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

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Sonoco Products

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.

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    Promising

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonoco Products

    Pros

    People, benefits and overall work environment is promising. overall job is enjoyable and easily manageable to fit into life. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Personal growth is challenging due to blue collar entrenchment of many leaders -- this needs to be corrected. Holiday pay for those working alternate schedules is non-existent -- getting a holiday off means you make it up another day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at long-term growth of all staff, better balance blue collar/white collar environments. No tolerance for harassment of any sort.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Potential to be great company but underwhelming critical thinking at leadership level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonoco Products

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits package. Very solid company in terms of financially viability and job security if you want to be a lifer. Strong cash flows from legacy businesses to fund new growth so has the capability to be truly global player. Pockets of talented and hard working people at the lower - mid management level.

    Cons

    Home grown Hartsville upper leadership with limited thinking, risk averse culture, slow to move or recognize new possibilities outside their core. Ranks high on diversity and sustainability metrics but upon closer look, this is mostly box checking with little meaningful actions. Consumer packaging businesses still acting independently, no formal mechanism for cross divisional learning and sharing to grow large accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be creative in thinking about people's growth, find solutions or stretch assignments for those needing growth. Do a 360 review on the senior leaders to get a good hard look of what people really think. Get training on how to do feedback to help your people grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
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