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Morton Salt Reviews

Updated 6 April 2018
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Pros
  • Work-Life balance is good - most people leave around 4 or 5 pm to catch their trains - they don't expect you to be working at all hours, which is good (in 6 reviews)

  • Pretty good pay , UNION some good people to work with (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is always harping about silos being broken and everyone will be treated equal (in 8 reviews)

  • No one can explain why but we are stuck dealing with it (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Love it here!"

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

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time

    Pros

    The team atmosphere is great, everyone is always willing to help each other. All together now!

    Cons

    Nothing really negative to comment on.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Paid Well, But Overworked"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in South Hutchinson, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in South Hutchinson, KS (US)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Morton Salt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent experience in industrial chemical production - had to become an expert in repairs because the facility would not outlay for needed capital improvements.

    Cons

    The job required 55-60 hours a week and fast paced shifts. The technical/scientific divisions were very under-staffed and as such, it was almost impossible to get ahead of the problems. Little chance for advancement (someone basically had to die or retire for promotions to become available... and when they were available, they did not promote from within)

    Advice to Management

    Spend on capital improvements.

  3. "Work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morton Salt full-time

    Pros

    Culture is changing for the good. Nice building to work at. There are some great managers to work for

    Cons

    Bad management to navigate through the changes. The culture is not the best, there is a lot of favoritism for promotions

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers to become servant leaders and be more attentive to employees


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Loved working at Morton Salt!"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Newark, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Newark, CA (US)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and managers, good pay, and a great working environment. It was nice to experience working at a VPP certified site as well.

    Cons

    The only con was that the company closed the location.

    Advice to Management

    Do your best to make sure that the company's vision for success is being implemented by management below the CEO/Director levels down to the production employees. When your employees are valued, encouraged, and feel that they are listened to, they will perform at high levels. Understand that favoritism is really hurting the culture, and moral. From what I've heard from peers at other facilities, it has resulted in good employees leaving the company. That's not the way to reach your objectives.


  5. "Some locations are better than others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time

    Pros

    Above average pay and people try to make a positive impact.

    Cons

    The positive impact people try to make in the company is met by resistance from managers who perform poorly. Corporate leaders out of touch. Unqualified and incompetent people in roles at plants because of relationships with corporate managers.


  6. "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time

    Pros

    Very collaborative, upper management is very accessible, variety of products offered under a single Brand

    Cons

    Challenging to get new philosophy and strategy going


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Supply Chain has broken links"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office in Chicago. Good coffee. Friendly people. Short commute from the train. Overall it is a job and paycheck. Nothing more.

    Cons

    Supply chain is very broke. Customers don’t get what they order. Or it is late. No one can explain why but we are stuck dealing with it. Management doesn’t seem to know or care to fix it. Every day is spent dealing with problems and things that don’t work. Lots of favoritism. If your boss or VP likes you, then nothing will happen to you no matter how bad you screw up. You have no time to do your normal job. It is a sinking ship. If you like checking things off a list then it will drive you crazy because you will spin your wheels. If you can work 9-5 and just shut off outside those times, want to get mediocre pay, pay a lot for bad benefits, and want a company that is in horrible shape come and apply.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Ungrateful"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL (US)
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong, resilient consumer franchise. Commitment to bringing in the numbers. Enthusiastic, cheerleading management style. Distant but financially supportive overseas parent company.

    Cons

    No recognition or appreciation of those who have dedicated years of their lives to supporting the continuing success of the enterprise. New is good, old is bad.

    Advice to Management

    Say thank you to those who have toiled tirelessly to provide you with the continuing bounty you enjoy.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Management Team/Mill Foreman"

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    Former Employee - Mill Foreman in Timmonsville, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Mill Foreman in Timmonsville, SC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is OK and vacation earned is OK

    Cons

    Some salaried employees work lots of hours and no compensation for that

    Advice to Management

    Management , as in Upper Management, HR, Leaders need to do a better job with not "having friends" on the job that they hang out with on a personal basis so that when people are not doing their jobs, they are reprimanded and not just overlooked because they have been there so long or "friends" with HR and Upper management


  10. Helpful (3)

    "If you're not at the corporate office....RUN!"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and bonus and ok benefits. Some great programs and processes in place, but they're not being fully utilized.

    Cons

    The transformation occurring at the top has not transcended into the field. Processes and programs have been created across business segments, but local management views these changes as extra work. Poor change management has resulted in lack of support for these programs. Buildings are in disrepair, practically falling down - workplace safety is poor, and the company should be ashamed. Passion for the brand is not seen or lived throughout the operation. Funds are not contributed to building upkeep, so you wouldn't expect money spent on branding to honor "the girl" in the field either. Poor management - the company is not hiring talent or strong leaders with LSS/process improvement skill set to help turn the company around. Management teams are not held accountable for employee engagement or development which has resulted in very low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Come into the 21st century in your field operations! How would you like to work in an environment with black mold, rundown and unsafe equipment and nasty break areas and bathrooms?


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