Sonoco Products
3.2 of 5 50 reviews
www.sonoco.com Hartsville, SC 5000+ Employees

Sonoco Products Reviews

Updated Mar 16, 2014
Sonoco Products – Hartsville – “Sonoco Statue - People Build Businesses”

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3.2 50 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

Sonoco Products Chairman, President, and CEO Harris E. DeLoach Jr.

Harris E. DeLoach Jr.

(30 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good Internship

Student Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Sonoco Products as an intern for more than a year

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

I have been working at Sonoco Products part-time for more than a year

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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Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time

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

I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time for more than 5 years

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

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

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)

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

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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Great Company looks positive for the future

Sales (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDiversified, solid leadership and opportunity for growth

ConsI don't really have any negative things to say

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going in the direction you're going, doing a great job

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

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

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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Wrong Culture, but Great Experience

Marketing (Former Employee)
Hartsville, SC

I worked at Sonoco Products

ProsSenior Leadership excellent. Great community. Company has fantastic potential and will continue to be successful.

ConsUnderstaffed. Does not welcome "outsiders" into their "culture." It is great if born and raised in Hartsville or if parents/family members have worked for the company. Also, HR department, benefits, etc. VERY antiquated. Senior management strong, but lots of turf fighting among middle managers - which leads to bad decision making.

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Sonoco Products Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Norwalk, CA

I have been working at Sonoco Products

Pros- Great company culture
- Strong HR team

Cons- Difficult prospects for growth

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify the business to go after new opportunities more aggressively. Take larger risks, in order to propel higher growth rates.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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