Dart Container Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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Robert C. Dart
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Pros
  • however there are some good people who work there (in 5 reviews)

  • Everyone at the company are great people to work with (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor management, no support, hostile work enviroment, Run away from this company if you can (in 3 reviews)

  • Awful schedules, You are treated like cattle, hot,noisy, dirty work environment (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Nice place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dart Container

    Pros

    Nice people, lots of training

    Cons

    Limited room for growth

  2. Engineering Manager

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    Former Employee - Plant Engineering Manager in Urbana, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Plant Engineering Manager in Urbana, IL (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dart was taking over Solo Cup and we were working to bring plant up to the required standards, which were being required by customers. Dart said they had finances available to complete the projects.

    Cons

    Dart hired a large number of Executive Mangers from Solo Cup to make the transition to a large (huge) company. But what should have been done was promote their existing managers instead of using the ones from Solo, (the Sweetheart Managers) who had made bad financial decisions ; before the Solo/Sweetheart merger & after the Solo/Sweetheart merger!

    Advice to Management

    Take control of the business and run it like Grand Dad & Dad had done. Get rid of the Sweetheart Managers.

  3. packaging specialist

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    Current Employee - Packaging Specialist in Horse Cave, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Packaging Specialist in Horse Cave, KY (US)

    I have been working at Dart Container full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    not bad, it's ok yeah

    Cons

    to much politics, to many small empires

    Advice to Management

    none

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  5. Company is losing its culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Mason, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Mason, MI (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good employees and nice atmosphere to work.

    Cons

    Growing too fast. Have lost sight of competitive advantages. Losing focus on core business.

  6. Good place to work, as long as you aren't maintenance.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Simple machinery, easy to learn. In general, the staff is friendly.

    Cons

    Below par pay for maintenance. Terrible management. And very clique oriented, if you aren't "in".... Good luck!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to disgruntled employees, they are disgruntled for a reason.

  7. My experience so far has been positive although at times it gets strenuous.

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    Current Employee - Inspector Packer in Leola, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Inspector Packer in Leola, PA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A good place to work.

    Cons

    Cannot think about any downside so far.

  8. Hard work not enough money

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    Former Employee - Loader in Leola, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Loader in Leola, PA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    the benefits are very good

    Cons

    Co workers are young and immature

    Advice to Management

    Make sure people can do the job

  9. Helpful (1)

    Dart Has Good and Bad Features

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dart Container full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dart is growing, so there is lots of work for engineering, marketing, manufacturing, etc. They have very good benefits, including and exceptional 401k program. They have their own Travel Department, which is a thing of the past at most companies. They have a private plane that is open to anyone for travel to plants around the US. They are flush with cash and make good profits.

    Cons

    They are a bit stingy with pay and vacation and although they project the image of being a "happy family," in fact, there are a lot of politics, hidden agendas, back-stabbing, and threatening work atmosphere. They like to portray the company as having a wonderful work atmosphere, but I found the atmosphere quite hostile, with everyone looking over their should to make sure that no one was stabbing them in the back.

    The engineering department routinely fired people instead of trying to mentor and bring them along and working with them to improve. They have a Performance Improvement Plan for those who are not meeting expectations, but it is really a list of "find ways to meet these expectations or you're fired." And they use that quite frequently. In the space of a year it is not uncommon to see a dozen people disappear quite suddenly and for no apparent reason. They call their Performance Improvement Plans mentoring, but it is far from that. It's basically a demand to complete certain goals or you're out on your ear, and you are expected to accomplish the goals on your own. This is FAR from mentoring. Dart gets rid of folks from engineering as if its nothing. They WASTE talent, and I think its because they figure its easy to hire folks. I don't think they really value their workers at all.

  10. A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Inspector/Packer in Waxahachie, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Inspector/Packer in Waxahachie, TX (US)

    I have been working at Dart Container

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Promoting with in the company before seeking outside

    Cons

    It gets hot in the summer, should start pay higher than what they start off with

  11. Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dart Container

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good balance of work and life. Salary was competitive

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in company

    Advice to Management

    Consider all available resources to advance the company

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