Summit Polymers Reviews

Updated 3 Mar 2020

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2.8
45%
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61%
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Summit Polymers President Andrea Haas (no image)
Andrea Haas
6 Ratings
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 6 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and paid vacations(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "nice place to work"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    pay is good for the job function

    Cons

    management seem like ladder climbers

    Summit Polymers2020-03-03
  2. "Good People, Strange Culture, Awful Pay"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No opportunity unless you are a engineer. Everyone comes in the second the clock hits 7 and leaves the second the clock hits 4.

    Summit Polymers2020-02-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor communication"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Portage, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pays well - nice benefits

    Cons

    Terrible training & communication Open floor plan but no one talks because they're sitting right next to their managers Boring - asked for more responsibility but none given

    Summit Polymers2020-01-24
  4. "Good pay, place makes you feel like just a number"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mold Tech in Vicksburg, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Summit Polymers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Okay pay, the people are nice.

    Cons

    Management treats you like you don't matter. People in higher positions tend to act like you are supposed to grovel at their feet and are insanely smug.

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    Summit Polymers2020-01-06
  5. "Love the people I worked with"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Worker 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Summit Polymers part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Made great friends,that I will have for life

    Cons

    Long hours,and most new people that came in didn't care to work

    Summit Polymers2019-11-18
  6. Helpful (2)

    "A company that is being mismanaged into oblivion"

    1.0
     
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Summit Polymers

    Pros

    Easy to get a job, decent benefits, okay wage, hard to get fired.

    Cons

    Management is filled with everything from toxic philanderers to utterly incompetent petty micro tyrants. From the supervisors on the floor found in various compromising situations, such as drug use and adultery to out right abuse, to higher ups who come in with hang overs and fight employees. They also refuse to do something about long time employees who are disruptive or do literal sabotage. Their lower ranks, such as engineers and assembly workers, often stay for a few months or years then leave for far greener pastures. Often there is little to no training when you are put in a new position And they go as far as to get temps.

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    Summit Polymers2019-09-04
  7. Helpful (2)

    "It's been pleasant and steady advancement."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Summit Polymers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Growing company with decent people, steady relationships with clients

    Cons

    Growing pains, struggling to modernize some core issues due to multi-generational ownership.

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    Summit Polymers2019-07-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Old Company, few developments"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Portage, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Summit Polymers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable company, if you're looking to stay at a place for 30 years and retire...summit will do that for you.

    Cons

    - Very Old Company structure - Not tailored to recruit younger employees - Super cheap (the solution will work for now, but you'll have more headache in the long run) - Low ball , underaverage salary - Upper Management is isolated from plant engineers - Office has no natural light - Pay for coffee - No flex work, no work from home, come to the office, do your "9" hours and go home, simple.

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    Summit Polymers2019-07-02
  9. "Hired in just to be laid off"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Production 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time

    Pros

    Start off pay was decent

    Cons

    sexist supervisor, not enough breaks, laid off after only 3 months as a direct hire

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    Summit Polymers2019-06-12
  10. "Average"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time

    Pros

    No overtime, pay was fair for my role, benefits were reasonably priced!

    Cons

    Very outdated in their thought process on many things and some of their computer systems were sooo outdated. Minimal employee appreciation. Definitely a manufacturing/automotive culture where everything is about production and not the people. Although it’s awesome that a majority of the leadership team has been with the company for 20+ years, I think it’s also holding the company back from making the changes they need to as people are now “comfortable.”

    Summit Polymers2019-05-21
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