Sonoco Products

  www.sonoco.com
  www.sonoco.com

Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
71 Reviews
3.2
71 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
M. Jack Sanders
6 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good pay for employees compared to other companies in the area (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people and work enviroment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Small town cliques within employee base (in 5 reviews)

  • Very disrespectful to upper management (in 3 reviews)

More Highlights

44 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Setup in Morristown, TN
    Current Employee - Setup in Morristown, TN

    I have been working at Sonoco Products

    Pros

    good company, excellent benefits GREAT

    Cons

    dirty job, solvent exposure nasty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Other hourly employees are great to work with. Pay is ok but only because of overtime. Very little weekend work.

    Cons

    Supervisors need to be "leaders" instead of "bosses", spend less time on petty write ups and more time being part of a team.
    Techs expected to take after hours calls to troubleshoot faults over the phone (without pay) but will be disciplined and docked pay for being thirty seconds late in the morning. Techs are expected to be "experts" in multiple crafts but pay level doesn't reflect this.
    Company claims to be "family friendly" but expects overtime with little or no notice. Time off for medical reasons or family emergencies is frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the "occurrence system of points. The few bad employees play the system and good employees get tired of being treated like naughty school children.
    Stop giving plant managers a month's notice of impending corporate visits, giving them time to whitewash the place. Drop in unannounced and find out what's really happening at plant level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Cant think of any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Great company with few negatives

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC

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

    Pros

    Sonoco offers many positives which include opportunities for advancement, access to senior management, and good pay for the area. If you are a strong performer and have decent soft skills you will be recognized and rewarded. Training and development programs are very good, and corporate employees have access to many opportunities for personal development.

    Cons

    Benefits are not great, with big cuts to many of the perks (e.g. 401K match & tuition reimbursement) in recent years. Health insurance deductibles and out of pocket max are very high compared to others in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Brown Nose Heaven

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Jackson, TN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Jackson, TN

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

    Pros

    Pay hours thats it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it

    Cons

    Management hands down buddy system is in affect here production employee's are losing they're voice cant really speak on things and insuranxe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be fair lose buddy system look out more for people that make your products and stop treating them like children

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work and lots of opportunities to grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people and work enviroment.

    Cons

    Working swing shift is hard to do, but everyone does it weekly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not THAT bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonoco Products

    Pros

    Great people on production floor, management team works together

    Cons

    High pressure to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change negative perception

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love working here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC

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

    Pros

    Strong culture of collaboration. Everyone is friendly. Offers challenging opportunties if you are willing to put in the effort. I've been full time for more than 26 years. We have lots of long tenured employees.

    Cons

    There are no perfect companies but I cant think of anything significant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont loose touch with our culture as we grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Employee centric company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    I have been working with Sonoco for sometime now. This is a very employee oriented company. They take of their employees well. Benefits are good and over all a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Sometimes work atmosphere can get very negative

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awful. Simply awful. The kicker is it doesn't have to be this way.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Technician in Canton, OH

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

    Pros

    Pay is above average. Great if you enjoy a lot of overtime hours. Safety is important to the company.

    Cons

    In a single word. Management. I have a very hard time believing and trusting just about anything I hear from upper management down to plant level management. Loads of overtime and bosses who seem to enjoy issuing write ups and punishment for minor infractions and some cases no infraction at all other than filling a quota. I regret every day of my life i spend in this place. Yes I know then find a new job. I'm working on it...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce overtime. You're killing us. If safety is so important why am I and my do workers working 7 days a week with 12s peppered in? Hire competent managers and supervisors. Have some sort of system for raises. More transparency. Everything is a big secret that "came from corporate".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Sonoco Products Photos

Sonoco Statue - People Build Businesses

+ Add Photo

Work at Sonoco Products? Share Your Experiences

Sonoco Products

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.