rather not say (Current Employee) – Grantsville, UT – 9 November 2017
Salary is very competitive. It used to have a great culture where the employer cared about the employees. It is now all about how much more production the plant can create while at the same time forcing people in on overtime consistently. We have always worked hard and had a very good working atmosphere where we were proud to come to work. Now it is just squeezing every bit of production we can get while eliminating jobs and the feeling of caring.
Employees and front line leaders not treated well by management
Forklift operator (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – 30 October 2017
Morton is a company that values good work and thus, good workers. They pay accordingly. They offer lots of benefits that are not money driven---off on your birthday, company outings, etc. Too bad the plant closed it's Chicago warehouse.
Plant Reliability and Maintenance Engineer (Former Employee) – Silver Springs, NY – 19 October 2017
Challenging environment, presenting many opportunities for improvements. Compensation and benefits are good.Most locations are rural. Salt is considered a commodity and is also weather dependent, thus business success varies.
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Hutchinson, KS – 14 August 2017
Employees can be an employers biggest asset, but not at Morton Salt. Supervisors think that it is ok to beat employees into the ground to where they no longer want to care if they do a good job or not.
The hours for most jobs are awful. A rotating 6 & 2 schedule where you only get a Saturday and Sunday off every 6 weeks. People can go a month or more and never get to see their kids depending on the schedule they are on.
Was an important learning experience and had a good time in the process
Internship (Former Employee) – Rittman, OH – 3 August 2017
Being an intern at Morton Salt gave me the opportunity to learn first hand about the environment in manufacturing. While here, I learned the importance of teamwork, responsibility, and efforts needed to succeed in the professional setting.
Master Mechanic / Master Electrician (Former Employee) – Newark, CA – 24 July 2017
Productive and fun workplace.I experienced a various roles in production/ construction. I'm be able to experienced to work with different kind of nationality which I learned a lot of things from them as well not only for work related but also for different kind cultures.
Culture is rough, they are trying to change. But with people that have been at the plant for 30+ years it is a rough road to travel. There is little progression for Engineering. In the past 5 years they have lost 7 Engineers. Which is impressive considering there are only 3 Engineer positions.
The culture is changing, but not in a positive direction for the employees.
Procurement (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – 13 May 2017
It was always a fast-paced (high volume commodity) yet good place to work that people often retired from and most of the people are really good to work with. However, there have been a number of changes since about 2012-2013 and the number of salaried employees leaving corporate and the manufacturing plants has increased. The company seems to lack direction now, except it is consistently combining & eliminating jobs. The salaried employees appear stressed in many departments. The hourly workforce is more stable. The pay seems good, but there is a lack of work-life balance for many salaried positions as well as some hourly positions that rotate shifts. Expect to be on call 24/7. The parent company in Germany is having problems also. It's unfortunate.
Mill Operator (Former Employee) – grand saline – 4 April 2017
a typical day is to maintain pallets and trash in aisle and keep hopper empty you learn how to operate different machine depending on department you work in management is ok like any job depending on bosses
Desktop Computing Engineer / Network Support (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – 30 March 2017
very friendly environment , fun place to work at. never a dull moment when I had to work off sites at their remote offices. interesting places to work such as the tank farm area. excellent management. Great team work.
Maintenance (Former Employee) – Rittman, OH – 8 February 2017
No training or help from upper management, upper management looks down on people below them. Union Workforce trades are lazy, complainers, giving all their hard jobs to on-site outside contractors, Trades folks are unskilled and you wonder how they got their position. Maintenance Foremen and planners have a clique and are untouchable, yet do nothing of value to make work or production better. Environment is unhealthy, safety is pushed yet not enforced. Equipment is old and deteriorating causing many batches of salt to be rejected. Why anyone stays there is question you will ask other than uppity front office folks.
Fun and productive workplace, and very safe company when it comes to its employees health and safety.
Forklift Operator/Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Newark, CA – 24 January 2017
This is the best company i have worked for. They care about their employees. They take care of their employees with fantastic benefits, a great hourly wage, and provide us with all the safety equipment we need to our job completed in a safe and productive manner.
Fun but difficult refinery type environment. EXTREMELY safety conscious
Power and Production Superintendent (Salt) (Former Employee) – Newark, CA – 9 January 2017
No typical day at work, challenges daily. Learned what pipes pumped what and went to where. Also learned about the three ways to harvest salt and the numerous types of salt and what they were used for. Had a positive rapor with both unions. At first there was a lot of shift work, but after being promoted, it was a day job. The most enjoyable part of the job was the name recognition and the employer's positive phobia about work safety.