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Helpful (1)

Hard working people that feel like family

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Even 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.

Cons

I hadn't worked for a company the size of Sonoco before. Sometimes the bureaucratic methods are hard to work through.

Other Employee Reviews for Sonoco Products

  1. Helpful (1)

    You can do well - for a while.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Manager
    Current Employee - Plant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity early in your career - gives you the opportunity to build your resume which you will need when you finally realize there is a better world outside.

    Cons

    Culture is bizarre at times - senior management says the right things- then behave exactly the opposite of what they say. God help you if you are a manager of an operation and someone gets hurt - it's as if you held the employees hand and told him to injure himself... The witch hunts are frustrating and I've seen several very good managers fired over the years for purely political reasons - people who were excellent at their jobs, but HR people didn't like them because they voiced their opinions too openly.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that you phage good people working hard in your operations at all levels - and have more respect for them and what they contribute. If you want to know about a particular plant, spend more than 5 hours a year there -


  2. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Hartsville, SC
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Hartsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Listen to employees.


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