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Morton Salt Reviews

Updated August 10, 2018
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Pros
  • "Pretty good pay , UNION some good people to work with" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Perks of working in a new building" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Extremely top heavy in upper management positions" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Long hours, could have swinging shifts" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Love it here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time

    Pros

    The team atmosphere is great, everyone is always willing to help each other. All together now!

    Cons

    Nothing really negative to comment on.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Shaping 2030 Means Mass Exodus"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours (9-4), nice building, great lunch places nearby.

    Cons

    Consultants are everywhere thinking of ways to eliminate jobs, management is overwhelmed and has no time to do anything right. Managers are all working on “Shaping 2030” initiative to set company up for the future but it really means people are now either quitting or getting fired; it is now a politics game to see who will survive and who will not.

    Operations and logistics is a mess - nothing works well, no one cares or knows how to fix it. People are just concerned with their own part not doing the right thing. Favoritism exists all over the place. If your manager doesn’t like you, then you’re done.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people
    Communicate honestly
    Do more surveys and read them
    Reward your employees better
    Get better benefits

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Industrial Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many good people. Great brand.

    Cons

    Extremely top heavy in upper management positions. All but managers struggle to keep afloat, most managers are focused on their own agendas and hide their inexperience. The upper management does not understand the grass roots of the business and ineffective in everything they do. I would not join this company if you are looking for a good job, think of it as training for a better one and quickly take your experience elsewhere. Highly computerize jobs, be ready to sit and type a lot. Also recognize you will work extremely hard due to the inefficiency of their processes and service levels.

    Advice to Management

    Get your management team in the field and have them understand the challenge customers face with Morton sales and service. Profitability should not be the main focus when the company is making strides to refresh, it should be service. Good practices will result in customers who will pay more.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Change"

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

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time

    Pros

    Positive changes coming definitely not

    Cons

    Sometimes things don't change. Your promised raises that you get nothing but excuse after excuse as to the reason you don't receive it. You just get it with a smile and laugh. I work for my family it would be nice if Morton was one.

    Advice to Management

    There happy with their strategically placed choice. Well done back to the caveman days. Don't make promises you can't keep. When we come to you in private it should remain there.


  5. "Great Company, but expect to work very hard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morton Salt full-time

    Pros

    Felt appreciated for my contribution.

    Cons

    Work environment is tough given the large temperature swings of the facility.

    Advice to Management

    Reward people who work and hold others who don't contribute more accountable. It's not about not being loyal, its about quality of life outside of work.


  6. "Working at Morton Salt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Had a good career at Morton Salt.

    Cons

    We have gone through many changes.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Warehouseman"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The only good this about working is the pay and the benefits that you get once your down with temp service

    Cons

    This company is a joke to work for. The management there does not care about the employees and what they have to say and will run you to the ground. As for the food grade plant at canveral is a joke there's nothing food grade about it. They store product in a temporary warehouse since it opened that's dirty and always have water in them that smell like mold and mildew and it just a joke. You have have to become a master mechanic to fix equipment. Morton moto is run it till it breaks and production is more important than anything.

    Advice to Management

    Things need to change surprised FDA hasn't showed up. Something needs to be done with management if your not working 3am to 3pm during the week you are nothing to this company and management

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Paid Well, But Overworked"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in South Hutchinson, KS
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in South Hutchinson, KS
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Morton Salt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent experience in industrial chemical production - had to become an expert in repairs because the facility would not outlay for needed capital improvements.

    Cons

    The job required 55-60 hours a week and fast paced shifts. The technical/scientific divisions were very under-staffed and as such, it was almost impossible to get ahead of the problems. Little chance for advancement (someone basically had to die or retire for promotions to become available... and when they were available, they did not promote from within)

    Advice to Management

    Spend on capital improvements.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morton Salt full-time

    Pros

    Culture is changing for the good. Nice building to work at. There are some great managers to work for

    Cons

    Bad management to navigate through the changes. The culture is not the best, there is a lot of favoritism for promotions

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers to become servant leaders and be more attentive to employees


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Loved working at Morton Salt!"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Newark, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and managers, good pay, and a great working environment. It was nice to experience working at a VPP certified site as well.

    Cons

    The only con was that the company closed the location.

    Advice to Management

    Do your best to make sure that the company's vision for success is being implemented by management below the CEO/Director levels down to the production employees. When your employees are valued, encouraged, and feel that they are listened to, they will perform at high levels. Understand that favoritism is really hurting the culture, and moral. From what I've heard from peers at other facilities, it has resulted in good employees leaving the company. That's not the way to reach your objectives.


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