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Morton Salt Reviews

Updated March 20, 2019
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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 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Ive seen upper management react in such an unprofessional way on many occasions" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Management and German parent company" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Morton Salt"

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

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

    Pros

    Community, Culture, Steady Progress, Teamwork, Benefits

    Cons

    A lot going on, but that's not necessarily a bad thing all the time!


  2. "A great food industry in the US."

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    Former Employee - QC Technician in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - QC Technician in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Morton Salt hires temp to permanent position with benefits and incentives. I love my position in Quality Control Department.

    Cons

    Be patient always because of work pressure especially in manufacturing and production.

  3. Helpful (10)

    "More work for less pay / no appreciation"

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to Ogilvie Transportation Center

    Cons

    More & more work is dumped on the Employee. The manager transfers accounts to another employee instead of placing them for collection negatively impacting the numbers for the employee the account is transferred to. No attempt is made to allow for a smaller staff (the department continued to be downsized) to complete additional work and overtime was not to be allowed so employees worked additional hours without compensation just to stay afloat. Work at home days were transitory & changed at the whim of the managers with no employee input.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites among employees.


  4. Helpful (12)

    "Horrible Environment"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Headquarters is centrally located in a new building.

    Cons

    Horrible work environment. Management specializes in favoritism. The work environment is hostile and no one should be trusted. They treat people that are not apart of their specific circle like work horses or mules. Meetings are unproductive and mainly about degrading people. HR is all about protecting management and not about employees. If one has a problem with management there is no one to turn to; especially not HR. If you want to work at a place that treats hard workers like trash than Morton Salt is the place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should treat people the way they want to be treated. Stop treating hard working people that want to perform great jobs like second class citizens.


  5. Helpful (12)

    "Only if you need the money"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent work life balance, free snacks, convenient downtown office

    Cons

    Favoritism runs rampant. Lots of job elimination with Shaping 2030. Opportunity for only a select few. Projects are boring and you will face a lot of bureaucracy to make any change.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It's a paycheck."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overtime, good people to work with

    Cons

    Salty, no air conditioning, no upward trajectory

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the work your employees do for you. The work is tough.


  7. Helpful (15)

    "Not a Company You Want to Join"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee 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 location downtown.
    Laid back office / jeans / casual dress.
    Good food in cafeteria.
    Free snacks.

    Cons

    Management paints rosy picture yet things get worse and worst by the week.
    Most employees are frustrated and looking for jobs.
    Shaping 2030 is a fancy word for job cuts - many rumors about jobs that will be cut and moved to corporate office in Germany.
    Hiring freeze prevents people needed to do work - so the rest of us have more to do.
    Most are overworked and underappreciated.
    Plants cannot meet supply chain demand numbers so we rarely meet sales goals. Customers are all mad. Every day is a battle.

    Advice to Management

    Many senior people are book smart but do not actually know how to solve problems. So nothing gets fixed. Replace these people with others who know how to get work done and fix problems.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Confusion and debt"

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

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time

    Pros

    There used to be a few, I cannot think of any now.

    Cons

    Management and German parent company. Some how while the rest of American business prosper, we are having the worst year ever.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring smart people and ignoring them. Start listening to the smart people, thats why you hired them.


  9. "Continual Improvement"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Great people wanting to do the right thing but still need the structure and processes in place to succeed. New work from home policy allows most personnel to work at least one day a week from home. Lots of recognition for your work. Most senior leaders are very down to earth and genuine about improving the business and overall culture.

    Cons

    Lots of processes still need to be put in place. People want to get things implemented too quickly without synergy with other functions. Lots of organizational changes over the last year causing disruption and stresses for operations and corporate office.

    Advice to Management

    Drive standardization across the functions and ensure changes are communicated early and often with key stakeholders and inform others indirectly related as well.


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Toxic Environment"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It’s centrally located downtown by the River walk.

    Cons

    Horrible place to work. Toxic environment where people will smile in your face and stab in your chest and back while you are talking to them. Management uses favoritism as a work style. Hard workers are rewarded with an excessive amounts of work while others can work from home whenever they choose. If you are not apart of the favoritism group than expect people to treated you like a criminal with condescending attitudes. Meetings are dispirited. The culture is very toxic. You can discuss grievances with Human Resources but no changes will improve the vile people’s behaviors. Human Resources and upper management is the problem the environment is so hostile. If you want to work at place where you are overworked, under appreciated, character defamed and belittled than this is the right place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees with respect and not like replaceable objects.