Summit Polymers Reviews

Updated 8 Sep 2020

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3.0
49%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
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Summit Polymers President Andrea Haas (no image)
Andrea Haas
8 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 7 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "For "employee appreciation day" they gave out a free cup of coffee and small bag of popcorn during lunch only(in 4 reviews)

  • "Upper Management is isolated from plant engineers(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "up to date on new processes and technology"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Portage, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    newest processes. Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    lack of accountability of engineers and plant management.

  2. "It’s a job."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Vicksburg, MI

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

    Pros

    Health benefits, 401k, good pay, good people for the majority, build seniority quickly after a year or two, build ppt/vacation time quickly if you show up to work every day.

    Cons

    Inconsistent shift hours (may work 10 hrs, may work 6), very hot summer weeks, some of the management, unnecessary work rules such as “no outside water bottles.”


  3. "Solid Job,"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Portage, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Summit Polymers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Decent pay and benefits. Flexible hours and easy to take time off if you keep up with the work.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management. Management is stretched pretty thin.

  4. "nice place to work"

    2.0
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    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

  5. "Good People, Strange Culture, Awful Pay"

    2.0
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    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor communication"

    2.0
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    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

  7. "Good pay, place makes you feel like just a number"

    3.0
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    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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  8. "Love the people I worked with"

    5.0
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    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

  9. 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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  10. Helpful (3)

    "It's been pleasant and steady advancement."

    4.0
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    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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