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Updated January 16, 2018
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Spartech President, CEO, and Director Victoria M. (Vicki) Holt
Victoria M. (Vicki) Holt
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  1. "Great company with relaxed atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in O'Fallon, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spartech (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company
    Great benefits
    Relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Company was acquired and future employment was unknown.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  2. "Cutting too deep"

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    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People who work at the Plant Level

    Cons

    Upper Management- Investment Company that wants to cut heads/operations to squeeze every dime out

    Advice to Management

    Develop new technologies, methods and improve alignment to reduce costs - don't rely primarily on shutting down facilities and terminating good employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "No work/life balance here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spartech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not micromanaged, work from home option

    Cons

    Company in state of transition, no work/life balance, no effort to establish team-building or a positive office environment, low employee morale

    Advice to Management

    Recent workforce reduction cut too deep, and the good employees left will only do multiple people's jobs for so long. Morale is very low because the perception is the private investors only care about turning a profit and selling us.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Cutting too deep and losing talent"

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    Former Employee - Production Manager
    Former Employee - Production Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people still there from PolyOne but those that have mobility are leaving in droves.

    Cons

    Cost cutting mentality pervades organization since acquisition from PolyOne mid July. Slashing heads and shutting down operations seems to be modus operandi. Investment firm bought company and are driving everything for profit and mortgaging the future of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of upper management solely focused on cutting costs by all means.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Spartech full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel for work implementing oracle. Great coworkers and the the work accomplished was very much rewarding.

    Cons

    Entry level position that included a lot of overtime without the compensation. The benefits were basic at best


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Work life balance needs to be reviewed

    Advice to Management

    Great Executive mgmt


  7. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Plenty of white space to build your own processes

    Cons

    Too lean in all practices. There is a fine line between being cost effective and just making it nearly impossible to accomplish business

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Spartech full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Allowed you to make decisions

    Cons

    Low pay and low 401K contribution.


  9. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Clayton, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Clayton, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very small office so everyone knew everyone. Management was knowledgeable. Reviews were very laid back.

    Cons

    Management needed to trust employees a bit more.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and allow them to provide more to the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and make money."

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    Former Employee - Former Operator in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Former Operator in Muncie, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is an excellent company for those who like to work overtime. Also, there is always an opportunity to move upwards in the company. I would consider this company as a worker-friendly place.

    Cons

    Due to 12-hour shifts, the long hours may be too much for some, particularly those who work at night. For people who love to party, I would recommend something else.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management was excellent, specifically in providing communication to employees as well as a consistent emphasis on safety at all times.


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