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Morton Salt Employee Reviews about "new building"

Updated Mar 3, 2019

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2.2
32%
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Morton Salt CEO Christian Herrmann
Christian Herrmann
97 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great co-workers and managers, good pay, and a great working environment(in 11 reviews)

  • "Headquarters is centrally located in a new building(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Ive seen upper management react in such an unprofessional way on many occasions(in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time

    Pros

    It's an iconic company and brand with a great heritage and a bright future. Amazing location in downtown Chicago and just announced moving to a brand new building next year, only two blocks from the current location. It's a company in transition and trying to leap forward from where it has been. Not everything is fixed or will be for a while but if you enjoy transformational work this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Because it is going through a transformation things are in flux and there is ambiguity at times. There's a culture the company is trying to move away from while keeping the best parts of it and defining a new one. It seems like the organization is really feeling the generational shift of boomers leaving the workforce and millennials entering it. It's not a bad thing, it just feels like you're living through a... business school case study at times because there is so much change being driven across all facets of the organization.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep the lines of communication open with your open employees. Be mindful of how much change the organization can handle at once but don't stop pushing it.

    Morton Salt2015-07-01
  2. Helpful (22)

    "Horrible Environment"

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

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time for 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.

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    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.

    Morton Salt2019-03-04
  3. Helpful (10)

    "IT"

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

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time for 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.

    Morton Salt2018-12-13
  4. Helpful (18)

    "GOOD WORKERS ARE UNDERVALUED"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Morton Salt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Perks of working in a new building.

    Cons

    If you're not in the "favorite" club or buddies with your manager, don't expect to be of any value. You can be the best worker in your department, but you will still be of no value. Instead, you will be given more work than everyone else. However, if you are in the favorite club, you will have no complaints. There are a select few that barely does the minimum, yet receive promotions every year. I believe this is the... reason a lot of people are jumping ship to work for other companies. Oh and please don't come here as a minority. You definitely wont get far here.

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    Morton Salt2017-09-05
  5. Helpful (16)

    "Established in 1848 and currently in 1848"

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

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The new building is nice.

    Cons

    Everything else. If you love the mid 1800's you will love it here. Everything mirrors the old fashioned work culture/appeal.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and give the people a chance to want to work here.

    Morton Salt2017-07-28
  6. Helpful (18)

    "New Building, Old Fashioned Everything Else"

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

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time

    Pros

    New building appears great and brings some light into the work space

    Cons

    Nothing changed other than the new work space. No additional flexibility and no change in the culture. The morale is down and it is looking like nothing will truly change for a good 5 to 10 years. Lots of great people come in and are promised things and unfortunately the integrity of the company does not hold true to its word. Great companies do not invest time in letting employees go, instead they empower their... employees to grow with the company. Morton Salt is still learning and it is unfortunate how the company missed the chance with the move to rejuvenate the culture.

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    Advice to Management

    Start focusing on the employees that are with the company, instead of keeping your eyes on others outside the company. The only way to move forward is with a steady workforce. People make a company great.

    Morton Salt2017-07-17
  7. Helpful (15)

    "Piranhas"

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

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The new building is nice and it is located downtown.

    Cons

    There are only a few sincere people at the company. Most of the people are like piranhas. Don't get too close or they will attack. Many of the people including management appears nice on the surface but it is a mirage. Upper management is always harping about silos being broken and everyone will be treated equal. It is simply broken promises of rhetoric.

    Advice to Management

    Please treat everyone equally and eradicate favoritism. It is destroying the company. Management please stop belittling employees to make yourself feel more superior. Everyone puts one pant leg on at a time.

    Morton Salt2017-02-16
  8. Helpful (5)

    "People and Process suck"

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    Current Contractor - Logistics in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Morton Salt for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy going and casual. Just moved into a new building built from the ground up, so very nice setting.

    Cons

    People are terrible. They listen to nothing and the process they have implemented sucks.

    Advice to Management

    LISTENT TO PEOPLE! Because the structure in place now is garbage.

    Morton Salt2016-12-13
  9. "Decent company good pay changing environment"

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    Analyst in Chicago
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Morton Salt

    Pros

    Great quality products with a multinational experience available, if winter snows significantly as in last 2 years cannot help but make money enabling above average bonuses. Moving to a new building in 2016 year end for corporate office with an open floor plan concept, work density will increase by 200 percent but you will be able to interact with majority of employees and managers. It will be new, bright,... inviting and loud. A large percentage of employees that were there when the company was purchased in 2009 have been turned over resulting in many new opportunities. Pay is very good overall.

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    Cons

    Ok lets face it, this company either injects water into the ground to take salt out of the ground heat it and make into consumer products or else blows the hell out of a wall of salt underground and scoops it up for use when it snows. The goal is to minimize mistakes in this process. It requires a large amount of capital and so competition is not too great. Sometimes they pump salt water into a field and let the... sun dry it. By definition this is not the most exciting of industries and in order to compete you need great cost control and great selling price decisions and minimal errors. It is a transportation, distribution, labor and weather. They need people to organize and oversee consultant ideas at corporate to be woven into a seamless shapeshifting plan for implementation and presentations. If you are good at this you should do fine for most jobs. When everything goes in a positive direction you can give the impression you can effect these things and you can do very well. But when the weather turns negative or energy and distribution charges surge (they are at multiyear lows right now) the seamless plan begins leaking and you need a new stream of seamless plans, that can be tiring. Management is prone to change plans quickly, if it does not snow and profits fall US employees will suffer as in 2014 when no raises given for American employees. Expect a few plant closures if a couple of years with no snow. Since company was purchased by German company K+S and CEO Christian Herrmann is their former liaison for investor relations from Germany, he tends to have a short term focus and German employees have outsized voice on perceived performance of employees within corporate. Also CEO tends to be like a distracted dog chasing a bone with ideas consultants recommend.

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    Advice to Management

    Pray for continued snow it makes for lower production costs and higher sales dollars making whatever plans the consultants are implementing and giving you to implement look good and will maximize your performance bonuses and makes things such as warehouse walls collapsing salt onto a car dealership from overloaded salt on a wall not so career threatening.

    Morton Salt2015-05-22
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