Sonoco Products
3.3 of 5 59 reviews
www.sonoco.com Hartsville, SC 5000+ Employees

Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
Sonoco Products – Hartsville – “Sonoco Statue - People Build Businesses”

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3.3 59 reviews

                             

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M. Jack Sanders

(33 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company with few negatives

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Hartsville, SC

    ProsSonoco 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.

    ConsBenefits 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work and lots of opportunities to grow.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people and work enviroment.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience for me. Have to be willing to go, do, learn, risk.

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsIn operations, you have great opportunities to learn multiple facets of management and technology. Wear many hats. Have to focus, prioritize. Learn to juggle.

    ConsSame as the pros if the challenge is not to your liking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot enough appreciation for the field. Co is at risk of freezing up decision making at the lowest level because of too constant micro managing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Internship

    Student Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsI had a great work environment for my first engineering related work experience. I was able to work directly with the scientists and felt like part of the team.

    ConsSometimes there wasn't much work for the interns to do which resulted in slow work days. Not as high paying as similar engineering internships.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A truly great company to work for if you enjoy getting rewarded for hard work.

    Logistics Professional (Current Employee)
    Hartsville, SC

    ProsAn excellent company to work for if you have any interest in Manufacturing, IT, or logistics.

    ConsI would definitely prefer a better location for their headquarters.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsGood work/life balance. Competitive pay. Good career/succession planning for those fit desired profiles.

    ConsCompany struggling to catch up with technology advances.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on growing various business sectors and invest in developing customer relationships.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Old mentality - But very strong and solid company.

    Corporate (Current Employee)
    Hartsville, SC

    ProsThe culture is based around people building business. You are both challenged and supported by your peers. Safety is always the number one concern.

    ConsHartsville is a small town with very little to do outside of work. The mindset is also old. Technology does not have a Global footprint yet. The opportunities to work abroad are there but are hard to come by. Expat program should be strengthened.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSonoco has given alot of money to help revitalize Hartsvillle, but the town also needs the physical support of upper management to participate in town, community & economic development sessions in order to make Hartsville a selling point for visiting customers andnew hires.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sonoco has a great history of rewarding employees and shareholders.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Hartsville, SC

    ProsThe company has a great team of professionals who continue to make the company a vibrant and financially rewarding place to work.

    ConsCorporate headquarters is located in a small town which may limit social activities; it is a great place for families but more challenging for singles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep providing dividends to shareholders.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hard working people that feel like family

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEven thought the company is large, team work and collaboration are the norm. people genuinely care about each other and the company takes good care of its own.

    ConsI hadn't worked for a company the size of Sonoco before. Sometimes the bureaucratic methods are hard to work through.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Conservative Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Hartsville, SC

    ProsSonoco is a very strong, stable company.

    ConsThe company's HQ is in a very small town.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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