Fork Lift Operator (Former Employee) – Quitman, MS – March 25, 2016
Good company job security good Benefits they value their employees your off with pay for holidays and Dart feeds everyone during the holiday season and awards are given for safety they continue a follow up with company awards for their employees above all you do work very hard there.
Production Scheduler (Former Employee) – Mason, MI – February 29, 2016
This company was a great place for me to start my career. The pay was poor and the benefits were not great, but it provided excellent experience. The position itself had a very narrow focus. Found myself with work completed part-way through the day and would constantly ask management for additional tasks.
Inspector Packer (Former Employee) – Mason, MI – January 18, 2016
I'm an inspector packer who worked at Dart as an I/P since 2002. But as of January 4th of 2016, I no longer work there. I liked the majority of the coworkers, the benefits, and the pay was decent. However, since new upper management took over, the work environment went on a down slide.
The new managers is the only problem I have with the Mason plant. They seems to only care about their numbers/production more than about their own employees. Quite a few good people were fired or left because of the unfair practices of management. Because of the many new changes prior to when I started back in 2002, if you can't keep up they will let you go.
However, one of the changes is they push their employees past their limits. The environment is too much stress and pressure because of the expectations of upper management. The work is harder and working your employees to death by mandating overtime for a long period of time is going to wear out their workers. I'll just say this. If you want to work in a place that offers hard work and a lot of hours of overtime, this job might be for you. If you don't like being mandated a lot of overtime to the point where you'll be running ragged, stay away from this place.
Offers good benefits. Workload is finally getting stable across departments. SAP implementation and the merger of Solo cup were tremendous undertaking
Project Manager, Dart Container (Current Employee) – Mason, MI – October 6, 2015
Offers good benefits. Workload is finally getting stable across departments. SAP implementation and the merger of Solo cup were tremendous undertaking that employees were solely focused on the last 3 and a half years
Challenging and fast paced place to work with high expectations on everyone.
Print supervisor / also print set up. (Former Employee) – Mason Mi Plant – June 30, 2015
Dart container is the worlds leader in food service foam and polystyrene products. It is a growing company that recently purchased Solo. Typical day is fast paced lines producing printed cups. Lots of quality and production checking to maintain numbers. I learned how to work well under pressure and with all different people. Co- workers are trained to be respectful and accountable. Hardest part for me as I aged was to keep pace and handle the physical duties, as well as the mandatory overtime.Most enjoyable part was the challenge to produce quality setups and keep ahead of the orders.
I stated before that I am retired but not ready to stop working all together so is the reason I am looking for a new challenge for part time.
Good benefits and pay.
Some what stressful and chaotic due to the high work load.
Quality Control Inspector (Current Employee) – Waxahachie, TX – May 16, 2015
Time management is very important. There are numerous areas that have to be inspected within the shift. Quality control requires attention to detail, organization, and excellent communication skills. In this position you are required to send emails to all management informing them of pending product issues. This is not an ideal position for an individual that wants to be liked by everyone. As in everyday life, no one likes for their mistakes to be identified by another individual. With that said, it is important for anyone in this position to have excellent communication skill to avoid unnecessary conflict. As quality control inspector, you are required to determine the source of the deficiencies as quickly as possible to avoid errors in SAP.
Inspector Packer (Former Employee) – Lithonia, GA – June 23, 2016
I wanted this job so bad and the pay was good for the position. The downside is the work you like slaves, no family time because of work demands. I'm from Michigan and the heat inside the building from temperatures outside made it unbearable with working between 16 machines total that use steam to produce cups. It was hot and what made it worse was the machines breaking down and spitting cups out like crazy and the maintenance people that I feel didn't know what they were doing. Had a experience with one where he lied on me to cover himself because he tried to push up on me and I tried to be nice. Would call him to fix the machines and he would ask me personal questions about me. I never told him anything personal just was hoping he hurried up to fix the machine's so I was cordial. The job was easy, the machines and the heat made it hard to bear.
Software Developer (Former Employee) – Mason, MI – May 13, 2016
A typical day would be comprised of dealing with multiple managers having conflicting opinions about processes and any variety of other things. The entire IT architecture is a hot mess, they still have Lotus Notes if you can believe it. Management is a cluster____ in IT and Human Resources. A couple of my coworkers were good people to work with. The rest were complacent in their daily grind and were drinking the corporate koolaid like it was their only nourishment. The hardest part of my job was dealing with management. The most enjoyable part of my job was getting positive feedback about my work from the people I interacted with.
Inspector/Packer (Former Employee) – Plant City, FL – May 2, 2016
Dart has great health insurance. The working conditions are very very poor. hot dirty and NO chance of advancement. you have to be in a click to get treated properly. If they don't like you your going to get fired. They don't care about your work just if they like your personality. loose people faster than they can hire. Management is only about production and profit and their own bonuses. Don't care about he employees work almost every weekend and holidays. Bosses are very under trained and have no people skills. Management and H.R. are not for the employees.
Print Mechanic Helper / Quality Control (Former Employee) – Quitman, MS – May 11, 2016
When I first started at Dart very good I enjoyed my job as the management changed the job got worse focus on the money instead of the workers and the quality of the product. A typical day at this place was very stressful and tired. Come home and didn't have the energy to cook or enjoy my family. My coworkers was also stress so no way they could get along with you. The only thing that I learned is the skills that I needed to be able to get the job done and to help me when I move on to another job.
Packer (Former Employee) – Corona, CA – March 22, 2016
On a typical day i would inspect and pack foam products. I learned to work with printing machines along with forming machines. management and co-workers were always helpful and always willing to give advice. The only hard part was in the beginning getting used to the work flow. The most enjoyable part was working with the people there.
I enjoyed my job, i just felt that most of the time things were not done equally
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Randleman, NC – May 17, 2016
the job itself was alright, the coworkers I had were team players. The communication between supervisor and staff was not very good. And you are advised to ask questions, but they were not always answered in a timely manner.
there wasnt micro managing. your assignment was given and i would just do my job
The hours and the miscommunication or noncommunication until after the fact