Solo Cup
2.3 of 5 100 reviews
www.solocup.com Lake Forest, IL 5000+ Employees

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Wow!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lake Forest, IL

ProsGood people at Solo Cup

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful People, Horrible Company

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
    Lake Forest, IL

    I have been working at Solo Cup


    Pros: The people are great - in the midst of a horrible environment there are strong friendships. Salary is… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Stop laying off good, comptent workers and take a hard look at the stupid business decisions… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Too old of a plant with lack of wanting to move forward

    Electromechanical Technician (Current Employee)
    Augusta, GA

    I have been working at Solo Cup


    Pros: some great people to work with, but some are so set in their ways, they will… Cons: most maintenance personnel are more worried about what they can make you do rather than… Advice to Senior Management: Spread out the work load and tell everyone to worry about how… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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