Dart Container

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Dart Container Reviews

Updated 26 September 2014
Updated 26 September 2014
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Poor Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federalsburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federalsburg, MD (US)

    I have been working at Dart Container full-time

    Pros

    Not much, pay is ok, holidays off are good

    Cons

    Poor management, no support, hostile work enviroment, Run away from this company if you can

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone needs to come clean house and the newly aquired plant and start over you have great employees and back stabbing management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overwhelming and not in a good way!

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator
    Current Employee - Machine Operator

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

    Pros

    It's a job. That's it. If another company would offer me 5 dollars less an hour, I'd take it! There are no jobs in the area right now, that's the only reason I stay.

    Cons

    Low morale, poor attitudes, favortism, poor leadership (starting from upper management & working downwards). Important things are by-passed (i.e. machine repairs, staffing) so the focus can be on the ridiculous ( repetitive, non-ending, useless paperwork). This isn't a nuclear bomb making factory, but cups, plates & straws. Yet there are more forms to fill out every day. Useless maintenance. Everything is band-aided instead of repaired. Some machines down for weeks on end & when they're started back up, nothing has been repaired or checked. Upper management could care less about the safety of the employees. " Do as I say, not as I do" work environment. A truly awful place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate all upper management, start over!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Tough.

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    Current Employee - Materials Management in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Materials Management in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Dart Container full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay.
    Good Hours, room for overtime.

    Cons

    No room for salary bumps.
    A lot of work.
    Dont care about their workers, just there productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the complaint of the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid company.

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

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

    Pros

    Stability, continuous growth, financial resources, smart business approach.

    Cons

    Company culture lacks a true concern for employees, communication is poor, leadership is not very organized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share a longer term strategy with the workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Ok to gain experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shipping in Horse Cave, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Shipping in Horse Cave, KY (US)

    I worked at Dart Container full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Always hiring so its pretty easy to get on. They also do lots a rehires but if your looking for a steady job its not bad.

    Cons

    Always hiring can be a bad thing as well because its hard to gain consistency in the position and management expect the same high levels of output regardless.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Needlessly large, noticeable lack of talent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dart Container full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you live in the Mason area it is probably the best employer. Company promotes from within and rewards tenure. A great place for non-degreed/unskilled workers to ascend in career as there doesn't appear to be an obvious focus degrees and training for the roles available.

    Cons

    The company appears to reward ONLY tenure. This had lead to many people reaching management levels that they themselves are unqualified for and would not have reached at other companies. Company doesn't pay well and it's apparent with the talent in place (low tier pay gets you low tier talent), which leads to a bloated organization. Very inefficient, poor communication, no cross-functional teamwork to speak of. These things lead to poor decisions and copious amounts of rework that could be avoided if the decision makers had the talent or foresight to recognize their impact. Company is reactive in nature and already behind competitors in markets that aren't foam.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are truly concerned with the success of this company repatriate and take a more active role in the management of it. Rid it of the employees that don't add value and reduce the amount of internal complexity. You're making cups not cars. Also stop forcing the foam model into other segments or you business. They are all different and won't be successful until you treat them as such.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    it is very good place to work. The people are great to work with and are willing to assist you at any time

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Coordinator in Ada, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Coordinator in Ada, OK (US)

    I worked at Dart Container full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    maintenance is a really good department to work in at Dart. They care about their machines and people. The pay is decent for different departments

    Cons

    their people need better morale building

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I had a very good time.

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Urbana, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Urbana, IL (US)

    I have been working at Dart Container full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Management with good promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    High temperature is the only problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every thing is great, keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Definitely a growing company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HCM
    Current Employee - HCM

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

    Pros

    Casual dress, good benefits, solid business position. As long as one works hard, they will move up quickly. Senior management is easy to approach.

    Cons

    The company has changed somewhat since purchasing Solo, and sometimes the growing pains can be difficult to deal with, especially as a legacy Dart employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget about the employees that have been here for years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Impressive culture, understands business

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Great Mission Statement and Company Values, not corporate America. Unbelievable opportunities, rewards from within. Exciting place to be in Mason, MI. Communication is Strong

    Cons

    Maturation process is slow and organizational capabilities are increasing daily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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