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Summit Polymers Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "good pay good people on the floor the owners and upper managment seemed to realy want to reatain there skilled people at all cost" (in 4 reviews)

  • "They offer somewhat flexible work hours" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Quality Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Summit Polymers (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable hours and responsibilities. No time wasted in meetings. Clear industry and expectations.

    Cons

    Working as an automotive tier 1 supplier to Ford and Chrysler can be grueling and annoying.


  2. "Financial Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Summit Polymers full-time

    Pros

    Flexible at the plant level.

    Cons

    Low pay scale for office jobs compared to hourly employees

  3. "Tech center engineer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Summit Polymers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They offer somewhat flexible work hours

    Cons

    I have never worked for a company that could care less about their employees. No profit sharing. It makes no difference if you perform terrible or excellent. For "employee appreciation day" they gave out a free cup of coffee and small bag of popcorn during lunch only.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you would like to be treated. Do the right thing for your department. Go to bat for the employees under you.


  4. "Lower management"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Portage, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since March of 2017 there are no Pros. New management has ruined any Pros.

    Cons

    Upper management abuses authority. Lower management and Supervisors are treated unfairly. New management has drastically destroyed the teamwork and caused a lot of good people to leave by managing thru threats, intimidation, and harassment. If you complain you get fired.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your honest, loyal employees


  5. "Corporate Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Buyer in Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Corporate Buyer in Portage, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Summit Polymers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great health insurance, 401K plan, work/life balance, ownership involvement, privately held, rapidly expanding

    Cons

    I have yet to find any cons to my position here, it has been very busy but that's a good thing!

    Advice to Management

    None-everyone is doing great!


  6. "Assembly"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Vicksburg, MI
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Vicksburg, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Summit Polymers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Frendley understandable a real team.

    Cons

    Not enough hours for me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and love all support that you all give to us all the time thanks a lot....


  7. "Good small-family company"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule and tight-knit work relations

    Cons

    often too small for stable working schedule

  8. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time

    Pros

    site had a great culture

    Cons

    opportunity was limited due to headcount

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Portage, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment, okay pay, good place to learn there manufacturing process and environment. Opportunity to grow within organization but will have to put in the hours to get noticed.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and no one is held accountable for actions or tasks. Machinery and systems are outdated and could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable


  10. "Only if you really need the money..."

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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 Summit Polymers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They will give you a paycheck.

    Cons

    As long as you don't kill someone, or cost the company too much money, you will keep your job. Your ability to perform your job, and your dedication to it, are of no consequence. Seniority is all that matters.

    This plant used to be the cream of the crop within the company. Incoming management has convinced every single person within my department to seek employment elsewhere. I don't see this plant being open much longer, as shipments are being missed, low-quality parts are being sent to customers, and quality employees are being driven out while incompetent ones are being retained.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the level system for technicians, since you've demonstrated that it is meaningless and have absolutely zero desire to make sure people progress through it in a timely fashion. Honestly, what's the point when, if someone just waits long enough, they'll be given the top level without having to put in the effort?


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