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"Once an engineering playground, now quite miserable"

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Former Employee - Engineering Staff in Mason, MI
Former Employee - Engineering Staff in Mason, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

This is a family owned business, which can be a benefit. Generally speaking, projects that have visibility of the owners can be fast-tracked and avoid the usual bureaucracy of a public company. Most of the engineering staff are pleasant people, although not the 'cream of the crop' given the low compensation.

Cons

The morale is very poor among most of the engineering staff. Creativity is usually stifled by the oppressive management style. The structure of the engineering department is quite top-heavy. If you are concerned about salary, don't bother with Dart. The M.O. seems to be focused on filling positions with people who are not qualified to go elsewhere, and thus cannot demand competitive salaries. There are individuals who are exceptions to this rule at Dart (talented and not concerned with compensation), and Dart is lucky to have had them on staff for 20-30 years. For most others with any real expertise, tenure seems to be about 2-5 years at best.

Advice to Management

Morale is very important in an engineering driven company. If an engineer is not rewarded for his accomplishments, he will learn to choose the easiest solution instead of the best solution. You have forgotten the legacy of this company, and the inventive entrepreneurial spirit is slipping away. Better do something to catch it, or your competitive advantage will slip away with it.

Other Employee Reviews for Dart Container

  1. "Dart Container"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dart Container full-time

    Pros

    They have a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    If you're in the Chicago area office you may have to travel to Mason, MI depending on your position.


  2. "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dart Container full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable family owned company, lots of opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    Moderate pay, not all employees are held to the same standards of accuracy.

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