Compass Minerals2019-06-19
  4. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compass Minerals

    Pros

    OK pay and benefits is about only pro.

    Cons

    Poorly managed company, particularly at executive level. Now on third CEO in last six years. Creates a chaotic environment with lack of consistent and coherent strategy.

    Compass Minerals2019-06-22
  5. "Solid Overall Experience"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at Compass Minerals

    Pros

    Friendly environment and excellent safety culture

    Cons

    Narrow focus on salt manufacturing

    Compass Minerals2019-05-30
  6. "Mixed bag at Compass Minerals"

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    Current Employee - HQ Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good dedicated people who want to do the right thing for their customers and co-workers

    Cons

    Current senior management seems focused on what is best for them (e.g. 25% salary bumps in 2019) rather than what is best for the company. Expert employees are ignored or stonewalled.

    Advice to Management

    New CEO should use first 3 months to figure out how many of his team need to be replaced to instill his vision for the company.

    Compass Minerals2019-05-24
  7. "Qualified to lead, I think not."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Franklin, LA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It's a good job to have.

    Cons

    Supervisors that don't know the craft they are to lead.

    Advice to Management

    You say you want honesty. Integrity. Yet once again you bring on a Supervisor that it's quit apparent is a sociopath, a lier, and not trained as they say. Other supervisors know this and the workers the same. This has got to show something is wrong by the ones above that who don't know or see the incompetence of the person they hired for that position. What is happening?

    Compass Minerals2019-06-11
  8. "Good pay dosen't provide people permission to treat their workers as sub-human."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Lyons, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay dosen't provide people permission to treat their workers as sub-human.

    Cons

    No bonuses, no initiatives, no morale, absolutely horrible upper management, understaffed and overworked workers.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management treats hourly employees like lesser people. Learn how to lead and motivate people.

    Compass Minerals2019-06-07
  9. Helpful (2)

    "no opetunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay does not provide permission to treat people poorly.

    Cons

    Bigot in HR favors their own kind,

    Advice to Management

    Clean house, you are being conned.

    Compass Minerals2019-05-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a place I would retire from"

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Lyons, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    decent pay,short drive from where I live

    Cons

    no bonuses, understaffed, terrible upper management

    Advice to Management

    give back bonuses and fill all the empty positions

    Compass Minerals2019-04-12
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