Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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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
  • Very disrespectful to upper management (in 3 reviews)

  • All directives came from Hartsville, SC (in 7 reviews)

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  1. New Employee View

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people; strong culture of ethical behavior; trust in the employees to do the right thing

    Cons

    Difficult to change quickly; weak long term incentive program

    Advice to Management

    Continue the journey of change for the future of Sonoco. Bring the 1-page plan to the larger employee base in words that they can understand


  2. Packaging

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packaging in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Packaging in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a good work place

    Cons

    Didn't like them sending home.


  3. Director

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - Director in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

    Pros

    Great company - very fair - great values

    Cons

    Can be a little political at times

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to your values


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in O'Fallon, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at the Sonoco in Memphis and liked the great people, team atmosphere and good corporate support.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of, except I could not work remotely once I moved out of state.


  6. Walks the Walk..Talks the Talk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - South Carolina in Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - South Carolina in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Abundance of opportunities, a company that genuinely cares about me and my career. Priorities on safety and "doing the right thing". There are opportunities to speak with the top management directly, even to Jack Sanders. People are very helpful and always willing to impart knowledge and advice. Lots of opportunities to step out of your comfort zone and be challenged!

    Cons

    I have no Cons at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  7. Production Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Hartsville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation package, strong opportunity for advancement, ability to change core role within firm (i.e. Operations, Finance/Accounting, Sales, etc.).

    Cons

    Work-life balance; frequent relocation required for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance is a legitimate benefit for a career -- it is necessary that this fact is recognized, even in Operations (!). Hiring high-quality, well-educated, successful candidates with the intention of placing them on rotating, 60-70+/hr per week shifts is simply not a viable option with regard to retaining young talent and building bench strength, rather, it encourages/prompts turnover that would otherwise not exist at such a stable company.


  8. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company really values the safety of it's employees and they're one of the few companies who still rewards hard working individuals.

    Cons

    I really don't have anything negative to say about Sonoco.


  9. Lots of experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I learned a lot of things about being in manufacturing plant, I got projects that had me work days and nights

    Cons

    At my plant it was cool because we got real work experience and I got to work a lot of real hours doing real work. Other interns did not have the same work experience


  10. Awesome Company to Work For!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Sonoco is a company that supports their employees. -In the management trainee program they invest interest in your learning and preparing you for success. -At corporate headquarters everyone is ultra friendly and supporting. -The pay for management trainees is really good the down side is that you get paid once a month.

    Cons

    -The downside to the management trainee program is that you do not know where the company/division is going to send you send too. I think it would be helpful if management trainees were told what city and state they will be moving too as soon as they begin the program.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating people the way that you do!


  11. Great organization!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great structure and very flat. Executives are extremely down to earth and easy to talk to. Amazing employee orientation! Everyone at this organization is very helpful and very nice. I have worked for other organizations, but this one definitely understands work/life balance and what having a culture really means! Plus they are really into making the organization diverse. Lots of opportunity for growth and you can move in a variety of ways, it's really up to you. Performance Management system is actually done very well.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons right now.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the awesome work!



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