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.  

    Not a bad company until it got purchased.

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    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
  2.  

    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 (more than an 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
  3.  

    Worked here for about 2 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
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  5.  

    Worst job ever.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  6.  

    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 (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.

  7.  

    Needs help

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Augusta, GA

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

    Pros

    as long as you work your ok

    Cons

    They don't listen to operators and everybody up top have no accountability. reluctance to fix easy electrical problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs new engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working at Solo Cup as an employee.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Augusta, GA

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

    Pros

    This was a good company to work for, my time was short because of a management decision to sell the company to Dart Industries Inc.

    Cons

    My only regret was that I did not have vesting rights and suffered a lay-off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Reported Sales Analyst
    Former Employee - Reported Sales Analyst

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

    Pros

    This was great place to work for at one time. The BenEfits and work life balance was great. The pay was not great. I felt there was not much opportunity for growth either.

    Cons

    More opportunities and better pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    No expectations of accountability or excellence, especially from top management team. They had to sell the company!

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    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Sorry, none that I can think of.

    Cons

    Very political and little vision. Employees at Solo are simply a number to the EVP club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No, none they will consider. (I doubt you will post this review)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Solo Cup

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Got to interact with senior management on a daily basis. Had a great boss who was transparent in expectations and goals. Was able to interact with different departments on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Very negative environment. Went through a selling of the company while I still worked there. High turnover rate in an analyst role due to extremely low moral. Additionally this is located outside of the city which makes for a very long commute... and the job makes the commute not worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a positive influence, do not spread negativity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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