Sonoco Products

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Great Company looks positive for the future

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales
Current Employee - Sales

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

Pros

Diversified, solid leadership and opportunity for growth

Cons

I don't really have any negative things to say

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep going in the direction you're going, doing a great job

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The job itself is often challenging, interesting, and it does pay the bills. The commute is short. In my position I do enjoy a certain degree of autonomy.

    Cons

    Every year since being acquired by Sonoco compensation has decreased. Raises were skipped, 401k matching suspended and eventually partially restored in 2009 due to "difficult" times while the CEO's compensation increased by 45% to nearly 9 million dollars. Opportunities for advancement do not seem to exist. The safety program is out of control to the point of being smothering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The current policies are a recipe for mediocrity. Provide a clear vision, opportunities, and incentives for employees. It seems that management is rewarded when we do well and receive incentives.. It would be good to give employees incentive as well. Provide clear avenues for advamcement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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