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Spartech Reviews

Updated January 17, 2017
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Spartech President, CEO, and Director Victoria M. (Vicki) Holt
Victoria M. (Vicki) Holt
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "no vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were great to work with

    Cons

    The sr. management team lack cohesiveness...

    Advice to Management

    Get your act to gether....that includes the board!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Did not take good care of their people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Donora, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Donora, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for process improvement, very few engineers

    Cons

    poor treatment of their people

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Plenty of work everyday but very poorly managed and senior management is dis functional"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Office in Saint-Louis (Reunion)
    Former Employee - Corporate Office in Saint-Louis (Reunion)

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

    Pros

    Variety of work
    Plenty of learning opportunities

    Cons

    LOTS of hours. 60-70 hour work weeks
    Pay inequity
    Intercompany/department fighting

    Advice to Management

    Culture Survey


  5. Helpful (2)

    "One Hot Mess"

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

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

    Pros

    very unique manufacturing environment; great people who work hard; lots of potential to be a great company and supplier.

    Cons

    No training; sink-or-swim effect; management thinks they know what to do but wastes time on non-value added objectives; too many meetings; lack of direction for employees (both new and existing); very little room for advancement if any at all.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to ideas and be open; please stop saying that you want to listen and then wish to table it for a later conversation; please implement a training program to provide structure for any new/existing employees. Maybe PolyOne merger is a good idea afterall...


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lot of good people, business closoings and cuts occur often"

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

    I worked at Spartech full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of good people at plants and some corporate

    Cons

    Too much corporate overhead and influence


  7. "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

  8. "Solid foundation - Good Management - The tools for a successful organization are here."

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Arlington, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Many experienced employees who understand the fundamentals of the business / The majority of the staff within the Spartech Corporation at all levels are easy to work with and always willing to assist (non-financially) employees at all levels

    Cons

    Established managerial workforce - Minimal potential for advancement / Annual compensation adjustments often insufficient / Due to a history of mimimal annual employee compensation adjustments, many employees at the plant level have lost their motivation to perform their tasks effectively and efficiently; in addition to losing their desire to assist the organization in its efforts to improve. Thus, the task for changing the organization, in order to be successful in the long run, can be difficult for managerial personnel at times.

    Advice to Management

    Too much to type; however, the senior management team is composed of an excellent group of individuals, who have the character necessary to take the organization to the next level.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, lack of advancment possibilities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Left for more opportunity. Lots of responsibility and autonomy.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity. Salaries on low side.


  10. "Overwhelmingly positive personal experience over the last 7 years but the company is going through a difficult time !!"

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

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

    Pros

    The team I'm in is made up of some of the best people I have had the pleasure of working with. We've helped transform our area of the business and have been lucky to have management buy-in on some critical projects which has placed us at the forefront of what we do and how we do it. It's a unique environment and I'm grateful to have been part of it as we head towards a slightly uncertain future.

    Cons

    The manufacturing sector Spartech is placed in has taken a hit in recent years. Budgets have been slashed, workload has increased and moral has taken a bit of a dip. Immediate future is a little murky with the impending acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Information is key in this kind of scenario and the information being made available to employees in the run up to the take over has been severely lacking. Not enough has been done to try and retain existing staff which is increasing the workload when people leave Spartech for one of the many other large corporations located in St. Louis.


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