Sun Products Corporation

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Sun Products Corporation Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
42 Reviews
3.2
42 Reviews
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Sun Products Corporation Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey P. Ansell
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  1.  

    Great place for internships!

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Trumbull, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Trumbull, CT (US)

    I worked at Sun Products Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and very kind people! Great internship program and great pay for interns! Allow flexible hours. Good working environment. Nice building.

    Cons

    It is a fast paced environment where plans and assignments can change a lot within a short period of time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great brands, poor culture

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    Former Employee - Manager in Wilton, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Wilton, CT (US)

    I worked at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great brands for each consumer segment, very talented employees, good inter-employee relationships, competitive compensation/benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership: constantly changing, lacking vision and motivation, creating punitive culture, reactive, micromanaging rather than leading. Workload unreasonable. Employee appreciation lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a vision for the company. Create a culture of appreciation. Add some creativity and true marketing to the bookkeeping. Be realistic about the resources you have.

  3.  

    Good experience but some management concerns

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Products Corporation

    Pros

    Good people generally, pay is pretty good for the marketplace

    Cons

    Recent management changes have left the company somewhat dyslexic about their direction, promotions less likely in certain areas of the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's cool, but too many people are leaving.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation

    Pros

    PEOPLE, teamwork, happiness, very very collaborative within locations

    Cons

    overload, unclear path for growth, sadness, silos between plants and locations

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Steady decline in maintenance and production since created.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Technician in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The fact that I'm not employed by this Investment Capital Train Wreck is the only positive outcome of this venture for me.

    Cons

    Our modern, high production, Union plant was destined for the chopping block ever since the Sun Products Corporation was created. Our production potential was purposely stifled to finance a non union facility in another state. The market share we once celebrated was sacrificed as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management was dismissed! We had a high volume, modern facility in the mid Atlantic region that could handle all the production for the eastern half of the country. We also had sufficient room for corporate offices, research laboratories and product expansion. We were ignored in favor of corporate Offices and Research labs in Connecticut, and a new manufacturing facility in Bowling Green Kentucky. Being owned by a Venture Capitalist is being subject to a quick flip, and we were the discarded property!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    No Coherent management organization

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    Current Employee - Forklift in Bowling Green, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Forklift in Bowling Green, KY (US)

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    slightly better pay than others, healthcare from day one, paid uniforms.

    Cons

    I spend most days doing and undoing the same thing due to different managers changing plans. The company seems to care for its employees but I have seen more evidence to the contrary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little more and stop requiring so much overtime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good job.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked with alot of great people.

    Cons

    Disconnect between corporate and plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the knowledge of their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people who are undervalued.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great people, excellent company values, good pay and generous benefits. The Bowling Green plant has some of the best people I've ever had the chance to work with. It makes coming to work worthwhile on the tough days. And there are very tough days. New plant director has the right ideas and his leadership is much stronger than those in the past. Clean, safe facility.

    Cons

    Lack of valuing the people we have and the experiences and knowledge they bring with them. Taking people for granted. Too much of "This is what we are doing", instead of "This is what we have in mind. What do you think?" Issues brought to the attention of leaders are not addressed and continue to cause frustration. Hoping recent hires stay because we need them. They will only stay if we value them and treat them as important. Corporate doesn't understand the needs at the plant level and often gets in the way of progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just take the word of your direct reports. Get into the organization and ask people, anonymously (what does that say?), to tell the truth about their leaders, their work expectations, and their commitment level to the company. Many frustrations and good people are looking elsewhere. Why don't we do 360 performance reviews? It's needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Current manager

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    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in Wilton, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in Wilton, CT (US)

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people! Good benefits, but beware, the company is eliminating benefits to save money (education assistance).

    Cons

    This place will make you age quickly. People work hard and make huge contributions, but lack of direction and recognition hurts morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I used to work for a company that had good HR leadership. Sun needs to upgrade in this area. Makes a big difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Strong strategy, weak culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT (US)

    I have been working at Sun Products Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Management has strong grasp of issues, appears to have good strategy for growth
    - Attracts highly talented people
    - Great benefits

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - High turnover
    - Excessive workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give overworked, underpaid employees a good reason to stick it out with the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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