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Dart Container Reviews

Updated April 18, 2019
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Robert C. Dart
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  • "Good people and work life balance" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Great atmosphere, good benefits, good union" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Dart container worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Horse Cave, KY
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Horse Cave, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dart Container full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, good pay and good benifits

    Cons

    Night shift , 12hr shifts

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. "Great Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Control Supervisor in Lithonia, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Control Supervisor in Lithonia, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dart Container full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good medical insurance program, paid holidays,

    Cons

    Higher Management needs to work together with those below them, needs more Teamwork

    Advice to Management

    Work with, employees, listen to their issues

  3. "Been working at dart for 5 years"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator
    Current Employee - Machine Operator
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Healthcare Benefits, paid time off

    Cons

    Favoritisms, summer is blistering heat inside the complex.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganization of production floor plan.


  4. "a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Packer
    Former Employee - Packer

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

    Pros

    it was challenging and keeps you on your feet, times goes quickly

    Cons

    I do not have any cons for this company


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Mason, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Mason, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dart Container full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits like health insurance, 401K match and holidays if you don't have to work on them

    Cons

    High stress levels among management is evident at all locations. Local management and supervision are overburdened with not enough employees to do the job and too many poorly written policies. Pay is average to below average for the amount of physical labor required and most production locations are very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter.


  6. "Dart review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dart Container full-time

    Pros

    Great company, I would recommend

    Cons

    Hard work, and have to hustle


  7. "Too much for so little..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dart Container full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Health insurance is the only reason I am still working at Dart.

    Cons

    So many. While the health insurance is good, all other benefits are slowly being taken away from us. And the benefits are not the same at all the plants. Some plants have sick pay, others do not. Some plants pay their inspector/packers fairly well, others do not (depends on the area is what I've been told). Upper management "delegating" work to the lower management levels, but then the upper management gets the credit for all the work that was done. Meetings after meetings, after meetings, after meetings & then we STILL have to do some of their training power points because "they don't have time". All departments severly short-handed, but managers are expected to keep all machines running. Machines that require 2 employees are now operated by 1 employee. Everyone agrees that safety is important & needs to be top priority, but by having us run short-handed, pushing more & more work on us to perform, plus attending to all our own duties, CORPORATE & UPPER MANAGEMENT are now the safety hazards. Someone is going to get seriously hurt . All departments are totally overwhelmed. It's just way too much. Either open up your pocket books & allow us to have more employees, or cut back on all the work we are having to complete every day. We can't do both anymore.
    Favoritism is an ongoing problem. Poor morale & attitudes. We, as managers, are told to boost the employees' morale, give them positive reinforcement, but who gives it to us? And it's hard to do so anymore when you don't believe in what you are trying to sell to the employee. Dart has some serious problems. I have been to a number of plants for training purposes, & I hear it from every plant. Short-handed, low morale, high turnover, bad attitudes, work overload, no support from corporate or the upper managers. What keeps everyone here, I really don't know. Maybe the health insurance. I certainly haven't heard anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Dart needs an overhaul. The owners & CEO's need to visit each & every plant & talk to employees. I have been with the company for almost 25 years and have never met, or been introduced to ANY Corporate person. . You would think my loyalty would mean something. Oh, yes, I'll get my name in the "Garden" in Mason, get a pat on the back, MAYBE meet some corporate folks then, come back to my plant & be forgotten again. All we are is just a number to you. Dart needs to thank its lucky stars that unemployment is so low & that there's no jobs out there right now. I truly feel if another manufacturing plant came to this area, we would have to shut down. I Know of at least 3 departments here alone that are ready for a full scale walkout. Dart needs to do something & fast.

  8. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent and benefits are ok. Depends on which plan you pick. Dart Member Care is WAY too expensive. PHP was cheaper.

    Cons

    Management. In the IT Department, if Management doesn’t like you, they will can you for no reason.

    Advice to Management

    To upper management, pay attention to the attendance of the salary management under you. Watch their smoke breaks and the way they treat their employees. You’ve got a real issue there that hasn’t gone untouched by numerous employees. It’s pathetic and gives employees a bad work ethic. Why follow the rules if your manager doesn’t?? Also, it’s a shame that Dart Container has become a company all about profit when they used to give a crap about their employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dart Container full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great products, great training, great sales meeting.

    Cons

    not very diverse, a little antiquated in its thinking


  10. "below-market pay, no growth opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    little or reasonable work demands.
    they never fire anyone

    Cons

    below-market pay
    no incentive to perform
    does not recognize or retain talent