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Summit Polymers Reviews

Updated November 29, 2018
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  • "For "employee appreciation day" they gave out a free cup of coffee and small bag of popcorn during lunch only" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Upper management is not friendly" (in 3 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. "No accountability"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Some managers are great to work with
    Good work/life balance most the time
    Not bad for early career building experience

    Cons

    No accountability. Best employees are punished for others negligence. Nothing is learned from failures, same people asked to clean up the mess every time. Minimal training given across the board.
    No employee appreciation, no interest in retaining talent. Tech center facility is in embarrassing shape, not even enough bathrooms for the number of people.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap on everything, it always ends up costing more in the long run and is just a hassle to employees. Actually try to reward success and retain talent. Give more sick days or remote work options. Give proper training and it will pay off.

  3. "Machine operator"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benwfits
    Room for advancement
    Great work environment
    Aweaome co workers

    Cons

    Not much overtime
    Odd raise schedule


  4. "Average"

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

    Pros

    Decent company, blue collar relaxed

    Cons

    Don't care about employees at all.


  5. "Project Engineer"

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

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time

    Pros

    A lot of experienced workers

    Cons

    Under paid, over worked. Much older workers, lack training opportunities.


  6. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Operator
    Former Employee - Operator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Summit Polymers (More than a year)

    Pros

    they have great benefits for hired in employees

    Cons

    They will not give you more than a day of training

    Advice to Management

    take more time training workers and allow training in other areas


  7. "Team"

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

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time

    Pros

    The pay isnt that bad

    Cons

    Very unorganized. Need to tighten up.

    Advice to Management

    Tighten up

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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