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Sonoco Products Interview Questions

Updated Dec 30, 2014
Updated Dec 30, 2014
15 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Management Trainee Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I interviewed for the Management Trainee Program with Sonoco Recycling. The initial interview was on campus after a career fair. Three weeks later I got an email informing me I had another interview in Hartsville where Sonoco headquarters are located. I stayed overnight, the first night was a dinner with a presentation about Sonoco. The next day I had an interview with a plant manager and hr person.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you experienced with mechanical repairs? If so explain your background and experience.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    SETUP TECH Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morristown, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morristown, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sonoco Products in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was laid back and had all the usual question. Very good interview. This company will take good care of its employess. You get plenty of money for nice work shoes as soon as your hired and they give uniforms that include 5 pairs of nice work pants a year and shirts

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sourcing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Anonymous Employee in Hartsville, SC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Sonoco Products.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by a panel style interview on-site. Traditional behavioral-based questions. No case questions. The Sonoco work environment seems very traditional and corporate. The people are all nice and friendly. The interview was very conversational, and did not feel like a grill session. The interviewers injected their questions as follow-ups to the conversation we were having.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you have worked with a difficult person on a team.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    General Recruiting Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The interview process is about 30-40 minutes. I was asked a lot of specific experience, like could you explain the internship experience? What you have learned from the experience. HR is very nice and professional. I did not get too harsh questions in the interview. The only thing I recommend is being prepared for this kind of question (past specific experience).

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult question. But should be really familiar with your resume.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6.  

    Production Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sonoco Products.

    Interview Details

    use panel interviews. nothing very structured.

    Interview Questions
    • expect a lot of questions regarding safety   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    protracted
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  7.  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    College career fair interview was the first step. Then a phone interview with 2 upper level managers. Then an onsite panel interview with 4 upper level managers

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Seamless discussions with HR
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Sonoco Products.

    Interview Details

    The entire process was terrible. Did sevetral rounds of phone and face to face interviews. Then was asked to submit a written paragraph of a project that I have done. Then was asked to come back (traveling from out of state) for a 1 hour interview. Told them no. After the first visit to the location was told would make a decision in 2 weeks. 3 months later, got a ding email.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Sourcing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartsville, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartsville, SC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Sonoco Products in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    It was a behavioral interview with "tell me about a time" questions. The interview had a panel of four employees from a wide range of sourcing categories. The interview lasted about an hour. Travel expenses were reimbursed.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview questions were quite standard. The most difficult was the question about "tell me about a time when you made a mistake ..."   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary is negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Strategy & Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sonoco Products in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    1st step was a phone interview where they asked about my past experience, what I was looking for in a job, what I could offer to their initiatives, and if I thought they were a good fit for me.
    2nd step was a case presentation. They gave me just over 24 hours to research a specific industry. I had to choose a country to take my industry into, develop a strategy, etc. My assignment was to present a 5 slide powerpoint that. This was done over a web conference. I had a written offer within 5 days.

    Interview Questions
    • What insights from your older job do you think could help take our company forward?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was pleased with the written offer letter, which included a salary, housing allowance, and start date. I printed this letter, signed it, and faxed it back.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Maintenance/Mold Set Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sonoco Products in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview with the Maintenance Supervisor and head of human resources, basic experience questions, some testing, plant walk-through if called back for second interview, what are your pay requirements etc.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    came in blind as to the average salary for te position, bid low and was accepted immediately.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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