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Small Plant with little advancement chances
Plant Reliability Engineer (Current Employee) –  Hutchinson, KS14 May 2017
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.
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The culture is changing, but not in a positive direction for the employees.
Procurement (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IL13 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.
Pros
pay
Cons
work-life balance, not as stable as it once was
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productive
Customer Service Specialist /Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Oak Brook, IL29 April 2017
fast moving company room for growth, several interesting areas to learn. Good potential, motivation easy going custs and dif segments of the business.
Pros
micro managed
Cons
micro managed
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Good place to work
Driver/Warehouse (Former Employee) –  Newark, CA9 April 2017
Good hard work alot to learn not boaring.Was moved around the plant to learn more about the business.Like all of the formans most of the employees were good to work with.
Pros
Good place to work.
Cons
Must be free to work all hours and days.At short notice.
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a nice place to make a living
Mill Operator (Former Employee) –  grand saline4 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
Pros
free salt
Cons
short lunch
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Encoraging place to work at.
Desktop Computing Engineer / Network Support (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IL30 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.
Pros
excelent management.
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Desktop Support Technician II ,II (Contractor) (Current Employee) –  Chicago, IL14 March 2017
Easy and out going co workers they are now owned by k+s a germane company the work environment is a open floor plan. They out source a lot but a good company to work for.
Pros
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Not a good place to work
Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Rittman, OH8 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.
Pros
Cant think of any
Cons
Unhealthy, long hours
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Fun and productive workplace, and very safe company when it comes to its employees health and safety.
Forklift Operator/Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Newark, CA24 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.
Pros
Great co -workers and upper management
Cons
None
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Day at work
Customer Supply Chain Associate (Current Employee) –  Oak Brook, IL18 January 2017
Reviewed open Accounts receivable for companies. Called customers to go over issues and help resolve so they can make payments. Forecast what invoices would clear on a monthly basis
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Fun but difficult refinery type environment. EXTREMELY safety conscious
Power and Production Superintendent (Salt) (Former Employee) –  Newark, CA9 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.
Pros
Safety Safety Job Security Benefits
Cons
none
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fired for asking question
yard common laborer (Former Employee) –  rittman ohio28 December 2016
worked here for 45 days before getting fired for asking to be on 5 day schedule. 3 out 6 hired put on a 5 day in a row schedule. I was put on a 7 day in a row schedule, first 2 days on second shift last 5 on third shift. This schedule also includes no OT because its still 40 hours a week even though its 7 days straight working. HR isn't there to help you. They are against you and seem to hate the hourly employees.
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tough work environment
Electro-mechanical technician (Former Employee) –  Perth Amboy, NJ13 December 2016
worked as a electromechanical technician in the salt environment. Cold and hot climates ...warehouse open to outside climates. Steel, moisture, + salt = rust.
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Great place to work, except for the temp service
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Rittman, OH25 September 2016
Nice people with great safety procedures. You get to learn every part of your work station from helpful co-workers. Management tried to really understand and help you find where you'd work best.
Pros
Good work enviroment and co-workers.
Cons
Going through a temp service.
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Ok
Business Analyst - Brand Finance (Current Employee) –  Chicago, IL23 June 2016
Ok company. Some departments are very sharp others not so much. Not much room for growth or promotion. Moving into a new office is a nice perk.
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Overall a good place to gain experience
Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) –  Silver Springs, NY2 May 2016
During my time at Morton Salt I was able to gain experience in several different fields including: fluid dynamics, HVAC, and project management.
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Great Experience
Engineer Co-op (Former Employee) –  New Iberia, LA7 February 2016
Great treatment of new employee. Safety is a huge part of the culture. great place to develop career. would work there again for sure
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Management is a joke.
Mine Laborer (Former Employee) –  New Iberia, LA22 December 2015
Everything is done backwards. Equipment is always down. Very hot underground. Managment team is inexperienced and are hipocrits. You WILL be set up for failure.
Pros
Decent pay and all the hours you want.
Cons
No direction or proper training to be successful.
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I was a great place to work.
Senior Plant Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Chicago, IL29 September 2015
I enjoyed my job at Morton Salt. In typical day I would do repairs on machines, meet with contractors and vendors. I would also set up jobs for the other maintenance personal.
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Pays the bills but will run you into the ground
Maintenance Engineer (Former Employee) –  Rittman, OH6 August 2015
Was treated like a 3rd class citizen in a union environment while hourly employees were rarely disciplined effectively. Complete disrespect for education. Management purposely scheduled maintenance outages over weekends and company/federal holidays and specialized in public humiliation tactics. Management either rescheduled or cancelled vacations at will. 60 hour work weeks were expected with no additional compensation. Raises and bonuses were nearly non existent. Raises were barely cost of living which in turn were negated by the increases in health care cost that were passed on to salary employees. Unhealthy environment.
Pros
Safety incentive program
Cons
On call 24/7 no matter what.
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