Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. A great place to work if you don

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, IN

    I have been working at Sonoco Products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, great employees in hourly and salaried areas, excellent safety culture, great benefits, perks such as company paid meals, gift cards for safety/quality/productivity milestones.

    Cons

    Very little time for a home life, hourly or salaried. Open positions are not filled in a timely manner. Very little accountability from plant management on down. Union plant.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable whether they are union or salaried employees. If they aren't doing the job they are being paid to do, find out how to motivate them for change or get someone who will do the job right.

  2. Plant Manager

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Sonoco Products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Safety culture is top notch. As a company they invest in their people; they have created a great culture of developing leaders. Great community and teamwork among leaders in same business unit divisions.

    Cons

    Lack of ability to grow career outside of primary division you hire into.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. It appears the company continues to grow and prosper. I enjoyed my time with the team.

  3. Sonoco was a great place to work and manage an operation, employees were regarded as the most important resource.

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    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - talent management program is employee driven
    - committed to long-term success
    - invested in continuous improvement
    - strong, focused vision for the future

    Cons

    - Senior management is not visible in the remote operations
    - Centralized HR, Benefits and Accounting caused some headaches for local operations

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to manage toward growth, continuous improvement, and reinvestment in the organization
    - Every year I spent with this company was better than the year prior.

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  5. Getting experience & getting paid

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    Former Employee - Intern in Morristown, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Morristown, TN

    I worked at Sonoco Products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, food, experience, career advancement

    Cons

    smells & difficult new product lines.

    Extreme emphasis on safety

    Advice to Management

    Keep paying & feeding your employees well

  6. Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Sonoco Products as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - The great opportunity to see how big companies work
    - Nice salary

    Cons

    - The intern can not use benefit package

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good group of people, lots of regulations

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    Former Contractor - Factory Worker in Berthoud, CO
    Former Contractor - Factory Worker in Berthoud, CO

    I worked at Sonoco Products as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The factory where I worked was really good because all the workers were pretty cool.
    Great manager
    Good pay

    Cons

    Corporate rules and regulations
    Hot working conditions
    Temp position so no benefits

    Advice to Management

    If you find good temp workers then hire them. Good workers are hard to find and you will run off workers by not hiring them.

  8. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Setup in Morristown, TN
    Current Employee - Setup in Morristown, TN

    I have been working at Sonoco Products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company, excellent benefits GREAT

    Cons

    dirty job, solvent exposure nasty

  9. Overall great and safe company

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    Former Employee - Quality Manager
    Former Employee - Quality Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours, respect for employees.

    Cons

    long distance commute, benefits package good be better

  10. Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sonoco is a solid company with a conservative leadership. They are very calculated in all that they do and are relatively risk adverse.

    Cons

    As a result of a being a large company whose been around the block for over 100 years they are slow to change with the current trends. There are a considerable amount of "lifers" that do not look beyond what they have always done.

  11. Helpful (1)

    :D

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    Former Employee - Palletizer Operator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Palletizer Operator in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Money. Medical, dental, vision, life Insurance. 401k. Opportunity to advance. Yep.

    Cons

    Working many weekends, you can be forced to work overtime 12 hrs a day, 7 days a week if need-be. Working with some people who just don't give a turd and do the bare minimum. Growing distant from your family, growing old making money without enjoying life. Financial compensation isn't worth that, to me at least.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the hipocracy, ya'll.

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