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Compass Minerals Reviews

Updated Sep 12, 2019

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2.3
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Compass Minerals CEO Fran Malecha
Fran Malecha
42 Ratings
Pros
  • "good pay does not provide permission to treat people poorly(in 15 reviews)

  • "Good pay Great people at the lower levels(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goderich, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for. The pay is good and the conditions are good too.

    Cons

    Some of the union workers don't want to complete their assigned tasks. Strikes are possible every three years if the union does not agree on a contract with the company. Some of the union workers do not like contractors. The strikes can be long and disruptive to the company operations, making the workplace more unsafe. Incompetent people get jobs in the engineering department.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all of the incompetent and lazy people.

    Compass Minerals2019-05-15
  2. "Sucks"

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    Current Employee - Miner in Goderich, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time

    Pros

    Don't recommend anyone working there ever I have 17 years and I'm stuck some days I want to shoot myself

    Cons

    Every con you could think of applies to Compass minerals a very nasty environment to work in

    Advice to Management

    What management they're all quitting

    Compass Minerals2019-01-14
  3. "Store Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Store Supervisor in Goderich, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compass Minerals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compensation package was not great.

    Cons

    Worst management team I have ever worked with. HR team totally incompetent. Worked there for five years and always mass turmoil. Employee's constantly resigning. High turnover of good people. Incompetent ones seem to stay around longer.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house! Get rid of dead wood and incompetent managers and supervisors. Get a real HR department. Pay more get more.

    Compass Minerals2018-12-02
  4. "electrician/ mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good company for long term work .

    Cons

    more benefits for workers and family

    Compass Minerals2018-05-10
  5. "Poor CEO and dishonest Management group"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Goderich, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Goderich is a nice place to live and work ,pay is good and for the most part have really enjoyed working here until the past few years.

    Cons

    Company is being micro managed by a leadership group who won't take responsibility for their poor planning and choice's that took this company from being highly productive to barely getting by on a daily basis. They treat their staff terribly and are currently using scab labour to run a mine with untrained people and risking lives instead of working on a contract with their unionized workforce for whom the have put... out on strike with unrealistic contract demands.

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    Advice to Management

    The CEO needs to be a leader and correct this mess instead of heading down the same path as the previous CEO who got fired for the exact same things you are doing now. Learn from your past and stop getting sued all the time for abusing your employees.

    Compass Minerals2018-05-23
  6. "Maintenance employee"

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    I have been working at Compass Minerals

    Pros

    Great location to live in near the Goderich mine Ok pay for mining industry Replaces all broken tools for you

    Cons

    Massive mismanagement of new technology change in mining Blaming problems on unionized workforce Less than stellar supervision and management that is not familiar with mining industry Letting things go to point of failure instead of preventative maintenance Offering an awe full contract to union workers trying to wipe out fifty years of negotiations Can only imagine what the due to non union staff

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers to a decent contract and they will be proud to work for your company morale will improve Get better quality supervisors that understand systems in mine

    Compass Minerals2018-04-30
  7. "The Company is currently trying to restructure and is in a state of disarray"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Goderich, ON
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice location and good place to raise a family could be a nice place to work if they would listen to the employees

    Cons

    Mismanagement and a lot of ground conditions that the company has let go for to long and now are trying to play catch-up

    Compass Minerals2018-03-14
  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time

    Pros

    - great work environment - lots of room to grow - great safety culture - management is always willing to help and are very welcoming - great benefits

    Cons

    - can't really think of any cons. - overal Compass Minerals is a great company to work for with lots of opportunities to advance within the company.

    Compass Minerals2017-01-25
  9. "A wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Management in Goderich, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Compass Minerals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really good working environment, friendly people, team-based and collaborative

    Cons

    Can be a bit siloed at the Corporate level

    Compass Minerals2016-12-02
  10. "Compass Minerals - Canada - Goderich Mine"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compass Minerals

    Pros

    Can see the lake from your office window.

    Cons

    Goderich Mine site management is incompetent. Mine management has a little understanding about what they are doing. Working relationships between people are broken. Staff employees and management hide information and lie to each other. Company implemented PDP (Performance Development Process) process, which is modified from Personal Development Process and management uses this as a tool to corrupt staff personnel.... Safety records are terrible due to formal approach to underground mine safety. Recommendation: Stay away from this place.

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    Advice to Management

    See above.

    Compass Minerals2015-08-26
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