Dart Container Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
41 Reviews

3.2
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Ok to gain experience

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

    I worked at Dart Container full-time for more than a 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    Definitely a growing company.

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    Current Employee - HCM
    Current Employee - HCM

    I have been working at Dart Container full-time for 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
  7.  

    Impressive culture, understands business

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Dart Container full-time for 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
  8.  

    When you don't think it could get any worse, it does.

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator
    Current Employee - Machine Operator

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

    Pros

    Used to be benefits, but even that is waning. More & more things taken away from us. Hard working PRODUCTION employees.

    Cons

    Poor leadership starting with the plant manager. Constantly feeding us lies. Benefits dwindling, but "You have to look at these new policies as a whole, not one by one". Work 12 hours, will only get 8 hours holiday pay. Have to pay company BACK when paid to do jury duty. Finally get personal days, oh, but wait...not paid & have to give at least a weeks notice. Bonus program a joke. No incentive to do good work. Mediocre employee gets same bonus as one who works their butt off. 24/7 plant, but all maintenance goes home by 4pm. More maintenance personel than machines, yet nothing runs well at all. Have cell phones to call in maintenance, but phones are left in maint. supervisor's office. If things are going good, "Boy, thanks to maintenance, we hit our numbers!" If things are bad..."Damn production!" Favortism runs rampant. Communication...what communication? Morale is the lowest we've ever seen. Only thing keeping people here is, lack of jobs in community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit ALL your plants. Visit with the EMPLOYEES! Ask how they feel. Don't let upper management put their spin on things. If Bob Dart would guarantee that no jobs would be lost, he'd get an earful!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good

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

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

    Pros

    culture, location, Mi, products, peple

    Cons

    time off policies, demaning time for the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train, train train

  10.  

    Great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dart Container as an intern

    Pros

    You can move up if you put forth effort.

    Cons

    Some great workers can be over looked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone Equally!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lack of Organization from the top down!!!!!

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    Former Employee - QA/QC Technician  in  Federalsburg, MD (US)
    Former Employee - QA/QC Technician in Federalsburg, MD (US)

    I worked at Dart Container full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Quality Dept. worked as a team and got things done

    Cons

    Plant was worried more about QUANITY NOT QUALITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NEED to do an Unannounced inspection of plant operations and determine what needs to be done with the Managers and all Supervisors

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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