Solo Cup

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Solo Cup Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
107 Reviews
2.7
107 Reviews
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Solo Cup President, CEO, and Director Robert M. Korzenski
Robert M. Korzenski
60 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits(although theyare dwindling) (in 8 reviews)

  • good people work there, that is the best reason (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is the dirty diaper (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management is all over the place (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It has been ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handling in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Material Handling in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Solo Cup full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    That you can work any shift you want.and if you come to work you will have a chance to advance

    Cons

    That you have people in charge that do not know what they are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need a better training program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A very challenging environment

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

    I worked at Solo Cup full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Great coworkers. Employee discount on products.

    Cons

    Cost cutting was main driver on all decisions. Management changed directions/strategy at every turn, making it difficult to be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible

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

    I have been working at Solo Cup

    Pros

    Decent pay
    not too hard of a job

    Cons

    Barely any chance of advancement.
    Modern day slavery

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Was a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at Solo Cup full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People were friendly and knowledgeable. Systems were current and processes and procedures well documented.

    Cons

    Solo was bought out in 2012. Became a very different place to work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Would not work there again

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

    I have been working at Solo Cup full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No pros, nothing good to say

    Cons

    Working conditions stink everything bad about this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good pay if permanent

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

    I worked at Solo Cup

    Pros

    Co-workers, Breaks, Fresh cold water/ice on the floor

    Cons

    No growth, No growth, No growth, Need better atmosphere, No growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the workers more and opportunity for advancement

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    interesting and enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Solo Cup full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    liked working here for the 12 hour shifts and set schedule with 4 on and three off
    where I could take a calendar and know for the whole year what days I had off.

    Cons

    Just a slight con about the schedule to where I didn't have the same days off witch makes it harder in cohabitation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice is to not get lost in the upper levels of management and stay in touch with the workers who carry the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company gone bad!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Lake Forest, IL

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

    Pros

    Some great people until company bought out. Hard working intelligent people that fortunately have gotten out of there and have found a place that better leverages their skills.

    Cons

    The New leadership has reduced the talent to order takers! They have taken the Solo brand and reduced it to nothing and there are no more raises and likely no bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much to say other than be open to the talent from Solo... Some of your dinosaurs at Dart don't hold a candle to them but instead you promote the dinosaurs and demote the stars! Way to go!

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Solo Cup offered me some great experience in my field.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst

    I worked at Solo Cup full-time

    Pros

    Their health insurance was awesome. The best I have seen yet. Decent vacation time, holidays, etc. I also enjoyed my co-workers since they brought joy to my work days. Salary was competitive but please note that is for Solo Cup and not for Dart. If you want a fair salary now that Dart is the owner, then you have a better chance at waiting for pigs to fly.

    Cons

    My work environment towards the end reminded me of a black hole of negativity from which there was no escape. Very negative morale and it got to the point where most of the people in my department no longer cared about the work we did. Executive management would either micromanage or pretend to know how to manage. Also, they only viewed your performance based on how many hours you put in each day. If you work an 8-hr work day then you aren't putting in enough effort. If you take a 2-hr lunch everyday and then stay until 6pm, you are considered a dedicated employee. My manager (not executive level) taught me a lot and I do credit him for where I am in my career now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To executive management: be more involved in what your employees do so that when you change policies/procedures, you do so knowing all the facts. The managers who report to you know more about whats really going on. A wise leader understands the value of counsel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    My first 4 years was great there until they brought in so many different managers. I worked for Solo Cup for over 5 yrs

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

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

    Pros

    One of the reasons I took the position with Solo was all the managers at the time was awesome. They had great attitudes and was great in giving you directions. I was hired in when they took over sweetheart and about a year or so into the company managers after managers was leaving like running water.

    Cons

    The challenges of working for Solo Cup was the fact of the under handed employees. If they could convince the manager to not like you, then there was major trouble ahead. They never took the time or energy to really get to know there employees for themselves. There was some really good and dedicated workers at Solo Cup, but once they brought in new management attitudes started to change and more people stated to leaving and it seemed like the harder you worked they didn't care. But if you was one of the pets and worked less you got praised and a really nice raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my advice to management is to get too know your employees for yourself and not by word of mouth. Reason being is the person the are bad mouthing good be one or more of your best workers ever. Yes, I do understand that there might come a time that an employee and a manager might bump heads. In that case if they are going to start harassing the employee and making things hard for them. You should take a look at the entire situation of employee and managers. You all at like the word of the people coming to yoy is always true and it's not. You know managers and some employees lie for just to here themselves talk and to make themselves look good. Some of them can lie so while and with a straight face it sicking. And Human Resources are just as bad should you complain about anything and at that point the situation get worse, because now upper management has got involve and the ones that lied come out looking like roses and the ones telling the truth coming stained, discredited, and black ball. That ia so sad that management of any level would just turn a blind eye and not care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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