Summit Polymers

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Summit Polymers Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
14 Reviews
2.8
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Lots of promise...and inconsistency in Elizabethtown, KY

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time

    Pros

    No debt, steady hours, lots of customer potential

    Cons

    Inconsistent management style, managers change area´s of responsibility on an almost weekly basis, production goals supercede quality and safety objectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent, share the workload more evenly amongst managers and supervisors so that direction to the employees on the floor is more consistent and can be taken more seriously. There shouldn´t be a fire drill everytime a certain regional manager comes to visit, goals should be the same day in and day out, SAFETY, QUALITY AND THEN production.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mistake

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Elizabethtown, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Elizabethtown, KY

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay. And it's not great

    Cons

    Everything and management here knows it all at least that is what they think

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None they would not take it anyway

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The employees at summit are the a bunch of excons, that will back stab you right out the door!

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Portage, MI

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I cannot think of any pros ! summit polymers is the most tacky, low life place to work anywere.

    Cons

    The maintenance department is the biggest group of cut throats I have ever met, they see it as their duty to get a person fired any way they can and then advertise to everyone in the plant how they managed to accomplish this,if you are considering a job summit do not waste you'r time it will be a negative career move or just plan death to you'r career and attitude. STAY AWAY FROM SUMMIT POLYMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What managment, anybody can pit employees against one another !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Limited growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Summit does offer decent benefits (medical, dental, 401k). Employee deductibles are fairly low compared to other companies.

    Cons

    Growth potential is higher for men. System utilization is very poor. Data is unreliable. System is antiquated. Company does not want to invest in systems that will allow them to grow in a successful manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in systems and other assets to provide improved tools for your employees to succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good entry level experience but little reward/recognition for hard work

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Portage, MI

    I have been working at Summit Polymers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent and very affordable benefits; ok starting pay for entry level experience; clean manufacturing environment

    Cons

    Very little reward or recognition for hard work; pay increases minimal; very reactive, not proactive; poor organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to do things to keep good employees, like pay them what they are worth. Turnover for HR Coordinator is very high because with a little experience in the job, one can go to many other companies for much greater pay.

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Glad that I was offered an office job with another company....i feel bad for the factory lifers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time

    Pros

    You get a paycheck every week.

    Cons

    They need AC for their floor employees....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the employees as people and not numbers.

  8.  

    Summit review

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Portage, MI

    I have been working at Summit Polymers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Summit has ups and downs. Men earn higher wages and are promoted more often, but everyone who works hard will have a job. They are a large employer in our area - many families have several people working here.

    Cons

    Wages are generally on the low side for the automotive industry. The only way to make more is to be promoted to manager or supervisor. Some people are great where they are, but make terrible managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people for the jobs they do well. Turnover will be reduced if you reward for a good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    This is a company that can get your bills paid

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Dock Audit in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Dock Audit in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits good pay overtime if you want it

    Cons

    Upper management is not friendly. Many look down on entry level workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the floor workers. They are the individuals that keep the organization running. It is OK to speak to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It had its ups and Downs

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Shelbyville, TN
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Shelbyville, TN

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was a very good fit for me
    the pay was competitive
    and they benefits pkg

    Cons

    there was some inequalities with the the way offensive clothing was handled.
    Had a team leader who would LIE to get people in trouble even fired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Complaints about offensive clothing or attitudes should be handled as such

    Recommends
  11.  

    Fast paced and friendly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elizabethtown, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elizabethtown, KY

    I have been working at Summit Polymers

    Pros

    If you're looking to live in etown... Summit is a great place to get experience in different areas

    Cons

    Downside? I've seen fellow employees become wrapped up in work. At the end of the day... if you don't have personal management you will fail to grow.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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