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Potashcorp Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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Potashcorp President & CEO Jochen E. Tilk
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Pros
  • Good company, good pay, proactive safety program (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits and pay with many different career opportunities (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • PCS is understaffed so a lot of the work falls on the few engineers that work there at any time (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Merger Merger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Potashcorp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Fantastic approach from top down to safety, health and environment - paying dividends! Good to see a concerted effort to improve training and development and align business processes amongst divisions

    Cons

    It has been a good company for me - no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Keep people informed of upcoming changes. The uncertainty around the merger has people concerned. What is going to happen to the good things PotashCorp has been doing?


  2. "Excellent company for a young professional."

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    Current Employee - Director Sales in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Director Sales in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Potashcorp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits 401k match full active pension plan. Very nice offices for all of the employees in Northbrook, very nice coworkers.

    Cons

    What is to come of this once great organization? We shall all see once the merger is finalized, there will be a lot of interesting changes to come.

    Advice to Management

    It is really good to have new, fresh leadership to guide is out of the current slump.

  3. "I Recommend PCS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    I have no opinion in this.


  4. "Not the same"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people (some of them).

    Cons

    Favorites play too big a part in everything they do. From suppliers, contractors and most of all "the workers". Everyone I use to work with that are still there are miserable and counting the days they can leave.

    Advice to Management

    The company is like our political system - you have the left and right not working together.


  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Lake City, FL
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Lake City, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Potashcorp (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company, good pay, proactive safety program

    Cons

    Minimal annual pay increases, upward mobility is difficult.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Training Coordinator"

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

    Pros

    All the standard US benefits plus matched 401k. What's amazing though is that they also provide a retirement pension at no cost to employees. Best company I know of. If you can get a job there, you are fortunate!

    Cons

    Administrative, support and managerial positions are nearly unattainable without at least a 4 yr college degree. This eliminates a large percentage of the workforce from even getting an interview regardless of how much directly relevant experience a person may have.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Great work enviroment, promote from within the company, good management team, friendly work place, benefits and pay are good

    Cons

    Behind the times in relation to other large corporate companies. Corporate policies should be reviewed on a more current basis.

  8. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Bern, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Bern, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Potashcorp (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hands on technical experience with exceptional pay, vacation, benefits, and staff. I enjoyed my internship and learned a lot about the industrial side of my field.

    Cons

    Management were very difficult to move forward with on projects. No mention of possible job offer after contract. Very lazy HR that lost documents on several occasions.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your greatest strength and your greatest weakness. Treat employees as valuable assets that you genuinely care about and wish to see succeed for themselves and your company.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "It was a job"

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

    Pros

    It was close to home. Had a good insurance plan. It paid the bills The people were good to work with.

    Cons

    Management made mistakes and the employees paid the price. A lot of people lost their jobs so management could retire with their golden parachutes.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Experience does not matter"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Aurora, NC
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Aurora, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of good people in Maint. & Production.

    Cons

    Better be in step with the management team or your done. Plant Managers friends will always have their job saved.

    Advice to Management

    If you were serious about Safety, your Area Managers would stop rushing people to get their jobs done so you don't lose production.


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