Sun Products Corporation Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Sun Products Corporation Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey P. Ansell
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Pros
  • Worked with alot of great people (in 6 reviews)

  • Work/Life Balance is incredible here (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Corporate doesn't understand the needs at the plant level and often gets in the way of progress (in 10 reviews)

  • Our modern, high production, Union plant was destined for the chopping block ever since the Sun Products Corporation was created (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Little Engine That Could

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Wilton, CT

    I worked at Sun Products Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, approachable leadership, fun products. Because it's a smaller company you get lots of experience doing different things in your field.

    Cons

    pay not top-notch, little room for growth in most areas and very competitive product space making it difficult to grow


  2. Blender Operator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Operator in Bowling Green, KY

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Alright pay, some good people, 401k

    Cons

    People step on you, have to suck up to people to get anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Let people move up. Pay raise for production


  3. Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dyersburg, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dyersburg, TN

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Sun is a nice place to work. Everyone is friendly and easy to get along with, including management. Benefits are nice, including a lot of time off, and pay is decent.

    Cons

    The pay isn't terrible but like a lot of other places, it could be better. The insurance is pretty costly. Not a lot of negatives

    Advice to Management

    Management does a pretty good job overall. The seem to be pretty nice to employees. My only advice would be to keep listening to employees.


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  5. Chemical operator

    Current Employee - Plant Operator Tech II in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Plant Operator Tech II in Wilton, CT

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Place is closing so that's a big con


  6. Management Style

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, UT

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good staff that worked for me.

    Cons

    Inconsistent with direction and style


  7. Sun-A bad experience

    Former Employee - Material Handeler in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Material Handeler in Bowling Green, KY

    I worked at Sun Products Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can get all the Overtime you want.

    Cons

    Company is understaffed. Employees are treated like children.


  8. Challenging and Rewarding place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Wilton, CT

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Small enough of a company that each individual can make a positive and noticeable contribution. Skilled Leadership Team with great business insights Excellent Cops

    Cons

    Competitive business - requires creative solutions to daily challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course - great business plan is in place and now just need to deliver.


  9. Dissappointed

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Sun Products Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Once under the care and guidance of Lever Bros. It ran like a well oiled. Machine.

    Cons

    When Vestal brought it from Lever Bros. They treated the Baltimore based plant with low prority. Eventually it dimished.


  10. Setup Mechanic

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Setup Mechanic in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Setup Mechanic in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some good coworkers So-so compensation It says I have to enter more words here, but this place really is that terrible.

    Cons

    Total lack of communication between shifts, departments, and through chain of command Drag their feet on reviews and raises Management expects you to come to reviews and beg for a raise even if you've been an amazing employee Fill you full of empty promises like lead positions, tuition reimbursement (they won't approve), steady schedules, etc Setup crew works insane amounts of hours and can be called in an hour before they're expected to be there (schedule states Mon-Fri, 8 hours/day, but that's really an absolute minimum; 12 hour shifts and weekends are the norm) Setup crew can be told to be there, show up, then be told to go home Setup crew is always considered the go-to guys for anything and everything, but they're paid the same as any other mechanic Lots of two-faced management, people throwing others under the bus People are given lead and management positions based on who their friends are and how well they talk instead of their ability and skill Equipment is old, filthy, and poorly maintained due to production pushing to always have it running instead of fixing problems the right way If a setup mechanic is unable to come to work on a weekend, even though their schedule is Mon-Fri, they're expected to use PTO (mandatory overtime without notice) Other people take credit for work done Certain leads spend their time playing online or otherwise being useless, dodging their bosses Bonus and other things that used to make it a good workplace have been taken away or cut down drastically (all while they post flyers about how much money the company saved last year, year-to-date, etc)

    Advice to Management

    Communicate. Care about the employees. Let people who actually see the work being done judge what raises and promotions are given. Allow good ideas to be recognized instead of denying them because they aren't yours. Schedule setup crew with some consideration for their families and health.


  11. machine operator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Products Corporation

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

    Pros

    great smelling place to work

    Cons

    spend too much time on equipment and production and not enough time on employees and their dad to day concerns--they are becoming a corporation and not in the best sense of the word



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