Solo Cup Reviews

Updated June 4, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    My home away from home - Look forward to work challenges each and every day!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plant Engineering Manager in Urbana, IL
    Former Employee - Plant Engineering Manager in Urbana, IL

    I worked at Solo Cup full-time (More than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The original Solo Cup was a family owned business, which at one time I thought of leaving. But a Corporate Division Manager took me aside and told me that the "Family" took care of their long term employees. He voiced that I would be better off staying with the company. I heeded his advice and stayed for 36 years. During that time period the company helped 4 of my children graduate from college, and during their college years gave them a chance to work in the plant to earn money for school.

    Cons

    When Solo bought and merged Sweetheart Cup company into the fold something changed in the Corporate attitude. Upper Management decided that the Solo Cup Manageress, (who had made the company profitable) were the ones who should be terminated, and the Sweetheart Managers (from a financially strapped company) should be put in charge. Most of these same people are still working for Dart.

    Advice to Management

    I hope that Dart Corporation does not follow the present way of thinking. They should take care of their long term employees, and get rid of the dead wood. Thank you for letting me express my opinion. I gave 36 years of my life to the firm and one day my manager said I was not meeting his expectations.


  2. A great place to work at

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

    I have been working at Solo Cup full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance, training programs, manufacturing

    Cons

    Compensation, office politics, promotions, tight deadlines


  3. Helpful (1)

    Work you like a dog. NO MORALE

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solo Cup

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Good benefits .

    Cons

    Worked at Dallas plant 5 years. HR came in at 5am in the morning and laid off several employees with no advance notice. No severance.

    Advice to Management

    Stop kissing your bosses ass.


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  5. My experience at solo cup was great.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Product Handler in Thomaston, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Product Handler in Thomaston, GA

    I worked at Solo Cup full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  7. Great people/positive attitudes through integration

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. A really great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  9. Worst job ever.

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

    I have been working at Solo Cup full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Not a bad company until it got purchased.

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

    I have been working at Solo Cup

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Worked here for about 2 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

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



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