Solo Cup Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
127 Reviews

2.9
127 Reviews
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Solo Cup President, CEO, and Director Robert M. Korzenski
Robert M. Korzenski
77 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.  

    A great place to work at

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solo Cup full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance, training programs, manufacturing

    Cons

    Compensation, office politics, promotions, tight deadlines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience at solo cup was great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Product Handler  in  Thomaston, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Product Handler in Thomaston, GA

    I worked at Solo Cup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the positives for working with this company is that you gain skillful experience each and everyday, the insurance benefits are great and most of the people you work with are friendly along with the staff.

    Cons

    To me the challenges are just being able and willing to learn something new everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some advice to management is to stay alert and on top of things because you can be fired as quick as a regular employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people/positive attitudes through integration

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solo Cup

    Pros

    The people are great. I am very happy with my team and manager.

    Cons

    No direction, no long-term growth

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  5.  

    Solo Cup was a great place to work but due to the acquisition things have changed a lot!

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    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst  in  Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Lake Forest, IL

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

    Pros

    Great salary. Good benefits. Easy to move to other departments and find a good fit to advance in your career

    Cons

    Since Dart took over, things have changed a lot! Dart didnt really offer any current employees a position with the company. They eliminated our position at this location and if you want to relocated to Mason, MI (where they're headquartered) you'll have to apply all over again like a new applicant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so arrogant! Sometimes people in "lower" positions can be of great help to you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A really great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Management  in  Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Account Management in Lake Forest, IL

    I have been working at Solo Cup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Forward thinking
    SAP system
    Extensive training
    Guiding Management
    Room for growth
    Employee store
    Holiday parties
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Sold to Dart
    Closing
    Job Relocation
    6 month notice

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a bad company until it got purchased.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solo Cup

    Pros

    Flexible Work Hours, Decent Benefits Package, Visible Well-Known Company, Limited Travel, Still Some Good People There, Pretty Easy Commute From The City

    Cons

    Purchased By A Company That's Not Very Current or Modern, Lack Of Consistency From Management Standpoint, High Rate of Turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strengthen Attention on Integration Efforts, New Ownership Needs to Encourage More "Cross the Lake" Cohesiveness, It's Definitely Obvious That The Two Companies Don't Work Well Together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoyed my job and the people I worked with, it's not for everybody, but it was the perfect fit for me.

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator  in  Ada, OK
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Ada, OK

    I worked at Solo Cup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not working with the public, was awesome, a lot of job potential if you really wanted it.

    Cons

    nothing in my opinion, little noisy but that is why you wear ear protection.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Worked here for about 2 years

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

    I have been working at Solo Cup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers, long lunches, flexible, good place for recent grads

    Cons

    Senior management is all over the place...no structure

    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Worst job ever.

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

    I have been working at Solo Cup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are absolutely no pros. The pay was about average.

    Cons

    This was the worst job ever. I took it out of desperation and stayed with it for a year simply to pay student loans. Management was horrible and ran the company into the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe if you treated your employees with just a bit of respect and paid attention to the pricing you approved at negative margins you wouldn't have been bought out by Dart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best positions I've held.

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lake Forest, IL

    I have been working at Solo Cup full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Pay! Freedom to be an independent thinker. Great benefits and no to mention the store to get discounted merchandise.

    Cons

    Moving to Michigan because Dart Container Company purchased them.

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