Sun Products Corporation

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Sun Products Corporation Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
13 Reviews
2.0
13 Reviews
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Sun Products Corporation Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey P. Ansell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, excellent company values, good pay and generous benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Work/Life Balance is incredible here (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Corporate doesn't understand the needs at the plant level and often gets in the way of progress (in 10 reviews)

  • Being a union seems to have made us a red headed step-child even though we are not problematic (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Negativity and disingenuousness run rampant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY

    I worked at Sun Products Corporation

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, made some good friends among associates, peers, etc

    Cons

    Confusing organizational structure, inconsistent and hypocritical implementation and enforcement of company policies by HR and middle management, 12 hour shift schedule, huge turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on the floor investigating the disconnect between rhetoric and reality

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My management is unappreciative and condescending, hindering results with unneccsary processes.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation

    Pros

    Great benefits and a good wellness program .

    Cons

    There is no consistency with n processes, they seem to make them up as they go. NO merit increases last year. High turnover rate and they are losing long time employees. No career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees they are valued, show employees they are respected. Listen to them when they tell you waht works instead of dismissing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Started off strong, but there was a change in management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Insights Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Category Insights Manager in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is incredible here. Pay is good. Previous manager was very flexible and collaborative.

    Cons

    This is still the good 'ol boys club. There is an inability to adapt to today's virtual business and are passive aggressive and almost pouty when they are challenged to evolve. Communication is awful, you will be all but ignored if you are not one of the boys. Because if this lack of communication, they can't give a clear path to your role, or do they know how to develop you and they admit that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    No Coherent management organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forklift in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Forklift in Bowling Green, KY

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    slightly better pay than others, healthcare from day one, paid uniforms.

    Cons

    I spend most days doing and undoing the same thing due to different managers changing plans. The company seems to care for its employees but I have seen more evidence to the contrary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little more and stop requiring so much overtime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Current manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in Wilton, CT

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people! Good benefits, but beware, the company is eliminating benefits to save money (education assistance).

    Cons

    This place will make you age quickly. People work hard and make huge contributions, but lack of direction and recognition hurts morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I used to work for a company that had good HR leadership. Sun needs to upgrade in this area. Makes a big difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disconnect Between Management and Hourly Employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Bowling Green, KY

    I worked at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pays decent wages for the marketplaces it is in, frequent job opportunities which are posted internally first, ample opportunities to be involved in cross-functional projects, and some of the leaders are decent.

    Cons

    Management layers are extensive, and turnover on the hourly side is quite high for manufacturing. A great deal of lip service is given to 'listening to the employees' but very little is actually done and the company culture is very much one of management entitlement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees; some of them are probably just complaining but there are also some who do have some valid concerns and/or great ideas which could be implemented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Use to be a fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of good people to work with. Place is clean and for the most part a safe place to work.

    Cons

    No preventive maintenance. Garbage for packing material. Makes doing your job difficult. Billion dollar a year company but they claim we are not making a money. No year end bonus. At least not for the hourly employees who are doing all the real work. No pay raise in 6 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You say you are a family oriented company. Stop eliminating jobs and putting people out of work. Do you really care about people or are we just numbers to you?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Its a friendly place to work but you have to be ready to work till you fade out

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Products Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Friendly employees and clean environment to work

    Cons

    Micro management, high demand and unreasonable request

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great job turned, Dead End Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clean Work Place, Friendly Atmosphere, Hourly Wage, Located within diving distance of Tri State area, Safety is top priority at Sun Products!

    Cons

    No Advancement = Union, Forced Overtime, Promised Shift but never get it due to weekly job cuts, Lower and Upper Management skills lacking to the point of hindering production. In addition, 50 + employees are being laid off due to production loss occurring from low wages and new plant just recently built out mid west.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no advice to provide as they will not listen nor do they care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A reliable full-time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Once you get hired, you are pretty much guaranteed a job until you decide to move on.
    This company seems to do well even in a down economy.
    Many of the coworkers and management are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to move up within this company without a college degree.
    There are many temp employees working at the warehouses who have applied to get hired multiple times, but cannot get an interview. I have seen several instances where a full-time temp employee has been doing their job very well for over a year, but the company's hiring process does not favor that experience over a new applicant walking in from the street.
    The top performers at the warehouses are not given enough reward for their high performance, and it seems like the low performers are allowed to continue their low performance indefinitely, so there is little incentive for anyone to strive for excellent person performance. This gets frustrating for the top performers who constantly have to deal with other associates who obviously don't care about the quality of their work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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