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Hard work requiring good analytical skills and good people skills. Since I was there for 24 years, clearly it was a good place to work.
Senior Systems Analyst (IBM ISeries) (Former Employee), IT Department, Mason, MIJuly 10, 2014
Pros: pretty much everything.
Cons: calls at 4 am when there were problems - needed to be available whenever there were any problems.
Dart has become a very large Corporation. When I started, there were 18 people in the IT department. When I retired there were just under 100. Since I retired the company has gone to SAP software and acquired SOLO cup doubling the number of workers to about 16,000. The IT department now numbers several 100 and those still working there say the atmosphere – more... has changed as one no longer knows everyone in their department.

My job included interacting with the human resource departments and traffic (trucking) staffs at Corporate and 18 Production Facilities. I was chosen for this job as I like people, interact with them easily, and was able to put technical issues into lay terms that set them at ease. In some ways, it was my favorite part of the job.

We also were allowed to work from home occasionally which I loved as I could really get a lot done without constant interruption in terms of cutting code. – less
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Constantly moving
Production Worker (Former Employee), Waxahachie, TXJune 2, 2014
You are constantly working. Staying busy is always best. The people there are good people. If you need help, they will help you and vice versa.
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Excelent Company, good work environment
Technical Architect, contract SAP (Former Employee), Mason, MiMay 13, 2014
Pros: quite, friendly, secure, low stress
Cons: very very quite
Great company if you're looking for small town low growth. If you think you're a "mover and shaker" look elsewhere.
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It's an alright place to work for.
Quality Technician III (Current Employee), Mason, MiMay 6, 2014
A typical day at work varies depending on what you are doing that day or week. You could be working on something for weeks at a time or you could be working on something for a day or two. There are many different things to learn like how to use some of the equipment that is used for everyday testing. The managment staff is up and down. Some of the managment – more... will come around and talk to everyone and say good morning or see how you are doing then others will just stay to themselves and you won't really see much of them. – less
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GOOD PLACE TO LEARN
BOILER MECHANIC/WELDER (Former Employee), PLANT CITY, FLMay 3, 2014
Pros: great healthcare and 401k
Cons: gets kind of slow at times resulting in boredom
I REALLY ENJOYED MY JOB AT DART. IF I DIDNT WANT TO MOVE BACK HOME I WOULD HAVE WORKED THERE TILL I RETIRED.
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Fun workplace enjoyed working with people
Pack/Inspector (Former Employee), Randleman, NCApril 28, 2014
Pros: working with public
Cons: the pay wasnt good
I learned to do returns and check out customers. Working with customers is my favorite part of the job. The hardest part was not having set hours. I got along with all my co-workers and management.
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Working with distributors and end users.
District Sales Representative (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAApril 22, 2014
Pros: car, expense account
Cons: demands of the dm to his expectations.
I called on distributors and end users to show the product line of Dart. I enjoyed working with distributors and end users to solve problems and create sales. I have enjoyed this work for the last 20 years.
The hardest part of the job is doing it the way my DM wanted it do to his expectations and not the way I have worked in the last 20 years.
The best – more... part of the job was solving a need for a customer to grow their business. – less
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Fast pace with very short deadline times.
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Horse Cave, KYApril 9, 2014
Pros: pay scale
Cons: short staffed
High pace foam cup production company. Management was under trained but willing to pitch in. Co-workers were easy to get along with as long as machines stayed running. Hardest part of the job was keeping up with the ever changing rules and policies. Most enjoyable was the pay of course and benefits.
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Intesting work with some travel
Senior Facilities Engineer (Former Employee), Mason, MIMarch 18, 2014
Pros: fast paced, good people
Cons: privately owned, which caused some problems
Project work, new contruction, expansions etc.
Part of an engineering team, my speacilty was Electrical. Power Projects, re-lighting, Grounding Issues. One project was in Mexico required travel every month.
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Hard work
Weekend Inspector Packer (Current Employee), Lancaster, PAFebruary 25, 2014
Hard work, heavy objects, and fast paced. You'll be packing, inspecting, and stacking boxes of finished products.
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Very hot
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Waxahachie, TXFebruary 19, 2014
Pros: overtime
Cons: long hours
Fast paced, and very hot during summer. No air conditioning at that time.
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Good place
Back Up Production Clerk/Inspector Packer (Former Employee), Leola, PAFebruary 11, 2014
Pros: work is work.
Cons: bad communication between workers and management
Its a good place to work. Like with all work places, theres favoritism, snitching and sucking up. You go to work and mind your business and hope not to get into trouble.
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WORST DECISION TO WORK HERE, BEST DESCION TO HAVE LEFT!
will not say (Former Employee), Mason, MIFebruary 7, 2014
Pros: regular employees are great.
Cons: management/supervisors really bad, horrible pay (expect to get a 2nd job)
this says it all about the management/supervisors for the department, maybe other departments are better.

• arrogant, shows off at any opportunity and is in constant need of boosting his or her ego
• takes on no accountability and often hides behind others
• believes he knows how others should do their job, who can't trust people to just get on with – more... their job and instead and micro-manages everything they do
• been promoted beyond his or her capabilities, has no clue how to do the job and has lost all respect of subordinates and co-workers
• unable to communicate anything effectively, be it the corporate strategy or individual performance feedback
• takes credit for other people's work or ideas and passes it off as his own (especially to his or her boss)
• can't say anything positive and instead turns everything into doom-and-gloom
• doesn't care about the people who work for him/her and is not interested in helping, coaching and developing anyone else but them self
•quick to critisize mistakes others make and is unable to provide constructive feedback
• micro-manager!!!!
• has favorites
• It's getting harder for you to wake up in the morning
• every thing is a secret and is need to know basis
• manager gives other employee's that don't even work for her/him hard time
• etc. the list goes on, you get the idea

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• HR is useless and will take management side always
• if you can work around all that and the low pay (expect to get a 2nd job), the regular employees are great.
• Pay is not fair, newer employees getting paid higher wages then current employees who been there awhile. – less
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Accounts Receivable and Overpayemtn Research
Accounts Receivable Specialist (Former Employee), Lake Forest, ILFebruary 4, 2014
Pros: great location
Cons: no work, watch tv all day, new dart employees clueless and understaffed
After Dart took over, work transitioned to their Mason, MI head quarters. This left legacy Solo employees with little to no work.
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Interesting jobs to work on, "big family" environment
Designer (Current Employee), Mason, MIJanuary 22, 2014
Doing the designing is fun, finding out what people need is enjoyable, working out a plan for them is exciting.

The cultural feel of the company is one of community and inclusion.

The company provides healthy opportunities such as the walking path, more healthy choices in the vending areas, free health screenings, and an upcoming fitness center.
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Family oriented company.
Project Manager (Current Employee), Mason, MIJanuary 21, 2014
Pros: room to advance, great people
Cons: it's in michigan.
The people at Dart are wonderful. The company is growing but still maintains the 'family' atmosphere.
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Great place to work
Inspector and Hand Packager (Former Employee), Horse Cave, KYJanuary 2, 2014
I worked here for OVER A YEAR AND IT WAS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK...ONLY BAD THING WAS THE HEAT..AT ANY GIVEN TIME IT was over a hundred degrees in the factory
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not very strong communicators
Thermo form operator (Current Employee), Augusta, GADecember 19, 2013
Pros: close to home
Cons: not knowing when and if plant will shut down
Although it is a reputable company, this particular plant has many problems and job security is very unstable.
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Solid place to work with upward mobility
Compensation Analyst (Current Employee), Mason, MIDecember 3, 2013
Great company culture with many opportunities. Dart manufactures a broad range of quality single-use products for the foodservice, retail, and food packaging industries, and is the world's largest manufacturer of foam cups. In order to ensure that we provide our customers with consistent product quality and a dependable source of supply, Dart manufactures – more... most of its own production equipment and raw materials. We then turn those raw materials into finished products and use Dart trucks to deliver them to points "across the globe." – less
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lithonia front office incompitent
q c (Current Employee), Lithonia, GAOctober 19, 2013
Pros: same hours
Cons: dumb front office
not hard work and decent pay gossip filled worst h r dept. I have ever seen. lots of unfair practices that are not in employee handbook the most enjoyable part of working at this plant is getting off at 4pm

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