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A lots of opportunity to learn for young and up and coming professionals!
Accountant (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 March 2019
Right now, the company is on a constant change. The management is really DOING their best to move the two legacy companies (PCS and Agrium) forward as one company. Sure, there are a lot of problems and challenges going on, a lot of people are getting frustrated because of the pre and post merger woes, layoffs, and inefficient processes, and THERE ARE A LOT OF WORK every single day. However, I am writing this review as someone who is willing to go through this challenge with the company and with the optimism that things will settle down in the near future as I can see that management is not just about promises, they are very action and results-oriented. Merger of two equal companies is very rare and not a lot of people experience this throughout their career. There are also tons of ongoing projects and initiatives to streamline processes and bring the two legacy companies together.

They are really good at acknowledging your performance and you will be compensated based on that. It's a great workplace if you are building on your skills, experience and learn more about the company and the industry.

One thing I can only take away from this company is that networking opportunities are very limited, although you can always invite people to meet or chat, but the amount of work right now is hindering that opportunity.
Pros
Lots of work to do, therefore lots of opportunities to learn, good people, as long as you're passionate with your job, it's a workplace that encourages process improvements, competitive compensation package.
Cons
Long hours at times, two corporate head offices are in different location (could be a Pro depending on how you view it), not much perks, not much professional dev't programs in place
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Toxic environment Directors are pathetic
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK21 March 2019
Worked in this environment beginning in Viterra . Once it was Agrium no good feelings in the environment Manager pits against employees not team loyalty .There is a bullying that needs to stop especially in one area This director has done this bullying over and over she is discreet but brutal . No value or protection to the employee run and never look back. Your health is so much more than holding a job and being treated horribly and Hr does nothing but cover it up
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Constantly told your overpaid and replaceable
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Disaster waiting to happen
staff (Current Employee) –  Vanscoy, SK12 February 2019
No real concern about the future from the leadership at this company. Reliability on a downhill slope, dismissed 70% of the safety group that struggled against managements desire to drive false metrics. The worst culture of any company I’ve ever worked for. Managers bounce from chair to chair, hacking and slashing as they go leaving workers and staff frustrated as they ladder climb to the security of the corporate office.
New philosophy is to run-to-failure (real statement from leaders) so things obviously come apart daily in unpredictable ways. Mines branch has them on a watch list for a reason. Many people stressed and spend time in therapy wondering how this can happen . The money is good but people are so unhappy that it drains you, toxic culture where even good people get polluted. Wow, is this really how the company wants culture?
Pros
Money
Cons
Stress, confusion, constant unnecessary layoffs of the wrong people.
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Do more with less....Firefighting all day everyday, no reliability no intrest or investment in reliability
Staff (Former Employee) –  Cory, SK25 January 2019
If you want to be good at your job....dont work here...you wont be able to do your job well and the 3 other jobs they give you as staff. Worst site I have ever been on. Like the Beverly hillbillies. They had money when potash prices were driven up. Completed projects to 90% then never followed up on the details that keep you running long term and without having to put out fires daily. Always lacking spare parts. Not one single person dedicated to reliability of the plant. Catastrophic failures that management looks at and says huh....should have seen that. How do you not expect a fiberglass tank that runs 24hrs a day 300days a year at 90deg C not to fail...after 15 year of service and no real inspections or Maintenance...finding out later that there were flaws in it along with the lack of integrity surveys by someone that actually know these tanks....noooo let's figure that out after it failed and nearly causes a fatality.....who's fault? Nobody... The plant is falling apart around them and they wont make efforts to improve reliability. Any improvement is to be made are assigned to someone that already has too much on their plate. Hey you have two full time jobs...how bout a little more....we know you cant do any of them properly but it's your responsibility and if things go wrong it's on you. As a staff person you wont even be given a job description....so they can pile more work and responsibilities on you without any recourse...you dont like it...leave...you dont feel it's safe to be doing all of this and none of it well...leave.. Staff constantly fears for their job so they  more... wont say no to additional duties or responsibilities or raise concerns about it. They pay well and expect you to give up your life for that and your sanity. The Maintenance and Engineering departments should be called the Firefighting and contracting out management department. The Maintenance Superintendent is more concerned about lights out and tripping hazards that machine integrity and Preventative Maintenance his title should be OHC chair. Not Maintenance and Engineering super. Place is hands down the most dysfunctional plant I have ever had the pleasure of setting foot on....I have been to over a dozen.....if it wasnt for a few dedicated smart and critical people at Nutrien Cory the place would be a goner. Culture is terrible and the management eats their own. No support only lip service, no backing the non union employees they are disposable and anytime for any reason to make management look like they are in control. A 20k pay cut and working anywhere else is well worth it...they are cutting their benefits as well so pay soon wont be a reason to work there either. You will make good overtime....only because you will be doing the job of 3 people.  less
Pros
Gifts, pay rate, lunches
Cons
Pressure, no backing from management, constant fear for your job, dysfunctional Maintenance, ruthless HR(two pats on the back to make you confident 3rd will be a knife), dangerous operating conditions because of equipment condition and lack of preventative Maintenance, over all poor morale throughout site, disorganized unpredictable path forward, Constant firefighting
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Worst site ever
Management (Former Employee) –  Vanscoy, SK4 January 2019
This used to be a good company before the merger but it really depends between site to site. The work environment is extremely toxic and HR will not help even when many of the workers go to them with concerns. Each department only look after themselves at the expense of the good of the site. Managers are not being held accountable for their own people's actions but protect them instead. Everyone likes to throw other people under the bus. Work attitude are toxic and with very low morale. A lot of things are done for short term gains. You report things to HR and they just brush you off like it is your problem. This site is just a mess, avoid if possible. If you are taking the job, be prepare to stop caring so you don't go crazy.
Pros
Great Pay
Cons
Garbage Culture
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4.0
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Good place to work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 December 2018
Work/life balance is promoted from site leadership. Safety culture is very strong. Opportunity for growth/promotion within the company appears promising.
Pros
Promote internally
Cons
Budget
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The worst company to ever work for
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Saskatchewan15 November 2018
You couldn't pay me a million dollars to work for this company again, poor attitude, no safety whatsoever even tho they try to preach it, management only looks at numbers and if you dont do good enough they will fire you and hire someone to do it cheaper, NEVER WORK FOR NUTRIEN!!!
Pros
None
Cons
Managment, saftey, no moral, no compassion
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Chaos
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 October 2018
The new manager is a grease ball and a complete tool. The company preaches safety, but when the busy season start all that goes out the window, Agrium almost lost their business license because of so many deaths in the U.S.A . Nutrien Ag Solutions (Access) building has gone through three managers in four years, the same with lead hands.
Pros
great benefits, lots of overtime.
Cons
no time off in the summer, management is a joke.
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Good place to work
N/A (Current Employee) –  High River, AB16 October 2018
Overall a good job to have, Things have been complicated after the merger and many were let go but things are starting to smooth out and it's not a bad place to be. I think it depends on location a lot and if you're in the retails or cooperate offices. But in my office the management it average, there is flexibility. Safety is a high priority and there are lots of opportunities to advance your training and learning. Pay an benefits are good... but calgary office has it way better. Office moral is average, and is pretty cliquey and there are really no perks like free lunches, snacks, a social committee or anything anymore... heck we don't even have a planning committee to have a Christmas party this year. The biggest down side is that I was not informed of all the work travel I would have to be doing when I signed up for the job.
Pros
pays decent, pretty easy work, flexiblity
Cons
below average moral, cliquey office, work travel wasn't disclosed
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Horrible Mangement
Finance (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon12 October 2018
I had to work 10 hours days and weekends to make the deadlines and I was still not appreciated for my work. Co worker told management lies about me to cover her...... Poor direction. Poor planning after merger, To many upper management on their high horses. They need to clean house. I would not recommend working in the Saskatoon Head Office. Its TOXIC!!!
Pros
good snacks
Cons
poor management, lack of direction, little communication to employees.
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Great People
Purchasing Coordinator Turnarounds / Projects (Former Employee) –  Redwater, AB25 September 2018
I was a contractor with Agrium not Nutrien, they were great people and management until the Americans took over. Good work environment no open concept environment.

Learned a lot, many long term employees with great knowledge.
Pros
People
Cons
Layoff
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Great work environemnt
Guard (Current Employee) –  Rocanville, SK20 September 2018
Always have enjoyed the people I work with. The environment is always great and the support from management is good as well. Safety is very important here but is sometimes taken a little too seriously...
Pros
great managment, shift work, great pay
Cons
outside of town so the frive can get long based on where youre coming from.
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Management is horrible
Operator (Former Employee) –  CNO19 August 2018
Culture is toxic to work within. Management cuts corners and try to hide things all the time. The people you work with tend to be good but management ruins the job experience.
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Great Place to Work
Lead and supervise (Former Employee) –  Vanscoy, SK7 August 2018
great place to work and the company invest a lot of resources to ensure that the employees have the tools for their job, there is also a lot of training available to improve oneself available
Pros
great enviroment, training available and career development is available
Cons
it can be a tribal place depending on which mine you are based
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Management is lost
Procurement Management (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 August 2018
Since the merge between Agrium and PCS was completed, the company lost direction and management is absolutely lost.
Job culture is nonexistent and nobody knows what direction to follow. This is very unfortunate as Agrium was an excellent company to work for.
Pros
Not much
Cons
Leadership lost direction
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Job contributes to Mental Health issues.
Upper Management (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK22 July 2018
A typical work day hinges upon reading the moods of senior management. Immediate dismissal is very real. Many managers are inexperienced and very arrogant. The workplace culture is full of politics, and this is the hardest part of the job. There is an immense amount of work, resources are shrinking, and expectations are going up. An organisation that should be avoided.
Pros
Free Coffee
Cons
Shift Work
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PAAC - Production at all Cost
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Rocanville, SK11 July 2018
This company thrives on production over safety. Rocanville site has multiple claims of harassment and the company has no clue how to deal with them. This is a terrible company to work for.
Pros
Upper Management works 4 10's
Cons
Anyone under management get treated like a numbered employee
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it is a good place to work
Mine Operator (Current Employee) –  Vanscoy, SK11 June 2018
it is a great company to work for, unfortunately there are a of lay offs. the day starts with a tool box meeting, followed by being informed of where you are working that day. Drive out to the miner you are assigned to and begin your day.
pros are the wage is livable
cons are the lay offs
Pros
good guys to work with
Cons
lay offs
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RIP PotashCorp
Finance (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK25 April 2018
PotashCorp used to be one of the best companies to work for in Saskatoon. It felt like a true Saskatchewan company, very close-knit, hard, proud workers. The "merger" or what most internal people call it, the takeover by Agrium destroyed everything PotashCorp was. Bringing in Management from outside of the Province (Calgary, the real Headquarters) who don't understand the "Saskatchewan way". It's now like any other large company from a large city outside of Saskatchewan. Profits and Cost Savings "Synergies" are more important than the people. Luckily I've managed to survive the bloodshed in job losses, however I've heard via reliable sources that a great percentage of the IT department was outsourced to India and that most of the Execs live and work from Calgary. Other rumblings are that there will be another round of cuts in the near future. Other departments include Finance, HR, etc. Just wait for the sites to get hit too. If you're looking for a long term place to stay I'd stay clear of this mess. I don't know who I feel more for, those of us who kept our jobs or those who were offered packages. Regardless, I, among many others are looking to leave this place as it's just not worth the misery of always looking over your shoulder and worrying about your future. PotashCorp WAS the gem of Saskatchewan, but was unfortunately wiped out in the blink of an eye!
Pros
Golden Handcuffs - i.e. good pay
Cons
Management, Outsourcing, No direction, Saskatoon is now a "remote" site
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One of the worst.
Production miner (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK14 March 2018
Probably the worst company I have ever worked for. At first it seems all shiney and new but then you get in to find the deep divide between workers and supervision.
Supervision for the most part is lacking any expirience. Some of them attempt to answer questions with a dumbfounded look and stare...I'm sorry but if you fail the supervisor exam more then once then maybe that isn't the career path for you. I truly believe they go out of thier way to get some dirt on you so they can look good when they bring the news to thier superiors. From and expirience miner, this is the worst mining company I have ever worked for. HR can't even get you a pay stub... You have to deal with a very poor online system and when that doesn't work you have to go through a contractor in Colorado. What a joke!!
Pros
Good Benifits, strong union, decent pay
Cons
Supervision, back stabbing and human resources.
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