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Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated July 19, 2014
Updated July 19, 2014
64 Reviews

3.1
64 Reviews
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M. Jack Sanders
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Sonoco offers many positives which include opportunities for advancement, access to senior management, and good pay for the area (in 6 reviews)

  • Great management, employees are empowered, very open atmosphere, fantastic people, very competitive pay (in 3 reviews)


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

  • Very disrespectful to upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Driver  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Route Driver in Fayetteville, NC

    Pros

    Good pay, and benefits! Overall company has solid foundation. Strong growth.

    Cons

    Chattery ladies who like to gossip, and no chain of command.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support leaders or support those who are in charge and know how to run the plant.

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

    I love working here!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hartsville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and good pay.

    Cons

    I can't say I found any cons working here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Employee centric company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  6.  

    MBA Sourcing Internship

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    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Intern
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Intern

    Pros

    Excellent people. Directed training. Meaningful projects.

    Cons

    Location. Hartsville is a tough place to live as a young professional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great challenge

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent working environment and stable company

    Cons

    There are no significant disadvantages

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A Close Knit Familiy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Mechanic  in  Devens, MA
    Former Employee - Line Mechanic in Devens, MA

    Pros

    Everyone is always willing to help each other out!
    A safe working environment is extremly important to not only management but all it's employees.

    Cons

    Work losd is controlled by one contract at our location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always listen to questions being asked by employees and make sure you get answers!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sonoco Products was an amazing company with kind employees and tasks that challenge you to the next level.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Supportive co-workers
    -Great company ethics
    -Opportinities for travel
    -A chance to really learn about the products Sonoco manufactures
    -Great community to work within

    Cons

    -Corporate HQ location (Hartsville, SC)
    -Technology that is not up-to-date (e.g. Word 2007; aging computers)
    -Offices constantly being moved around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best part of Sonoco was how open the management staff was with fellow Sonoco employees. Each manager I encountered was very kind and helpful, while more than willing to explain terms or fundamentals that you do not quite understand. I feel this is a huge asset to the company and managers should continue this process; it makes employees feel like they are not alone.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    rewarding an good place to hopeful retire from

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    Current Employee - Assistant Winder Operator  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Winder Operator in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    great pay great benifits an retirement

    Cons

    lack of Interest from the upper management whn it comes to people that makes them the huge windfall they get we are people nt just a number on a piece of paper

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open ur eyes an relieze that the employees are the real heart of the company an should be reward just as they do with there huge bonuses an stocks at end of ever year they shouldn let it trickle down to the people that alows them to be comfortable set in life

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    interesting

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    Current Employee - General Production Labor  in  New Albany, IN
    Current Employee - General Production Labor in New Albany, IN

    Pros

    excellent pay, benefits, love the people i work with

    Cons

    jumping shifts, we need more time off between shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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