Spartech Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Spartech President, CEO, and Director Victoria M. (Vicki) Holt
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  1. Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Clayton, MO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Clayton, MO

    I worked at Spartech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary and location, free parking, decent health insurance. Great people to work with as well as customers.

    Cons

    Raises should be based upon employees performance not who they know. Could work from home however it was frowned upon, however some worked from home all the time. Not fair to all employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more trusting. Most if not all jobs at the headquarters could be done from home or any location. Trust your employees more!


  2. Great place to work and make money.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Operator in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Former Operator in Muncie, IN

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

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

    Pros

    This is an excellent company for those who like to work overtime. Also, there is always an opportunity to move upwards in the company. I would consider this company as a worker-friendly place.

    Cons

    Due to 12-hour shifts, the long hours may be too much for some, particularly those who work at night. For people who love to party, I would recommend something else.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management was excellent, specifically in providing communication to employees as well as a consistent emphasis on safety at all times.


  3. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Tech in Lockport, NY
    Former Employee - Production Tech in Lockport, NY

    I worked at Spartech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Sold company and have cut back on healthcare for years. They don't pay as well as they used to and close/ sell a lot of plants.

    Advice to Management

    Stop gouging the little guy


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Did not take good care of their people

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

    I worked at Spartech full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for process improvement, very few engineers

    Cons

    poor treatment of their people


  6. Helpful (1)

    Lot of good people, business closoings and cuts occur often

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plant Manager
    Former Employee - Plant Manager

    I worked at Spartech full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of good people at plants and some corporate

    Cons

    Too much corporate overhead and influence


  7. Overwhelmingly positive personal experience over the last 7 years but the company is going through a difficult time !!

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

    I have been working at Spartech full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The team I'm in is made up of some of the best people I have had the pleasure of working with. We've helped transform our area of the business and have been lucky to have management buy-in on some critical projects which has placed us at the forefront of what we do and how we do it. It's a unique environment and I'm grateful to have been part of it as we head towards a slightly uncertain future.

    Cons

    The manufacturing sector Spartech is placed in has taken a hit in recent years. Budgets have been slashed, workload has increased and moral has taken a bit of a dip. Immediate future is a little murky with the impending acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Information is key in this kind of scenario and the information being made available to employees in the run up to the take over has been severely lacking. Not enough has been done to try and retain existing staff which is increasing the workload when people leave Spartech for one of the many other large corporations located in St. Louis.


  8. Helpful (1)

    One Hot Mess

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

    I have been working at Spartech full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    very unique manufacturing environment; great people who work hard; lots of potential to be a great company and supplier.

    Cons

    No training; sink-or-swim effect; management thinks they know what to do but wastes time on non-value added objectives; too many meetings; lack of direction for employees (both new and existing); very little room for advancement if any at all.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to ideas and be open; please stop saying that you want to listen and then wish to table it for a later conversation; please implement a training program to provide structure for any new/existing employees. Maybe PolyOne merger is a good idea afterall...


  9. Helpful (1)

    Plenty of work everyday but very poorly managed and senior management is dis functional

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Office in Saint-Louis (Reunion)
    Former Employee - Corporate Office in Saint-Louis (Reunion)

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

    Pros

    Variety of work
    Plenty of learning opportunities

    Cons

    LOTS of hours. 60-70 hour work weeks
    Pay inequity
    Intercompany/department fighting

    Advice to Management

    Culture Survey


  10. Helpful (1)

    no vision

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Pros

    The people were great to work with

    Cons

    The sr. management team lack cohesiveness...

    Advice to Management

    Get your act to gether....that includes the board!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great people, lack of advancment possibilities

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Spartech

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Left for more opportunity. Lots of responsibility and autonomy.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity. Salaries on low side.



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