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Morton Salt Reviews

Updated December 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work-life balance at the corporate office" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Great co-workers and managers, good pay, and a great working environment" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management/Director is very disconnected from reality" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Wasted time reporting things in 100 different formats for German parent company" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Morton Salt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Iberia, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Iberia, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working here it’s the best job

    Cons

    They need more hours for the different jobs

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Internal Comms - not an experience I would recommend."

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    Former Employee - Internal Communications Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Internal Communications Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morton Salt full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance was fair. Compensation was fair. Coworkers - definitely have some amazing people who work there.

    Cons

    In my experience, I feel like departmental leadership was more concerned about personal reputations rather than the overall employer experience. Additionally - I don’t believe that this role should be a function of Marketing but rather housed in Human Resources.

    Ultimately, I left because I felt like the outlook of the company didn’t look positive.

    But, if you love being constantly talked over and left in the dark - this is the gig for you!

  3. Helpful (6)

    "IT"

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

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

    Pros

    Beautiful office in a brand new building, that's all!!

    Cons

    A extremely toxic workplace environment, terrible place to work problem and the management is dis-functional.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your manager's behavior they will may cause you headache in the future.


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Company in free fall"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good work-life balance at the corporate office
    -Good management in our department but can’t say that for every department
    -Morton is doing okay, parent company doing much worse
    -Hopefully Morton Salt will be sold off with this ‘shaping 2030’

    Cons

    -Parent company (K+S Group) has no idea how to run a food company, they are are fertilizer company.
    -Stuck in their old ways with bloated departments that don’t benefit the business.
    -Marketing/Comms departments are a joke, they do one outdated commercial with OK GO and think they hit the jackpot. The Morton brand is rapidly dying off.
    -Great brand to capitalize on but do nothing with it.
    -Bad culture right now within the company, everyone has a negative outlook.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the brand off to a food manufacture that knows what they are doing, god knows the parent company needs the money.


  5. "Great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work.
    -Management is working hard to change the culture.
    -Pay is competitive with the market.
    -Vacation amount is well above average for the market.
    -Lots of growth opportunity.
    -Investing into the employees growth.
    -Great place for someone to get experience and grow with the company.

    Cons

    -Health insurance is horrible. Very high deductibles.
    -The unions will be the downfall of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Throw the unions out! Until that happens nothing will change. You cannot change the union mentality.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "At a tipping point"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    - Iconic brands in the US and Canada
    - Corporate office is beautiful and in an ideal downtown location
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Cultural struggles and language barriers with parent company (K+S) in Germany make it difficult to get work done in an efficient manner
    - Company is going through a lot of self-inflicted change with very poor change management practices and communications
    - Branded products/business are treated as second tier within the parent company's business portfolio which is more focused on commodities
    - Turnover beginning to increase across key functions
    - K+S senior leadership is weak and lacks the experience to run a global company

    Advice to Management

    - Engage with your top talent and let them know they are valued and that there are reasons for them to stay. If you don't do this, expect a wave of departures.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Quality Control Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Morton Salt part-time

    Pros

    Good entry level experience

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth

    Advice to Management

    Bad

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Place to work for money and nothing else."

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Rittman, OH
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Rittman, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, all the overtime you could want if that's your thing. Benefits are ok, not bad, not great either.

    Cons

    Lots of forced overtime. No place for someone that has a family. Major lack of communication and management likes to blame the employees for all setbacks. Employee moral is horribly low.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Cost Accounting"

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

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great place to get experience.

    Cons

    Upper management/Director is very disconnected from reality. They live in their own world and hold back their employees from progressing in their careers. They make decisions without consulting their teams.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the existence of your teams. Obtain people skills and implement them.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Don’t be fooled."

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

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time

    Pros

    Very smart people
    Nice office and location
    Hours

    Cons

    Hierarchical
    Poor management from CEO down
    No growth opportunities
    Promotions are subjective
    Poor decision making
    Talent is not empowered
    Company can’t do anything right
    Pay just okay
    Culture

    Advice to Management

    Get it together.