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Solo Cup Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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  1. "Prior to merger with Sweethart ad Dart"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "i was a line assumbly i help put the cups on the line in box them up so they can be shipped off"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Solo Cup part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fastfood,Cashier,prep food its some things i love to do when i am at work if thats what i have to do

    Cons

    um i get up set when other people is not doing they work in we all get in trouble for it

    Advice to Management

    well we had some nice ones in some that get did not care bout what we was up to i like the ones that was on the people that was doing good


  3. "3 Ring Circus"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Federalsburg, MD
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Federalsburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Solo Cup full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Production personnel, for the most part are knowledgeable in their respected areas.

    Cons

    Management shaky, High turn over rate. While I was there for 3 years they had a 60% turn over rate!

    Advice to Management

    Get some one from Dart in the General Manager Office!!!!!!!!!!!


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  5. "Bad Management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Maint in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Maint in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent.
    Some good people to work with.
    Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Modern day slavery.
    Unethical Management.
    While the plant manager is ok, those right below him in the chain of command are terrible. They constantly work against him and the new owners policies.

    Advice to Management

    Management engages in some very unethical behavior. They promote relatives and friends over more qualified people. The "buddy system" is so rampant at the Dallas plant that you literally stand no chance of promotion unless you're from the now closed Baltimore plant. These guys do little work, and basically just show up to collect a check. Dallas plant management despises that they were bought out by Dart, and regularly slander Dart corporate up in MI. Dart really needs to get down there and clean house.


  6. "A very challenging environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Solo Cup full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Great coworkers. Employee discount on products.

    Cons

    Cost cutting was main driver on all decisions. Management changed directions/strategy at every turn, making it difficult to be successful.


  7. "It has been ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "My first 4 years was great there until they brought in so many different managers. I worked for Solo Cup for over 5 yrs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the reasons I took the position with Solo was all the managers at the time was awesome. They had great attitudes and was great in giving you directions. I was hired in when they took over sweetheart and about a year or so into the company managers after managers was leaving like running water.

    Cons

    The challenges of working for Solo Cup was the fact of the under handed employees. If they could convince the manager to not like you, then there was major trouble ahead. They never took the time or energy to really get to know there employees for themselves. There was some really good and dedicated workers at Solo Cup, but once they brought in new management attitudes started to change and more people stated to leaving and it seemed like the harder you worked they didn't care. But if you was one of the pets and worked less you got praised and a really nice raise.

    Advice to Management

    my advice to management is to get too know your employees for yourself and not by word of mouth. Reason being is the person the are bad mouthing good be one or more of your best workers ever. Yes, I do understand that there might come a time that an employee and a manager might bump heads. In that case if they are going to start harassing the employee and making things hard for them. You should take a look at the entire situation of employee and managers. You all at like the word of the people coming to yoy is always true and it's not. You know managers and some employees lie for just to here themselves talk and to make themselves look good. Some of them can lie so while and with a straight face it sicking. And Human Resources are just as bad should you complain about anything and at that point the situation get worse, because now upper management has got involve and the ones that lied come out looking like roses and the ones telling the truth coming stained, discredited, and black ball. That ia so sad that management of any level would just turn a blind eye and not care.


  11. "Great people, weak Senior leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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