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The Mosaic Company Reviews

Updated May 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Mosaic has good benefits, a good message and worldwide opportunities (in 9 reviews)

  • Great company with great benefits and savings plans (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • You can be put on shift work without agreeing to that (in 3 reviews)

  • Fertilizer markets are cyclical, and are currently very unfavorable (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Mosaic Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer Intern in Uncle Sam, LA
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer Intern in Uncle Sam, LA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family atmosphere with great people working along side you.

    Cons

    There are no cons working for Mosaic.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It has been good fromthe beginning, andthings just keep getting better."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Carlsbad, NM
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Carlsbad, NM
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Highest paying company in the area. Lots of opportunity for professional growth. The company is willing to pay for literature, classes, seminars, etc. that will help employees expand their professional development. The benefits are very good, too.

    Cons

    The people on shift work have a hared time balancing their personal and professional lives. The ones on a 12 hour shift have an easier time due to have more consecutive days off. The 8 hour shift, seven days a week is exhausting and grueling.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees when they come to you with ideas. HAppy employees are mor productive emplouyees!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Everyone works together to make sure clients are cared for in a respectfull manor."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Support Associate in Denison, IA
    Current Employee - Direct Support Associate in Denison, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone works together in a respectfull manor and can take time with clients to help them to have a very good quality of life.
    , and we enjoy it!

    Cons

    There is not enough time in a day.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more money allowed for medpassers anf I think for van driving. They are a significant responsibility when someone takes that on.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "90-95% Positive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior leadership does what they say they will do, and has managed to avoid management fads and "flavor of the month" changes in direction. They've stayed consistent on some people issues for 3-4 years. There is a strong knowledge that they are in a cyclical, commodity business and the finance people have done a great job weathering the recession with creative ways to avoid layoffs. Employees at all levels are hard-working folks, generous with their time, and genuinely want to help each other out. It's a hard-working, relatively flat company that is growing and there are many opportunities to work on challenging projects and to take on a lot of responsibility. Plus, a lot of employees can get behind the official mission, "To help the world grow the food it needs."

    Cons

    While there are a lot of project opportunities and responsibilty, the company culture is quite traditional, and may rub Millenials the wrong way with its limited work-life flexibility and hierarchical decision making procedures. It is an engineering-driven, "Minnesota Nice" culture that does not encourage conflict, and creative types may find it a bit stifling. The company is still working on the last bits of bringing together the two companies that merged to form Mosaic, and there are still some spots where there are "corporate vs. the field," or "the way we need to do it vs. the way we've always done it" issues that get in the way. Also, the hiring process is still being improved, and it can take 10 weeks and multiple interviews to get through from initial job application to an actual offer; be prepared for this, if you are an applicant.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management: Stay focused on the same strategy and messages, like you are, and make sure we know the priorities all the way down to the front line. Take a good look at the innovation and change stuff and see where the senior leadership culture could be looser and less critical of things and people that are different. We implement a lot of business change suggestions, but not so much in improving the work culture. Either get things to move faster or provide more reassurance (with data) that we are moving fast enough to not only stay ahead of our competitors, but to deal from a position of strength if someone were to look at Mosaic as a potential acquisition. Get leaders at all levels to take the leadership stuff even more seriously, and measure and report on it so employees could count on coaching, feedback, and career development opportunities.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great co-op experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -As a co-op, I have had responsibilities for several projects a typical full-time engineer would have.
    -Very positive and motivated employees
    -Room for growth

    Cons

    -Limited locations (very little internationally)
    -Some work locations are in fairly remote areas
    -Some departments don't work as well together as others

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the co-op program while focusing on good communication between co-op leaders and employees. Continue hiring employees that are motivated and positive about the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worked as a change agent for a massive re-tooling effort"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ROIC Specialist in Lithia, FL
    Former Employee - ROIC Specialist in Lithia, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small, able to advance
    Easy access to upper management
    Able to work at multiple sites without moving
    Could easily be a lifelong employer

    Cons

    Phosphate is not a famous industry - harder to transfer skills b/c many are unfamiliar w/ the industry
    Not many other places within central FL for ChemE's to work... if you don't like it, you'll need to move
    Production isn't for everyone, yet it's seen as a badge of honor & hard to advance without it

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire college grads... those that are holding on now WILL retire eventually
    Offer more training to employees, such as CEM


  8. "Great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Mosaic Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large organization with a lot of opportunities including global. Invests in people, fairly stable industry.

    Cons

    Only real con is it is such a great work environment there is not a lot of career advancement opportunities, mostly lateral opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job, keep it up!


  9. "Best job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Mosaic Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to be associated with. Allowed for growth and advancement, if you desired to advance. Opportunity to travel. Excellent pay and benefits for our area.

    Cons

    As with most companies IT had some issues.


  10. "Fantastic Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at The Mosaic Company full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed every day I worked at the Mosaic Company in Minnesota. The company believes in a solid work/life balance. The executives promote company-wide programs to assist in the community and also to create a closer relationship with fellow employees in different departments by allowing various events throughout the year.

    Cons

    For me, it was a long drive with no option to work remotely during the bad Minnesota winters.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees' ideas and recommendations for future growth and change opportunities.


  11. "Student Co-Op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Fish Hawk, FL
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Fish Hawk, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff and support from people leaders

    Cons

    I just wish the internship could have been longer to gain more experience

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Supporting you employees goes a long way and you all show that.


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