Sun Products Corporation

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Sun Products Corporation Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
48 Reviews
2.9
48 Reviews
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Sun Products Corporation Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey P. Ansell
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  1.  

    Was good when it was Unilever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Products Corporation

    Pros

    Decent pay and good people

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to its workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what your employees have to say

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Ooof!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT

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

    Pros

    There are none that I can think of.

    Cons

    Miserable place to work. No civility. No loyalty from management or to management. If you want to work 40 hours a week and get away with doing little while there, then this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign and let some competent senior management come in to make the (right) decisions that you are not. A new management team might actually be able to make some nimble decisions that will make the company some top and bottom line. Gripped in indecision is no way to manage a company. Hopefully the PE management will see the incompetence of current management and make some changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Steady decline in maintenance and production since created.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The fact that I'm not employed by this Investment Capital Train Wreck is the only positive outcome of this venture for me.

    Cons

    Our modern, high production, Union plant was destined for the chopping block ever since the Sun Products Corporation was created. Our production potential was purposely stifled to finance a non union facility in another state. The market share we once celebrated was sacrificed as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management was dismissed! We had a high volume, modern facility in the mid Atlantic region that could handle all the production for the eastern half of the country. We also had sufficient room for corporate offices, research laboratories and product expansion. We were ignored in favor of corporate Offices and Research labs in Connecticut, and a new manufacturing facility in Bowling Green Kentucky. Being owned by a Venture Capitalist is being subject to a quick flip, and we were the discarded property!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Used to be a great place to work, purchased by vulture capitalists who want more money NOW.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady employment because of union. Highly skilled and intelligent workforce (poorly treated and managed horribly.)

    Cons

    Vicious cut throat management only interested in immediate returns with no vision toward the future.
    Forced overtime, up to 40+ hours/week. I am not kidding! This year has been better since they hate the union and would rather run poor quality material at inferior plants than allow us to do the great job we did for 50+ years as Unilever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop listening to marketing and start forcing sales force to do their jobs.
    Stop hiring cronies from companies you just left and giving them and yourselves whopping bonuses for incompetent performance.
    Truly realize the value of what you claim to be your number one asset, your employees and stop treating them like rats on a wheel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Waste of Time and Poor Compensation

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Regulatory Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Convenient parking
    Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate
    Some really great go-workers
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    No training program
    Unprofessional Staff
    Overinflated Titles vs. Duties
    Management always wants to "blame someone" for their problems
    Leaders encourage linking corporate travel with personal travel expenses,
    Never learned anything new while manager took credit for everything in department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to do a clean sweep of legacy managers, seriously if you can't pay out a 100% bonus every time, then it's time to do the hard things and stop running business like a bunch of fat kids.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A company owned by an investment company who knows little about manufacturing and cares even less about it's employees.

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    Current Employee - Tech in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Tech in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There were never any pros to this company.

    Cons

    When we were Unilever we were a 50 million case a year capable--now we are a lousy co-packer. Being a union seems to have made us a red headed step-child even though we are not problematic. The company wants to put all their eggs in Bowling Green's basket--they will fall flat. At Baltimore we have one person per line, at their other locations they have many more. We are laying off 53 people on May 10th and as of 2 days before personnel cannot even get that right. Extremely unprofessional in this layoff process. One can only hope it blows up in their collective faces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is a next contract(highly doubtful) maybe the company should bargain in good faith instead of lying to the union and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    My management is unappreciative and condescending, hindering results with unneccsary processes.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation

    Pros

    Great benefits and a good wellness program .

    Cons

    There is no consistency with n processes, they seem to make them up as they go. NO merit increases last year. High turnover rate and they are losing long time employees. No career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees they are valued, show employees they are respected. Listen to them when they tell you waht works instead of dismissing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Started off strong, but there was a change in management

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    Current Employee - Category Insights Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Category Insights Manager in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is incredible here. Pay is good. Previous manager was very flexible and collaborative.

    Cons

    This is still the good 'ol boys club. There is an inability to adapt to today's virtual business and are passive aggressive and almost pouty when they are challenged to evolve. Communication is awful, you will be all but ignored if you are not one of the boys. Because if this lack of communication, they can't give a clear path to your role, or do they know how to develop you and they admit that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    No Coherent management organization

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    Current Employee - Forklift in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Forklift in Bowling Green, KY

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    slightly better pay than others, healthcare from day one, paid uniforms.

    Cons

    I spend most days doing and undoing the same thing due to different managers changing plans. The company seems to care for its employees but I have seen more evidence to the contrary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little more and stop requiring so much overtime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Current manager

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    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in Wilton, CT

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

    Pros

    Great people! Good benefits, but beware, the company is eliminating benefits to save money (education assistance).

    Cons

    This place will make you age quickly. People work hard and make huge contributions, but lack of direction and recognition hurts morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I used to work for a company that had good HR leadership. Sun needs to upgrade in this area. Makes a big difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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