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Tough transition through economy and ownership dynamics

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Former Employee - Market Manager  in  Highland Park, IL
Former Employee - Market Manager in Highland Park, IL

I worked at Solo Cup full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Lots of good people
Opportunities to get cross-functional exposure
Interesting industry
Great to work in or near Chicago

Cons

Tough transition through economic downturn
Change from family-owned and managed, to investor owned and managed decreased associate satisfaction levels
Competition in the industry

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve strategic thinking- although Dart purchase of company renders advice moot.
Do not forget your past- long live the Red Solo Cup

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Leading by example

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Solo Cup full-time

    Pros

    Hardworking, friendly hourly workers. Some talented management. DART has taken over and will certainly shake things up which will no doubt force some old thinking out the door.

    Cons

    Talented management is stifled by peer managers and are not willing to stick their neck out for something they believe in. The bar is set very low and is often not reached. management does not empower their supervisors or hourlys to contribute to improvement. It all starts at the top and the top doesnt expect very much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expect more out of yourself and your subordinates. Roll with the punches because without change you are already being out produced by Asia and other producers int he US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    long term job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Solo Cup

    Pros

    steady job ok pay two weeks vaction in first year 9 payed holidays a year. insurance is ok I pay less then a lot of others.

    Cons

    the company just got bought by dart container do know what will happen. lean manufacturing is the companys way to do things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    vestar bk solocup shouldn't of bought sweetheart lost all your money and the company your father make robert H is a

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