Dart Container

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Dart Container Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
57 Reviews
3.1
57 Reviews
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Robert C. Dart
28 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • however there are some good people who work there (in 5 reviews)

  • Everyone at the company are great people to work with (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor management, no support, hostile work enviroment, Run away from this company if you can (in 3 reviews)

  • Awful schedules, You are treated like cattle, hot,noisy, dirty work environment (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    inspector packer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dart Container

    Pros

    the money was good the pay rate was good the benefits are good the people are nice here

    Cons

    the place is very hot.if you can work in the heat you can work there device management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management was handling things very well

    Recommends
  2.  

    I made good money

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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 Dart Container

    Pros

    Easy to go from packer to mechanic or forklift...etc. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Hot...very hard work.sometimes. not for the lazy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    dart it!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dart Container

    Pros

    decent pay and promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    the corporate culture sucks in that place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to adapt to the changing world of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    The past was bright. The future is very much uncertain.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Specialist Engineering in Mason, MI
    Former Employee - Process Specialist Engineering in Mason, MI

    I worked at Dart Container full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great acquaintances. Nice benefits. They care about your health, have walking paths, annual health fairs, flu shots, etc... I would return to Dart in a heartbeat if they would keep the old Dart culture alive.

    Cons

    Much of the new generation just doesnt see ir understand the Dart culture. This generation will bring the company down a few steps before the elder generation realizes what is happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the Dart culture strong, do not let the growth change the company too much. Dart has always been a great place to work. I have many friends still working there that I care a great deal about.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Going down hill

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Leola, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Leola, PA

    I have been working at Dart Container full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, when they aren't taking pay away from you

    Cons

    Management has no clue what they're doing. No room for advancement. Skeleton crews in maintenance. Always taking things away. Modern day slaverary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better training programs, and some management that knows what they are doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Poor management. Dallas plant.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Electrician in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dart Container full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is average. Some good people to work with.

    Cons

    If you're not related to management, or a buddy from the now closed Baltimore plant, then you have zero chance to progress with this company. Guy screws the plant superintendent's daughter, and gets a massive promotion. He's only in his mid 20's with minimal experience. Plant manager brings in several guys from Baltimore, and they get any and all lead, supervisor, or management jobs that become available. Rampant discrimination. Many of management are bikers, and couldn't pass a drug test to save their lives. Overall poor management. Hopefully Dart corporate will get around to cleaning up the Dallas plant, because the upper management seem really sore about the Dart buyout of Solo Cup. They constantly degrade Dart, while praising Solo.

    You can get a job here, just not a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate should take a good hard look at management there. The plant manager is coasting his last couple of years to retirement, and it shows. Plant superintendent is in a biker club, and runs his departments as if they were such. Dart should really replace these Solo left overs with their own management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Overall Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Print Operations Intern in Mason, MI
    Current Employee - Print Operations Intern in Mason, MI

    I have been working at Dart Container as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good variety of tasks so I was able to get a good feel for the business as an intern

    Cons

    Some of the staff was unfriendly and closed-minded to new ideas. Often difficult to work with as a new employee

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, great culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Mason, MI
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Mason, MI

    I have been working at Dart Container full-time

    Pros

    Everyone at the company are great people to work with. Dart has a great team atmosphere; full of people willing to help when and where they can.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit below what most people desire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best company I ever worked for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Finance in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Dart Container full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love the fact that they actually care about their employees and their personal growth..

    Cons

    None, I really have no cons to list. They did an excellent job of providing good compensation and had excellent company values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Unfortunate Experience, Did not live up to Professionalism or Guidelines

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dart Container full-time

    Pros

    Not all departments, facilities, or personnel had issues: support, efforts to do the best and a positive job, intelligence/experience, and ethics do exist. Not always easy to find.
    Some introduction and programs were introduced for updating issues, but no accountability when not applied or learned.

    Cons

    In Engineering Department - Lack of Integrity and Honesty, and Bullying, and Abuse was enabled rather than corrected.
    Old model, outdated management style exists that does not take into account or is respectful of employee value, the value of communications, or of working together. Greater emphasis on putting up obstacles and excuses than on successful outcomes.
    Many examples where the listed procedures or guidelines or training were not followed.
    Missing long term planning.
    Not sure if the Dart family is aware of the problems.

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