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Morton Salt Reviews

Updated 14 January 2018
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Morton Salt CEO Christian Herrmann
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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 7 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. "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain has broken links"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Ungrateful"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Management Team/Mill Foreman"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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?


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Senior leadership is truly trying to improve the culture and make this the "preferred" place to work. Employees all believe in the company and have a tremendous amount of pride in the "Salt Girl". Very fun environment and lots of teamwork. Company values are not just empty words...they are well known and driven at the site level. Appears there are many opportunities for professional development and advancement. Awesome office space and location in Chicago (short walk to the train and right on the riverwalk).

    Cons

    Many processes are not yet standardized which creates confusion and extra work. Many leaders seem to be too passive so change is slow.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the path you're on.


  8. "Supply Chain Manager"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morton Salt (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities; great management

    Cons

    Not much to say related to cons


  9. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morton Salt full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People, Benefits, Hours, Environment, New Trajectory

    Cons

    No Cons that I have experienced. Great place to work!


  10. "Good Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morton Salt part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good company culture
    Good pay

    Cons

    Managers could do a better job at managing

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone is doing their job and no one else takes credit for a job that someone else did


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Skilled Worker"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rittman, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rittman, OH (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a hard one to answer. If you can keep your conscience out of it and be a good yes Mam / Sir and let things roll off your back you’ll do good. If your friends with the plant manager you can get hired in with no experience and probably go farther than you thought.

    Cons

    Two tear system, Company would like brake union, Health care is a battle every step of the way and when the negotiated raise comes around – just figure on insurance cost going up with it to make it a wash.

    Advice to Management

    If the people thrive and are appreciated for trying harder to do it right, reward them. You cannot know it all. Take time to make a educated decision. Not a spur of the moment command decision that make it easy on you but harder for everyone involved. Try working close to what you are expecting or forcing everyone else to.


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