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Where Will 2012 Take Us?

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Forest, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL

Pros

Benefits, Pay, Location, New Building, Flex Hours

Cons

Unfair Promotion Practices, Lack of Respect Among Ranks

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wow!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL

    Pros

    Good people at Solo Cup

    Cons

    Nothing positive to say about Solo. CEO has no idea how to run a company, lacks insight and culpability. Blames all other company functions for the companies woes to appease the dreaded vestar. Changes company strategy every six months, failing every time. He has no respect for his management team and tries to be the CFO, COO, HR, and Legal expert. Word of advise to those considering Solo Cup. Every time revenue falls, there will be corporate cuts...it's the vestar way. For some insane reason, poor revenue and earnings performance somehow is caused by the folks who have nothing to do with revenue generation or operational performance. It's the folks that do the day the day work to support his strategy that are the ones cut. I do understand cuts are part of the business, but when the CEO makes them without consulting his management team and without regard to employees performance or abilities, it just shows his inept abilities. I lost all respect for the south side boy who refuses to stand up to private equity boys. He clearly wants to make his 700k salary for as long as he can at the expense of the hard working performing employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management? Are you kidding me? Consistent downward spiral since 2006, management must go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful People, Horrible Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Lake Forest, IL

    Pros

    The people are great - in the midst of a horrible environment there are strong friendships. Salary is pretty good and the heath benefits are great - although I am sure they will be cutting those in 2012.

    Cons

    This is a company rotting from the top down. Senior Leadership has absolutely no idea what is going on and continues to make unsound business decisions based on whim vs fact. Morale is horrible - people cry at work on a daily basis. Nothing moves forward because people with 10-40 years of experience have no authority or automony. There aren't silos at Solo there are massive canyons between groups. Members of senior leadership YELL at each other in meetings - in front of subordinates - so unprofessional and demoralizing. Being mean and nasty to you co-workers gets you promoted, complete incompetence is rewarded and people who could make a positive difference are laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop laying off good, comptent workers and take a hard look at the stupid business decisions you've made - purchasing Sweetheart and Innoware - DUMB, DUMB, DUMB yet you all still have jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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