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Solo Cup Reviews

Updated December 1, 2016
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Solo Cup President, CEO, and Director Robert M. Korzenski
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  1. "Maintenance Lead Electrician"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor/Lead Electrical Mechanical Trainer in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Supervisor/Lead Electrical Mechanical Trainer in Manchester, NH

    I worked at Solo Cup (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Almost 30 years started as Sweetheart Cup Co, formerly Maryland Cup Corp. Competitive wages and benefits.

    Cons

    Sweetheart brought by Solo and they dropped the Sweetheart branding, site closed do to foreign work @2010

    Advice to Management

    Now owned by Dart Container Corp. Looks like they kept the Solo branding, good report back from others who were able to relocate and stay with company. Review does not reflect Dart Container Corp as I was no longer working when they procured Solo Cup.


  2. "Supply Chain"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Highland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Highland Park, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Solo Cup (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solo offers good benefits except for profit sharing.

    Cons

    X-Functional activities are more difficult


  3. "A Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Solo Cup full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great benefit and health care plans, good organizational structure, all in all, Solo was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Given the financial situation at the company, the great team of Design Engineers and new product development professionals were not able to explore new markets and create unique new products.

    Advice to Management

    New product development was always something the company excelled at. Even through tough times, the company should have still had a focus on establishing new products.


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  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Accountant in Palatine, IL
    Current Contractor - Senior Accountant in Palatine, IL

    I have been working at Solo Cup as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work ethics, great work life balance

    Cons

    Recently purchased by a Michigan company that is a smaller and less organized company.


  6. "Prior to merger with Sweethart ad Dart"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Highland Park, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering in Highland Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Solo Cup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work environment but always interesting, supportive of hard work and intuitive.

    Cons

    Was difficult transitioning from old systems to new one. Silo mentality kept integration of information from being best used.

    Advice to Management

    allow talent to work


  7. "It has been ok"

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    Current Employee - Material Handling in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Material Handling in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Solo Cup full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    That you can work any shift you want.and if you come to work you will have a chance to advance

    Cons

    That you have people in charge that do not know what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    We need a better training program


  8. "Was a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Solo Cup full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People were friendly and knowledgeable. Systems were current and processes and procedures well documented.

    Cons

    Solo was bought out in 2012. Became a very different place to work.


  9. "interesting and enjoyable"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Solo Cup full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    liked working here for the 12 hour shifts and set schedule with 4 on and three off
    where I could take a calendar and know for the whole year what days I had off.

    Cons

    Just a slight con about the schedule to where I didn't have the same days off witch makes it harder in cohabitation

    Advice to Management

    Advice is to not get lost in the upper levels of management and stay in touch with the workers who carry the company


  10. "Great people, weak Senior leadership"

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    Former Employee - National Accounts in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - National Accounts in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Solo Cup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Products, people, autonomy, great industry product reputation and brand equity

    Cons

    Senior Leadership, lack of mission, AOP, strategy

    Advice to Management

    Don't change strategy every three months


  11. "One of the best positions I've held."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lake Forest, IL

    I have been working at Solo Cup full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay! Freedom to be an independent thinker. Great benefits and no to mention the store to get discounted merchandise.

    Cons

    Moving to Michigan because Dart Container Company purchased them.


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