Sonoco Products

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Overall a good company

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Hartsville, SC
Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Hartsville, SC

I worked at Sonoco Products full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

"Small town" feel as you have opportunities to get to know peers across company. Current senior leadership has an interest in the well being of employees. Opportunity to quickly get responsibilities and grow.

Cons

Company has a history of downsizing and layoffs. The soon-to-be CEO (when current one retires) is only bottom line focused with not much regard for employees. Quality in some divisions is ignored with plant managers cutting corners. Matrix structure can be very frustrating when trying to satisfy 2 managers with competing objectives. Not a lot of opportunity to advance as company had all but stopped allowing transfers to other locations. Ok opportunities for hourly/craft personnel.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to employees.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A Close Knit Familiy

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    Former Employee - Line Mechanic in Devens, MA
    Former Employee - Line Mechanic in Devens, MA

    I worked at Sonoco Products full-time

    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
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    High Burnout

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Production in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Sonoco Products full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits good, high quality employees, people that care about doing a good job. Corporate culture is positive and some very good production environments exist in other geographic areas so it can be done.

    Cons

    expect to give up either sleep or a family life. Unreasonable hours due to poor workforce mgmt - exempt lower level work excessive hours week after week without appreciation, compensation, or comp time. Time off is taken away with no notice or care People are so burnt out that it is impacting plant safety. Harassment is swept under the rug. Management refuses to address the issues because they themselves aren't impacted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that people won't continue to give without getting something in return. Excessive hours lead to safety violations and turnover. Harassment should never be tolerated.. Audit plants to make sure they are following company culture of making Sunoco a good place to work and advance. Make it a company policy people are treated well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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