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Summit Polymers Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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 Machinery and systems are outdated and could be improved.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


  4. "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?


  5. "SPI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vicksburg, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vicksburg, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very organized and dedicated people and upper management

    Cons

    Salary is below par for all positions at the plant level.

    Advice to Management

    Give better pay to those with education, experience and length with the company


  6. "summit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Sterling, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Sterling, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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

    Cons

    middle managment was full of people who were simply promored just because they were next in line not based on there record or there work ethic

    Advice to Management

    focus more on deads not just how long some one has spent with the company or hiring from the outside just based on what there resumes says


  7. "It's a fine place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    They really foster a learning atmosphere. I love my job and work with some really great people.

    Cons

    Not a lot in terms of employee appreciation. You have to purchase your own company apparel, but it's not mandatory. Not a lot of room for growth in my dept.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to your talented workers via company apparel, acknowledgements, or treats.

  8. "Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Packing, Inspector in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Packing, Inspector in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Car co mfg part automobile co Buick Oldsmobile Cadillac company factory was so busy stayed working measurement clean organize always could find reach fore what I needed.

    Cons

    Wasn't really large factory. Certain areas paint dept were strong plastics coloring parts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep areas organize played big part make sure always put items back in right place labeling codes correct. So many car co closed.


  9. "Assembly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of weekends off if you're in Assembly. Huge parking lot for employees.

    Cons

    Drama, drama, drama! Co workers can be lazy at times. Fixtures can be a pain.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who actually WANT to work!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Plenty of opportunities, but little appreciation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Little appreciation for employees and generally underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Figure out incentives and appreciation for your employees


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